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From The Institute of Heraldry website; http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Catalog/Heraldry.aspx?HeraldryId=16092&CategoryId=20&grp=2&menu=Uniformed%20Services&ps=24&p=0:

 

Description

The full color tab is 2 3/8 inches (6.03 cm) long, 11/16 inch (1.75 cm) wide, with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) yellow border and the word ''RANGER'' inscribed in yellow letters 5/16 inch (.79 cm) high. The subdued tab is identical, except the background is olive drab and the word ''RANGER'' is in black letters. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-219)


Award Eligibility

Awarded to U.S. military and civilian personnel, and foreign military personnel who qualify as prescribed. The basic eligibility criteria for award of the tab is as follows: (1) Successful completion of a Ranger course conducted by the U.S. Army Infantry School. (2) Any person who was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge while serving during World War II as a member of a Ranger Battalion (1st-6th inclusive) or in the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional) (Merrill's Marauders). (3) Any person who successfully completed a Ranger course conducted by the Ranger Training Command at Fort Benning, Georgia. The Commandant of the U.S. Army Infantry School, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Human Resources Command and the Commanding General of the Army Reserve Personnel Command may award the Ranger Tab.


Date Approved

The Ranger Tab was approved by the Chief of Staff, Army, on 30 October 1950.


Metal Tab

The Ranger Tab metal replica is available in two sizes, full and dress miniature. Soldiers authorized to wear the Ranger Tab may wear the Ranger Tab metal replica. The full size version is approximately 1 5/32 inches (2.94 cm) in width. The dress miniature version is 13/16 inch (2.06 cm) in width.


Wear Policy

The full color tab is worn 1/2 inch below the shoulder seam on the left sleeve of the Army green coat. The subdued tab is worn 1/2 inch below the shoulder seam on the left sleeve of utility uniforms, field jackets and the desert battle dress uniform (DBDU). The full size metal tab is worn only on the blue and white dress uniforms and the AG shade uniforms. The dress miniature metal tab is worn on the blue and white mess and evening mess uniforms. When miniature medals are worn on the blue and white dress uniforms, personnel may wear the dress miniature Ranger tab metal replica.

 

 

 


Bob Davis
Secretary, Arizona Chapter, The Orders and Medals Research Society
ASMIC Member #5364, OVMS Member #11939
US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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1950's - 1960's, cut edge

 

 

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US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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Merrowed edge; color & subdued

 

 

 

 

 

 

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US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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Desert, ACU ( UCP pattern ), ACU ( OCP pattern )

 

 

 

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Vietnam era, theater made

 

 

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ASMIC Member #5364, OVMS Member #11939
US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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Variations. Bullion ( For Army Class A Green jacket ), Yellow without black border, Subdued with black border, red & blue ( ROTC ).

 

 

 

 

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Secretary, Arizona Chapter, The Orders and Medals Research Society
ASMIC Member #5364, OVMS Member #11939
US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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Authorized sizes of Metal Tab replica;

 

 

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US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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Unauthorized "Airborne Ranger" wings. Prior to 1984 when the above metal tabs were authorized for wear on dress uniforms, these wings were worn by some to show they were Ranger qualified.

 

 

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Secretary, Arizona Chapter, The Orders and Medals Research Society
ASMIC Member #5364, OVMS Member #11939
US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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Soldiers who were awarded these tabs completed ranger-style training, but that training was not conducted by the US Army Infantry school. Therefore these are not the same as a Ranger Tab. More discussion of these tabs;

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/46417-100th-division-rangers/?hl=foresst&do=findComment&comment=362016

http://www.usmilitar...howtopic=155068

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/201587-ranger-tab-question/

 

 

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Bob Davis
Secretary, Arizona Chapter, The Orders and Medals Research Society
ASMIC Member #5364, OVMS Member #11939
US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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RLTW !


Bob Davis
Secretary, Arizona Chapter, The Orders and Medals Research Society
ASMIC Member #5364, OVMS Member #11939
US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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Theater made; Afghanistan

 

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Bob Davis
Secretary, Arizona Chapter, The Orders and Medals Research Society
ASMIC Member #5364, OVMS Member #11939
US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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Would like to add these ROTC Ranger and Raider tabs 1960's

 

Phill

 

 

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