The Military Horseman Identification Badge, the Army's newest badge, has been awarded for the first time to ten members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, Caisson Platoon, on Joint Base Meyer-Henderson Hall, Va. The badge recognizes Soldiers who complete the nine-week Basic Horsemanship course and who demonstrate the skills necessary to become a lead rider in the Caisson platoon. Upon successful completion of the course, Caisson Soldiers must then complete 100 Armed Forces Full Honors Funerals at Arlington National Cemetery, serve honorably for a minimum of 9 months in the Caisson platoon and be recommended by the Commander of 1st Battalion, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment. Caisson Soldiers must also maintain the standard ceremonial uniform of an Old Guard Soldier.
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