The winged parachute represents the functions of rigging of supplies for air drop as well as packing and repair of parachutes used for personnel and cargo. The Parachute Rigger Badge is awarded to soldiers who successfully complete the prescribed course of instruction conducted by the U.S. Army Quartermaster School and have been awarded MOS 43E (enlisted) or 401A (warrant). Officers may be awarded the badge upon completion of a course of instruction prescribed by AR 600-8-22.
The Parachute Rigger Badge was approved by the Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, on 9 June 1986. This approval was retroactive to include personnel who completed the prescribed course of instruction subsequent to May 1951.
Our Parachute Rigger Badge is a oxidized silver winged hemispherical canopy with conically arrayed cords, 1 3/4 inches wide, with a band centered on the badge inscribed "RIGGER". This is the same badge that is supplied to the U.S. Army and sold in the Army Post Exchanges.