The Army Driver’s Badge is similar to the Marksmanship Badges, which are worn by Soldiers to denote their primary weapon qualifications… However, the Army Driver’s Badge indicates that a Soldier is trained and qualified to operate a particular Army vehicle. It is worn exactly the same as the Marksmanship Badge and all other Special Skill Group 5 badges. Hanging beneath the badge are the individual plaques which indicate what vehicle that Soldier is qualified on. Here’s the breakdown:
- DRIVER-A: Amphibious Vehicle
- DRIVER-M: Motorcycles
- DRIVER-T: Tracked Vehicles
- DRIVER-W: Wheeled Vehicles
There are also plaques which indicate special skills for Operators and Mechanics. The tradition of wearing the Army Driver’s Badge started back in the 1940s and can be seen on Soldiers even today. For more information about the regulation, wear and issuance of the Army Driver’s Badge check out AR 670-1 and AR 600-8-22.