The USAF Command Pilot Wing metal insignia or badge is the official rank and pilot wing within the United States Air Force. And also within Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard.
The first United States Aviator Badges were issued to members of the Air Service during World War I. The badges had three degrees: Observer (a “US” shield and one left-side wing), Junior Aviator or Reserve Aviation Officer (a “US” shield between two wings), and Senior Aviator (a star over “US” shield between two wings). The Army Air Service also issued a badge for balloon pilots, known as the Aeronaut Badge.
During World War II, with the rise of the Army Air Forces, a second series of aviator badges were issued to include a design that has survived to the modern day. The Pilot Badge has now three degrees, including Pilot, Senior Pilot, and Command Pilot.
- Sizes: 8cm (3,1 inch) x 3,5cm (1,4 inch)
- Two pins back
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