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   Air Force Small Arms Expert Ribbon
Service: Air Force
Instituted: 1962
Issuing Country: ( US ) - UNITED STATES
Air Force Small Arms Expert Ribbon
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  1. This ribbon was authorized by the Secretary of the Air Force on Aug. 28, 1962. It is awarded to all U.S. Air Force service members who, after Jan. 1, 1963, qualify as "expert" in small-arms marksmanship with either the M-16 rifle or issue handgun. These rules will apply to the Air Force standard service small arms weapon selected. Qualifications as "expert" in both weapons after June 22, 1972, shall be denoted by a bronze service star worn on the ribbon.