Paratroopers Compete for Expert Infantryman's Badge on Fort Bragg, N.C.

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • A paratrooper uses a compass to find his way to the next point during the land navigation part of expert infantryman badge testing on Fort Bragg, N.C., June 9, 2013. The paratrooper is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team. Land navigation is one of the seven major events that must be passed to earn an expert infantryman badge.   U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan A. Shaw
  • Paratroopers conduct the Army Physical Fitness Test during expert infantryman badge testing on Fort Bragg, N.C., June 10, 2013. The paratroopers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Hull
  • Army Pfc. Isaiah Harris, right, performs sit-ups during expert infantryman badge testing on Fort Bragg, N.C., June 10, 2013. Harris, an infantryman, is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Hull
  • Army Spc. Jacob Grimm plots his points as he begins the land navigation portion of expert infantryman badge testing on Fort Bragg, N.C., June 10, 2013. Grimm is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's Company A, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joseph Guenther
  • Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew S. Weise uses a radio at the traffic control point lane during expert infantryman badge testing on Fort Bragg, N.C., June 11, 2013. Weise, an infantryman, is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mary Katzenberger
  • Army Sgt. Cody T. Garcia uses a protractor and map at the traffic control point lane during expert infantryman badge testing on Fort Bragg, N.C., June 11, 2013. Garcia, an infantryman, is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mary Katzenberger
  • Paratroopers conduct close quarter room clearing drills during expert infantryman badge testing on Fort Bragg, N.C., June 11, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mary Katzenberger
  • A paratrooper provides medical aid to a simulated casualty during expert infantryman badge testing on Fort Bragg, N.C., June 11, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mary Katzenberger
  • Army Sgt. Mathew L. Ward operates a mock AT-4 on the patrol lane during expert infantryman badge testing on Fort Bragg, N.C., June 11, 2013. Ward, an infantryman, is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mary Katzenberger
  • Paratroopers complete a 12-mile foot march in less than three hours during the final stage of expert infantryman badge testing on Fort Bragg, N.C., June 13, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mary Katzenberger
  • A paratrooper races to the finish line of the road march event during expert infantryman badge testing on Fort Bragg, N.C., June 14, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joseph Guenther
  • A paratrooper takes a break after completing the road march event during expert infantryman badge testing on Fort Bragg, N.C., June 14, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joseph Guenther
  • Army Col. Patrick Hynes, left, pins expert infantryman badges on candidates who completed testing on Fort Bragg, N.C., June 14, 2013. Hynes is commander of the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joseph Guenther