Badge hunter to become latest Army badge
JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command announced the most recent attempt at Army retention today — another badge.
The Army says the badge-hunter badge will distinguish the service, citing the successes of historic organizations like the Boy Scouts of America, the restaurant Chotchkie's from the movie Office Space, and Mattel’s line of never-ending Barbie accessories.
Public Affairs Officer Maj. John Wagner called it “the mother of all badges,” in a press briefing.
"We aim to have the most on our uniforms," Wagner said. "We see it as an opportunity considering the new pinks and greens uniform is coming out. Look at Marine uniforms. Almost nothing. It’s terrible. How are they able to measure their self-worth if they can’t have forty pieces of fabric and shiny metal to wear to every banquet?”
The badge aims to recognize Soldiers who endlessly pursue awards and schools, often going months without being seen in their units.
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