Wear of Insignia and Accouterments

Leaders identification insignia

a. Leaders in all units (Active Army, Army National Guard, and Army Reserves), regardless of unit category (MTOE or TDA), will wear the leaders identification (LI) insignia b. The following specific leaders are authorized to wear the leaders identification insignia. (1) Commanders. (2) Deputy commanders. (3) Platoon leaders. (4) Command sergeants major. (5) First sergeants. (6) Platoon sergeants. (7) Section leaders. (8) Squad leaders and tank commanders. (9) Team leaders. (10) Assistant SF detachment commanders.…

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Branch scarves

a. General. Personnel may wear branch scarves with service and utility uniforms, only when issued and prescribed by the local commander for ceremonial occasions. b. Description. These scarves are a bib-type design in the following colors, for wear by personnel as indicated. (1) Black: chaplain. (2) Brick red: transportation. (3) Buff: supply, quartermaster, supply and service, supply and transportation, and support. (4) Cobalt blue: chemical. (5) Crimson: ordnance and maintenance. (6) Dark blue: National Guard…

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Branch colors

a. Adjutant General Corps: dark blue and scarlet (cable numbers 65012 and 65006). b. Air Defense Artillery: scarlet (cable number 65006). c. Armor: yellow (cable number 65002). d. Army Medical Specialist Corps: maroon and white (cable numbers 65017 and 65005). e. Army Nurse Corps: maroon and white (cable numbers 65017 and 65005). f. Aviation: ultramarine blue and golden orange (cable numbers 65010 and 65003). g. Branch Immaterial: teal blue and white (cable numbers 65024 and…

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Shoulder sleeve insignia-former wartime service (SSI–FWTS)

a. General. Authorization to wear a shoulder sleeve insignia indicating former wartime service applies only to soldiers who are assigned to U.S. Army units that meet all the following criteria. Soldiers who were prior members of other Services that participated in operations that would otherwise meet the criteria below are not authorized to wear the SSI–FWTS. Wear is reserved for individuals who were members of U.S. Army units during the operations. (1) The Secretary of…

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Wear of full-color U.S. flag cloth replica

a. General. All soldiers throughout the Force, regardless of deployment status, will wear the full-color U.S. flag cloth replica on utility and organizational uniforms. b. Description. The colors of the U.S. flag cloth replica are red, white, and blue. The size is approximately 2 inches by 3 inches. c. How worn. (1) When approved for wear, the full-color U.S. flag cloth replica is sewn 1⁄2 inch below the right shoulder seam of the temperate, hot-weather,…

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Branch insignia—officer candidates

a. Description. The non-subdued OCS insignia consists of the block letters “O.C.S.” in gold-colored metal, 7/16 inch in height, with each letter followed by a period. The subdued insignia is the same design as above, except it is black (see fig 28–127). [1] b. How worn. (1) Non-subdued insignia. Officer candidates wear their insignia as follows. (a) On service and dress uniform coats, male candidates wear the insignia on both collars, 1 inch above the…

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Insignia for warrant officer candidates

a. Description. The non-subdued warrant officer candidate insignia consists of the block letters “W.O.C.” in gold- colored metal, 7/16 inch in height, with each letter followed by a period. The subdued insignia is the same design as above, except it is black (see fig 28–133). [1] b. How worn. (1) Non-subdued insignia. Warrant officer candidates wear their insignia as follows. (a) On service and dress uniform coats, candidates wear their insignia on both collars, in…

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Shoulder sleeve insignia-current organization

a. Authorization. Shoulder sleeve insignia (SSI) of a design approved by The Institute of Heraldry, U.S. Army, are authorized and prescribed for wear on the service and utility uniforms of the following echelons: (1) MACOMs (as defined by AR 10–5). (2) Armies. (3) Corps. (4) U.S. Army Reserve Command. (a) Regional readiness commands. (b) U.S. Army Reserve commands (5) Divisions. (6) Corps Support Command. (7) Separate TOE brigades (not organic to divisions). (8) Separate regiments…

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Insignia for U.S. Military Academy (USMA) staff

The USMA non-subdued branch insignia is the USMA coat of arms, 1 inch in height. The coat of arms consists of the shield of the United States bearing a Greek sword surmounted by the helmet of Pallas. The shield supports an eagle displayed with scroll and USMA motto, in gold-colored metal. Permanent professors, registrars, and civilian instructors of the USMA wear this insignia in the same manner as prescribed in paragraph 28–12 for all other…

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Branch insignia—how worn

As used in this paragraph, the word “collar” refers to that part of the coat or shirt (around the neck) that forms a neckband and turnover piece. Bold borders on figs 28–21 through 28–27 depict the collar area. The word “lapel” is used when referring to the fold of the front of the coat that is a continuation of the collar, and which usually is separated by a notch in the collar. a. Non-subdued branch…

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