Sku: 438 Code: cbtdiver-new
Combat Diver New Badge coin- The Diver insignia (known as "diver badge" in US Army parlance) is a military qualification of the United States armed forces awarded to servicemen qualified as military divers. Originally, the Diver insignia was a cloth patch decoration worn by US Navy divers in the upper-portion of the enlisted service uniform's left sleeve during the first part of World War II when the rating insignia was worn on the right sleeve. When enlisted rating insignia were shifted to the left sleeve in late World War II, the patch shifted to the upper right sleeve. The diving patch was created during WWII, and became a breast insignia in the late 1960s. Currently, the United States Navy and the United States Army issue diver insignia denoting degrees of qualification. Coast Guard and Marines Corps personnel are eligible to earn most of the naval diver insignia. The United States Air Force issue the naval SCUBA Diver insignia to graduates of the Air Force Combat Diver Course at the Navy Diving Salvage and Training Center, Naval Support Activity Panama City. This is a 40mm (1-9/16") diameter brass coin.