Restrictions on the purchase, possession, and reproduction of heraldic items

Found in Section 1.19 Page 10

Applies to Gender N/A

a. The heraldic items listed below are authorized for purchase and possession. Variations from the prescribed specifications for these heraldic items are not permitted without the prior approval of The Institute of Heraldry (TIOH), U.S. Army.

(1) All insignia approved by HQDA.

(2) Appurtenances and devices for attachment to decorations, service medals, and ribbons.

(3) Miniature replicas of decorations, service medals, and ribbons.

(4) Oversize replicas of decorations and service medals for grave markers only. These replicas must be at least twice

the size prescribed for the decoration or service medal.

(5) Ribbons pertaining to decorations and service medals.

(6) Unit award emblems, fourrageres, and the orange lanyard.

(7) Combat, special skill, and marksmanship badges, including miniatures and dress miniatures.

(8) Identification badges.

(9) Rosettes and lapel buttons.

b. The heraldic items listed below are not authorized for purchase.

(1) Medal of Honor.

(2) Items incorporating designs or the likeness of decorations, service medals, and service ribbons.

c. Possession, wear, and other uses of heraldic items.

(1) The possession of any of the items listed in paragraph 1–19a, above, or elsewhere in this regulation is

authorized. The wear of any HQDA-prescribed decoration, service medal, badge, service ribbon, lapel button, or insignia by persons not authorized to do so, or their use of such items to defraud or to misrepresent their identification or status, is prohibited. Persons violating this provision are subject to punishment under the statutes listed in sections 701 and 704, title 18, U.S. Code (18 USC 701, 704).

(2) No organization, society, or other group of persons may use any of the articles or imitations specified in paragraph 1–19a, above, or elsewhere in this regulation without written approval of the Secretary of the Army.

d. Reproductions of heraldic items.

(1) The heraldic items listed in paragraph 1–19a, above, may not be reproduced, except as prescribed in AR 672–8. (2) Certain designs, the likeness of insignia, and specified badges, such as combat, special skill, and marksmanship, may be incorporated in articles manufactured for sale, provided The Institute of Heraldry has granted permission in writing.