Grade insignia for other officers

Found in Section 28.6 Page 191

Applies to Gender Both



a. Description. The insignia described below applies to both male and female officers.

(1) Colonel. The non-subdued grade insignia is a silver-colored spread eagle, in a shiny finish, 3⁄4 inch high, with 11⁄2 inches between the tips of the wings. The head of the eagle faces to the wearer’s right, or to the front. The subdued grade insignia is the same as above, except the color is black (see fig 28–35).

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(2) Lieutenant colonel. The non-subdued grade insignia is a silver-colored oak leaf, in a satin finish with an irregular surface, 11⁄8 inches high and 1 inch wide. The leaf is worn with the stem facing the outside shoulder seam. The subdued grade insignia is the same as above, except the color is black (see fig 28–36).

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(3) Major. The non-subdued grade insignia is a gold-colored oak leaf, in a satin finish with an irregular surface, 11⁄8 inches high and 1 inch wide. The leaf is worn with the stem facing the outside shoulder seam. The subdued grade insignia is the same as above, except the color is brown (see fig 28–37).

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(4) Captain. The non-subdued grade insignia is two silver-colored bars, each 3⁄8 inch in width and 1 inch in length, with a smooth surface. The bars are spaced 1⁄4 inch apart and are worn lengthwise on shirt collars, parallel to the shoulder seam on shoulder loops. The subdued grade insignia is the same as above, except the color is black (see fig 28–38).

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(5) First lieutenant. The non-subdued grade insignia is one silver-colored bar, 3⁄8 inch in width and 1 inch in length, with a smooth surface. The bar is worn lengthwise on shirt collars, parallel to the shoulder seam on shoulder loops. The subdued grade insignia is the same as above, except the color is black (see fig 28–39).

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(6) Second lieutenant. The non-subdued grade insignia is one gold-colored bar, 3⁄8 inch in width and 1 inch in length, with a smooth surface. The bar is worn lengthwise on shirt collars, parallel to the shoulder seam on shoulder loops. The subdued grade insignia is the same as above, except the color is brown (see fig 28–40).

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(7) Chief warrant officer 5 (CW5). The non-subdued grade insignia is a silver-colored bar, 3⁄8 inch in width and 11⁄8 inches in length, with a black line in the center of the bar.

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(8) Chief warrant officer 4 (CW4). The non-subdued grade insignia is a silver-colored bar, 3⁄8 inch in width and 11⁄8 inches in length, with four black enamel squares. The bar is worn lengthwise on shirt collars, parallel to the shoulder seam on shoulder loops. The subdued grade insignia is the same as above, except that the color is olive-drab with black squares (see fig 28–42).

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(9) Chief warrant officer 3 (CW3). The non-subdued grade insignia is a silver-colored bar, 3⁄8 inch in width and 11⁄8 inches in length, with three black enamel squares. The bar is worn lengthwise on shirt collars, parallel to the shoulder seam on shoulder loops. The subdued grade insignia is the same as above, except that the color is olive-drab with black squares (see fig 28–43).

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(10) Chief warrant officer 2 (CW2). The non-subdued grade insignia is a silver-colored bar, 3⁄8 inch in width and 11⁄8 inches in length, with two black enamel squares. The bar is worn lengthwise on shirt collars, parallel to the shoulder seam on shoulder loops. The subdued grade insignia is the same as above, except that the color is olive-drab with black squares (see fig 28–44).

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(11) Warrant officer 1 (WO1). The non-subdued grade insignia is a silver-colored bar, 3⁄8 inch in width and 11⁄8 inches in length, with one black enamel square. The bar is worn lengthwise on shirt collars, parallel to the shoulder seam on shoulder loops. The subdued grade insignia is the same as above, except that the color is olive-drab with one black square (see fig 28–45).

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b. How worn.

(1) Non-subdued.

(a) On the Army green and white uniform coats, black all-weather coat, and the windbreaker, officer grade insignia

is worn on the shoulder loops, 5⁄8 inch from the outside shoulder seam, and centered front to back (see fig 28–46).

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(b) On the hospital duty uniform for male and female officers, the grade insignia is worn centered on the right collar, 1 inch from the lower edge of the collar, with the centerline of the insignia parallel to the lower edge of the collar.

(c) Headgear grade insignia is discussed in paragraph 28–3.

(2) Subdued.

(a) Officers wear subdued grade insignia on all utility uniforms, with the exception of the hospital duty uniform, as

described above (see para 28–6b(1)(b)), and on the ECWCS (Gortex) parka.

(b) On utility uniforms, the subdued insignia is worn centered horizontally on the right collar, 1 inch from the lower

edge of the collar, with the centerline of the insignia parallel to the lower edge of the collar (see fig 28–47). On cold- weather coats and flight uniforms, the subdued grade insignia is worn on the shoulder loops in the same manner as the non-subdued insignia described above. On the ECWCS (Gortex) parka, the subdued insignia is worn centered on the front tab. Wear of cloth rank insignia tab on the front tab of the ECWCS parka is authorized, as described in paragraph 28–8d, below. Only subdued pin-on grade insignia is worn on organizational clothing, unless otherwise specified in this regulation.

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(c) Officers may not mix pin-on and sew-on grade insignia on the uniform. However if they wear sew-on insignia on the shirts, they may wear pin-on insignia on the field jacket or headgear, or vice versa.