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U.S. Army 75th Ranger Regiment (Airborne), coat of arms U.S. Army 75th Ranger Regiment (Airborne), coat of arms

Shield: Quarterly Azure and Vert, between in the first and fourth quarters a radiant sun of twelve points and a mullet Argent, a lightning flash couped bendsinisterwise Gules fimbriated Or.

Crest: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Azure, issuing in back of an embattlement of a tower with six merlons Or a pedestal Gules supporting a chinthé affronté of the third in front of a torteau within an annulet of the second.

Motto: SUA SPONTE (Of Their Own Accord).

Symbolism
Shield: The colors blue, white, red and green represent four of the original six combat teams of the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), commonly referred to as Merrill's Marauders, which were identified by color. To avoid confusion, the other two colors, khaki and orange were not represented in the design; however, khaki was represented by the color of the uniform worn by US forces in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II. The unit's close cooperation with the Chinese forces in the China-Burma-India Theater is represented by the sun symbol from the Chinese flag. The white star represents the Star of Burma, the country in which the Marauders campaigned during World War II. The lightning bolt is symbolic of the strike characteristics of the Marauders' behind-the-line activities.
Crest: The organization's service in the China-Burma-India Theater of World War II is represented by the chinthé (a gold Burmese lion). The blue annulet symbolizes the Presidential Unit Citation awarded for service at Myitkyina, Burma, the "gateway to China.” The gold embattlement in base refers to the unit's combat service in Vietnam while the six merlons represent six Valorous Unit Awards; the two Meritorious Unit Commendations earned by elements of the Regiment are denoted by the scarlet disc at center.

The coat of arms was originally approved for the 75th Infantry Regiment on 27 July 1954. It was amended to add a crest on 23 May 1974. The insignia was redesignated for the 75th Ranger Regiment effective 3 February 1986.

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U.S. Army 75th Ranger Regiment (Airborne), combat service identification badge U.S. Army 75th Ranger Regiment (Airborne), combat service identification badge

A gold color metal and enamel device 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width consisting of a design similar to the shoulder sleeve insignia.

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U.S. Army 75th Ranger Regiment (Airborne), distinctive unit insignia U.S. Army 75th Ranger Regiment (Airborne), distinctive unit insignia

A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned as follows: Quarterly Azure (Blue) and Vert (Green), between in the first and fourth quarters a radiant sun of twelve points and a mullet Argent, a lightning flash couped bendsinisterwise Gules fimbriated Or.

Symbolism: The colors blue, white, red and green represent four of the original six combat teams of the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), commonly referred to as Merrill's Marauders, which were identified by color. To avoid confusion, the other two colors, khaki and orange, were not represented in the design, however, khaki was represented by the color of the uniform worn by US forces in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II. The unit's close cooperation with the Chinese forces in the China-Burma-India Theater is represented by the sun symbol from the Chinese flag. The white star represents the Star of Burma, the country in which the Marauders campaigned during World War II. The lightning bolt is symbolic of the strike characteristics of the Marauders' behind-the-line activities.

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 75th Infantry Regiment on 18 March 1969. It was redesignated for the 75th Ranger Regiment on 3 February 1986.

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U.S. Army 75th Ranger Regiment (Airborne), shoulder sleeve insignia U.S. Army 75th Ranger Regiment (Airborne), shoulder sleeve insignia

A black cloth triparted arced scroll with narrow red fimbriations and a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) black border, 1 29/32 inches (4.84 cm) in height and 3 11/16 inches (9.37 cm) in width overall inscribed "75 RANGER RGT" in white letters.

The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the 75th Infantry Regiment on 26 July 1984. It was redesignated for the 75th Ranger Regiment on 14 February 1986. The shoulder sleeve insignia for the 1st, 2d and 3d Ranger Battalions were approved on 26 July 1984. The shoulder sleeve insignia for the Special Troops Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment was approved on 7 April 2006.

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U.S. Army Ranger Battalions (Airborne), obsolete shoulder sleeve insignia U.S. Army Ranger Battalions (Airborne), obsolete shoulder sleeve insignia

On a blue lozenge, 1 7/8 inches in height by 3 1/2 inches in length within a yellow border 3/32 inch wide, the word RANGERS in round block letters 3/8 inch high.

Symbolism: The design was submitted by the unit and no symbolism was provided.

The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved for wear by all Ranger Battalions on July 26, 1943. (Note: There is information that some of the Ranger Battalions wore a scroll type shoulder sleeve insignia; however, the scroll type insignia was not authorized).

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U.S. Army Rangers (Airborne), tab
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U.S. Army Rangers (Airborne), tab

The full color tab is 2 3/8 inches (6.03 cm) long, 11/16 inch (1.75 cm) wide, with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) yellow border and the word "RANGER" inscribed in yellow letters 5/16 inch (.79 cm) high. The subdued tab is identical, except the background is olive drab and the word "RANGER" is in black letters.

Award Eligibility: Awarded to U.S. military and civilian personnel, and foreign military personnel who qualify as prescribed. The basic eligibility criteria for award of the tab is as follows: (1) Successful completion of a Ranger course conducted by the U.S. Army Infantry School. (2) Any person who was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge while serving during World War II as a member of a Ranger Battalion (1st-6th inclusive) or in the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional) (Merrill's Marauders). (3) Any person who successfully completed a Ranger course conducted by the Ranger Training Command at Fort Benning, Georgia. The Commandant of the U.S. Army Infantry School, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Human Resources Command and the Commanding General of the Army Reserve Personnel Command may award the Ranger Tab.

The Ranger Tab was approved by the Chief of Staff, Army, on 30 October 1950.

The Ranger Tab metal replica is available in two sizes, full and dress miniature. Soldiers authorized to wear the Ranger Tab may wear the Ranger Tab metal replica. The full size version is approximately 1 5/32 inches (2.94 cm) in width. The dress miniature version is 13/16 inch (2.06 cm) in width.

Wear Policy: The full color tab is worn 1/2 inch below the shoulder seam on the left sleeve of the Army green coat. The subdued tab is worn 1/2 inch below the shoulder seam on the left sleeve of utility uniforms, field jackets and the desert battle dress uniform (DBDU). The full size metal tab is worn only on the blue and white dress uniforms and the AG shade uniforms. The dress miniature metal tab is worn on the blue and white mess and evening mess uniforms. When miniature medals are worn on the blue and white dress uniforms, personnel may wear the dress miniature Ranger tab metal replica.

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