Maximum of TWO occupational badges may be worn.
- When wearing 2, the one representing the current career field in to top position regardless of level earned.
-- Exception: Chaplains and aeronautical badges are always worn in the top position when wearing two occupational badges
- If authorized, place the second occupational badge in top position and centered ½ inch above the first one.
- OFFICERS: Wear the basic badge after graduating from technical school (or after attaining a fully qualified AFSC when technical school is not required). Wear the senior badge after 7 years in the specialty and the master badge after 15 years in the specialty.
-- Exception: Exception: Medical Service officers' time in specialty will include any constructive service credit awarded at the time of appointment.
- ENLISTED: Wear the basic badge after completing technical school. Wear the senior badge after award of the 7-skill level, and the master badge as a master sergeant or above with 5 years in the specialty from award of the 7-skill level. Exception: Air Traffic
Controllers (1C1X1) are not authorized to wear the basic badge until fully qualified.
-- Exception: Chief Master Sergeants who crossflow into a new CEM Code wear the basic badge of their new career field upon award of the CEM Code, the senior badge after 12 months and the master badge after 5 years.