Expert Rifleman's Badge, US Army

Expert Rifleman’s Badge, US Army

I received this badge in 1958 qualifying with the M1 rifle. I have fired several weapons of the U.S. Army, but this was my best score.

A Marksmanship Badge is a military badge presented to one upon successful completion of a weapons qualification course The U.S. Military’s Marksmanship Qualification Badges are awarded in three grades (highest to lowest): Expert, Sharpshooter, and Marksman while their Marksmanship Competition Badges are typically awarded in gold, silver, and bronze. Today, the United States Army and the United States Marine Corps are the only military services that issue Marksmanship Qualification Badges. The U.S. Army issues Marksmanship Qualification Badges for a variety of weapons. This is one of three medals I wore, the others being the Vietnam Era medal, and the Army Commendation Medal.

This is pin 1-A2