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Driver/Mechanic award. ...WW2?

Article about: Hey guys, I will be posting a few quick threads today. Picked up a small batch of stuff ... not real sure of the vintage. .. so any help is awesome. Any idea on the vintage of this Driver ba

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    Hey guys, I will be posting a few quick threads today. Picked up a small batch of stuff ... not real sure of the vintage. .. so any help is awesome. Any idea on the vintage of this Driver badge. Sorry for the quick photos.
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    Well Damn, the pics weren't sideways on my phone. .... sorry guys, I will try and post better ones asap !

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    Default Re: Driver/Mechanic award. ...WW2?

    Ww2 for sure driver qualification not sure what driver w is but a nice one

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    It looks farily new. The 'W' is for wheeled vehicles.

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    No WW2 for sure.
    This is more Korea.
    still a nice item to have.
    chris

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    Default Re: Driver/Mechanic award. ...WW2?

    I believe it is even later - 60's-70's.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Default Re: Driver/Mechanic award. ...WW2?

    Here is all you will ever want to know about this much sought after award. Dwight

    AR 600𤾄2 11 December 2006

    831. Driver and Mechanic Badge
    a. The Driver and Mechanic Badge is awarded to drivers, mechanics, and special equipment operators to denote the attainment of a high degree of skill in the operation and maintenance of motor vehicles.
    b. Commanders of brigades, regiments, separate battalions, and any commander in the rank of lieutenant colonel or higher may approve award of the Driver and Mechanic Badge.
    c. Component bars are authorized only for the following types of vehicles and/or qualifications:
    (1) Driver梂 (for wheeled vehicles).
    (2) Driver桾 (for tracked vehicles).
    (3) Driver桵 (for motorcycles).
    (4) Driver桝 (for amphibious vehicles).
    (5) Mechanic (for automotive or allied vehicles).
    (6) Operator桽 (for special mechanical equipment).
    (1) Qualify for and possess a current OF 346 (U.S. Government Motor Vehicles Operator抯 Identification Card),
    issued as prescribed by AR 60055 and,
    (2) Be assigned duties and responsibilities as a driver or assistant driver of government vehicles for a minimum of
    12 consecutive months, or during at least 8,000 miles with no government motor vehicle accident or traffic violation
    recorded on his or her DA Form 3481朢 (Equipment Operator抯 Qualification Record (Except Aircraft)), or
    (3) Perform satisfactorily for a minimum period of 1 year as an active qualified driver instructor or motor vehicle
    driver examiner.
    e. The eligibility requirements for mechanics requires that a Soldier must:
    (1) Pass aptitude tests and complete the standard mechanics course with a "skilled" rating or have demonstrated possession of sufficient previous experience as an automotive or engineer equipment mechanic to justify such a rating.
    (2) Be assigned to primary duty as an automotive or engineer mechanic, unit level or higher, or is an active
    automotive or engineer mechanic instructor.
    (3) If required to drive an Army motor vehicle in connection with automotive mechanic or automotive mechanic instructor duties, qualify for motor vehicle operators permit as prescribed above, and perform duty which includes driving motor vehicles for a minimum of 6 consecutive months, and have no Army motor vehicle accident or traffic violation recorded on his or her DA Form 348 (Equipment Operator抯 Qualification Record (Except Aircraft)

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