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Badges of the United States Marine Corps
Example of USMC Badges, from top to bottom: Scuba Diver Insignia, Navy and Marine Corps Parachutist Insignia, Marine Corps Annual Rifle Squad Combat Practice Competition Badge (Gold), Marine Corps Rifle Expert Badge (with multiple award clasp), and Marine Corps Pistol Expert Badge (with multiple award clasp).

Insignia and badges of the United States Marine Corps are military "badges" issued by the United States Department of the Navy to Marines who achieve certain qualifications and accomplishments while serving on both active and reserve duty in the United States Marine Corps.

As described in Chapters 4 and 5 of Marine Corps Uniform Regulations,[1] "badges" are categorized as breast insignia (worn immediately above ribbons/medals),[2] identification badges (usually worn at breast pocket level),[3] and marksmanship badges (worn immediately below ribbons).[4]

For the purpose of this article, the term "badge" shall be used exclusively to describe identification badges and marksmanship badges,[3] and the term "insignia" shall be used for other worn accoutrements,[5] according to the language in Marine Corps Uniform Regulations.

The modern-day United States Marine Corps currently maintains the following breast insignia and identification badges:

  1. ^ "MCO P1020.34, Marine Corps Uniform Regulations". United States Marine Corps. Archived from the original on 2009-10-08. Retrieved 2009-10-16.
  2. ^ "Uniform Regulations, Chapter 4, Paragraph 4002". United States Marine Corps. Archived from the original on 2 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-30.
  3. ^ a b "Uniform Regulations, Chapter 4, Paragraph 4007". United States Marine Corps. Archived from the original on 2 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-30.
  4. ^ "Uniform Regulations, Chapter 5, Paragraph 5501". United States Marine Corps. Archived from the original on 2008-12-26. Retrieved 2008-09-30.
  5. ^ "Uniform Regulations, Chapter 4, Insignia and Regulations for Wear". United States Marine Corps. Archived from the original on 2 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-01.

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