Uniform Insignia - Skill Badges/Tabs
**Note: When talking about positioning of patches on the uniform, the cited positions are better thought of as general guidelines rather then hard and fast rules. If you see a patch that you think should be in one position and it's in another, more then likely the individual soldier just sewed it on wrong.***
Skill tab issued to soldiers who complete ranger training and is not restricted to any specific unit. Details about what makes up ranger training is unknown. The shoulder tab is placed on the upper right sleeve. In lieu of the tab, a patch with an upward-pointing dagger and unintelligible writing can be found on the upper left or right sleeve.
|(Mehr News, Fars News, IRNA)|
Not much is known. Probably the same as other tabs, i.e. issued to graduates of airborne (Havabord) school. The red and blue shoulder tab is most often found on the upper right sleeve about unit insignia. In open-source documentation, it is most commonly seen on soldiers from the 55th Airborne Brigade.
|(Fars News, MEcollectibles)|
Rarely seen, this red badge features a pair of wings flanking illegible writing and a parachute canopy below a stylized "Allah".
|(Various Iran News agencies)|
|Close-up of #2 above (Eric Larson)|
|Unknown, possibly gendarmie related. and thus, obsolete (Eric Larson)|