Achievement Unlocked: US Army Badges, the Warriors Claim to Fame

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It might not seem as if gamers and members of the military have anything in common, but they actually do: a hunger for challenge and achievements. With gamers this manifests as a compulsion to complete 100% of a game’s content (even beyond just beating the game), but in the military it means gaining as many medals, qualifications, and ribbons as possible, along with increasing one’s rank.

This infographic from MilitaryEducation.org gives you an overview of the various achievements, medals, ribbons and ranks available to members of the US Army by highlighting the accomplishments of two standout Army veteran soldiers, Audie L. Murphy (the most decorated Army veteran of all time) and William D. Hawkins (who is well known for what he achieved while being severely outnumbered).

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13 Responses to Achievement Unlocked: US Army Badges, the Warriors Claim to Fame

  1. Aidan Clash December 1, 2011 at 6:33 pm #

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  2. Marine1967 December 5, 2011 at 3:37 pm #

    A ribbon for completing Boot Camp???? Give me a break, next there will be one for waking up, in the morning. Soldiers, makes me wonder.

  3. some random flight medic December 5, 2011 at 5:56 pm #

    The only authorized qualification bars to be worn on marksmanship badges are Rifle, Pistol, Grenade, and Bayonet.

  4. Terry December 5, 2011 at 6:15 pm #

    This is made up.

  5. Military Milestones December 6, 2011 at 8:32 pm #

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  6. Todd Hooper December 7, 2011 at 8:56 am #

    I have to send a correction captain Joe Ronnie Hooper is the most decorated soldier he recieved 37 citations for his service in the vietnam war

  7. dave December 10, 2011 at 8:08 am #

    David hackworth of California is now considered America’s most decorated soldier with 90 decorations, citations and awards. He is proudest of his Combat Infantryman Badge. He received the Distinguished Service Cross (with oak leaf cluster), the Silver Star (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and 4 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Legion of Merit (with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Bronze Star (with V device and one silver Oak Leaf Cluster and one Oak Leaf Cluster), the Purple Hear (with one silver Oak Leaf Cluster and one Oak Leaf Cluster), the Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, Korean Service Medal, Vietnam Service. He is the most decorated Vietnam veteran.

  8. @dave January 2, 2012 at 10:22 am #

    1 medal of honor > all that

  9. GunnyBarns February 18, 2012 at 7:49 am #

    William D. Hawkins is a decorated United States Marine not an Army veteran.

    Please take more time looking up your reference.

    There is a difference in branch. The branch the man served in deserves it’s recognition.

    Sources:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_D._Hawkins
    http://www.tecom.usmc.mil/HD/Whos_Who/Hawkins_WD.htm

  10. justin April 5, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

    hooh rah is the marines dumbass.

  11. chuck thompson June 10, 2012 at 12:48 pm #

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