19 Dec '17, 7pm

National Guard Bureau announces new organizational badge.

The National Guard Bureau unveiled a new badge to celebrate the Guard’s 381st birthday this month. Air Force Gen. Joseph Lengyel, chief of the bureau, revealed the National Guard Bureau Organizational Badge at the Pentagon last Wednesday. Those assigned to the National Guard Bureau are authorized to wear it only while assigned there, regardless of duty location, according to a Defense Department news release. Since personnel with the bureau are spread out, it’s not always clear that it’s one organization, so the badge will help “reinforce organizational identification.” “The badge is not going to be permanently awarded,” Lt. Col. Jeff Larrabee, the bureau’s chief historian, said in the release. “As a temporary badge, it is equivalent to a joint command badge or an Air Force temporary duty badge.” It’s designed to be worn on the dress uniform, but a lapel version will be av...

Full article: https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2017/12/19/natio...

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