USAMMCE Soldiers earn German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge and Sports Badge
Sgt. 1st Class Robert White of the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center, Europe, was awarded the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge in Gold at Heaton Auditorium in Landstuhl, Germany, March 4. Maj. Brandi Schuyler, also a Gold winner from USAMMCE, was unable to attend the ceremony due to a previously planned temporary duty trip.
The competition took place in November 2012 and was carried out over a three-week period. It consisted of first aid training, German weapons qualification, and a road march. The German Sports Badge is comprised of five events, including strength, endurance, speed, coordination, and swimming ability. In order to earn the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge, Soldiers must first earn the German Sports Badge.
All Soldiers are eligible to compete for the badge, if they are not flagged, barred from reenlistment, or if an event would violate a physical profile.