GAFPB: A powerful symbol that's more than a badge
A Soldier speaks with German Navy Rear Adm. Axel Ristau, right, the Defense Attaché to the Federal Republic of Germany’s U.S. Embassy to the U.S., Aug. 30, 2023 in Conmy Hall. 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)

Photo by: Maj. Joshua Frye |  VIRIN: 230830-A-JJ835-2953.JPG