Parachutist ID Badge


The parachutist ID badge is awarded by all four branches of the military–Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marines. The U.S. Coast Guard does not issue its own parachutist badge but members may receive the badge if qualified from another service.

The basic badge shown here is usually earned by attending the U.S.Army Airborne School and completing the basic airborne course.

This parachutist badge (or jump wings) made by N.S. Meyer belonged to Brigadier General S. Taco Gilbert III. General Gilbert was commander of the 436th Airlift Wing at Dover AFB, Delaware, from 1999 to 2001.

Filed In:
Era: Modern
Clothing & Insignia: Aviation & ID Badges
Accession #:
Museum Location:
Not on display

Question about this artifact? Email the Collections Manager, Hal Sellars.

We cannot assist with appraisals nor researching where to purchase items/artifacts.


Every artifact in the Air Mobility Command Museum, including this one, is part of the United States Air Force Heritage Program. We are not able to loan or sell artifacts in the museum's collection.

Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments