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Senior Specialty Badges and How to Earn Them:

Specialty Track Badges
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Shield Shaped Specialty Track Badges:

These badges have a “wreath and star” for “Master” rating, “star” for “Senior” rating and no additional device for “Technician” rating.

Oval Shaped Specialty Track Badges:

Ratings for these badges are marked by colored stars on the badges. The colors of these stars are noted below the badge.

CAP specialty track badges are worn by members qualified under the appropriate Specialty Track pamphlet requirements.

How to Wear Senior Specialty Badges:

Snippets come from CAPR 39-1

Service Dress (Class A) For Men.

4.1.5.2.2.4.2. CAP Service, Specialty Track Badges, Model Rocketry, STEM, Cyber and National Rifle Association (NRA) Marksmanship Badges (refer to Attachment 4). Wear of these badges is optional. Service badges will only be worn by officers and NCOs. The STEM, Cyber, Model Rocketry and NRA Marksmanship Badges will only be worn by cadets. The total number of badges worn will not exceed four, to include the above-mentioned aviation and occupational badges. The first of these badges will be on the wearer’s left 1 ½ inch below top of welt pocket and centered. The second badge will be worn on the wearer’s right 1 ½ inch below the nametag. If authorized, center a third badge ½ inch above the nametag. CAP service badges, if worn, must be metal, are always worn on the left, and only one may be worn. The Model Rocketry Badge is only worn on the left pocket. The NRA Marksmanship Badge is worn centered on the welt pocket; only one marksmanship badge may be worn. The National Commander’s Staff Badge will always be worn on the wearer’s right side. The CAP Senior Advisory Group, Command Council, National Board or National Executive Committee will always be worn on the left side.

Service Dress (Class A) For Women.

4.1.9.4.4.2. CAP Service, Specialty Track Badges, STEM, Cyber, Model Rocketry and NRA Marksmanship Badges (refer to Attachment 4). Wear of these badges is optional. CAP service badges will only be worn by officers and NCOs. The STEM, Cyber, Model Rocketry and NRA Marksmanship Badges will only be worn by cadets. The total number of badges worn will not exceed four, to include the above mentioned aviation and occupational badges. The first of these badges will be centered on the wearer’s right, ½ inch above the nametag. The second badge will be worn ½ inch above the nametag and centered, spaced ½ inch apart from the first badge so that the two badges are equidistant over the nametag. If the model rocketry and/or NRA Marksmanship Badge(s) is worn and other badges are already worn over the nametag, the model rocketry badge will be worn on the wearer’s left pocket, 1 ½ inches below the bottom of the ribbon. If no other badge(s) are worn over the nametag, the model rocketry badge or NRA Marksmanship Badge is worn on the wearer’s right, ½ inch above nametag. Only one marksmanship badge will be worn. CAP service badge, if worn, must be metal. If no specialty track badges are worn, center CAP service badge ½ inch above nametag. If a CAP service badge is worn with a second badge in this position, move the second badge to the wearer’s right, and wear the CAP service badge closest to the right lapel. The National Commander’s Staff Badge will always be worn on the wearer’s right side. The CAP Senior Advisory Group, Command Council, National Board or National Executive Committee will always be worn on the left side.

Service Uniform (Class B) For Men.

4.1.10.3.6.2. CAP Service, Specialty Track Badges, STEM, Cyber, Model Rocketry and NRA Marksmanship Badges (refer to Attachment 4). Wear of these badges is optional. CAP service badges will only be worn by officers and NCOs. The STEM, Cyber, Model Rocketry and NRA Marksmanship Badges will only be worn by cadets. The total number of badges worn will not exceed four, to include the above mentioned aviation and occupational badges. The first badge will be centered on the lower portion of the wearer’s left pocket, between the left and right edges and bottom of flap and pocket. The second badge will be worn in the corresponding location on the wearer’s right pocket. If a third badge is authorized, it will be centered ½ inch above the nametag. CAP service badges, if worn, are always worn on the left, with only one being worn. Model rocketry badge will only be worn on the wearer’s left pocket. Marksmanship badge is worn centered on the top edge of the left pocket flap. Only one marksmanship badge may be worn. The National Commander’s Staff Badge will always be worn on the wearer’s right side. The CAP Senior Advisory Group, Command Council, National Board or National Executive Committee will always be worn on the left side.

Service Uniform (Class B) for Women.

4.1.11.2.5.2. CAP Service, Specialty Track Badges, STEM, Cyber, Model Rocketry and NRA Marksmanship Badges (refer to Attachment 4). Wear of these badges is optional. CAP service badges will only be worn by senior members. The STEM, Cyber, Model Rocketry and NRA Marksmanship Badges will only be worn by cadets. The total number of badges worn will not exceed four, to include the above mentioned aviation and occupational badges. The first of these badges will be centered on the wearer’s right, ½ inch above the nametag. The second badge will be worn ½ inch above the nametag, level with and spaced ½ inch to the right of the first badge so that both are aligned evenly across the nametag. If the Model Rocketry and/or NRA Marksmanship Badge(s) is worn and other badges are already worn over the nametag, the badge will be worn on the wearer’s left, 1 ½ inches below the bottom of the ribbons (if worn). If no other badge(s) are worn over the nametag, the Model Rocketry Badge or NRA Marksmanship Badge is worn on the wearer’s right, ½ inch above nametag. Only one marksmanship badge will be worn. CAP service badges, if worn, must be metal. If no specialty track badges are worn, center CAP service badge ½ inch above nametag. If a CAP service badge is worn, wear the second badge to the wearer’s right, and wear the CAP service badge closest to the collar. If a CAP service badge is worn with a second badge in this position, move the second badge to the wearer’s right, and wear the CAP service badge closest to the collar. The National Commander’s Staff Badge will always be worn to the right of a second badge.

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