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Authorization for Identification Badge placement on the Army Combat Uniform

1. Reference: Department of the Army Pamphlet (DA PAM) 670-1, Guide to the
Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia, 1 July 2015.

2. Effective immediately, Soldiers are authorized to move identification badges
to the opposite side of the ACU coat in order to wear two badges normally
prescribed for the same side of the ACU. Soldiers remain limited to a total of two
identification badges on the ACUs, one per side.

This authorization affects the following badges: The Guard, Tomb of the
Unknown Soldier ID Badge, Military Horseman Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge,
US Army/USAR Recruiter Badge, Career Counselor Badge, Army National
Guard Recruiter Badge, and the Instructor Badge. Soldiers are only authorized
to wear one Recruiting badge on their uniform at a time.

a. For two badges normally worn on the right side, Soldiers may move the lower
precedence badge to the left side of the ACU coat. Example: Soldiers awarded
the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ID Badge and the Career Counselor Badge
may wear both by moving the Career Counselor Badge to the left side.

3. This authorization serves as an exception to DA Pam 670-1, paragraph 22-17e
and is rescinded upon publication of the revised DA Pam 670-1.

4. Point of contact for this action is SGM Anthony J. Moore, Uniform Policy
Branch at or (703) 695-5473.

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