United States Navy Submarine Supply Corps Insignia
Criteria: The Submarine Supply Corps Insignia is a badge of the United States Navy which is awarded to members of the Navy Supply Corps who have qualified as Supply Officers on board U.S. submarines. The Submarine Supply Corps Insignia appears as the standard Submarine Warfare Insignia with the Supply Corps emblem centered in the middle of the badge.
Supply Corps officers, selecting to enter the submarine service, must complete an abbreviated amount of submarine qualification in order to obtain the Submarine Supply Corps Insignia. After graduation from Submarine Officers' Basic Course (SOBC) at the Naval Submarine School in Groton, Connecticut, the "Chop" must qualify in basic submarine operations, engineering fundamentals, damage control, and a limited number of shipboard watch station qualifications culminating in Diving Officer of the Watch. Not eligible for command, supply officers are not permitted to qualify as Officer of the Deck or Ship's Duty Officer. Supply officers must demonstrate a thorough knowledge and proficiency of the Navy's supply system in relationship to submarine deployments and extended operations