Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
The Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (SAE, SAEM) is an award of the United States Air Force that is used to recognize Airmen who have reached the expert proficiency in either the service rifle or pistol. Created in August of 1962, it wasn't awarded until January 1st, 1963. Individuals must qualify with either the M-16 rifle, the M-4 carbine or an individuals designated duty handgun. If the Airman has qualified with both a rifle and a pistol, a Bronze Star device is worn on the service ribbon to denote an additional award.
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