FORT HOOD, Texas – Soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division have been training and testing to earn the prestigious Expert Soldier Badge and the Expert Infantry Badge.

Troopers who have earned the badge will be recognized in a ceremony 10:30, Dec. 11 at Cooper Field here.

The Expert Soldier Badge and the Expert Infantry Badge are special skill badges that, when earned, demonstrate a Soldiers expertise in Soldier competencies and their ability to perform Warrior tasks.

The training and testing for this badge is tough, realistic, and mission focused.  The badge is awarded to those who attain excellence in physical fitness and marksmanship and a high standard of expertise in land navigation and performing warfighting tasks.

Media interested in attending the ceremony must RSVP with Master Sgt. Miriam Espinoza at miriam.espinozatorres.mil@mail.mil by 4 p.m. Dec. 10.

Attending media will meet their escort at 9:45 a.m. on Dec 11. At the Marvin Leath Visitors Center.