|Military Horseman Identification Badge|
|Awarded for||Lead riders within the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment|
|Presented by||United States Army|
|Eligibility||Serving in the Caisson Platoon of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment|
|Established||July 18, 2017 (retroactive to February 1, 2013)|
|First awarded||September 29, 2017|
|Total||110 (as of 23 August 2021) |
|Next (higher)||Driver and Mechanic Badge |
|Related||Identification badges |
The Military Horseman Identification Badge recognizes United States Army soldiers who complete the nine-week Basic Horsemanship Course and serve as a lead rider on the Caisson team within the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard). The badge was first awarded on September 29, 2017, to soldiers during a ceremony held at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia. 
The Military Horseman Identification Badge is authorized by the Commander, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) as a permanent part of the uniform for personnel who meet the following criteria: 
Temporary wear of the Military Horseman Identification Badge may be authorized prior to serving the required nine months with the recommendation of the Commander, 
Soldiers reassigned from authorized positions within the U.S. Army Caisson Platoon prior to completion of nine months' service may be considered for permanent award on a case-by-case basis by the Commander, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard). 
The Military Horseman Identification Badge is only awarded for those soldiers serving in the Caisson Platoon of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment. It will not be awarded to soldiers serving in other positions with horse detachments or platoons. 
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