8–26. Senior Aircraft Crew Member Badge
For award of this badge, an individual must be on flying status-
(physically qualified-class III) and serving in one or more of the
following positions: crew chief, airborne electronic sensory system
operators or supervisor, flight engineer, observer, aeromedical physician
assistant, medical aid person, gunner, aircraft maintenance
supervisor, or technical inspector and meet the following criteria:
a. Successfully performed 7 years on flying status (not necessarily
consecutive) in one or more of the principal duty assignments listed
above. Only time involving frequent and regular flights will be
counted toward fulfillment of this requirement, except that time
involved in transit between PCS assignments will also be credited.
b. Effective 1 January 1993, soldiers may qualify for the Senior
Aircraft Crew Member Badge for 10 years of experience (not necessarily
consecutive) in one or more of the positions listed above.
Soldiers in career management field (CMF) 67 and 68 military
occupational specialties may also qualify for the badge after 10
years of experience. The retroactive date for this badge under this
criteria is 1 January 1983.
c. Displayed complete competence in the principal duty or duties
performed leading to this award.
d. Attained the grade of E-4 or higher.
e. Be recommended by the unit commander of the unit to which