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Copyrighted 2005 Josh Shearer

Table of Contents
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1. Introduction/Contact Info
2. Updates/Version Info
3. Badges
4. Medals
5. Ribbons
6. Acknowledgements
7. Notes
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Introduction/Contact Info
===================================================================
This strategy guide is for the use of any people who wish to 
achieve the awards in Battlefield 2. I ask that people do not 
use this strategy guide and take it as their own for I will gladly
give permission if you ask for it first. All strategies are subject
to change and may become out of date as the game expands and is 
patched. Please note that all requirements for this guide are still
subject to change as to a firm requirement for each is not known 
for sure. If there is one blatantly wrong please contact me with 
the proper requirements. Any person contributing to this strategy 
guide will be given their own spot in the guide with their 
strategy. Please follow the basic format that is being used when 
giving information. Please send only serious strategies. My contact
is Soccer862923@earthlink.net, and please make sure to put in the 
subject that this is for the strategy guide or I will blow it away 
right away. Some awards will not have a personal strategy on them 
because I have not yet received the award, and therefore they will 
stay without a strategy until someone sends one or I am able to 
get the award myself. Please contact also if you see any typos or
grammatical errors.

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Updates/Version Info
===================================================================
8/17/05
This is the first version of the guide and more will obviously 
come.
8/21/05
This version contains new strategy for Basic Engineering Badge by
Tevloque.
This version contains new strategy for Ground Defense, Helicopter
Service, and Armor Service Ribbons by =BC=Guardian.
8/25/05
This version contains an update on Best Map for Helicopter Service
and Armored Service Ribbons.
This version contains new strategy for Basic Ground Defense by
LugerLobber.
8/28/05
This version contains an edit for the ground defense ribbon.
This version contains new strategy for Ground Defense Ribbon by 
NJL.
This version contains new strategy for Basic Engineer by Uoviecka.
9/1/05
This version contains a new strategy for Basic Explosive Badge by
3DZOEF.
9/3/05
This version contains 2 new strategies for Air Defense Ribbon by
ChibiAlpha.
9/4/05
This version contains a correction on the Armored Service Ribbon by
Phsion.
This version contains strategies for the Air Defense, Crew Service,
Ground Defense, and Staff Officer Ribbons by Ryan_Mercury.
9/5/05
Update to notes/usage of guide.
9/20/05
This version contains a strategy for Air Defense by Meggido.
12/29/05
This version contains a strategy for Airborne Service Ribbon by
SN1PE_W0LF.
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Badges
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All badge strategies cover the basic badge only, because many of 
the Veteran and Expert Badges are just a matter of more time 
playing, global kills, or more kills in 1 round. I will provide
what the requirements for each of the badges but only if there is a
severe part of the requirements that would require a different 
strategy that there will be another strategy posted.
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Basic Engineer   -    10 kills 1 round
Basic Sniper     -    10 kills 1 round
Basic Medic      -    10 kills 1 round
Basic Spec-Ops   -    10 kills 1 round
Basic Assault    -    10 kills 1 round
Basic Anti-Tank  -    10 kills 1 round
Basic Support    -    10 kills 1 round

Personal Strategy
-------------
These are the easiest ones to get in the game. Just try to kill as
many people as you can and getting in a vehicle mainly a tank or 
jet should make it easier because any kill in a vehicle counts for
a kill on that kit.

Best Map
--------
Any

Best Kit
--------
Any

Veteran Engineer   -    20 kills 1 round
                   -    250 Global Hours
Veteran Sniper     -    15 kills 1 round
                   -    250 Global Hours
veteran Medic      -    20 kills 1 round
                   -    250 Global Hours 
Veteran Spec-Ops   -    20 kills 1 round
                   -    250 Global Hours
Veteran Assault    -    20 kills 1 round
                   -    250 Global Hours
Veteran Anti-Tank  -    20 kills 1 round
                   -    250 Global Hours
Veteran Support    -    20 kills 1 round
                   -    250 Global Hours

Expert Engineer    -    40 kills 1 round
                   -    1000 Global Hours
Expert Sniper      -    35 kills 1 round
                   -    1000 Global Hours
Expert Medic       -    40 kills 1 round
                   -    1000 Global Hours 
Expert Spec-Ops    -    40 kills 1 round
                   -    1000 Global Hours
Expert Assault     -    40 kills 1 round
                   -    1000 Global Hours
Expert Anti-Tank   -    40 kills 1 round
                   -    1000 Global Hours
Expert Support     -    40 kills 1 round
                   -    1000 Global Hours

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Basic Pistol - 7 kills 1 round

Personal Strategy
-----------------
This one can be tricky to get if you are not on the right map. Any
class will work fine but using the Assault and Support seem to do 
the job very well in that aspect. With assault you can try to get
them down in health a little in order to finish them off with
the pistol. If you want practice just use the pistol but be aware
you may be cut down many times. The advantage to the support kit
is that you can constantly re-supply your ammo when you just fire 
off shots a lot.

Best Map
--------
Strike at Karkand

Best Kits
---------
Support
Assault 

Veteran Pistol  - 7 kills 1 round
                - 50 Global kills

Expert Pistol   - 18 kills 1 round
                - 500 Global kills

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Basic Knife - 7 kills 1 round

Personal Strategy
-----------------
This one is by far the most frustrating one that I have come
across. You will most likely be very frustrated trying to get this
one. Contrary to the opinion of others I say to keep your 
rifle/carbine out unless you have someone you are confident that 
you can get with the knife. This way if someone comes from the 
side, behind, or even turns around and you are too far away you can 
still kill them without them wasting you with your puny knife.  
The knife is very tricky especially when trying to move so try to be
a little bit far away but not too much. There is nothing I can tell 
you in order for you to know exactly but when you get the hang of 
it you will understand what to do. With people who are crouching or 
are prone you need to go prone and knife them from that position. 
Use the UAV to your advantage and try to find people who are not 
moving or have their back to you. 

Best Map
--------
Strike at Karkand

Best Kits
---------
Spec-Ops
Assault

Veteran Knife   - 7 kills 1 round
                - 50 Global kills

Expert Knife    - 18 kills 1 round
                - 100 Global kills

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Basic Ground Defense - 5 min Ground Defense 1 round

Personal Strategy
-----------------
This one is not too bad. Find any ground defense and sit on it for
5 minutes.  You can try to find one in a hot zone and try to get 
another award but if you just feel like getting it find a
non-hostile one and sit on it for 5 min and hop back into the 
battle.

Best Map
--------
Dalian Plant

Best Kit
--------
Any

Veteran Ground Defense - 12 kills 1 round
                       - 500 Global hours

Expert Ground Defense  - 24 kills 1 round
                       - 750 Global hours

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Basic Explosives - 13 C4/Claymore kills 1 round

Personal Strategy
-----------------
This one can be very tricky to do because you can easily frag 
yourself in the process. Best way to do it is to just run, jump,
and toss the C4 in an area in which you know people will come and 
when they do, detonate. Just try not to get fragged and frag fellow
teammates in the process.

Best Map
--------
Strike at Karkand

Best Kit
--------
Spec-Ops (Only)

Alternate Personal Strategy
---------------------------
This one is considered lame by many but it works just the same, but
I don't advocate it personally, I just know you can do it. This is
the kamikaze strategy. You take a vehicle and load it with your C4 
and before you get in make sure your C4 is set to the detonator.
After this you can find some other vehicle or group of people and 
ram them, blowing yourself up in the process. Or, you can try to 
hop out and make it to safety before blow the C4, its hard but it 
can be done.

Best Maps
---------
Daqing Oil Fields
Dalian Plant

Best Kit
--------
Spec-Ops (Only)

3DZOEF's Strategy
-----------------
his trick works best with at least 32 players or more. Choose the 
American side and take a jeep  or buggy to the small and narrow 
path between the mountains. Booby trap the lot by putting two or 
more C4 in the path and  hiding behind the rock and tree. If you
kneel down you can just watch over the ROCK and check the road for
incoming enemy vehicles. When there is only 1 C4 left you  plant 
that in the path but only use that for JEEPS. 

Best Map
--------
Dalian Plant

Best Kit
--------
Spec-Ops (Only) 

Veteran Explosives - 23 C4/Claymore kills 1 round
                   - 500 Global kills
Expert Explosives  - 37 kills 
                   - Pending other 
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Note this is pending, because I have come across an individual
who has the badge but not the time that is commonly accepted as the
amount needed. Please contact with any info.

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Basic Command - 40 Commander points 1 round

Personal Strategy
-----------------
This one can be very hard if you do not know what to do or if you 
are artillery happy. You get 1 point for every flag capture of your
team and you get 1 point for every person you team kills that is 
spotted by you or the UAV. So use the UAV constantly and try to 
spot people a lot. Be aware the artillery can be very useful for
killing but very bad for your Commander points. For every teamkill
you lose 4 Commander points. So warn people with text and don't
assume they will see it on the map and won't go near it, trust me
people will still charge in. A little side note, yes artillery can
take down a flying helicopter and if you get lucky a jet, so don't 
think your forces are safe because they are in the air. You also
get a point if people use the dropped supplies. Personally,
giving orders to squads can help if they seem to actually follow 
orders but for the most part I, personally, don't worry about it.
In essence, try to use the UAV every chance you get, drop supplies
as soon as you can, and hope you get a good group of people. In 
this strategy try to stay and repair stuff if it gets destroyed.

Best Maps
---------
Dalian Plant
Daqing Oil Fields

Best Kit
--------
Engineer

Alternate Personal Strategy
---------------------------
I call this the multi-tasker. In this strategy you do several
things at once. You use your Commander abilities like any other
time but you also are a foot soldier and attack with the others.
This strategy works well when trying to get the knife or pistol 
badge. Just be careful, if you feel like you can't do well at both
at the same time choose to be the Commander or the soldier.

Best Map
--------
Strike at Karkand

Best Kit
--------
Any

Veteran Command - 30 min as Commander
                - 15,000 Commander points

Expert Command  - 30 min as Commander
                - 150,000 Commander points

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Basic Engineer - 5 repair points 1 round

Personal Strategy
-----------------
This one is pretty darn hard. Getting repair points is not easy to
say the least.  Don't even think about repairing a vehicle with no
one in it because that will be a big waste of time. You can repair
vehicles with people in it but don't be surprised if you don't get 
a point after 1 vehicle. The best way to get the points is to 
repair artillery, UAV, and Scan stuff. You can sometimes get 
more than 1 point per full repair if you are lucky. The best way I 
found to get this is to be a fighter and do as if you are like any
other kit, or if you like Engineer, still be it. When you finally
get to a match where the other team likes to take out your stuff
go to Engineer and start repairing but let them destroy the stuff
until you can get the points needed.

Best Map
--------
Any

Best Kit
--------
Engineer (Only)

Tevloque's Strategy
-------------------
Instead of trying to run around find things to repair, just hitch 
a ride on one of the helicopters with the machine guns... you know
,the ones that can hold 6 people and stuff. Keep repairing it as it
flies around, and when you die, just keep hopping on them when they
spawn again. I got the awards on accident by staying on a chopper 
for the entire battle.

Best Map
--------
Any

Best Kit
--------
Engineer (Only)

Uoviecka Strategy
-----------------
Mounted in BlackHawk as gunner with free "passenger" place to make 
repairs possible. Just change place and fix heli by "wrenching" 
high over head. One heli can provide at least 5-9 repair points 
(my max was 12).

Best Map
--------
Mashtuur City

Best Kit
--------
Engineer (Only)

Veteran Engineer - 15 repair points 1 round
                 - 500 Global repair points

Expert Engineer  - 25 repair points 1 round
                 - 1000 Global repair points
                 - 1000 Global hours

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Basic First-Aid - 5 healing points 1 round

Personal Strategy
-----------------
This one is pretty easy.  All you have to do is go around and heal
others, healing yourself will not work.  The best way to do it is
to drop a couple of the med packs around in order for others to 
pick up and get instant health, but make sure to keep 1 for
yourself in order to heal yourself and others around that can't get
to a heal pack.

Best Map
--------
Strike at Karkand

Best Kit
--------
Medic (Only)

Veteran First-Aid - 10 healing points 1 round
                  - 500 Global healing points

Expert First-Aid  - 25 healing points 1 round
                  - 1000 Global healing points
                  - 1000 Global hours

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Basic Re-supply - 5 re-supply points 1 round

Personal Strategy
-----------------
This one is pretty easy.  All you have to do is go around and 
re-supply others, re-supplying yourself will not work.  The best 
way to do it is to drop a couple of the ammo packs around in order 
for others to pick up and get instant ammo, but make sure to keep 
1 for yourself in order to re-supply yourself and others around 
that can't get to an ammo pack.

Best Map
--------
Strike at Karkand

Best Kit
--------
Support (Only)

Veteran Re-supply - 10 re-supply points 1 round
                  - 500 Global re-supply points

Expert Re-supply  - 25 re-supply points 1 round
                  - 1000 Global re-supply points
                  - 1000 Global hours

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Basic Armor - 10 min in Armor 1 round

Personal Strategy
-----------------
This one is pretty easy. All you have to do is stay in a tank for 
10 minutes in 1 round.  An easy way to do this is park yourself in 
a tank and wait for 10 minutes, but that really seems to perturb
other people on your team. My advice is to take the tank and just
make some small hit and run runs on other unarmored vehicles and 
troops. If you do run across another tank try to herd it towards
fellow other troops to help you with taking him down without 
taking you down in the process. Just stay alive for 10 minutes in
a tank and the badge is yours.

Best Map
--------
Daqing Oil Fields

Best Kit
--------
Engineer

Veteran Armor - 12 kills 1 round
              - 100 Global hours

Expert Armor  - 24 kills 1 round
              - 1000 Global hours

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Basic Transport - 10 min in Transport 1 round

Personal Strategy
-----------------
For this strategy all you have to do is be the commander of your 
side and take a water transport to a safe area and sit be the
driver while you do your command abilities. These things are 
usually not in high demand so you won't be ticking anybody off by 
keeping this one.

Best Map
--------
Dalian Plant

Best Kit
--------
Any (Commander)

Veteran Transport - 5 road kills 1 round
                  - 100 Global hours
                  - 2000 driver abililty

Expert Transport  - 11 road kills 1 round
                  - 1000 Global hours
                  - 50,000 driver ability

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Basic Aviator - 10 min in Aircraft 1 round

Personal Strategy
-----------------
For this one all you have to do is be in a plane for 10 min and 
you get the badge. This one is easiest on a server where people are 
usually not wanting to be in a plane. That usually takes several 
servers to find the right one but you will see it and if you get 
lucky you won't have to worry about fighting others to get the 
plane. Just try to fly smart and not to crash into other things in 
the process of flying around and be careful when dropping bombs
because being too close to the ground when dropping will damage you
and may damage you enough to kill you if you are not careful, hard
lesson learned. Make sure before you get good to be willing to take
several passes at the runway to get your armor repaired before 
going back out to kill the enemy.

Best Map
--------
Dalian Plant
Daqing Oil Fields

Best Kit
--------
Any

Veteran Aviator - 12 kills 1 round
                - 500 Global hours

Expert Aviator  - 24 kills 1 round
                - 1500 Global hours

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Basic Helicopter - 10 min in Helicopter 1 round

Personal Strategy
-----------------
This one can be very tricky to get. With this strategy you need to 
get good at dodging incoming anti-aircraft missiles while attacking
the enemy. Make sure to try and take out any mobile anti-aircraft 
as soon as you see them because they could spell the end of you
fast if you are not careful. Don't be afraid to run away and repair
yourself because there is no dishonor in running away and keeping 
your helicopter especially since they seem to be very hard to get 
sometimes. Just stay alive for 10 minutes and you are gold.

Best Map
--------
Dalian Plant

Best Kit
--------
Any

Alternate Personal Strategy
---------------------------
I do not really advocate this one by any means but you can do it
this way. Be the commander of your team and you can just hop in
a transport helicopter, never an attack helicopter because that is 
just wasteful. Fly your helicopter to a safe place and sit in 
there while you are commander. Only take this helicopter if people 
are not using it, if they are fight on as usual soldier.

Best Map
--------
Dalian Plant

Best Kit
--------
Any (Commander)

Veteran Helicopter - 12 kills 1 round
                   - 100 Global hours

Expert Helicopter  - 24 kills 1 round
                   - 1000 Global hours

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Basic Air Defense - 10 min Air Defense 1 round

Personal Strategy
-----------------
For this one I am going to advocate just finding a nice safe 
anti-aircraft that you can just sit and be commander. If you are 
in a safe one then most likely it is not a combat zone in which it
could potentially be used.

Best Map
--------
Dalian Plant

Best Kit
--------
Any (Commander)

Veteran Air Defense - 12 kills 1 round
                    - 250 Global hours
Expert Air Defense  - 24 kills 1 round
                    - 750 Global hours

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Medals
===================================================================
So far the only medals that I have personally seen myself are the 
Gold, Silver, Bronze, and the Purple Heart. All possible 
requirements for the other medals will be posted. If anybody sees 
another medal please try to contact that other person for a 
strategy if truly one is needed, well other than plug and chug on
game time. Even though I do not have practically all the medals
I will give a strategy on small parts if necessary. No strategy is
really needed to get the afforementioned medals so none will be 
given.
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Gold Star     - Come in 1st Place
Silver Star   - Come in 2nd Place
Bronze Star   - Come in 3rd Place

Best Map
--------
Any

Best Kit
--------
Any

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Purple Heart - 1:4 Kill:Death Ratio (Minimum of 5 kill/20 death)

Best Map
--------
Strike at Karkand

Best Kit
--------
Any

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Combat Action        - 3000 Global hours
                     - 25,000 Global kills
                     - 25 kill streak
                     - 30 min in server

Personal Strategy
-----------------
This one can be hard only because of the kill streak and the time 
in server.  The time in server can't be helped so you just have to 
hope that the server your in can last that long. For the kill
streak the best way to get this is to find a map in which you can 
fly a plane with ease and and not have to worry much 
about being taken down. Just try to dodge as much as you can and 
do not worry about getting the kills as fast as you can and try to
keep the armor on the plane at full. Making several passes at a 
time to get your armor back is always a good thing.

Best Map
--------
Operation Clean Sweep
Kubra Dam

Best Kit
--------
Any

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Air Combat - 3000 Global hours
           - 10,000 Global kills
           - 25 kills 1 round

Personal Strategy
-----------------
The hard part about this one can be the 25 kills in 1 round. The 
best way to get all the kills is to just hop in a plane whenever 
you can and start practicing and eventually you will get good 
enough that you can get 25 kills in 1 round with no problem. 
Concentrate on using the bomber because it will make getting kills
easier, especially since get kills with 2 bombs requires far more
accuracy than the 5 from the bomber. Make sure to re-supply your 
ammo often especially with the bombs being your greatest threat 
to the enemy. Be careful with the bomber though because it can be
taken down with relative ease by an enemy fighter. 

Best Map
--------
Operation Clean Sweep
Dalian Plant
Daqing Oil Fields

Best Kit
--------
Any

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Armor Combat - 3000 Global hours
             - 10,000 Global kills
             - 25 kills 1 round

Personal Strategy
-----------------
Along with this one the hardest part is going to be the 25 kills in
1 round. Being an Engineer will help so that if you take damage you
can find a nice safe spot and repair your vehicle. I would 
personally use hit-and-hide tactics. Basically hit them once and 
hide if you can behind some wall and popout only long enough to
fire. Try to move to another shooting position if at all possible
because the other tank will probably waiting to shell you once you 
pop right out. If you see a helicopter, try to hide behind 
something that might take a majority of their missiles. If there is 
nothing to hide behind, well then you should try to move and pray
that the other guy is reloading or he can't hit the broad side of
a barn.

Best Map
--------
Dalian Plant
Daqing Oil Fields

Best Kit
--------
Engineer

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Helicopter Combat - 3000 Global hours
                  - 25,000 Global kills
                  - 30 vehicle kills 1 round (Not sure about this)

Personal Strategy
-----------------
Well with this one the best way to get the 30 vehicle kills is to 
get in a vehicle rich map. You need to also be vigilant in your 
battles and if you are getting low on armor make sure to repair 
because it won't take that long and then you can go back and whoop
up on that unrepaired vehicle. Do not under any circumstances go
head-to-head with a mobile anti-aircraft, because 9 times out of 
10 you will be vaped unless you can fire from a long distance 
accurately and time your chaff perfectly to negate their missiles
and dodge the shell fire; not that hard: wrong. Just try to avoid
them and if you see one that is firing at you using your helicopters
maneuverability and try to make a broad circle to their back and 
unleash hell on them.

Best Map
--------
Daqing Oil Fields 
Dalian Plant

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Good Conduct - 4000 Global hours
             - 27 kills 1 round
             - No team damage in round

Personal Strategy
-----------------
This one will be hard besides the global hour requirements.
27 kills can be not that difficult, but sometimes in getting 27 
kills you will hit a friendly vehicle with a stray missile or 
a friend with some handgun fire. The best way to get this will 
no team damage would be to take an aircraft and attack only 
those areas on the map that are controlled by the enemy and have
none of your guys trying to capture. Also, make sure that your 
mini-map is set to the widest view possible. The reason I suggest 
that is because when you are traveling in a plane you will often 
come across a vehicle moving or on a strafe run to a flag, but one
of your guys is driving or they are capturing the flag. With the
widest mini-map you have greater odds that you will not kill them
in the process.

Best Map
--------
Operation Clean Sweep

Best Kit
--------
Any

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Combat Infantry - All Basic Medals
                - 500 Global hours
                - 35 min in server

Personal Strategy
-----------------
This one is not that hard when you look at it. If you follow the 
strategies from before you can get the basic medals pretty easy.
The global hour requirement is the easiest of all of them and most
gamers who are semi-serious about the game will rack up 500 hours.
The 35 min in server is the hardest part of it and you have little
control over it. My only suggestion is that if you find yourself
single-handedly holding back the enemy from capturing flags 
stay back and let them get 1 or 2. I know this advocates letting 
them win a little but controlling all the flags on a map could 
turn a fairly long match to one that is done in 15 minutes.

Best Map
--------
Any

Best Kit
--------
Any

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Marksman        - All Veteran Medals
                - Combat Infantry Badge
                - 35 min in server

Personal Strategy
-----------------
This strategy is the same for combat infantry and receiving badges.
The hardest part of this one is the time requirement for the 
veteran badges. If the accepted values are right you are looking 
at 1750 hours as different kits. Plug and chug away.

Best Map
--------
Any

Best Kit
--------
Any

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Sharpshooter    - All Basic Medals
                - 500 Global hours
                - 35 min in server

Personal Strategy
-----------------
This strategy is the same for combat infantry and receiving badges.
The hardest part of this one is the time requirement for the 
expert badges. If the accepted values are right you are looking 
at 7000 hours as different kits. Plug and chug away.

Best Map
--------
Any

Best Kit
--------
Any

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Distinguished Service - 3000 Commander hours
                      - 2000 Squad Leader hours
                      - 2000 Squad Member hours
                      - Score of 53 1 round

Personal Strategy
-----------------
This one requires little strategy and a lot of playing. Plug and 
chug hours is the only way to get this one. After playing that long
a score of 53 in 1 round should not be that hard.

Best Map
--------
Any

Best Kit
--------
Any

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Medal of Valor - 6000 Global hours
               - 50,000 driver points
               - 10,000 defense points
               - 250,000 teamwork points

Personal Strategy
-----------------
Like most medals this is plug and chug. I am skeptical of the 
required points because that would seem to take a tremendous amount
of time and commitment. Other than that, all I have to say is make
sure not to get so obsessed with getting enemy flags that you let 
them get yours. Make sure you hop in vehicles with friends as much
as possible, just because you aren't controlling the driving 
doesn't mean you can't tear the other team a new one.

Best Map
--------
Any

Best Kit
--------
Any

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Meritorious Service - 1000 Global hours 
                    - 50,000 healing points
                    - 25,000 repair points
                    - 25,000 re-supply points

Personal Strategy
-----------------
Another one that requires so much that no one will get or the 
accepted values are wrong. Just plug and chug this one with all
the kits as frequently as you can.

Best Map
--------
Any

Best Kit
--------
Any

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Navy Cross/Golden Scimitar/People's Medallion - 4500 Side Hours
                                              - 500 round wins
                                              - Best 100 times

Personal Strategy
-----------------
Another skeptical one. Plug and chug away as usual no real strategy
can be employed here.

Best Map
--------
Any

Best Kit
--------
Any


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Ribbons
===================================================================
Ok these ribbons can be some of the most gratifying awards in the
game so try these and you will really fell that you can do almost 
anything after you get a good amount of them. Most of the 
requirements are tested except for 1.
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Ground Defense Ribbon - 3 min Ground Defense
                      - 5 kills 1 round

Personal Strategy
-----------------
Ok this one has been made easier through some hard work and help. 
Try to station yourself near a ground defense but don't get too 
comfortable because you can be cut down fairly easy if you are not
careful. You may want to find one and stay on it for 3 min in 
order to get the time and just hope you can use another one for 
getting the necessary kills.

Best Map
--------
Strike at Karkand
Dalian Plant

Best Kit
--------
Any

=BC=Guardian's Strategy
-----------------------
Go MEC on Kubra Dam. Just outside the flag is a TOW and you can see
the hill where all the enemy armor comes down, the TOW is slightly 
magnified so you see them much easier than they see you. Takes a 
little practice to control the missile halfway across the map but 
easily possible after practice.

Best Map
--------
Kubra Dam

Best Kit
--------
Any

LugerLobber's Strategy
----------------------
I got it easily on Operation Clean Sweep map.  At the start of the 
round, make sure you are MEC and head to the first TOW located at 
the tip of the island.  Just blast away rafts and APC's.  Got it 
first time I did it.  

Best Map
--------
Operation Clean Sweep

Best Kit
--------
Any

NJL's Strategy
------------
The Ground Defense Ribbon is probably one of the easiest ribbons 
to get once you realize that "ground defense" refers to tow 
missiles, AND mounted machine guns.  Just be american at Karkand, 
and take control of the mounted gun on top of the hill.  MEC will 
no doubt try and rush the hill to spawn camp, and you can easily 
get the 5 kills needed.

Best Map
--------
Strike at Karkand

Best Kit
--------
Any

Ryan_Mercury's Strategy
-----------------------
I got this one on MEC becasue I gave up, with that main Machine Gun 
where the Tanks/APC is comming from, it can be tough if their there 
and they shoot you. When their not there its easy to kill USMC 
coming over that corner, also I found out that, if you aim the gun 
on the hill where the USMC snipers usualy are (the hill to the 
right of the right arti, where they spawn) you can occasionally 
hit them, its hard to see in the "fog" (might have been because 
of my 90% viewing distance setting), but you'll get alot there. Just 
keep trying.

Best Map
--------
Strike at Karkand

Best Kit
--------
Any

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Air Defense - 3 min Air Defense
            - 11 kills 1 round

Personal Strategy
-----------------
This one requires skill, fortitude, and sometimes dumb luck. I 
would not try to get this in a stationary emplacement because well
you are stationary and an easy target to anybody. Instead hop in 
a mobile AA. This strategy will cover Daqing Oil Fields. Hop in the 
closest and easiest to get to one. Try to find places where lone 
infantry are and just pummel them. Be aware that Anti-Tank infantry
will cut you down in 2 shots so take them down ASAP. If you see a
tank, I have one piece of advice, run like a chicken. They will 
take you down in 2 shots easy and your rockets won't be able to hit 
it unless you get lucky. Try to go after helicopters because they 
usually an easy target and try to go head-to-head because 9 out of 
10 times you will down them before they can even hit you once. 
Don't bother the jets or bombers unless they circle above you 
because if they see a lock they will come back and bomb your butt 
in to the stone age. Just keep at it because it will not be easy,
but you can do it.

Best Map
--------
Daqing Oil Fields

Best Kit
--------
Engineer

ChibiAlpha's Strategy
---------------------
I found this one rather easy as MEC on Gulf of Oman.  Taking any 
of the coastal bases and using their air defense stations is a good
way to bring down American aircraft, however, it does mean keeping 
a sharp eye out and possibly having a jeep close by to go to one of 
the other bases so that you can shoot down the jet/heli that's 
going to bomb your old position. 

Best Map
--------
Gulf of Oman

Best Kit
--------
Any

ChibiAlpha's Alternate Strategy
-------------------------------
Another possible stationary tactic is to play on 32 player Dragon 
Valley, any of the central bases have an air defense station with 
good coverage(ranging from 50-75% of the map).  The island base is 
most recommended, while it has the least coverage over the map, the 
trees give some cover and it is a fairly decent distance away from 
the flag, which will give you a warning should it ever be taken.
If you play as the Chinese, there's the added bonus of being able 
to shoot at the American helicopters right as they take off.  There 
is also mobile AA's on the map as well, though it may take a while 
to find some cover.

Best Map
--------
Dragon Valley

Best Kit
--------
Any

Ryan_Mercury's Strategy
-----------------------
In Dragon Valley one of the middle MEC bases has an Anti-Aircraft 
unit that you can use to drive around. It is importaint to try to 
keep that base on your teams side because it doesn't spawn if the 
USMC captures it. Just drive around up north or stay close to the 
bridge and wait for the heli's and jets to fly by. You can also 
receive the kill points by mowing down infantry, which is easily 
done, especially when you run out of missles. It may take a few 
tries depending on the skill of the USMC forces. There is also 
another anti-aircraft I belive on the left side below the base with
the blackhawk and the tank.

Best Map
--------
Dragon Valley

Best Kit
--------
Any

Meggido's Strategy
------------------
Now, for the Air Defense Ribbon, (as well as the Basic Air Defense) 
being a commander in an Aircraft Carrier works pretty good. It is 
relatively easy to get the necessary amount of kills through 
artillery while manning one of the turrets in the carrier. I 
usually do get the one in the command building as the one at the 
end of the runway is better left for more active players to take 
over.

Best Map
--------
Any with Aircraft Carrier

Best Kit
--------
Any

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Combat Action - 10 kill streak
              - 18 kills 1 round 

Personal Strategy
-----------------
This one is fairly easy to get. You just need to get 18 total 
kills, which is fairly easy if you get in a vehicle. The 10 kills
in a row can be tricky but if you get good with a plane or 
helicopter it should be a quick 10 before you know it.

Best Map
--------
Dalian Plant

Best Kit
--------
Any

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Meritorious Unit - 25 min Squad Member
                 - Teamwork of 40

Personal Strategy
-----------------
This is probably one of the harder ribbons to get because of both 
of the requirements. It is hard to make a round last 25 minutes 
and you really have no control over it. The teamwork score of 40
can be brutal especially if you can't capture any flags. For me, 
I can only see getting lucky and playing a lot to get this flag.

Best Map
--------
Any

Best Kit
--------
Any

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Infantry Officer - 25 min Squad Leader
                 - 250 teamwork points

Personal Strategy
-----------------
This one like many others you have to try and keep your team 
winning but not too much so you can get the minutes for squad 
leader. The 250 teamwork points should be inconsequential after 
you have played enough of the game.

Best Map
--------
Any

Best Kit
--------
Any

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Aviator Service - 15 min Aircraft
                - 20 kills 1 round

Personal Strategy
-----------------
Just like the Aviator Medal. Just stay alive as much as you can and
resupply as often as you can. If you find that someone is being 
stubborn and continues to go the same route pummel them until they
learn that you control the skies.

Best Map
--------
Dalian Plant
Daqing Oil Fields

Best Kit
--------
Any

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Helicopter Service - 15 min Helicopter
                   - 20 kills 1 round

Personal Strategy
-----------------
Just like the aviator ribbon. Except repair as often as you can 
because getting away with little damage is easier in the planes 
due to their speed. You will and should repair as often as you can.

Best Map
--------
Dalian Plant
Operation Clean Sweep

Best Kit
--------
Any

=BC=Guardian's Strategy
-----------------------
I got really lucky, I am a fairly cometent gunner, and this AMAZING
pilot came on the server. He noticed that I could shoot, so he 
always picked me up. Make sure to be in the chopper the entire 
round. Essentially this strategy requires a friend or a really good
pilot to fly you around while you reign hell fire. Make sure to 
practice the gunner position for this strategy.

Best Map
--------
Any

Best Kit
--------
Any

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Staff Officer - 30 min Commander
              - 50 Commander points 1 round

Personal Strategy
-----------------
With this one time is really out of control so you have to hope
that both your team and the other team are equally matched so that
the round lasts long. Use the strategy of getting the commander 
badge and the points should not be that hard. With this try and 
refrain from using the artillery unless they really start to
take over because the artillery will give you 1 point per 4 kills
as opposed to someone on your team killing them after you spotted
them for 1 point. Seems like easy math to me. Use UAV and Scan as
much as possible.

Best Map
--------
Strike at Karkand
Daqing Oil Fields

Best Kit
--------
Engineer

Ryan_Mercury's Strategy
-----------------------
The best time (both for me) that I was able to get it easily 
was joining a very low unpopulated server. This will allow you 
to be the commander without trouble. Both times the server was 
empty (1st time the server crashed and I returned and took command, 
took awhile for the other side to get in gradually, which helped), 
the 2nd time I got it, was when joining an empty server (Kubra Dam), 
and the sides gradually got in, the ticket bleed was slow, thus 30 
mins was easy, and both sides where equally matched. However I 
found it harder on Kubra Dam to get points for the radar scans 
since on that map they are usualy spread out and you only get a few 
points per scan, it was much easier on Karkland. Try joining an 
empty ranked Karkland server and wait it out, but on Kubra, the 
ticket bleed made up for the low point gain, and I pulled it off.

Best Map
--------
Kubra Dam

Best Kit
--------
Any

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Distinguished Service - 10 Squad Leader hours 
                      - 10 Squad Member hours
                      - 10 Commander hours
                      - Teamwork score of 15 1 round

Personal Strategy
-----------------
This one is mainly plug and chug on hours and little skill on 
teamwork. Mainly you need to just help others and capture flags
any map will do but Strike at Karkand seems to be easy to get 
15 teamwork points.

Best Map
--------
Strike at Karkand

Best Kit
--------
Medic
Support

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Crew Service - 13 Driver Assist points
             - 5 kills 1 round

Personal Strategy
-----------------
This one may seem daunting because of the driver points but that 
is actually easy. On Operation Clean Sweep people love the bombers
but the passenger is actually the most deadly. As long as you 
have a good pilot you can rack up the 5 kills easy while you get
driver assist points front their killing. The power of the 
passenger is very underrated.

Best Map
--------
Operation Clean Sweep

Best Kit
--------
Any

Ryan_Mercury's Strategy
-----------------------
I'll be honest, I got this one by luck. I gave up on trying to get 
it and I found myself in an APC whome my driver was in the back 
alley way of the first base, where MEC spawns alot.
Alot of people know there is the occasional APC/Tank or Infantry 
that sits behind there and spawn kills. My driver was doing this 
and I just sat in the APC and also fired, but not much, and I 
began racking up tons of Driver Kill Assist points. After we died, 
I made sure to get into the same APC with him and he went again.

Best Map
--------
Strike at Karkand

Best Kit
--------
Any

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Valourous Unit - 25 Squad Member hours
               - 25 Squad Leader hours
               - Score of 55

Personal Strategy
-----------------
Plug and chug the hours as much as you can and the 55 points will
be really easy to get especially if you can mow down the other team
with relative ease.

Best Map
--------
Any

Best Kit
--------
Any

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Legion of Merit - 400 Global hours
                - Kill Streak of 10
                - Death Streak of 8 
                - Score of 50

Personal Strategy
-----------------
This one is not that hard it just requires a lot of playing. The 
kill streak is no problem if you follow the strategy of the combat
action ribbon. The 400 hours will just take time. The death streak
can easily be achieved when trying to get the Purple Heart. The 
score of 50 will be the hardest but can be done easily after a 
long time of playing.

Best Map
--------
Any

Best Kit
--------
Any

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Good Conduct - 250 Global hours
             - 14 kills 1 round
             - No team damage

Personal Strategy
-----------------
This one can be achieved easiest by just being on foot or in a tank.
Being in an aircraft or helicopter increases the ease with which 
you will have team damage so taking out people on foot or on tank 
will make it easier. Plug and chug the hours, mow down the enemy, 
and don't hit your fellow players.

Best Map
--------
Any

Best Kit
--------
Any

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Airborne Service - 10 sec parachute

Personal Strategy
-----------------
Easy to get take an transport helicopter that no one is using up to
250 m and then jump out and deploy the parachute as soon as 
possible. Use the parachute for 10 secs and you get the ribbon easy

Best Map
--------
Any

Best Kit
--------
Any

Alternate Strategy by SN1PE_W0LF
--------------------------------
Go to Kubra Dam and go to the lower dam.Climb the yellow crane and
jump off the long arm and deploy parachute.

Best Map
--------
Kubra Dam

Best Kit
--------
Any

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Armored Service - 20 min 
                - 20 kills
 
Personal Strategy
-----------------
Just follow the same idea as the helicopter and aviator ribbons.
Stay alive and smoke the enemy as fas as possible but try and make
the round last longer only after you got the 15 required kills. 
Note: I think that I came to a revelation. You have to get more
than just 20 infantry kills because I got 21 kills with infantry
and 1 transport and did not get the ribbon. I think that you have 
to destroy one of everything, except probably a chopper. If anyone
knows I am wrong or can validate this, please e-mail me. Got this
one only as the tank. Correction: Noted by Phsion that getting
this with a LAV is possible, thanks for the help.

Best Map
--------
Strike at Karkand
Sharqi Peninsula

Best Kit
--------
Engineer

=BC=Guardian's Strategy
-----------------------
With this strategy you really need to practice staying alive. Other
than that there is nothing really to make this one any easier than
it is. Do nothing but Armor the entire time. 

Best Map
--------
Fushee Pass

Best Kit
--------
Any

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Mid-East/Far-East - 200 wins for MEC/Chine
                  - Maybe some time requirement

Personal Strategy
-----------------
Play your best and win a lot. Enough said.

Best Map
--------
Any

Best Kit
--------
Any

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War College Ribbon - 45 Commander points 1 round
                   - 50 Commander hours
                   - Global ratio 1:3 (Debated what it is)

Personal Strategy
-----------------
Since it is so debated I am not going to try to give a strategy til
we get a good idea of what the requirements really are.

Best Map
--------
Any

Best Kit
--------
Any

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Acknowledgements
-I would like to thank EA for making one of the most addictive games
for me to play.
-Further acknowledgements will follow.
-TotalBF2 and UBAR for helping me piece together some of the 
requirements that are needed for the awards.

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