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56th Artillery Group Reg 672-3
DEJ.'::>AJ.i.'I'MD'J1' OF: '!HE ARHY · •
HEADi.,;Ui\.RTERS , .. ·56TH ARTILLERY GROUP ·
APO 09281
R E G U L .. A· T I 0 N
Number · · · 672-3
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6 December 1968
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DEQORATIONS AND AHA.RDS : ·
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of Pershing Professional
1. The purpose ·of this regulation: i.s to establish the .56th /,rtillery
Group Pershing Professi'?nal Badge awards program.
2.. Aoplicability. •· This r:egtllation applies to this headquarters .and all
nate commands. : , ..
J •. Policies. a. The award of the Pershing Professional Badge is.not automatic
upon assignment of an individual to this command. Designation as a Pershing Pro..;
fessioha.l is based on d.emo.nstrated· excellence; of performance.
b. RecormhendD.tions :for· awards a'nd. subsequent· .authorizations for· awar:ds of the
Pershing Professional Badge must be selective and carefully controJ.led. It not
the intent that this badge be awarded to every individual assigned to the command.
These . badges are to be avJarded to the most outstanding p10ri: in. each MOS or type job
position. ·-Attainment of rank or -position is not a: except in those in-
stances outlined in paragraph 5b
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this roculation. Awards are.to be made.to those
men vJho have contributed to the mission accorrmlishment of this cor:1nand for a sus-
. tairted period of tine or· who have demonstrated exce:·;tional professional .perfomance
of duty while involvvd in ·a.-specific ·act or acts •. 'A guideline is that
thirty percent of an l·iOS' or tyue position would be desirmated as Persing Profession-
als· at given time.· Eligibility requirements for of· the Pershing Profes-
sional Badge are further defined ih para,sra.ph:, 5 .· q.nd ANNEX .A
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this regulation ..
c. 'The· rie;ht to vJcar the Pershing Badge is a privilege wh:J-ch may
be revoked; for any one• of the· following. {1) · TlN r<;;cipicnt demonstrates
·by his actions that. ho: is no longer qualified . to wear the· i'"'ershing Professional .
Badge.
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Tlw reciph;nt is the .subject. of· formal disciplinary •.
The recipient is the of. an. adverso personnel, action.
The c·ertifico.te which acc.ompanies ·the. avmrd. the J:ershing. Badge
will not be withdrawn.
4. a• Tho 56th Artillery. Commander or his designc.tecl repre-
sentative will award the Pershing Professional Badge to. :ntembers -of th:Ls headquart-
ers and to Bnttalion Commanders. Battalion Corm:1ander.s will award the Pershing
Professional ;Badge to of their commands. Al<Vards l<Vill be based on recommend-
ations of connnander/supcrvisor
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e.g. unit corru.1ander recor.ll!l.cnds for his battery per-
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Group or Battalion Executive Officer reconm1ends for staff nenbers.
b. En.ch award will be acconpanied by a certificate authenticated by the appro-
lJriate col!JI:',andE::r designnted in paragraph 4a, this regulation, and by his cor.uaand
56th Arty Qp Reg 672-3 Decorations and Awards
adjutant. A sample of this certificate is attached as ANNEX B to this regulation.
In addition each recipient of the will be given a copy of this regulation.
c. The Pershing Fxofessional Badge will vJorn centered on the right pocket
of the uniform Ex:ceptions to this policy will be made when wear conflicts with
wear of an insignia, accouterrnent, or badge authorized by higher headquarters.
In these instances the Pershing Professional Badge will be worn onthe left uniform
pocket.
d. Certificates accompanying the Pershing Professional Badge, B, will be
proVided by the Command Sergeant Major, this headquarters.
e. Pershing Professional awarded to of this headquarters will
be purchased from the Command Sergeant :Hajor, 56th Artillery Gr-oup by the recipient.
Subordinate may submit bulk orders for Badges to the Command Sergeant ·
Major, this headquarters. Unit funds are not authorized to be used· to·ptircha-se
subject Badges.
-· : · ; f.; , Individuals not d:esiring. to purchase Pershing Professional Badges and who
are recommended and approved· for award of. subject. B-2dges will· be· awarded the cer-
tificate. In no instance will an indiVidual be to purchase a Pershing
Professional Badge. . . ; , ..
. 5. l!::L.igi.bilit;t. p:ersonnel assigned to a 56th Artillery Group unit,
g<jl.rdless of .position, :Jy.:.OS, ,grade or. rank, are' eligible to receive the .J?ershing•
Pro·fessional.:!Jadge:•· -. ·
b,;. · ·An individual must have been assig:ned to a 56th Artillery .. Group unit for a
minimum of three months· prior to award of a Pershing Professionnl B:tdge. · .Excep-
tions to thi.s erit'eria may be· made by the Gr-oup· and Battalion Commanders
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for an
indiVidual .who has partic;i,..pated in an exceptionally meritorious act and -for d·esig-
.. nated and· coinmand sergeants L"L<J.jpr·· ·
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c. To be eligible for award of the Pershing Professional BadGe an individunl
must have .q.n exemplary militil.ry record, e.g. free of punitive or adnrl.nistrative
D.Ct.ion or has •deriJ.onstrateCl th.it he-.ha.S been r'c;;habilitated•· if -SUCh action has ·occur-
red. ,
d. E.1.ch recipient of the ?ershing Professional Eadge must h.:1ve been recommend-
ed by his. comrnandGr or supervisor as out.lined in pnrcigraph this rcgUiation.
'I'his recomnendation need rl(,t be in writing.
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e. A basis for awards of the l;ershing j?'rofessiono.l Badge is contnined in
.Al\TNEX A, this
f. l!J..igibility to wear the Pershing i?rofessional Badge tominates upon de-
partl..U'e from this coriunartd. ' ·:.-. · ,
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?. Two copies of any directive published by commands will
be forwarded to this heo.dquarters within ten days of publication,
(l\El'MN .. XO I Sch Qnd l1il (272B)-7.35)
FOR 'IHE COMMANDER:
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. JON F, NITKOWSKI . " •
Major, Artillery
Adjutant
2 ANNEXES
A - Basis for 1\ward
B - Pershing Professional Certificate
DISTRIBUTJ.QN:
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ANNEX A
BASIS FOH AVJARD
OF THE
PEREEING PROFESSIONAL BADGE
NOTE 1 : THE GUIDELINES OUTLINED IN TIUS ANNEX SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED DIRECTIVE
IN NATURE, BUT RA'TIIER AS SUGGESTED CRITERIA FOR OF '!Hl<; PERSHING .
PROFESSIONAL BADGE.
NOTE 2: AWARD OF '!HE PEl.l.ffiiNG PROFESSIONJU. B:LDGE vliLL BE SELECTIVE AND LIMITED
TO 'lliE HOST OUTSTANDING l-IEN IN ANY !:!.Q§ OR TYPE FDSITION.
1. Members of firing contingents accomplishing a successful CONUS firing.
2. Battalion Soldiers of the Month.
3. Honor or distinguished graduates of United States Army, Europe Schools.
4. Graduates of the Seventh 1irmy Noncomrnissioned Officers
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Academy.
5. Individuals attaining lviOS ?roficiency test scores which qualify than for
speci<llty or proficiency pay.
6. Individuals who through their action during a specific activity contribute
greatly to mission accomplishment or responsiveness, e.g. an assigned operator
who receives an adjusted score of 96 or higher on his equipment during a USfJtEUR
or Group Roadside Spot Check or Connnand · Haintenance J).ianagen1ent Inspection.
7. Supervisors and personnel directly responsible for laudntory made
during inspections or evaluations conducted by headquarters superior to the 56th
Artillery Group.
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8. Contributors to the Army Suggestion A>-mrds or similar who have re+-
connnendations mplemented by headquarters superior to the 56th Artillery
9. Group and BD..ttalion Connn.:mclers, and Co:mrn.and Sergeants J).Iajor upon assignment
to this command.
NOTE 1: 'IHE GUIDELINES OUTLINED IN 'IHIS ilNNEX SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED DIRECTIVE
IN lL.TUfu;, BUT SUGGBSTlill CH.ITER.I.:i. FOH ; .. \'llJtD-O.f IHE iERSHING
FROGESSIONJ'.L B1i.DGE.
NOTE 2: AWARD OF '!HE PERSHING PROFESSIONllL BADGE WILL BE .SELECTIVE AND LIMITED
TO THE HOST OU'rST1\NDING HEN IN i..NY MQ§ OR TYPE FOSI1'ION.
THE «pERSHING PROFESSIONAL" CERTIFICATE
is awarded to
SPECIALIST FOUR RAMON J. GORDILLO
In recognition of outstanding achievement, QUICK, RELIABLE, A CC URATE performance,
and devotion to duty while assigned as a member of this command. He has established
himself as truly deserving of this coveted award and has exhibited the proper traits of a
PERSHING PROFESSIONAL, TO WIT:
Significant and. continuing contributions to the mission accomplishment of
PERSHING in Europe.
Unparalleled achievements in the support of the 56th Artillery Group Mobile
Instruction T earn •
The ability to accomplish all assigned tasks regardless of obstacles in a
manner truly in keeping with the Group Motto:
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QUICK, RE LIAS LE ,
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And therefore, by meeting the above requirements, he has fully qualified himself as a
PERSHING PROFESSIONAL
Given over our hand and seal this 21st day of May in the year of our Lord,
One Thousand, Nine Hundred, and Sixty Nine and in the year of the United States
Artillery One Hundred and Ninety Three .
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WfLFRID if. DUFRESNE
Major, FA, Adjutant Colonel, FA, Commanding