2017 German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge

07:00am | Mississippi State Campus

UPDATE:  The Letter of Instruction for the event is now posted online and you can download it here:  GAFPB Letter of Instruction

The dates for this school years German Badge testing will be 25-26 February 2017.  This will be the fith year MSU ROTC has held this event.  The primary competitors are ROTC Cadets and Cadre but if space is available we will open the slots up to other Soldiers and Service Members.  


REGISTRATION: We are now taking names on a first come first serve basis along with a $35.00 non-refundable entry fee.  We are planning for no more than 115 participants.  To register email CPT Daniel Padilla at dpadilla@armyrotc.msstate.edu or call, 662-325-1585, with the following information. 


Last Name

First Name



Age at time of event

Unit of Assignment

Email Address

Phone Number


PAYMENT: Send a money order or check made out to MSU Cadet Support Fund to: MSU Army ROTC

                                                                                                                                                      Attn: CPT Daniel Padilla

                                                                                                                                                      P. O. BOX 5447

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Check back periodically to this site where we will post the names of those we are tracking as registered.  After registration payment is received we will confirm your spot on the roster as well.  All payments must be received NO LATER THAN 17 February 2017.  After that any non-confirmed slots will be released to the standby list for fill.  Confirm List


STANDARDS: The standards for the events are provided here in this link for you or your program to begin training.  [GERMAN BADGE TESTING STANDARDS 

There are two events you must train on to standard at your home unit.  These two events will not be conducted on site at the time of the German Badge Event at MSU.  This allows us to have more competitors this year.  The two events are the NBC / MOPP4 and First Aid Training.

1.  All individuals are tested on putting on a protective mask and proceeding to MOPP4 to standard as outlined in STP 21-1-SMCT dated AUG 15 [031-COM-1019 React to Chemical or Biological Hazard/Attack and 031-COM-1035 Protect Yourself from Chemical and Biological contamination Using Your Assigned Protective Mask] and described in FM 3-11.4 dated JUN 2003.

2.  All individuals have either had their CLS qualification verified (documentation provided) and it is valid not to exceed three years from the time of German Badge Testing, or they completed sufficient CLS Course training and they were capable of demonstrating their understanding of the material by completing a CLS written test with a score of 70% or higher.  CLS written test from Subcourse IS01875 Edition C was used.

SAMPLE MEMO is provided for you to use that outlines the requirements you must meet before arrival to MSU. Bring the completed MEMO signed by your PMS or Unit Commander with you or send it in advance by email to the POC below. 

For more information contact the Battalion Operations Officer, CPT Daniel Padilla at 662-325-1585, or by email at dpadilla@armyrotc.msstate.edu .