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German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency Badge

The German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency (German: Das Abzeichen für Leistungen im Truppendienst) is a decoration of the Bundeswehr, the armed forces of the Federal Republic of Germany.

The decoration is awarded to all German Soldiers. Allied soldiers may also be awarded the badge. Any rank may be awarded and wear the badge.
In the United States military the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency is one of the few approved foreign awards, and is one of the most sought after awards to achieve.
To earn the award one must complete the following requirements:

German Sports test
- 100, 400 or 1000 meter timed sprint (time limit determined by age category).
- 3000 or 5000 meter timed run or 1000 meter timed swim (time and distance determined by age category).
- Measured High-jump or Long-jump (measured height or distance determined by age category).
- 200 meter timed swim in which any stroke is authorized (time and distance determined by age category).
- Measured Shot-put or Stone-put (distance requirement determined by age category),
- Bench Press, or 100m timed swim.

25 meter Marksmanship (one discipline needed in gold, below for 9 mm pistol):
- 5 shots at 3 targets untimed
- 3/5 bronze ranking
- 4/5 silver ranking
- 5/5 gold ranking

Road March
- 20K/25K/30K with at least 10 kg pack.  The march must be accomplished in military uniform (ACUs, ABUs or BDUs ) and boots with a rucksack weighing no less than 10 kg.​