WEARING OF PROFICIENCY BADGES
Under the Brigade Dress Regulations, the following badges* related to Cadet Proficiency Badges have been approved by the Chief Commissioner to be worn on the uniform. They have been categorized in order of precedence as follow:
1. Chief Commissioner’s Badge+
2. Deputy Chief Commissioner’s Badge+
3. Superintendent Badge+
4. National Activity Badge
Badges from External Organization:
1. Total Defence Badge (Gold / Silver / Bronze)
2. Heritage Badge**
*The rest of other badges not listed here (i.e. non-CPB related) are found in the Brigade Dress Regulation.
+These badges are known as Award Badges under the Cadet Proficiency Badge Scheme, as they are awarded to cadets who have attained certain number of badges.
**Badge has ceased and is no longer issued from 2021.
WEARING OF BRIGADE BADGES
Brigade badges are to be worn on the right side of the uniform, 1cm above the nametag, in order of precedence.
When one badge is worn, it shall be worn centralized with and 1cm above the nametag.
Illustration of wearing of one badge above the nametag
When two badges are worn, they shall be worn side-by-side with a separation of 1cm. The badge won further from the buttons is higher in the order of precedence.
Illustration of wearing of two badges above the nametag,
in accordance to the precedence
When three badges are worn (together with other brigade badges listed in the Dress Regulation), they shall be worn in a triangular formation with the bottom two badges separated by a gap of 1cm. The badge worn above is highest in the order of precedence followed by the one below, further from the buttons.
Illustration of wearing of three badges above the nametag,
together with another brigade badge (non-CPB related) and
in accordance to precedence
No more than three badges are to be worn on the right side of the uniform at any time.
WEARING OF AWARD BADGES
Amongst the Chief Commissioner’s Badge, Deputy Chief Commissioner’s Badge, Commissioner’s Badge and Superintendent’s Badge / Unicorn Badge, cadets may only wear the badge highest in precedence that they have been awarded. Wearing more than one of the above is not allowed.
Application for Cadet Proficiency Badge should be made immediately after the completion of the badge course. Schools and Districts are advised to submit the applications for the badge course & activities organized within the year.
For all subjects except those, which the assessment is administered by external organizations, applications should be made through the usual channels to the National Headquarters, submitting the names of participants who have passed the badge and the name(s) of the qualified instructor from the organization.
The National Activity Badge is awarded to cadets for their participation either as a member of the marching contingent for the National Day Parade, SYF Parade, competing in the National First Aid Competition, attending the National Camp or attending events that is deemed qualified by the CPB Committee as meeting the requirements of a national event. Each cadet can only be awarded the National Activity Badge once.
WEARING OF BADGES FROM EXTERNAL ORGANISATION
Badges of external organizations are worn on the left side of the uniform, in order of precedence. For males, the badges are worn centralized, 1cm above the left breast pocket, or if medals or ribbons are worn, 1cm above the ribbon. For females, the badges are worn on the centre of the left chest, in line with the second button, or if medals or ribbons are worn, 1cm above the ribbon.
When two badges are worn, they shall be worn side-by-side with a separation of 1cm. The badge won closer to the heart is higher in the order of precedence.
When three badges are worn, they shall be worn in a triangular formation with the bottom two badges separated by a gap of 1cm. The badge worn above is highest in the order of precedence followed by the one below, closest to the heart.
No more than three badges are to be worn on the left side of the uniform at any time.
Once the cadet promotes to become an Adult Member, he/she will not be required to wear these CPB-related badges.
GUIDELINES ON WEARING PROFICIENCY BADGES
Cadets may wear the Proficiency Badge on the armband (known as brassard) upon gaining their Proficiency Certificate.
Individual proficiency badges are pinned onto a white brassard, in rows of up to four badges, which is to be worn on the left arm. There is to be no gap between badges. The topmost row shall be worn 1cm below the shoulder flash on the white brassard. All rows shall be aligned to the right length of the shoulder flash, as illustrated below.
Illustration of wearing proficiency badges on the
uniform armband (known as Brassard).
Individual proficiency badges are to be worn in order of group, from Group I to Group IV. Group I individual proficiency badges are to be pinned first, starting from the left of the topmost row, carrying on accordingly for the individual proficiency badges of the remaining groups, as illustrated below. Within each group, there is no specific order to be followed for pinning the individual proficiency badges.
There is no limit to the number of individual proficiency badges that can be worn on the white brassard at any time, so long as they can fit the brassard entirely when pinned.
Individual proficiency badges may not be worn when a cadet is promoted to an Adult unit. However, the award badge may be still worn when the member is in the Adult unit.
A commissioned officer, however, will be allowed to put on only the Chief Commissioner's Badge.
Below is the illustration of wearing of proficiency badges based on different scenarios:
The cadet requires to pin
4 badges in each row
The cadet requires to pin less than
4 badges at the second row