Approved for wear on 26 November 1996, the 1st Special Warfare Training Group (SWTG) organizational flash is worn centered on the stiffener of the maroon beret reserved for those units designated as Airborne. Enlisted personnel wear the Distinctive Unit Insignia of the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School centered on the flash, while Officers wear their insignia of grade centered on the flash.

The Airborne background trimming, or “oval,” of the 1st Special Warfare Training Group was approved just under six years later on 19 November 2002. These are issued to members of the unit who have earned a Parachutists or Air Assault badge; the background trimming placed beneath the badge, which is centered on the oval (but using only the main portion of the badge, i.e., not taking into account the star or wreathed star on the Senior and Master Parachutist).

More detailed guidance on wear of these badges with background trimming is found in the January 2021 edition DA PAM 670-1, Section 22-16(b), Wear of nonsubdued combat and special skill badges and special skill tab metal replicas.
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Based at Fort Bragg as part of the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, the 1st Special Warfare Training Group (Airborne) provides training in all aspects of Special Forces and Special Operations warfare, with different Battalions responsible for different areas of training and administration.

In addition to providing SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape) training, 1st Battalion also conducts assessment and selection of candidates for training Special Forces, Civil Affairs, and Psychological Operations. 2nd Battalion handles training in tactical skills with courses for Military Free Fall parachuting (including Advanced Infiltration Techniques), Combat Diving (Qualification and courses for Supervisor and Medical Technicians), Advanced Targeting Reconnaissance / Target Analysis Exploitation, and Sniper. 3rd Battalion courses focus solely on Civil Affairs, and 5th Battalion trains in all aspects of Psychological Operations. 6th Battalion hosts advanced courses in Special Operations, Special Forces, Surveillance, SF Network Development, and more.

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