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Topic: Rigger Essentials

Quartermaster Aerial Delivery Bibliography

Quartermaster Aerial Delivery Bibliography A listing of books, magazine and newspaper articles on Parachute Rigging Do you know of any other references that should be on this page?  If so, leave us an e-mail note at: [email protected] and we will consider it for the next update of this page. General/Miscellaneous McNamara, A.T. MG, “Outfitting, Feeding and […]

Airborne Parachute Badge

The first Parachute badge was designed during World War II by Captain (later Lieutenant General) William P. Yarborough of the 501st Parachute Battalion. A memorandum of record written by Captain Yarborough on April 22, 1941, tells the story of the birth of the parachute badge. “On March 3, 1941, I was ordered to Washington to […]

The Rigger’s Pledge

I will keep constantly in mind that until men grow wings their parachutes must be dependable. I will pack every parachute as though I am to jump with it myself, and will stand ready to jump with any parachute which I have certified as properly packed. I will remember always that the other man’s life […]

History of the Parachute Rigger Badge

On 9 June 1986, the Chief of Staff of the Army approved adoption of the parachute rigger badge as a permanent special skill badge.  The parachute rigger badge is the only special skill badge approved for a Quartermaster specific Military Occupation Specialty (MOS). This was a timely achievement that coincided closely with the official activation […]