GAFPB: A powerful symbol that's more than a badge
230830-A-JJ835-7560.JPG Photo By: Maj. Joshua Frye

JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL, Va. - German Navy Cmdr. Philipp Mandau, an officer assigned to the Federal Republic of Germany’s Defense Attaché staff, conducts a safety brief prior to the 100 meter swim and uniform doff, Aug. 30, 2023 on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. The Defense Attaché staff of the Federal Republic of Germany officiated a German Armed Forces Badge (GAFPB) event hosted by the 3d Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Aug. 29-30, 2023. The German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge is a German military award similar to the U.S. Army’s Expert Soldier Badge and consists of knowledge and skills-based tasks, a physical fitness test, pistol marksmanship, a swim event, and a ruck march. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Maj. Joshua Frye)


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