Buttons

Found in Section 27.4 Page 156

Applies to Gender Both



a. Regular Army

(1) Type. The buttons are clothing bag issue items.

(2) Description. Regular Army buttons are yellow-gold plated with the coat of arms of the United States superim-

posed. Buttons are available in sizes 20-ligne, 25-ligne, 30-ligne, and 36-ligne; there are 40-ligne to an inch. The previously optional white gold anodized aluminum buttons are no longer authorized for wear (see fig 27–3).

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(3) How worn. Regular Army buttons are worn on the coats and jackets of service, dress, and mess uniforms, except as provided below.

b. Corps of Engineers.

(1) Type. The buttons are optional purchase items.

(2) Description. The buttons are yellow-gold plated and have an eagle holding a scroll in its beak inscribed with the

word “Essayons.” In the distance is a bastion with embrasures surrounded by water, with the sun rising over the top of the water. The buttons are available in sizes 20-ligne, 25-ligne, 30-ligne, and 36-ligne. The previously optional white gold anodized aluminum buttons are no longer authorized for wear (see fig 27–4).

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(3) How worn. The buttons are worn on the coats and jackets of service, dress, and mess uniforms by commissioned officers of the Corps of Engineers and all warrant officers with a Corps of Engineers primary specialty.