Branch insignia—officer candidates

Found in Section 28.14 Page 234

Applies to Gender Both



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).

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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 notch,

with the centerline of the insignia bisecting the notch, and parallel to the inside edge of the lapel. Female candidates wear the insignia in the same manner as the U.S. insignia (see fig 28–23). It is centered on both collars, approximately 5/8 inch up from the collar and lapel seam, with the centerline of the insignia parallel to the inside edge of the lapel. On the male and female AG 415 and 469 shirt collars, the insignia is worn on both collars, 1 inch above the lower edge of the collar, with the centerline of the insignia parallel to the lower edge of the collar (see figs 28–128 and 28–129).

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(b) On the garrison cap, candidates wear the insignia centered on the left curtain, 1 inch from the front crease. Headgear insignia for service hats and caps are the same as prescribed for enlisted personnel (see paragraph 28–3 and fig 28–130).

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(c) On the helmet liner, candidates wear the O.C.S. decal in a prescribed color and size, centered on the front of the liner, 21⁄2 inches from the bottom rim (see fig 28–131).

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(d) Senior candidates may wear the cloth O.C.S. design on the scarf (see fig 28–132).

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(2) Subdued insignia. Candidates wear the subdued O.C.S. insignia on all utility shirts and cold-weather jackets in the same manner as the full-color insignia worn on shirt collars, as described above. All military personnel will wear this insignia while students at officer candidate schools.