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                  Known Badges, Medals, & Ribbons Criteria Listing
                Written and Edited by James Jurewicz (NitrousOxcide)
                                       -=-
                         100% of ribbons completed (18/18)
                        67% of all badges completed (40/60)
                          100% of medals completed (18/18)
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                    This Document Copyright(c) James Jurewicz 2005
    
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    0                            1. Introduction                             0
    0                           2. Update History                            0
    0                           3. What Are They?                            0
    0                              4. Criteria                               0
    0                               5. Badges                                0
    0                               6. Medals                                0
    0                               7. Ribbons                               0
    0                             8. Help & FAQs                             0
    0                         9. Promotions & Unlocks                        0
    0                             10. Contact Info                           0
    0                           11. Acknowledgments                          0
    0                           12. Closing Remarks                          0
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                               -= 1. Introduction =-
                                 =================
    Battlefield 2(c) was developed by DICE and published by EA GAMES. Currently 
    the only available system to run this game on is Windows for the PC. This 
    Guide/FAQ will help users of the game to learn about awards given during 
    ranked games. I will help by listing all currently known Medals, Badges, 
    and Ribbons. Along with that the descriptions, criteria, and how to 
    achieve the award itself will be listed. This Guide/FAQ is for personal 
    reading purposes only and should not be copied and distributed for 
    personal gain.
    
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                              -= 2. Update History =-
                                 =================
    6/29/05 V1.0 -=- Initial setup of the guide took place. I started to list 
    all known badges, medals, and ribbons along with their given descriptions 
    and criteria.
    
    6/29/05 V1.5 -=- Came back to work later in evening to finish off what can 
    be completed of the guide. I will add more content as more ribbons, 
    badges, and medals are discovered. This didn't take very long, now did it? 
    Usually you see people working on guides for months. Anyway...enjoy the 
    fruits of my labor.
    
    7/5/05 V1.75 -=- After a much needed rest and also some tests with various 
    awards I have come back to finish what I started. I Added Information on 
    how to attain each award.
    
    7/5/05 V1.99 -=- At this point it is evident I'm just making up version 
    numbers as I go along. Heh, but seriously this is a great update. 
    Completed the list of all awards and their description, criteria, and how 
    they can be attained if it is known.
    
    7/8/05 V2.0 -=- After much more trial and error I needed to make some 
    revisions to the guide. I edited some information on how to attain the 
    ribbons. Thanks to those who contributed with disproving some information 
    via e-mail. I also added an entire new section listed as "Help and FAQs." 
    If you are having trouble understanding this guide or getting some of the 
    awards listed, head down to section 8. In addition, another section was 
    added for acknowledgments for individual contributions to this guide.
    
    7/13/05 V2.1 -=- Through more trial and error as well as various e-mail 
    assistance I have proved and disproved many of the awards. The Purple 
    Heart has been changed and in addition so has various ribbons. I am still 
    looking for information on the Combat Action, Crew Service, Armored 
    Service, and Infantry Officer Ribbons. I have also added a new section 
    specially made for the promotions and weapon unlocks.
    
    7/18/05 V2.5 -=- This one is a huge update. I have completed every award 
    which is able to be gotten thus far in my guide. All awards are subject to 
    change and therefore your e-mails are still more than welcome. I have also 
    updated the Promotions and Unlocks sections due to minor grammatical flaws 
    which exploded into hundreds of e-mails.
    
    
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                              -= 3. What Are They? =-
                                 =================
    The Awards are for personal gratification and public respect. They are 
    visible through your statistics in the BFHQ section under AWARDS. The 
    awards themselves are given out for any achievement in the online world of 
    BF2. Some require much difficulty to acquire. Others you will find may 
    come naturally or unexpectedly during game play. There is no specific 
    qualification for these awards besides game play. Some awards will not be 
    attained until a much higher rank. Some you will be able to receive in 
    even your first game.
    
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                                 -= 4. Criteria =-
                                 =================
    In this section I will explain to all of you the meaning of "Criteria." To 
    attain an award a certain criteria must be met. This varies through the 
    different types of awards. I will explain the degrees of criteria and the 
    different types of criteria that are used to determine when you get an 
    award.
    
    Criteria Types
    ----------
    Army Combat Effectiveness: Wins with a particular army
    Army Combat Rating: Score in a particular army
    Army Service: Time in a particular army
    Battlefield Commendation: Awarded for battlefield achievement
    Combat Proficiency: Time spent playing as a particular kit
    Combat Qualification: Time spent playing in a particular vehicle
    Combat Qualified: Qualified with all combat badges at a specified level
    Combat Rating: Kills with kit or vehicle
    Command Proficiency: Total commander score
    Command Qualification: Time as commander
    Command Rating: Single-round commander score
    Conduct Rating: Awarded for good conduct
    Driver Rating: Total driver score
    Parachute Qualification: Time in a parachute
    Specialist Rating: Score with a specialist ability (Revive, heal, ect.)
    Squad Leader Qualification: Time as squad leader
    Squad Member Qualification: Time as a squad member
    Team Player Rating: Teamwork score
    Time in Service: Total time since you enlisted
    Time in Theater: Having played all of the maps from a specific theater
    Weapon Rating: Total kills with a weapon
    Weapon Proficiency: Kills with a weapon in a round
    
    Criteria Degrees
    ----------
    First - Satisfactory
    Second - Good
    Third - Skilled
    Fourth - Outstanding
    Fifth - Excellent
    
    As the level of degree rises the harder it is to attain the award. Exact 
    numbers fluctuate too much to be accurate about each level. It is easier 
    to judge the difficulty of each degree based on the first level. As you 
    read on in this guide you will now understand which each criteria listed 
    is asking of you and to what extent you need to go with it. Let's continue 
    then, shall we?
    
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                                  -= 5. Badges =-
                                 =================
    The Badges are given out when you master a certain aspect of the game. 
    This ranges from teamwork skills to weapon mastery. There is a badge for 
    nearly every vehicle, weapon, skill, and kit. Every Badge has three 
    degrees to it. Those degrees are the "Basic," the "Veteran," and the 
    "Expert." 
    
    `,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,
       INTRODUCING THE BASIC BADGES 
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    1. Basic Engineer Combat (prerequisite of Veteran Engineer Combat)
    -------------
    Description:
    The Basic Engineer Combat Badge is awarded to engineer personnel who have 
    proven themselves during any period the unit was engaged in active combat.
    -------------
    Criteria: 
    Combat Rating: Satisfactory
    -------------
    Attained: 10 kills playing as Engineer kit in one round
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    2. Basic Sniper Combat (prerequisite of Veteran Sniper Combat)
    -------------
    Description:
    The Basic Sniper Combat Badge is awarded to sniper personnel who have 
    proven themselves during any period the unit was engaged in active combat.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Combat Rating: Satisfactory
    -------------
    Attained: 10 kills playing as Sniper kit in one round
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    3. Basic Medic Combat (prerequisite of Veteran Medic Combat)
    -------------
    Description:
    The Basic Medic Combat Badge is awarded to medical personnel who have 
    proven themselves during any period the unit was engaged in active combat.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Combat Rating: Satisfactory 
    -------------
    Attained: 10 kills playing as Medic kit in one round
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    4. Basic Spec-Ops Combat (prerequisite of Veteran Spec-Ops Combat)
    -------------
    Description: 
    The Basic Spec Ops Combat Badge is awarded to spec ops personnel who have 
    proven themselves during any period the unit was engaged in active combat.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Combat Rating: Satisfactory 
    ------------- 
    Attained: 10 kills playing as Spec-Ops kit in one round
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    5. Basic Assault Combat (prerequisite of Veteran Assault Combat)
    -------------
    Description:
    The Basic Assault Combat Badge is awarded to assault personnel who have 
    proven themselves during any period the unit was engaged in active combat.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Combat Rating: Satisfactory 
    -------------
    Attained: 10 kills playing as Assault kit in one round
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    6. Basic Anti-tank Combat (prerequisite of Veteran Anti-tank Combat)
    -------------
    Description:
    The Basic Anti-tank Combat Badge is awarded to anti-tank personnel who 
    have proven themselves during any period the unit was engaged in active 
    combat.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Combat Rating: Satisfactory 
    -------------
    Attained: 10 kills playing as Anti-Tank kit in one round
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    7. Basic Support Combat (prerequisite of Veteran Support Combat)
    -------------
    Description:
    The Basic Support Combat Badge is awarded to support personnel who have 
    proven themselves during any period the unit was engaged in active combat.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Combat Rating: Satisfactory 
    -------------
    Attained: 10 kills playing as Support kit in one round
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    8. Basic Knife Combat (prerequisite of Veteran Knife Combat)
    -------------
    Description: 
    The Basic Knife Combat Badge is awarded to personnel who have proven 
    themselves with a knife during any period the unit was engaged in active 
    combat.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Weapon Rating: Satisfactory
    -------------
    Attained: 7 knife kills in one round 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    9. Basic Pistol Combat (prerequisite of Veteran Pistol Combat)
    -------------
    Description:
    The Basic Pistol Combat Badge is awarded to personnel who have proven 
    themselves using a handgun during any period the unit was engaged in 
    active combat.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Weapon Rating: Satisfactory 
    -------------
    Attained: 7 pistol kills in one round 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    10. Basic Ground Defense (prerequisite of Veteran Ground Defense)
    -------------
    Description:
    The Basic Ground Defense Badge is awarded to personnel who have been 
    exposed to enemy fire while performing their duties in a ground defense 
    vehicle.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Combat Qualification: Satisfactory
    -------------
    Attained: 10 minutes spent in a Ground Defense system in a single round 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    11. Basic Explosive Ordinance (prerequisite of Vet. Explosive Ordinance)
    -------------
    Description:
    The Basic Explosives Ordinance Badge is awarded to personnel who have 
    proven themselves with explosive ordinance during any period the unit was 
    engaged in active combat.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Weapon Rating: Satisfactory
    -------------
    Attained: 10 C4, Claymore, or Mine kills in one round 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    12. Basic Command (prerequisite of Veteran Command)
    -------------
    Description:
    The Basic Command Badge is awarded on the basis of proven skill in the 
    area of command.
    -------------
    Criteria: 
    Command Rating: Satisfactory 
    -------------
    Attained: Command score, visible at the top of the command screen, of 40 
    in a single round
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    13. Basic Engineer (prerequisite of Veteran Engineer)
    -------------
    Description:
    The Basic Engineer Badge is awarded to engineering personnel on the basis 
    of proven skill in the area of repair.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Specialist Rating: Satisfactory 
    -------------
    Attained: 5 repair points in a single round 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    14. Basic First Aid (prerequisite of Veteran First Aid)
    -------------
    Description:
    The Basic First Aid Badge is awarded to medical personnel on the basis of 
    proven skill in the area of field medicine.
    -------------
    Criteria: 
    Specialist Rating: Satisfactory 
    -------------
    Attained: 5 healing points in a single round 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    15. Basic Resupply (prerequisite of Veteran Resupply)
    -------------
    Description:
    The Basic Resupply Badge is awarded to support personnel on the basis of 
    proven skill in the area of ammo resupply.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Specialist Rating: Satisfactory 
    -------------
    Attained: 5 ammo resupply points in a single round 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    16. Basic Air Defense (prerequisite of Veteran Air Defense)
    -------------
    Description:
    The Basic Air Defense Badge is awarded to personnel who have been exposed 
    to enemy fire while performing their duties in an air defense vehicle.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Combat Qualification: Satisfactory 
    -------------
    Attained: 10 minutes spent in an Air Defense system in a single round 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    17. Basic Armor (prerequisite of Veteran Armor)
    -------------
    Description:
    The Basic Armor Badge is awarded to personnel who have been exposed to 
    enemy fire while performing their duties in an armored vehicle.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Combat Qualification: Satisfactory 
    -------------
    Attained: 10 minutes spent in an armored vehicle (tank) in a single round 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    18. Basic Aviator (prerequisite of Veteran Aviator)
    -------------
    Description: 
    The Basic Aviator Badge is awarded to personnel who have been exposed to 
    enemy fire while performing their duties in an airplane.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Combat Qualification: Satisfactory 
    -------------
    Attained: 10 minutes spent in a an aircraft (jet) in a single round 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    19. Basic Helicopter (prerequisite of Veteran Helicopter)
    -------------
    Description:
    The Basic Helicopter Badge is awarded to personnel who have been exposed 
    to enemy fire while performing their duties in a helicopter.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Combat Qualification: Satisfactory
    -------------
    Attained: 10 minutes spent in a helicopter in a single round 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    20. Basic Transport (prerequisite of Veteran Transport)
    -------------
    Description:
    The Basic Transport Badge is awarded to personnel who have been exposed to 
    enemy fire while performing their duties in a transport vehicle.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Combat Qualification: Satisfactory
    -------------
    Attained: 10 minutes spent in an transport vehicle (car/boat) in a single 
    round 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    `,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,
      INTRODUCING THE VETERAN BADGES 
    `,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,
    
    1. Veteran Engineer Combat (prerequisite of Expert Engineer Combat)
    -------------
    Description:
    The Veteran Engineer Combat Badge is awarded to engineer personnel who 
    distinguished themselves during any period the unit was engaged in active 
    combat.
    -------------
    Criteria: 
    Combat Rating: Good
    Combat Proficiency: Skilled
    -------------
    Attained: Prerequisite of 250 total hours played as engineer then 20 kills 
    playing as engineer in a single round
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    2. Veteran Sniper Combat (prerequisite of Expert Sniper Combat)
    -------------
    Description:
    The Veteran Sniper Combat Badge is awarded to sniper personnel who 
    distinguished themselves during any period the unit was engaged in active 
    combat.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Combat Rating: Good
    Combat Proficiency: Skilled
    -------------
    Attained: Prerequisite of 250 total hours played as sniper then 20 kills 
    playing as sniper in a single round
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    3. Veteran Medic Combat (prerequisite of Expert Medic Combat)
    -------------
    Description:
    The Veteran Medic Combat Badge is awarded to medical personnel who 
    distinguished themselves during any period the unit was engaged in active 
    combat.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Combat Rating: Good
    Combat Proficiency: Skilled
    -------------
    Attained: Prerequisite of 250 total hours played as medic then 20 kills 
    playing as medic in a single round
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    4. Veteran Spec-Ops Combat (prerequisite of Expert Spec-Ops Combat)
    -------------
    Description: 
    The Veteran Spec Ops Combat Badge is awarded to spec ops personnel who 
    distinguished themselves during any period the unit was engaged in active 
    combat.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Combat Rating: Good
    Combat Proficiency: Skilled
    ------------- 
    Attained: Prerequisite of 250 total hours played as spec-ops then 20 kills 
    playing as spec-ops in a single round
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    5. Veteran Assault Combat (prerequisite of Expert Assault Combat)
    -------------
    Description:
    The Veteran Assault Combat Badge is awarded to assault personnel who 
    distinguished themselves during any period the unit was engaged in active 
    combat.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Combat Rating: Good
    Combat Proficiency: Skilled 
    -------------
    Attained: Prerequisite of 250 total hours played as assault then 20 kills 
    playing as assault in a single round
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    6. Veteran Anti-tank Combat (prerequisite of Expert Anti-tank Combat)
    -------------
    Description:
    The Veteran Anti-tank Combat Badge is awarded to anti-tank personnel who 
    distinguished themselves during any period the unit was engaged in active 
    combat.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Combat Rating: Good
    Combat Proficiency: Skilled
    -------------
    Attained: Prerequisite of 250 total hours played as anti-tank then 20 
    kills playing as anti-tank in a single round
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    7. Veteran Support Combat (prerequisite of Expert Support Combat)
    -------------
    Description:
    The Veteran Support Combat Badge is awarded to support personnel who 
    distinguished themselves during any period the unit was engaged in active 
    combat.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Combat Rating: Good
    Combat Proficiency: Skilled
    -------------
    Attained: Prerequisite of 250 total hours played as support then 20 kills 
    playing as support in a single round
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    8. Veteran Knife Combat (prerequisite of Expert Knife Combat)
    -------------
    Description: 
    The Veteran Knife Combat Badge is awarded to personnel who distinguished 
    themselves with a knife during any period the unit was engaged in active 
    combat.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Weapon Proficiency: Skilled
    Weapon Rating: Good
    -------------
    Attained: Prerequisite of 60 total Knife kills and 1 hour logged using the 
    Knife then 7 knife kills in one round 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    9. Veteran Pistol Combat (prerequisite of Expert Pistol Combat)
    -------------
    Description:
    The Veteran Pistol Combat Badge is awarded to personnel who distinguished 
    themselves using a handgun during any period the unit was engaged in 
    active combat.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Weapon Proficiency: Skilled
    Weapon Rating: Good
    -------------
    Attained: Prerequisite of 60 total Pistol kills and 1 hour logged using 
    the Pistol then 7 pistol kills in one round 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    10. Veteran Ground Defense (prerequisite of Expert Ground Defense)
    -------------
    Description:
    The Veteran Ground Defense Badge is awarded to personnel who during combat 
    situations have distinguished themselves while performing their duties in 
    a ground defense vehicle.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Combat Rating: Skilled
    Combat Qualification: Good
    -------------
    Attained: Prerequisite of 200 hours spent in a ground defense unit then 12 
    kills in a ground defense unit in one round 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    11. Vet. Explosive Ordinance (prerequisite of Expert Explosive Ordinance)
    -------------
    Description:
    The Basic Explosives Ordinance Badge is awarded to personnel who 
    distinguished themselves with explosive ordinance during any period the 
    unit was engaged in active combat.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Weapon Proficiency: Skilled
    Weapon Rating: Good
    -------------
    Attained: Prerequisite of 500 total C4, Mine, Claymore kills then 20 C4, 
    Mine, Claymore kills in one round
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    12. Veteran Command (prerequisite of Expert Command)
    -------------
    Description:
    The Basic Command Badge is awarded on the basis of distinguished skill in 
    the area of command.
    -------------
    Criteria: 
    Command Proficiency: Skilled
    Command Qualification: Outstanding 
    -------------
    Attained: Prerequisite of 15,000 total Commander Points then 30 minutes 
    playing as Commander in one round
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    13. Veteran Engineer (prerequisite of Expert Engineer)
    -------------
    Description:
    The Basic Engineer Badge is awarded to engineering personnel on the basis 
    of distinguished skill in the area of repair.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Specialist Qualification: Good
    Specialist Rating: Skilled
    -------------
    Attained: Prerequisite of 500 hours played as engineer then 10 repair 
    points in one round 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    14. Veteran First Aid (prerequisite of Expert First Aid)
    -------------
    Description:
    The Basic First Aid Badge is awarded to medical personnel on the basis of 
    distinguished skill in the area of field medicine.
    -------------
    Criteria: 
    Specialist Qualification: Good
    Specialist Rating: Skilled
    -------------
    Attained: Prerequisite of 500 hours played as medic then 10 healing points 
    in one round 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    15. Veteran Resupply (prerequisite of Expert Resupply)
    -------------
    Description:
    The Basic Resupply Badge is awarded to support personnel on the basis of 
    proven skill in the area of ammo resupply.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Specialist Qualification: Good
    Specialist Rating: Skilled
    -------------
    Attained: Prerequisite of 500 hours played as support then 10 resupply 
    points in one round 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    16. Veteran Air Defense (prerequisite of Expert Air Defense)
    -------------
    Description:
    The Veteran Air Defense Badge is awarded to personnel who during combat 
    situations have distinguished themselves while performing their duties in 
    an air defense vehicle.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Combat Rating: Skilled
    Combat Qualification: Good
    -------------
    Attained: Prerequisite of 250 hours spent in an air defense unit then 12 
    kills in an air defense unit in one round
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    17. Veteran Armor (prerequisite of Expert Armor)
    -------------
    Description:
    The Veteran Armor Badge is awarded to personnel who during combat 
    situations have distinguished themselves while performing their duties in 
    an armored vehicle.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Combat Rating: Skilled
    Combat Qualification: Good
    -------------
    Attained: Prerequisite of 200 hours logged in any armored vehicle then 12 
    kills in any armored vehicle in one round 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    18. Veteran Aviator (prerequisite of Expert Aviator)
    -------------
    Description: 
    The Veteran Aviator Badge is awarded to personnel who during combat 
    situations have distinguished themselves while performing their duties in 
    an airplane.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Combat Rating: Skilled
    Combat Qualification: Good
    -------------
    Attained: Prerequisite of 500 hours logged in any aviator unit then 12 
    kills in any aviator unit in one round 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    19. Veteran Helicopter (prerequisite of Expert Helicopter)
    -------------
    Description:
    The Veteran Helicopter Badge is awarded to personnel who during combat 
    situations have distinguished themselves while performing their duties in 
    a helicopter.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Combat Rating: Skilled
    Combat Qualification: Good
    -------------
    Attained: Prerequisite of 200 hours logged in any helicopter then 12 kills 
    in any helicopter in one round 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    20. Veteran Transport (prerequisite of Expert Transport)
    -------------
    Description:
    The Veteran Transport Badge is awarded to personnel who during combat 
    situations have distinguished themselves while performing their duties in 
    a transport vehicle.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Combat Rating: Skilled
    Combat Qualification: Good
    -------------
    Attained: Achieve 5 road kills, 100 hours logged in any transport vehicle, 
    and 2000 driver ability points
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    `,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,
       INTRODUCING THE EXPERT BADGES 
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                                 =================
                                  -= 6. Medals =-
                                 =================
    Medals are given out for outstanding achievements in combat, teamwork, or 
    other aspects of the game. Medals are viewed as the highest honor out of 
    all of the awards in Battlefield 2. Medals require the most time and 
    effort out of all the awards. The only easy way to attain most of the 
    medals is through hard work and complete dedication to this game. You will 
    see what I mean in just a moment.
    
    `,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,
          INTRODUCING THE MEDALS 
    `,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,
    
    1. The Bronze Star 
    -------------
    Description:
    The Bronze Star is awarded to those individuals who have distinguished 
    themselves through proven skill and teamwork.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Combat Qualification: Good
    Battlefield Commendation 
    -------------
    Attained: Come in third place overall at the end of a round 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    2. The Gold Star 
    -------------
    Description:
    The Gold Star is awarded to those individuals who have distinguished 
    themselves through excellent skill and teamwork.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Combat Qualification: Outstanding
    Battlefield Commendation 
    -------------
    Attained: Come in first place overall at the end of a round 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    3. The Silver Star 
    -------------
    Description:
    The Silver Star is awarded to those individuals who have distinguished 
    themselves through superior skill and teamwork.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Combat Qualification: Skilled
    Battlefield Commendation 
    -------------
    Attained: Come in second place overall at the end of a round 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    4. The Purple Heart 
    -------------
    Description:
    The Purple Heart is awarded to any member of the armed force who has been 
    killed in any action with an opposing armed force of a foreign country. 
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Rating: Outstanding
    Battlefield Commendation
    -------------
    Attained: Receive a kill to death ratio of 1:4 with a minimum of 5 kills 
    and 20 deaths
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    5. The Meritorious Service Medal
    -------------
    Description:
    The Meritorious Service Medal is awarded to an individual for exceptional 
    conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements in 
    support of their comrades. 
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Time in Service: Skilled
    Medic Specialist Rating: Outstanding
    Engineer Support Specialist Rating: Outstanding
    Support Specialist Rating: Outstanding
    -------------
    Attained: Achieve 1000 total hours of playing time, 50000 total healing 
    points, 25000 total repair points, and 25000 resupply points 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    6. The Combat Action Medal
    -------------
    Description:
    The Combat Action Medal is awarded to any person who has distinguished 
    themselves by superior achievement while participating in infantry combat. 
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Time in Service: Outstanding
    Combat Rating: Outstanding
    -------------
    Attained: Achieve 3000 total hours of playing time, 25000 total kills, and 
    a kill streak of 25 then spend 30 minutes in one server 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
     
    7. The Air Combat Medal  
    -------------
    Description:
    The Air Combat Medal is awarded to any person who has distinguished 
    themselves by superior achievement while participating in aerial combat. 
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Vehicle Qualification: Outstanding 
    Vehicle Combat Rating: Outstanding 
    Vehicle Proficiency: Excellent
    -------------
    Attained: Prerequisite of 3000 logged hours and 10000 total kills in an 
    aviator unit then get 25 kills in an aviator unit in one round 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    8. The Armor Combat Medal
    -------------
    Description:
    The Armor Combat Medal is awarded to any person who has distinguished 
    themselves by superior achievement while participating in armored combat. 
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Vehicle Qualification: Outstanding
    Vehicle Combat Rating: Outstanding
    Vehicle Proficiency: Excellent
    -------------
    Attained: Prerequisite of 3000 logged hours and 10000 total kills in an 
    armored vehicle then get 25 kills in an armored vehicle in one round 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    9. The Helicopter Combat Medal
    -------------
    Description:
    The Helicopter Combat Medal is awarded to any person who has distinguished 
    themselves by superior achievement while participating in helicopter 
    combat. 
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Vehicle Qualification: Outstanding
    Vehicle Combat Rating: Outstanding
    Vehicle Proficiency: Excellent
    -------------
    Attained: Prerequisite of 3000 logged hours and 10000 total kills in a 
    helicopter then get 25 kills in a helicopter in one round 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
     
    10. The Good Conduct Medal  
    -------------
    Description:
    The Good Conduct Medal is awarded to those individuals who, through 
    exemplary conduct to their comrades, have shown themselves to be models of 
    efficiency and fidelity. 
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Time in Service: Outstanding
    Conduct Rating: Excellent
    Combat Rating: Excellent
    -------------
    Attained: Prerequisite of 4000 total hours of playing time then get 25 
    kills with no team kills, team damage, or team vehicle damage in one round 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    11. The Combat Infantry Medal
    -------------
    Description:
    The Combat Infantry Medal is awarded to individuals who have distinguished 
    themselves above and beyond that normally expected of infantry in a combat 
    situation. 
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Time in Service: Good
    Combat Qualified: Basic Infantry
    -------------
    Attained: Prerequisite of 500 total hours of playing time and all basic 
    combat badges then spend 30 minutes in one server 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    12. The Marksman Infantry Medal
    -------------
    Description:
    The Marksman Infantry Medal is awarded to individuals who have 
    distinguished themselves by sustained meritorious achievement during 
    combat situations. 
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Time in Service: Good
    Combat Qualified: Veteran Infantry
    -------------
    Attained: Prerequisite of the Combat Infantry Medal and all veteran combat 
    badges then play for 30 minutes in one server 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
     
    13. The Sharpshooter Infantry Medal  
    -------------
    Description:
    The Sharpshooter Infantry Medal is awarded to individuals who have 
    excelled in every action expected of the infantry in a combat situation. 
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Time in Service: Good
    Combat Qualified: Expert Infantry
    -------------
    Attained: Prerequisite of the Sharpshooter Infantry Medal and all expert 
    combat badges then play for 30 minutes in one server 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    14. The Medal of Valor
    -------------
    Description:
    The Medal of Valor is awarded to the individual who distinguishes themself 
    by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of their life above and beyond 
    the call of duty; the deed performed must have been one of personal 
    bravery or self sacrifice so conspicuous as to clearly distinguish the 
    individual above his/her comrades and must have involved the risk of life. 
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Time in Service: Excellent
    Team Player Rating: Excellent
    -------------
    Attained: Achieve 6000 total hours of playing time, 50000 total driver 
    ability points, 10000 total flag defends, and a teamwork score of 250,000 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    15. The Distinguished Service Medal
    -------------
    Description:
    The Distinguished Service Medal is awarded to an individual who 
    distinguishes themselves by exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of 
    great responsibility. 
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Command Qualification: Outstanding
    Squad Leader Qualification: Outstanding
    Squad Member Qualification: Outstanding
    Team Player Rating: Excellent
    -------------
    Attained: Prerequisite of 3000 hours logged as commander, 2000 hours 
    logged as squad member, and 2000 hours logged as squad leader then a 
    teamwork score of 55 in one round 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    16. The Navy Cross   
    -------------
    Description:
    The Navy Cross is awarded to members of the United States Armed Forces for 
    extraordinary heroism in action while engaged in military operations 
    involving conflict with an opposing foreign force. 
    -------------
    Criteria:
    USMC Army Service: Outstanding
    Army Combat Rating: Excellent
    Army Combat Effectiveness: Excellent
    -------------
    Attained: Achieve 4500 total hours playing as USMC, a best score of 100 or 
    greater with USMC, and 500 rounds won playing as USMC 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    17. The Golden Scimitar
    -------------
    Description:
    The Golden Scimitar is awarded to members of the Middle Eastern Coalition 
    for extraordinary heroism in action while engaged in military operations 
    involving conflict with an opposing foreign force. 
    -------------
    Criteria:
    MEC Army Service: Outstanding
    Army Combat Rating: Excellent
    Army Combat Effectiveness: Excellent
    -------------
    Attained: Achieve 4500 total hours playing as MEC, a best score of 100 or 
    greater with MEC, and 500 rounds won playing as MEC 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    18. The People's Medallion
    -------------
    Description:
    The People's Medallion is awarded to members of the People's Liberation 
    Army for extraordinary heroism in action while engaged in military 
    operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    PLA Service: Outstanding
    Army Combat Rating: Excellent
    Army Combat Effectiveness: Excellent
    -------------
    Attained: Achieve 4500 total hours playing as PLA, a best score of 100 or 
    greater with PLA, and 500 rounds won playing as PLA 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
                                 ==================
                                  -= 7. Ribbons =-
                                 ==================
    The Ribbons are handed out to acknowledge your performance within a game 
    or round. They range from leadership, to combat, to teamwork, and much 
    more. They are more general than the Badges or Medals, but are hard to be 
    awarded with. At this time we are not certain how many ribbons there 
    actual are for BF2. The following have been discovered.
    
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         INTRODUCING THE RIBBONS
    `,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,`,
    
    1. Ground Defense Ribbon 
    -------------
    Description:
    The Ground Defense Ribbon is awarded to recognize the individual who 
    participated in sustained ground combat.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Vehicle Qualification: Satisfactory
    Vehicle Combat Rating: Satisfactory 
    -------------
    Attained: Prerequisite of 25 total minutes in ground defense unit then 5 
    kills with ground defense unit in one round 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    2. Air Defense Ribbon 
    -------------
    Description:
    The Air-Defense Ribbon is awarded to recognize the individual who 
    performed their duty while engaged in active air-defense combat.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Vehicle Qualification: Satisfactory
    Vehicle Combat Rating: Satisfactory
    -------------
    Attained: Prerequisite of 25 total minutes in air defense unit then 11 
    kills with air defense unit in one round 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    3. Combat Action Ribbon 
    -------------
    Description:
    The Combat Action Ribbon is awarded to recognize active participation in 
    ground or air combat.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Combat Rating: Skilled
    Combat Qualification: Good
    -------------
    Attained: Get a kill streak of 10 and at least 18 total kills in one round  
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    4. Meritorious Unit Ribbon 
    -------------
    Description:
    The Meritorious Unit Ribbon is awarded to recognize an individual's 
    contribution to their unit during sustained combat situations.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Squad Member Qualification: Satisfactory 
    Team Player Rating: Satisfactory 
    -------------
    Attained: Prerequisite of 2 hours logged as Squad Member then 25 minutes 
    in a squad with at least 40 teamwork points attained while in that squad 
    in one round 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    5. Infantry Officer Ribbon 
    -------------
    Description:
    The Infantry Officer Ribbon is awarded to recognize the superior 
    dedication of unit leaders during combat situations.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Team Player Rating: Good 
    Squad Leader Qualification: Satisfactory 
    ------------- 
    Attained: Prerequisite of 2 hours logged as Squad Leader and 250 teamwork 
    points then at least 40 teamwork points in one round (requires squad 
    leader to attain) 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    6. Staff Officer Ribbon 
    -------------
    Description:
    The Staff Officer Ribbon is awarded to recognize superior achievement by 
    unit commanders during sustained combat situations.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Command Qualification: Good
    Command Rating: Satisfactory 
    -------------
    Attained: Play as Commander for at least 30 minutes and receive a Command 
    Score (visible in Command Menu at the top) of 50 in one round 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    7. Distinguished Service Ribbon 
    -------------
    Description:
    The Distinguished Service Ribbon is awarded to recognize the superior 
    achievement of an individual in all aspects of unit command.
    -------------
    Criteria: 
    Squad Member Qualification: Good
    Squad Leader Qualification: Good
    Command Qualification: Good 
    Team Player Rating: Good 
    -------------
    Attained: Prerequisite of 10 hours logged as Squad leader, Squad member, 
    and Commander then 15 teamwork points in one round 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    8. The War College ribbon
    -------------
    Description: 
    The War College ribbon is awarded to recognize achievements which, through 
    their dedication and gallantry, have set the individual apart and above 
    other commanders.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Command Qualification: Skilled
    Command Proficiency: Good
    Command Rating: Outstanding
    -------------
    Attained: Prerequisite of 50 hours logged as Commander then a Commander 
    score of 45 in one round 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~ 
    
    9. The Valorous Unit Ribbon 
    -------------
    Description:
    The Valorous Unit Ribbon is awarded to recognize extraordinary heroism in 
    action against an armed enemy.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Squad Member Qualification: Skilled
    Squad Leader Qualification: Skilled
    Team Player Rating: Outstanding
    -------------
    Attained: Prerequisite of 25 hours logged as Squad leader and Squad Member 
    then a teamwork score of 50 in one round 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~ 
    
    10. The Legion of Merit Ribbon    
    -------------
    Description:
    The Legion of Merit Ribbon is awarded to recognize the individual who, 
    through gallantry, determination and esprit de corps, succeeds in his/her 
    mission while under difficult and hazardous conditions. 
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Time in Service: Good
    Combat Rating: Skilled
    Team Player Rating: Outstanding
    -------------
    Attained: Prerequisite of 400 total hours of playing time, a kill streak 
    of 10, and a death streak of 8 then a teamwork score of 50 in one round 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~ 
    
    11. The Good Conduct Ribbon 
    -------------
    Description:
    The Good Conduct Ribbon is awarded to recognize exemplary behavior, 
    efficiency, and fidelity in active service
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Time in Service: Satisfactory
    Combat Rating: Satisfactory
    Conduct Rating: Outstanding
    -------------
    Attained: Prerequisite of 250 total hours of playing time then get 14 
    kills with no team kills or team damage in one round 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~ 
    
    12. Crew Service Ribbon 
    -------------
    Description: 
    The Crew Service Ribbon is awarded to recognize the individual who 
    performed satisfactory duty while on flying status as a crewmember.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Driver Rating: Skilled
    Combat Rating: Good 
    -------------
    Attained: Prerequisite Driver Score of 25 or greater then 13 driver kill 
    assists and 5 kills in one round
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    13. Airborne Ribbon 
    -------------
    Description:
    The Airborne Ribbon is awarded to recognize individuals who have 
    participated in sustained airborne operations during combat situations.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Parachute Qualification: Good 
    -------------
    Attained: Parachute a distance of at least 300m and successfully land on 
    the ground in one jump 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    14. Aerial Service Ribbon 
    -------------
    Description:
    The Aerial Service Ribbon is awarded to recognize the individual who 
    performed their duty while engaged in active aerial combat.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Vehicle Qualification: Satisfactory
    Vehicle Combat Rating: Satisfactory 
    -------------
    Attained: Prerequisite of 2 hours logged in an aviator unit then 15 
    minutes and 20 kills in an aviator unit in one round  
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
     
    15. Helicopter Service Ribbon 
    -------------
    Description:
    The Helicopter Service Ribbon is awarded to recognize the individual who 
    performed their duty while engaged in active helicopter combat.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Vehicle Qualification: Satisfactory
    Vehicle Combat Rating: Satisfactory
    -------------
    Attained: Prerequisite of 2 hours logged in a helicopter then 15 minutes 
    and 20 kills in a helicopter in one round  
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    16. Armored Service Ribbon 
    -------------
    Description:
    The Armored Service Ribbon is awarded to recognize the individual who 
    performed their duty while engaged in active armored combat.
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Vehicle Qualification: Satisfactory
    Vehicle Combat Rating: Satisfactory
    -------------
    Attained: Prerequisite of 2 hours logged in an armored vehicle then 15 
    minutes and 20 kills in an armored vehicle in one round
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
    
    
    17. The Mid-East Service Ribbon 
    -------------
    Description:
    The Mid-East Service Ribbon is awarded to recognize service in the Middle-
    East Theater. 
    -------------
    Criteria:
    Time in Mid East Theater
    Time in Service: Good 
    -------------
    Attained: Unknown 
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~ 
    
    18. The Far East Service Ribbon 
    -------------
    Description:
    The Far East Service Ribbon is awarded to recognize service in the Far 
    East Theater. 
    -------------
    Criteria: 
    Time in Far East Theater
    Time in Service: Good
    -------------
    Attained: Unknown  
    ~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~ 
    
                                  ================
                               -= 8. Help and FAQs =-
                                  ================
    In this section I will try best to help you all by answering questions you 
    might have. Some basic questions will follow as well as my answer for 
    them.
    
    Q). I cannot seem to get the required amount of kills for the kit badges, 
    what should I do?
    
    A). It is hard work for some people and requires practice. Some tips would 
    be to use vehicles to your advantage. Remember, you only need to get the 
    kills while using the kit. You don't have to specifically use the weapons 
    in that kit.
    
    
    Q). What do you mean by repair, healing, and resupply points?
    
    A). When you are using the medic, engineer, or support kits you have 
    materials to perform these actions. The quick key for your teamwork 
    pouches is 5. Simply take out your pouch and it will automatically perform 
    the action according to your kit to all nearby teammates. For engineers 
    you have a wrench. The wrench is used to repair vehicles or structures 
    that are damaged. While in a vehicle you will automatically repair nearby 
    vehicles, but outside of a vehicle you need to manually walk up to the 
    object you wish to repair and use the wrench with the fire button.
    
    
    Q). It doesn't seem possibly to get some of these awards in one round of 
    game play! What should I do?
    
    A). I feel your pain. A tip would be to play in servers with 32 people or 
    more. This increases the amount of tickets in the game and the amount of 
    chances you have to perform the necessary tasks to achieve your award. 
    This also increases the vehicles on the map generally and decreases their 
    spawn times. That has its' benefits for some of the vehicle or kill 
    ribbons and badges.
    
    
    Q). I don't understand the criteria for these awards. What does it all 
    mean?
    
    A). As listed in section 4, the criterion is simply what you need to do in 
    order to get each award. There are different levels of criteria for 
    different awards. The higher the level of criteria, again see section 4, 
    the harder it will be to attain that award. Do not give up. Simply excel 
    in that area of criteria and hope for the best. Sometimes the awards can 
    be quite tedious to achieve, but reap from the benefits and respect you 
    gain afterwards.
    
    
    Q). It seems impossible to get the Explosives Ordinance Badge, what should 
    I do?
    
    A). This is probably the hardest badge to attain. I am not going to lie to 
    you; you will not get it your first time trying. You are going to get 
    frustrated and aggravated with the game. Some things to remember would be 
    that suicides and team kills discredit kills. If you think sacrificing 
    your life to get a kill is worth an award, then you are mistaken. Try to 
    set your opponents up. A great tip for a lot of kills is to camp with C4 
    in a populated area or around a flag. Eventually an enemy will come 
    through and you can get a kill, and redo that scenario four more times. A 
    good map for this badge would be Strike at Karkand for its fast pace and 
    close quarter environment. 
    
    
    Q). I found something wrong in your guide. What should I do?
    
    A). E-mail me the error. I will not get angry and will always return your 
    e-mail. I am human, too. Sometimes I will miss something or sometimes my 
    information is inaccurate. Remember, this is for you guys. If something is 
    wrong it won't help much. You can find my e-mail below in contact info.
    
    
    Q). You do not have information on how to attain an award. What does that 
    mean?
    
    A). In simple terms, just that. It means I do not have enough information 
    to write down how to attain that award. It could also mean that award has 
    not yet been awarded to any member of the battlefield 2 community.
    
    
    Q). I have information on an award that you do not have listed OR I have 
    correct information on a currently incorrect way to attain an award. What 
    should I do?
    
    A). Go ahead and send it in to me. Again, some of my information could be 
    slightly flawed. I am always open to new ideas or thoughts. You will be 
    given credit in my acknowledgment section of the guide and your 
    contribution will be added accordingly. 
    
    
    Q). Is there a website that shows an image of all the awards?
    
    A). Sure, here it is. Please enjoy. Be aware that there are a lot of 
    images on that site and it may take awhile to load. Be patient.
    http://www.totalbf2.com/game/awards/
    
    
                              =======================
                           -= 9. Promotions & Unlocks =-
                              =======================
    Promotions & Ranks
    ------------
    Due to popular request, I have added this section into the guide. Here I 
    will go over each promotion, the required amount of points, and the weapon 
    unlocks. Some of the information on the ranks might be slightly off. I 
    know a few require certain awards to attain. Please be patient as we learn 
    more over time about the promotions. Without much more delay, I give you 
    the promotions list!
    
    
    Pay grade | Rank (Global Score) - Status
    
    E1 | Private (0) - No Unlock
    E2 | Private First Class (500) - No Unlock
    E3 | Lance Corporal (1,000) - 1st Unlock
    E4 | Corporal (10,500) - 2nd Unlock
    E5 | Sergeant (25,000) - 3rd Unlock
    E6 | Staff Sergeant (50,000) - 4th Unlock
    E7 | Gunnery Sergeant (75,000) - 5th Unlock
    E8 | Master Sergeant (150,000) - 6th Unlock
    E8 | **First Sergeant (150,000) - 6th Unlock
    E9 | Master Gunnery Sergeant (250,000) - 7th Unlock
    E9 | **Sergeant Major (250,000) - 7th Unlock
    E9 | Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps (2,500,000) - No Unlock
    
    This is a list of the Marine Corps Ranks in which the game is based off 
    of. The game has no officer ranks, only enlisted ranks. The levels of pay 
    grade (E1-9) are listed at the left of the rank. This is the order in 
    which you get promoted in. For the pay grades with multiple ranks it means 
    medals are required to get that rank. The ones marked with **, First 
    Sergeant and Sergeant Major, require medals to attain them. Sergeant Major 
    of the Marine Corps is the top enlisted rank. This is also known as the 
    Battlefield Commander and only one individual can hold this position.
    
    
    Weapon Unlocks
    ------------
    Moving on to the weapon unlocks now. The weapon unlocks are given out for 
    every rank after Lance Corporal. They are used to unlock the primary 
    weapon for a kit.
    
    
    Medic - L85A2
    *********
    This is a powerful and accurate rifle. It can zoom in almost as far as a 
    sniper rifle, and while firing semi-automatic bursts it can be just as 
    accurate.
    
    Support - PKM
    *********
    With more accuracy than the standard issue support machine guns it makes 
    this puppy a force to be reckoned with. It is slightly more powerful than 
    the stand issues as well. Main focus is with the major accuracy increase.
    
    Engineer - Jackhammer
    *********
    Close range there is no other like it. This is a semi or full automatic 
    shotgun. It fires the entire clip in just a few seconds. The standard 
    reload time and small clip size makes it seem like you are doing more 
    reloading than fighting, however.
    
    Assault - G3
    *********
    With only 20 bullets in the clip this weapon has been proven to be a step 
    down from the standard issue assault guns. With this upgrade you lose the 
    use of the grenade launcher. You get a few grenades as a replacement. The 
    rifle itself is more accurate and does more damage, though.
    
    Spec Ops - G36C
    *********
    With this rifle you lose the use of a scope. The great power and accuracy 
    make up for the loss, however. It's great for medium and close range 
    battles, and not half bad in the distance battles. It gives back little 
    recoil and fires in fast bursts. It can be fully automatic or semi-
    automatic.
    
    Anti-tank - DAO-12
    *********
    This semi-automatic shotgun is a powerful upgrade from the standard issued 
    anti-tank primary weapon. This gun gives much more appeal to the anti-tank 
    class. The recoil and reload time of a shotgun is hard to deal with but 
    the increased damage is a step up.
    
    Sniper - M95
    *********
    This rifle is the cream of the sniper crop. The accuracy is increased from 
    the other two rifles in addition to the increased damage, decreased 
    recoil, and decreased reload (except from the MEC sniper). If you like to 
    snipe, you will love this little guy.
    
                                 ==================
                               -= 10. Contact Info =-
                                 ==================
    If you have information on any Badges, Ribbons, or Medals please do not 
    hesitate to contact me. I will give credit where credit is due within the 
    guide to the FIRST person who gives me the information on each award. If 
    you have information pertaining to current listed awards, i.e. you know 
    specific details on how to obtain each award, again contact me as soon as 
    possible. This guide is for everyone to learn about the awards, and any 
    information on them would be much appreciated. My e-mail address is 
    wicz112@aol.com. My AIM screen name is NitrousGTS. My contact on the 
    GameFAQs Message Board is NitrousOxcide. Thank you in advance for your 
    generous contributions.
    
                                 ===================
                              -= 11. Acknowledgments =-
                                 ===================
    I would like to thank the following 
    people for their contributions,
    
    
    Posters at TotalBF2 and GameFAQs for influencing me to start this guide
    
    Disaster Master for his efforts in helping discover many ribbon criterion
    
    AgentOS for his efforts in helping me discover how to get various awards
    
    CM2010 for suggesting the addition of a promotions section to the guide
    
    Tjno for information pertaining to various ribbons
    
    FlakBox for information pertaining to the Basic Explosive Ordinance Badge
    
    Zerolaw for information pertaining to the Crew Service Ribbon
    
    Dickece for information pertaining to the Armored Service Ribbon
    
    HartsGirl for information pertaining to the Crew Service Ribbon
    
    WvWisokee for information pertaining to the Meritorious Unit Ribbon
    
    Jophiel for his corrections within the Promotions and Unlocks section
    
    My computer for allowing me to play this awesome game even with low specs
    
    TotalBF2 in its entirety for helping me complete this guide for everyone
    
    
    Anyone that e-mails me a valid and                            
    helpful contribution will be listed 
    and acknowledged. Thank you once 
    again to everyone listed above
    
    
                                 ===================
                              -= 12. Closing Remarks =-
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    This Guide/FAQ is dedicated to the countless tyros and ill-informed 
    posters on the Battlefield 2 message board at GameFAQs.com. But seriously, 
    without your help I would have never realized the need to create FAQs and 
    Guides such as these. I would also like to remind everyone that as of this 
    date this guide is strictly for use on the GameFAQs.com website and 
    websites of their direct affiliates. If you find this guide on any other 
    site please contact me via e-mail as stated in section 10. My gamer tag 
    for Xbox Live, Socom II, and Battlefield 2 is c0mmand3r. If you ever want 
    to play with me just message me in game, contact me, or luckily find me.