The Missile Badge is awarded as a permanent decoration upon a service member’s graduation from missile operator training (if awarded to an officer) or from maintenance tech school if awarded to an enlisted service member. The badge is worn on the lower left pocket and is the largest of the U.S. Air Force specialty badges.
The Missile Badge is issued in three degrees being basic, senior and master. The level of degree is determined by a service member’s years of duty in the Air Force and also the level of command responsibility held within the Air Force missile units. The Senior Missile Badge is denoted by a star above the decoration with the Master Missile Badge displays a star and wreath.