The winged parachute represents the functions of rigging of supplies for air
drop as well as packing and repair of parachutes used for personnel and cargo.
The Parachute Rigger Badge is awarded to soldiers who successfully complete
the prescribed course of instruction conducted by the U.S. Army Quartermaster
School and have been awarded MOS 43E (enlisted) or 401A (warrant). Officers
may be awarded the badge upon completion of a course of instruction prescribed
by AR 600-8-22.
The Parachute Rigger Badge was approved by the Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, on
9 June 1986. This approval was retroactive to include personnel who completed
the prescribed course of instruction subsequent to May 1951.
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