What is the noRwegian foot march?

The History

The Norwegian Foot March is a ruck march that originated in 1915 in order to show civilians and new military recruits what it is like to be a soldier in the field. The Norwegian Foot March has since evolved to become a foreign service badge earned by completing the foot march to standard. 

The Reward

Military Service members who complete the NFM to standard will receive the Marsjmerket  badge (example pictured) that is authorized for wear on the Army Service Uniform. 

What is a Foot March?

A foot march, more commonly known as a ruck march, is a relatively fast march over a distance carrying a load in a backpack or ruck sack. It is both a common military exercise and a civilian activity.