The U.S. Army has now upgraded the Arctic Tab with a Ranger Tab spin on it. As more powers compete in the Arctic region such as Russia and China, the U.S. and NATO have increased the number of trainings and exercises that take place in northern areas. The new Arctic Tab is worn above the unit patch like a ranger one and can be worn by everyone in Army Pacific installations. “I think what makes U.S. Army Alaska and our units unique is that we are the Army’s proponent for cold weather training,” commented the Alaska-based commander, Maj. Gen. Peter B. Andrysiak Jr. The tab is earned by completing the Cold Weather Leaders Course or the Cold Weather Orientation Course at the Northern Warfare Training Center.