Wear of Insignia and Accouterments

Distinctive items authorized for other than infantry personnel

a. Organizational flash. (1) Description. A shield-shaped embroidered patch, with a semicircular bottom, approximately 21⁄4 inches long and 17⁄8 inches wide. (2) Approval authority. The Institute of Heraldry, U.S. Army, approves the color selection or color combination of the flash for each organization. The flash is provided without cost to enlisted personnel. (3) How worn. The flash is sewn centered on the stiffener of the beret (see figs 28–11 and 28–12). (4) By whom worn.…

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Brassards

a. Brassards are worn as identification to designate personnel who are required to perform a special task or to deal with the public. Brassards are made of cloth; they are 17 to 20 inches long and 4 inches wide and of colors specified. When more than one color is specified for the brassard, the colors are of equal width and run lengthwise on the brassard. Brassards are worn on the left sleeve of the outer…

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Distinctive items authorized for infantry personnel

a. Cord, shoulder. (1) Description. The shoulder cord is infantry blue, and it is formed by a series of interlocking square knots around a center cord. (2) Approval authority. The commanding general of the U.S. Army Infantry Center authorizes the award of the shoulder cord to infantrymen who have successfully completed the appropriate training. For Army National Guard soldiers, commanders of divisions, separate brigades, infantry regiments, the infantry scout group, and state adjutants general for…

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Service stripes

a. Large. (1) A goldenlite, rayon-embroidered diagonal stripe, 3/16 inch wide and 1–5/16 inches long, on an Army green background that forms a 3/32–inch border around the stripe. All soldiers are authorized to wear the large service stripes on the green background on the Army green uniform. Soldiers must wear the large service stripes with large rank insignia. (2) A gold-colored rayon or a goldenlite rayon or nylon braid, 1⁄2 inch wide, and of variable…

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Overseas service bars

a. Large. A goldenlite rayon-embroidered bar, 3/16 inches wide 1–5/16 inches long, on a green background that forms a 3/32-inch border around the bar. All personnel are authorized to wear the large overseas service bar. Enlisted soldiers must wear large overseas service bars with large rank and service stripe insignia. b. Small. A goldenlite rayon-embroidered bar, 5/32 inch wide and 13/32 inch long, on a green background that forms a 5/64-inch border around the bar.…

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Aiguillette, dress

a. Description. (1) The front of the dress aiguillette is the same as the service aiguillette, except the front part is replaced by a piece that is 25 inches in length, with 15 inches of braiding, with 2 inches from the braiding to the button loop and knot. The knot is 13⁄4 inches in length, the cord is 31⁄4 inches, and the ferrule is 3 inches. The braided end is equipped with a hook. (2)…

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Insignia, distinguishing, U.S. Army nametape and nameplate

a. Insignia, distinguishing, U.S. Army. (1) Description. (a) For woodland camouflage or olive-green uniforms, the insignia is a woven tape of olive-green cloth, 1 inch wide, with the inscription “U.S. ARMY” in black block letters, 3⁄4 inch high. For desert camouflage uniforms, the insignia is a woven tape of khaki, 1 inch wide, with the inscription “U.S. ARMY” in spice-brown block letters, 3⁄4 inch high. (b) As an option, soldiers may purchase and wear 1-inch…

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Aiguillette, service

a. Description. The service aiguillette is a one-piece braided gold, gold-colored nylon, or synthetic metallic gold- colored cord, 3/16 inch in diameter, and 301⁄2 inches in length, with each end equipped with a hook, and one end equipped with an eye. The front part of the aiguillette is 81⁄2 inches in length and consists of 11⁄2 inches of cord equipped with a hook, a knot 13⁄4 inches in length, a cord 2 inches in length,…

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Regimental distinctive insignia

a. Authorization. Regimental distinctive insignia (RDI) of a design approved by the Institute of Heraldry, U.S. Army, are authorized and prescribed for wear by all soldiers affiliated with a regiment or whole-corps regiment, as described in AR 600–82 and NGR 600–82. b. How worn. (1) Males. (a) On the Army green, white, and blue uniforms, and the AG 415 shirt, males wear the RDI centered 1⁄8 inch above the top of the pocket flap, or…

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Distinctive unit insignia

a. Authorization. Distinctive unit insignia (DUI) of a design approved by The Institute of Heraldry, U.S. Army, are authorized and prescribed for wear on the service uniforms of personnel in the following echelons. (1) MACOM: one design for each MACOM. (2) Field armies: one design for each field Army. (3) Regional readiness commands. (4) Corps: one design for each corps. (5) Division: one design for each division. (6) Separate brigades: one design for each separate…

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