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4311 - Headgear Insignia

 

 

RANK/RATE INSIGNIA

SECTION 3:

HEADGEAR INSIGNIA

 

 

 

 

PART 1:

COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND WARRANT OFFICERS HEADGEAR INSIGNIA

 

 

Article

1.

CAP DEVICE

4311.1

2.

VISOR ORNAMENTATION

4311.2

3.

CHIN STRAPS

4311.3

4.

HEADGEAR

4311.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

4311.  HEADGEAR INSIGNIA (COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND WARRANT OFFICERS

     1.  Cap Device

          a.  Commissioned Officers and Commissioned Warrant Officers.  Consists of two gold crossed fouled anchors with burnished silver shield surmounted by a burnished silver spread eagle facing to wearer's right.  It may be embroidered or made of metal (standard or high relief).  The device is attached to the mount of the combination cap band.  Miniature cap devices have the same design but the overall size is reduced by one-half.

 

          b.  Warrant Officers, W-1.  Consists of two crossed gold color foul anchors, of a size to be inscribed in a circle 2-1/4 inches in diameter.  The unfouled arm of the stock shall point inward.  It may be embroidered or made of metal.  The device shall be attached to the mount of the combination cap band.

     2.  Visor Ornamentation

          a.  Male flag officers' cap visors are covered with dark blue cloth, embroidered with two rows of gold oak leaves and acorns.  Female flag officers' hat bands are dark blue cloth, embroidered with two rows of gold oak leaves and acorns.  The hat band is encircled at the top by gold braid piping approximately 1/8 inch wide.

       

         b.  For Captains and Commanders the visor/hat band ornamentation is one vice two rows of the same ornamentation as for Flag Officers.

          c.  For officers of the rank of Lieutenant Commander and below the visor/hat band is plain.

    

3.  Chin Straps

          a.  For all commissioned officers and commissioned warrant officers, chin straps shall be ½ inch wide, faced with gold lace, and shall be secured at each side of the cap by a Navy eagle, gilt button.

         

          b.  For warrant officers, W-1, chin straps shall be 1/4 inch wide, faced with gold lace, and shall be secured at each side of the cap by a Navy eagle, gilt button.

    

 4.  Headgear

          a.  Combination Cap.  Insignia on combination caps consists of a cap device, chin strap, and retaining buttons.  An embroidered visor/hat band is worn by officers of the rank of Commander and above.  Female officers, 0-5 and above, do not wear the gold chin strap.

          b.  Garrison Cap.  Insignia on the garrison cap consists of metal collar size grade insignia and miniature cap device.

               (1) Miniature Cap Device

                    (a) Commissioned Officers and Commissioned Warrant Officers).  Metal insignia designed like the cap device for combination caps, but reduced by one-half.

                    (b) Warrant Officers, W-1.  Metal insignia of the same design and color as the cap device described for wear on the combination cap except that each dimension shall be reduced by one-half.

               (2) Position.  Cap devices and rank devices, for garrison caps, are worn on the left and right side, respectively.

           c.  Berets.  Officers wear the miniature hat insignia on berets aligned above the left eye.