DESCRIPTION: An oxidized silver badge 3/4 inch in height and 1 17/32 inches in width, consisting of a helicopter, frontal view, superimposed upon a pair of stylized wings displayed and curving inward.
SYMBOLISM: The wings suggest flight and together with the helicopter symbolize individual skills and qualifications in assault landings utilizing the helicopter.
AWARD ELIGIBILITY: Awarded by commanders of divisions and separate brigades to individuals who satisfactorily complete an air assault training course in accordance with the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s Standardized Air Assault Core program of instruction. Also authorized for any individual who has satisfactorily completed the Standard Air Assault Course when assigned or attached to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) since 1 April 1974.
DATE APPROVED: The Air Assault Badge was approved by the Chief of Staff, Army, on 18 January 1978, for Army-wide wear by individuals who successfully completed air assault training after 1 April 1974. The badge had previously been approved as the Airmobile Badge authorized for local wear by the Commander, 101st Airborne Division, effective 1 April 1974.
SUBDUED BADGE: Subdued badges are authorized in metal and cloth. The metal badge is black. The cloth badge is of olive drab base cloth with design elements embroidered in black.
MINIATURE BADGES: A miniature badge, 7/16 inch in height and 7/8 inch in width, is authorized.