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Encyclopedia > Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge

The Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge is a U.S. military badge of the Department of Defense issued to members of the U.S. military who are permanently assigned as military aides to the Secretary of Defense in the Department of Defense. Secretary of Defense ID Badge File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... In the United States military, personal recognition is granted to service members by a number of awards and decorations. ... The United States Department of Defense, abbreviated DoD or DOD and sometimes called the Defense Department, is a civilian Cabinet organization of the United States government. ... The armed forces of the United States of America consist of the United States Army United States Navy United States Air Force United States Marine Corps United States Coast Guard Note: The United States Coast Guard has both military and law enforcement functions. ... The United States Secretary of Defense is the head of the United States Department of Defense, concerned with the armed services and The Secretary is a member of the Presidents Cabinet. ... The United States Department of Defense, abbreviated DoD or DOD and sometimes called the Defense Department, is a civilian Cabinet organization of the United States government. ...


Personnel who are awarded the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge include military aides to the Secretary of Defense, senior flag and general officers assigned to the The Pentagon, as well as the service chiefs and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff also receive the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge. The Pentagon, looking east with the Potomac River and Washington Monument in the distance. ... The top uniformed officer of the United States military, and the principal military advisor to the President of the United States. ... The Joint Chiefs of Staff is a panel comprising the highest-ranking members of each major branch of the armed services in any particular country. ... The Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge is a U.S. military badge presented to the members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff upon appointment to position as either a Service Head, Vice Chairman, or Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. ...


The Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge was first created in 1949 and was referred to as the "National Military Establishment Identification Badge." In 1950, the badge was renamed as "Department of Defense Identification Badge" and adopted its current name on December 20, 1962. 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... Events January January 5 - US Senator Estes Kefauver introduces a resolution calling for examination of organized crime in the USA January 6 - The United Kingdom recognizes the Peoples Republic of China. ... December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge is issued as a permanent decoration and to be worn for the remainder of an individual's military career, provided that a service member served at least one year of duty in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.


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