United States Army Recruiter Badge
Criteria: Awarded to U.S. Army personnel assigned as active recruiters in the United States Army. The basic recruiter badge is a silver crest which may be upgraded with three gold achievement stars, centered beneath the badge. Beyond the award of the 3rd gold star, a service member is awarded a gold recruiter badge. Sapphire stars are amended to the Gold Recruiter Badge signifying further achievement. The badge is initially presented as a temporary decoration and is worn on the left pocket, beneath standard award ribbons. The Recruiter Badge may be worn permanently with authorization from the battalion commanders after final approval from the headquarters element of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command. For permanent wear, the badge is displayed on the left uniform pocket. Previously, the U.S. Army issued the Reserve Recruiter Badge for those recruiters who were assigned to deal only with the National Guard and Army Reserve recruitment. The Army Reserve Recruiter Badge is now obsolete and all Army recruiters wear the standard Recruiter Badge.