Uniform Decorator – Aviation and Occupational Badges

Badge Names and How to Earn Them:

Aviation Badges:

Pilot
Command Pilot

Command Pilot

Senior Pilot

Senior Pilot

Pilot

Pilot

 

Command Pilot:

  1. Meet CAP senior pilot requirements.
  2. Have been an active CAP pilot or senior pilot for at least 5 years (this service need not be continuous).
  3. Have a minimum of 2,000 hours pilot time logged in accordance with FARs.

Senior Pilot:

  1. Meet CAP pilot rating requirements.
  2. Have been an active CAP-rated pilot for at least 3 years (this service need not be continuous).
  3. Have a minimum of 1,000 hours pilot time logged in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs).

Pilot:

  1. Be qualified in accordance with CAPR 60-1.
Observer
Master Observer

Master Observer

Senior Observer

Senior Observer

Observer

Observer

Master Observer:

  1. Meet requirements for CAP senior mission observer.
  2. Have been an active CAP mission observer for 5 years (this service need not be continuous).
  3. Have a minimum of 200 hours flying time as a CAP mission observer.
  4. Have flown 20 sorties as a senior mission observer on SAR/DR missions.

Senior Observer:

  1. Meet CAP observer requirements.
  2. Have been an active flying CAP mission observer for 3 years (this service need not be continuous).
  3. Have a minimum of 100 hours certified flying time as CAP mission observer.

Observer:

  1. Be qualified as a CAP mission observer in accordance with the CAP 60-series regulations or
  2. Graduate from the CAP National Mission Aircrew School Observer Track or equivalent program as determined by NHQ CAP/DO and certified by the school/activity director.
Air Crew
Master Air Crew

Master Air Crew

Senior Air Crew

Senior Air Crew

Air Crew

Air Crew

Master Air Crew:Senior Air Crew:Air Crew:
Glider Pilot

Glider Pilot

Glider Pilot

Glider Pilot:

  1. Qualified CAP pilot in accordance with CAPR 60-1 and hold at least a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) glider private pilot certificate.
Balloon Pilot

Balloon Pilot

Balloon Pilot

Balloon Pilot:

  1. Qualified CAP pilot in accordance with CAPR 60-1 and hold at least a FAA balloon private pilot certificate.
Solo Badge

Solo Badge

Solo Badge

Solo Badge:

  1. Be qualified in accordance with CAPR 60-1.
Pre-Solo Badge

Pre Solo Badge

Pre Solo Badge

Pre-Solo Badge:

  1. Be qualified in accordance with CAPR 60-1.

Qualifications come from CAPR 35-6

Occupational Badges:

Chaplain Corps
Jewish Chaplain

Jewish Chaplain

Christian Chaplain

Christian Chaplain

Buddist Chaplain

Buddist Chaplain

Muslim Chaplain

Muslim Chaplain

Chaplain:

  1. CAP Chaplains duly appointed under CAPR 265-1, The Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corp, who wear the approved USAF chaplain badge, which reflects thier religious endorsement as accepted by the Chaplain Corps. 
Health Services
Medical Officer

Medical Officer

Nurse Officer

Nurse Officer

Medical Officer:

  1. A health service officer in a physician category appointed as required by CAPR 160-1, Operation of the CAP Health Service Program.

Nurse Officer:

  1. A health service officer in a nurse category appointed as required by CAPR 160-1.
Legal Officer

Legal Officer

Legal Officer

Legal Officer:

  1. Worn by CAP legal officers duly appointed under CAPR 111-1, Qualifications and Duties of Legal Officers.
Emergency Medical Technician
EMT - Paramedic

EMT – Paramedic

EMT - Intermediate

EMT – Intermediate

EMT- Basic

EMT- Basic

EMT – Paramedic:

  1. Current or previously certified EMT-Paramedic.

EMT – Intermediate:

  1. Current or previously certified EMT-Intermediate.

EMT – Basic:

  1. Current or previously certified EMT-Basic.
Incident Commander
Master Incident Commander

Master Incident Commander

Senior Incident Commander

Senior Incident Commander

Incident Commander

Incident Commander

Master Incident Commander:

  1. Current or previously approved Incident Commanders for those members qualifying as incident commanders under CAPR 60-3.
  2. Holds IC-1 rating.

Senior Incident Commander:

  1. Current or previously approved Incident Commanders for those members qualifying as incident commanders under CAPR 60-3.
  2. Holds IC-2 rating.

Incident Commander:

  1. Current or previously approved Incident Commanders for those members qualifying as incident commanders under CAPR 60-3.
  2. Holds IC-3 rating.
Ground Team
Master Ground Team

Master Ground Team

Senior Ground Team

Senior Ground Team

Ground Team

Ground Team

Master Ground Team:

  1. Be qualified as a CAP ground branch director in accordance with the CAP 60-series regulations.

Senior Ground Team:

  1. Be qualified as a CAP ground team leader in accordance with the CAP 60-series regulations or

  2. Graduate from the CAP National Ground Search And Rescue School Advanced Course or equivalent program as determined by NHQ CAP/DO and certified by the school/activity director.

Ground Team:

  1. Be qualified as a CAP ground team member in accordance with CAP 60-series regulations or
  2. Graduate from the CAP National Ground Search and Rescue School Basic Course or equivalent program as determined by NHQ CAP/DO and certified by the school/activity director.

Qualifications come from CAPR 35-6 and CAPM 39-1

How to Wear Badges:

Snippets come from CAPM 39-1

Service Dress and Service Uniform (Class A and  Class B) Men:

4.1.5.4.4.1. Aviation (CAP, USAF or other service Aeronautical, Space, Cyberspace) and Occupational Badges (CAP and USAF). No more than a combined two aviation and occupational badges will be worn on the wearer’s left. Badges will be shiny, metallic and must match in material. Chaplain and CAP aviation badges are mandatory and will always be worn in the highest position. Not more than a combined total of two of these badges will be worn on the wearer’s left. When more than one CAP aviation badge is authorized, only one will be worn. If a military aviation badge (aeronautical, space or cyberspace) is worn, it will be worn below any CAP aviation badges. If chaplain badge is worn, it is worn in the highest position. Parachutist wings are optional; however, when worn will be placed above an occupational badge or below a chaplain, aeronautical, space or cyberspace badge. Occupational badges (excluding chaplain) are optional. All occupational badges worn will be the same size: miniature, mid-sized or regular. Aviation badges may be a different size than any occupational badge; however, multiple aviation badges will be the same size. The first badge will be worn on the wearer’s left side centered ½ inch above the highest row of ribbons (or top of pocket if no ribbons are authorized). The second badge will be centered ½ inch above the first badge.

Service Dress and Service Uniform(Class A and Class B) Women:

4.1.7.4.4.1. Aviation (CAP, USAF or other service Aeronautical, Space, Cyberspace) and Occupational Badges (CAP and USAF). No more than a combined two aviation and occupational badges will be worn on the wearer’s left. Badges will be shiny, metallic and must match in material. Chaplain and CAP aviation badges are mandatory and will always be worn in the highest position. Not more than a combined total of two of these badges will be worn on the wearer’s left. When more than one CAP aviation badge is authorized, only one will be worn. If a military aviation badge (aeronautical, space or cyberspace) is worn, it will be worn below any CAP aviation badges. If chaplain badge is worn, it is worn in the highest position. Parachutist wings are optional; however, when worn will be placed above an occupational badge or below a chaplain, aeronautical, space or cyberspace badge. Occupational badges (excluding chaplain) are optional. All occupational badges worn will be the same size: miniature, mid-sized or regular. Aviation badges may be a different size than any occupational badge; however, multiple aviation badges will be the same size. The first badge will be worn on the wearer’s left side centered ½ inch above the highest row of ribbons (or top of pocket if no ribbons are authorized). The second badge will be centered ½ inch above the first badge.

Battle Dress Uniform Men and Women:

5.1.1.3.6. Aviation (CAP, USAF or other service Aeronautical, Space, Cyberspace) and Occupational Badges (CAP and USAF). Two embroidered Aviation or Occupational badges may be worn sewn to the shirt ½ inch above the “Civil Air Patrol” tape over the left breast pocket. The second badge will be centered ½ inch above the first badge. Chaplain and CAP aviation badges are mandatory and will always be worn in the highest position. Not more than a combined total of two of these badges will be worn on the wearer’s left. When more than one CAP aviation badge is authorized, only one will be worn. If a military aviation badge (aeronautical, space or cyberspace) is worn, it will be worn in the second position. If chaplain badge is worn, it is worn in the highest position. Parachutist wings are optional; however, when worn will be placed above an occupational badge or below a chaplain, aeronautical, space or cyberspace badge. Occupational badges (excluding chaplain) are optional. All ultramarine blue insignia will have 1/8 inch of blue showing at the widest and tallest point of the insignia. When placing multiple insignia in the same area, measure from the insignia-to-insignia not blue to blue.