United States Army Governor's Twenty Class A Tab
Criteria: The Governor's Twenty Tab is a state level award whose specific regulations vary state-by-state. For example, in Texas the tab is awarded to the top 20 shooters in the state. Each year 8 are awarded for Rifle, 8 are awarded for pistol, two are awarded for Sniper, and two are awarded for Machine gun. Participants compete against all the other soldiers who have already received the award, so in Texas there might only be one or two new recipients each year.
United States Army Tabs are patches displaying a word or words that are worn above the shoulder patch that identifies the unit to which the soldier belongs. These tabs are uniquely valued in the Army because images rather than words are traditionally used for the symbolism of the shoulder patch worn to identify a soldier's unit. It is only to identify an individual soldier's or a whole unit's special skill that an additional shoulder patch is worn that uses words rather than images to symbolize this skill.
Some tabs are awarded to recognize an individual soldier's skill or marksmanship and are worn by a soldier permanently. These tabs are also considered badges and have metal equivalents that are worn on the soldier's chest if their uniform does not have a place for shoulder patches (e.g. Army Service Uniform). Other tabs recognize a whole unit's special skill and are considered to be part of a specific unit's shoulder sleeve patch and are worn by a soldier only while they belong to that unit.