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5101 - Identification Badges 

 

IDENTIFICATION BADGES/AWARDS/INSIGNIA

SECTION 1:

IDENTIFICATION BADGES

 

 

Article

1.

PROVISIONS FOR WEAR

5101.1

2.

AUTHORIZED IDENTIFICATION BADGES

5101.2

3.

ELIGIBILITY AND DESCRIPTION OF AUTHORIZED IDENTIFICATION BADGES

5101.3

5101.  IDENTIFICATION BADGES

     1.  Provisions for Wear.  Only one identification badge may be worn at a time, except the post-tour Navy Fleet/Force/Command Master Chief Badge <(see article 5101.3.e.)>.  If you qualify for more than one badge, wear the badge representing your present assignment, otherwise, wear the badge you prefer.  Attach badges directly to the uniform.  Do not hang them on the uniform by key chains or material backings, etc.

     2.  Authorized Identification Badges

          Presidential Service Badge
          Vice Presidential Service Badge
          Office of Secretary of Defense
          Joint Chiefs of Staff
          Navy Fleet/Force/Command Master Chief
          Recruiting Command
          Career Counselor
          Recruit Division Commander
          Merchant Marine Service Emblem
          MAA/Law Enforcement Badge

     3.  Eligibility and Description of Authorized Identification Badges

          a.  Presidential Service Badge

            

               (1) Eligibility.  This badge is authorized to be worn by personnel detailed to duty in the White House who have been awarded a Presidential Service Certificate.

               (2) Description.  Consists of a replica of the coat of arms of the President of the United States in gold, encircled with 50 silver stars, on a blue enamel disk with the outer edge of gold rays radiating from the center, 1-3/4 inches in diameter.

               (3) Correct Wear.  Wear on the right side.  The badge may be worn on all uniforms other than working uniforms.  This badge may be worn during and after the period of detail.

                    (a) Men

                         - On pockets with flaps, center the badge between the lower point of the flap and bottom of the pocket, midway between the sides.

                         - On pockets without flaps, center the badge on the pocket.

                         - On full dress uniforms, center the identification badge on the right side in a position corresponding to other badges worn on the left of full dress uniforms.  <(See article 5101.3.c.3)>

                    (b) Women

                         - Center the badge 1/4 inch above the coat/shirt pocket or above authorized ribbons/name tag/incumbent command insignia.

                    (c) Formal and Dinner Dress Uniforms

                         - Men and women center badge on the right lapel, so the top of the badge is aligned with the top of the upper row of miniature medals.

          b.  Vice Presidential Service Badge

               

               (1) Eligibility.  This badge is authorized to be worn by personnel detailed to duty in the Office of the Vice President and who have been awarded a Vice Presidential Service Certificate.

               (2) Description.  Consists of a white enameled disc surrounded by 27 gold rays radiating from the center, 1‑15/16 inches in diameter.  A gold device taken from the seal of the Vice President of the United States is in the center of the white disc.

               (3) Correct Wear.  Wear on the right side.  The badge may be worn on all uniforms other than working uniforms.  The badge may be worn during and after the period of detail.

                    (a) Men

                         - On pockets with flaps, center the badge between the lower point of the flap and bottom of the pocket, midway between the sides. 

                         - On pockets without flaps, center the badge on the pocket.

                         - On full dress uniforms, center the identification badge on the right in a position cor­responding to badges worn on the left for full dress.  <(See article 5101.3.c(3))>

                     (b) Women

                          - Center the badge 1/4 inch above the coat/shirt pocket or above authorized ribbons/name tag/incumbent command insignia.

                     (c) Formal and Dinner Dress Uniforms

                          - Men and women center badge on the right lapel, so the top of the badge is aligned with the top of the upper row of miniature medals.

               c.  Office of Secretary of Defense

                

               (1) Eligibility.  This badge is authorized to be worn by personnel who have received a certificate of eligibility from the Office of the Secretary of Defense authorizing them to wear the insignia.

               (2) Description.  Consists of a gold spread eagle grasping three gold crossed arrows, and an enamel shield with 13 red and white stripes and a blue chief, surcharged on its breast; passing behind the wing tips is a gold amulet bearing 13 gold stars above the eagle; a wreath of laurel and a green enamel olive is below the eagle, the whole is superimposed on a silver sunburst of 33 rays, approximately 2 inches in diameter.  Miniature badges are approximately 1-1/2 inches in diameter.

               (3) Correct Wear.  Wear on the left side.  The badge may be worn on all uniforms other than working uniforms.  This badge may be worn during and after the period of detail.

                    (a) Men

                         - Wear the designated size badge.  (See para. (d) in this section.)

                         - On pockets with flaps, center the badge between the lower point of the flap and bottom of the pocket, midway between the sides.  <Figure 5-2-1>.

                         - On pockets without flaps, center the badge on the pocket.

                         - On full dress uniforms, center the identification badge on the left pocket 1/4 inch below the lowest row of medals or below the second breast insig­nia, if authorized.  If breast insignia, medals and identification badge combined cause the identification badge to be positioned on or below the lower seam of the pocket, incumbents do not wear the secondary breast insignia.  Post-tour personnel may wear either the identification badge or secondary breast insignia.

                    (b) Women

                         - Wear the designated size badge.  (See para.(d) in this section.)

                         - Center the badge 1/4 inch above the coat/shirt pocket or above authorized ribbons/large medals/breast insig­nia.  <Figure 5-2-1>.

                    (c) Formal and Dinner Dress Uniforms

                         - Men and women center badge 1/4 inch below the lowest row of miniature medals or secondary breast insignia.

                    (d) Correct Size Badge
      
                   (Incumbent and Post-Tour Personnel)

                        Miniature               Large

                        Summer White        Full Dress
                        Service Khaki         Service Dress
                        Formal Dress
                        Dinner Dress
                        Service Dress White (Jumper)

               d.  Joint Chiefs of Staff

                   

               (1) Eligibility.  This badge is authorized for personnel designated in JSI 1310.01.

               (2) Description.  Regular badge, approximately 2-1/4 inches by 2 inches, consists of an oval silver metal wreath of laurel with the United States shield, (the Chief in blue enamel and the 13 stripes alter­nating white and red enamel) on four gold metal un­sheathed swords.  Two swords are in pale and two are in saltire with points to Chief, the points and pommels resting on the wreath, the blades and grips entwined with a gold metal continuous scroll surrounding the shield with the word JOINT at the top and the words CHIEFS OF STAFF at the bottom, all tin blue enamel letters.  Miniature badges are approximately 1-1/2 inches in diameter.

               (3) Correct Wear.  Wear on the left side.  The badge may be worn on all uniforms other than working uniforms.  This badge may be worn during and after the period of detail.

                    (a) Men

                         - Wear the designated size badge.  (See paragraph (d) in this section.)

                         - On pockets with flaps, center the badge between the lower point of the flap and bottom of the pocket, midway between the sides.  <Figure 5-2-1>.

                         - On pockets without flaps, center the badge on the pocket.

                         - On full dress uniforms, center the identification badge on the left pocket 1/4 inch below the lowest row of medals or below the second breast insig­nia, if authorized.  If breast insignia, medals and identification badge combined cause the identification badge to be positioned on or below the lower seam of the pocket, incumbents do not wear the secondary breast insignia.  Post-tour personnel may wear either the identification badge or secondary breast insignia.

                   (b) Women

                        - Wear the designated size badge.  (See paragraph (d) in this section.)

                        - Center the badge 1/4 inch above the coat/shirt pocket or above authorized ribbons/large medals/breast insignia.  <Figure 5-2-1>.

                   (c) Formal and Dinner Dress Uniforms

                        - Men and women center badge 1/4 inch below the lowest row of miniature medals or secondary breast insignia.

                   (d) Correct Size Badge 
                        (Incumbent and post-tour personnel)

                  Miniature               Regular

                  Summer White        Full Dress
                  Service Khaki         Service Dress
                  Formal Dress
                  Dinner Dress
                  Service Dress White (Jumper)

          e.  Command Senior Enlisted Leader Identification Badge

                  

               (1) Eligibility.  This badge is worn by all military personnel assigned to and performing the duties of Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON), Fleet Master Chief (FLTCM), Force Master Chief (FORCM), Command Master Chief (CMC) (NEC 9580), Chief of the Boat (COB) (NEC 9579), Command Senior Chief (CSC) (NEC 9578), and collateral duty Command Master Chief, Command Senior Chief and Command Chief.

             (2) Description.  Regular badges are ap­proximately 1-3/4 inches by 1-3/8 inches, oval, and bor­dered with a gold chain.  The Master or Senior Chief Petty Officer device and identifying silver plate, with applicable raised silver lettering ("Navy", "Fleet", "Force", or "Command"), are centered on a brushed gold background.  Miniature badges are one-half the size of the regular badge.

                (3) Correct Wear.  Only one Command Senior Enlisted Identification Badge may be worn at any one time.  The badge may be worn during and after the period of detail.  This badge is the only identification badge that may be worn post-tour when wearing another identification badge as an incumbent.

                     (a) The full size Command Senior Enlisted Leader Identification Badge will be worn on all uniforms except the Dinner Dress Uniforms.

                     (b) When wearing the Command Senior Enlisted Identification Badge with the new Navy Working Uniform (NWU), follow the procedures prescribed in chapter 3, section 6, article <3603>.

Otherwise, wear the badge as follows:

                     (c) Incumbents

                          1.  Men wear on the left pocket.  On pockets with flaps,  (except NWU), center the badge between the lower point of the flap and bottom of the pocket, midway between the sides.  On pockets without flaps, center the badge on the pocket.  On the full dress uniforms, center the badge on the left pocket 1/4 inch below the lowest row of medals or below the second breast insignia, if authorized.  If breast insignia, medals and identification badge combined cause the identification badge to be positioned on or below the lower seam of the pocket, do not wear the secondary breast insignia. On the NWU wear the badge centered on the left shirt pocket flap.

                          2.  Women wear the full size badge centered 1/4 inch above the right breast pocket.  On uniforms without breast pockets, place the badge in the same relative position as ribbons/medals.  When wearing a name tag, center the device 1/4 inch above nametag.  As an option, the command senior enlisted leader identification badge may be worn centered on the left breast pocket.  On pockets with flaps, center the badge between the lower point of the flap and bottom of the pocket, midway between the sides.  On pockets without flaps, center the badge on the pocket.  On the full dress uniforms, center the badge on the left pocket 1/4 inch below the lowest row of medals or below the second breast insignia, if authorized.  The badge will be worn in such manner to preserve the dignity and appearance of the Navy uniform.

                          3.  Dinner Dress Uniforms.  Men and women wear the miniature size badge 1/4 inch below the lowest row of miniature medals or secondary breast insignia.

                  (d) Post-tour Senior Enlisted Leaders holding a valid 9580/9579 NEC who are not assigned to a 9580/9579 billet may wear the miniature command senior enlisted leader identification badge as follows:

                      1.  Men and women wear post tour SEL badge in the same position as incumbent SEL badge is worn.

                      2.  When wearing full dress uniforms, men center the badge 1/4 inch below the lower of either the medals or secondary breast insignia.  Women, center the badge 1/4 inch above the left pocket, medals or primary breast insignia.

                      3.  Post-tour wear on formal, dinner dress, and working uniforms is not authorized.

                  (e) When wearing full dress white, the combination of breast insignia, medals, and identification badge shall not extend below the lower seam of the pocket.

               (4) Per OPNAVINST 1306.2F, commands with designated collateral duty Command Master Chief, Senior Chief, or Command Chief will wear the appropriate Command Master, Senior, or Chief badge.  The post-tour miniature-sized insignia, is also authorized for these master chiefs, senior chiefs, or chiefs who successfully complete a collateral duty assignment of no less than 12 months and were designated in writing by the commanding officer of that particular command.

          f.  Recruiting Command

            

               (1) Eligibility.  This badge is worn by all military personnel while assigned to duty with the Navy Recruiting Command.  In addition, COMNAVCRUITCOM and COMNAVRESFOR recruiting personnel and PCN-1 (Recruit Procurement) instructors may be authorized by their respective commands to wear the Recruiting Command Identification Badge during recruiting duty or recruiter instructor duty.

               (2) Description.  Embossed around the out­side of the badge are "United States Navy," "Recruiting Command" and two stars.  The center contains an eagle design, similar to the Bureau of Naval Personnel seal.  Excellent performance meeting criteria set by COMNAVCRUITCOM is acknowledged with the addition of a gold metallic wreath and gold or silver stars.  All recruiters, officer and enlisted, serving in assigned recruiting billets in the direct recruiting production chain are eligible for the gold wreath award.  Subsequent awards are signified by silver stars added to the wreath and a gold star is issued in lieu of three silver stars.  Wear the wreath only while assigned to recruiting bil­lets designated by COMNAVCRUITCOM.

                (3) Correct Wear.  Wear on the left side.  The badge may be worn only on uniforms requiring large medals or ribbons.  This badge may be worn only during the period of detail.

                     (a) Men

                          - On pockets with flaps, center the badge between the lower point of the flap and bottom of the pocket, midway between the sides.  <Figure 5-2-1>.

                          - On pockets without flaps, center the badge on the pocket.

                          - On full dress uniforms, center the identification badge on the left pocket 1/4 inch below the lowest row of medals or below the second breast insignia, if authorized.  If breast insignia, medals and identification badge combined cause the identification badge to be positioned on or below the lower seam of the pocket, do not wear the secondary breast insignia.

                    (b) Women

                         - Center the badge 1/4 inch above the coat/shirt pocket or above authorized ribbons/large medals/breast insignia.  <Figure 5-2-1>.

          g.  Career Counselor

             

               (1) Eligibility

                    (a) This badge may be worn by all personnel in the Navy Counselor (NC) rating assigned as Command Career Counselor, all personnel possessing NEC 9588 and assigned as Command Career Counselor, and Command Career Counselor Course (CIN):  A-501-0011) Instructors.

                    (b) Additionally, USN/USNR(TAR) personnel and Selected Reservists designated as Command or Unit Career Counselor at a Naval Reserve Activity who have successfully completed the Career Information Course (CIN: R-501-0005) are authorized to wear the badge.  Designation as Command/Unit Career Counselor by the Commanding Officer shall be required in writing.

                    (c) The badge may also be worn by commanding officers, executive officers, and officers designated full-time retention officers on the staffs of the Chief of Naval Operations, fleet commanders-in-chief, and type commanders.  Those eligible to wear both Career Counselor and Navy Fleet/Force/Command Master Chief badges may only wear the latter unless specific permission to wear both has been granted by the Chief of Naval Operations.

               (2) Description.  The words are embossed around the outside of the badge in gold lettering set in a blue background ("United States Navy," "Career Counselor," and two stars).  The center contains an eagle design, similar to the Bureau of Naval Personnel seal.

               (3) Correct Wear.  Wear on the left side.  The badge may be worn on all uniforms except formal and dinner dress.  This badge may be worn only during the period of detail.

                    (a) Men

                         - On pockets with flaps, center the badge between the lower point of the flap and bottom of the pocket, midway between the sides.  <Figure 5-2-1>.

                         - On pockets without flaps, center the badge on the pocket.

                         - On full dress uniforms, center the identification badge on the left pocket 1/4 inch below the lowest row of medals or below the second breast insignia, if authorized.  If breast insignia, medals and identification badge combined cause the identification badge to be positioned on or below the lower seam of the pocket, do not wear the secondary breast insignia.

                    (b) Women

                         - Center the badge 1/4 inch above the coat/shirt pocket or above authorized ribbons/large medals/breast insignia.  <Figure 5-2-1>.

          h.  Recruit Division Commander Badge and Gold Wreath Award

 

     

               (1) Eligibility.  The Recruit Division Commander (RDC) badge is worn by all personnel possessing an NEC of 9508 and assigned to duty as a Recruit Division Commander at a Recruit Training Command.  The Gold Wreath of Excellence is worn by RDCs (9508 NEC), who demonstrate sustained performance of excellence that meets criteria set by the Commanding Officer, Recruit Training Command.

               (2) Description.  A gold rope borders the RDC badge, and a black band inside the gold rope is embossed in gold lettering with the words "Division Commander".  The center contains an eagle design, similar to the Bureau of Naval Personnel Seal, on a white background encircled by gold link.  On the Gold Wreath Award, a gold wreath borders the badge.  A white scroll with the word "Excellence" in gold inside the gold wreath is embossed in gold lettering with the words "Division Commander".  The center contains an eagle design, similar to the Bureau of Naval Personnel Seal, on a white background encircled by gold link

               (3) Correct Wear.  Wear on the left side.  The badge may be worn on all uniforms except formal or dinner dress.  This badge may be worn only during the period of detail.

                    (a) Men

                         - On pockets with flaps, center the badge between the lower point of the flap and bottom of the pocket, midway between the sides.  <Figure 5-2-1>.

                         - On pockets without flaps, center the badge on the pocket.

                         - On full dress uniforms, center the identification badge on the left pocket 1/4 inch below the lowest row of medals or below the second breast insignia, if authorized.  If breast insignia, medals and identification badge combined cause the identification badge to be positioned on or below the lower seam of the pocket, do not wear the identification badge.

                    (b) Women

                          - Center the badge 1/4 inch above the coat/shirt pocket or above authorized ribbons/large medals/breast insig­nia.  <Figure 5-2-1>.

                          - On the NWU's, center the badge between the lower point of the flap and bottom of the pocket, midway between the sides.  <Figure 5-2-1>.

          i.  Merchant Marine Service Emblem

 

               (1) Eligibility.  Issued to active merchant seamen for service from December 7, 1941 to July 25, 1947.

               (2) Description.  A circular, gold metal emblem, 1 inch in diameter, with a gold anchor superimposed in the center of a silver federal shield.  UNITED STATES MERCHANT MARINE is inscribed around the device.

               (3) Correct Wear.  Wear on the left side.  The badge may be worn on all uniforms other than working uniforms.  Post-tour wear is authorized.

                    (a) Men

                         - On pockets with flaps, center the badge between the lower point of the flap and bottom of the pocket, midway between the sides.  <Figure 5-2-1>.

                         - On pockets without flaps, center the badge on the pocket.

                         - On full dress uniforms, center the identification badge on the left pocket 1/4 inch below the lowest row of medals or below the second breast insig­nia, if authorized.  If breast insignia, medals and identi­fica­tion badge combined cause the identification badge to be positioned on or below the lower seam of the pocket, do not wear the identification badge.

                    (b) Women

                         - Center the badge 1/4 inch above the coat/shirt pocket or above authorized ribbons/large medals/breast insignia.  <Figure 5-2-1>.

                    (c) Formal and Dinner Dress Uniforms

                         - Center the badge 1/4 inch below the lowest row of miniature medals.

          j.  Navy Security Force Identification Badges  

 

               (1) Description.  U.S. Navy Security Force Identification badge/patch will be standardized in design and color reflecting three categories of security duties: U.S. Navy Security Forces, U.S. Navy Corrections Specialist and U.S. Navy Command Master-At-Arms.  Security Badges will be metal or embroidered patches, gold in color, black lettering and approximately 2 1/2 inch in height by 1 3/4 inch in width.  Metal badges will be stamped with raised insignia.  The face of the badge/patch will have a right facing eagle perched atop a wreathed shield.  Additionally:

                    (a) Navy Security Forces (NSF): The top scroll (line 1) will be stamped U.S. Navy; The second scroll (line 2) will be stamped security; The third scroll (line 3) will be stamped forces; and the fourth scroll (line 4) will be engraved with a four digit number by Defense Logistics Agency Support (DLA-TS).  The center piece will be the master-at-arms (MA) rating insignia.  The fourth scroll of the embroidered patch will have a black embossed star vice a four digit number.

                         (b) Corrections Specialist: The top scroll (line 1) will be stamped U.S. Navy; the second scroll (line 2) will be stamped correction; the third scroll (line 3) will be stamped specialist; and fourth scroll (line 4) will have black embossed star.  The center piece will be a fouled anchor.

                         (c) Command Master-At-Arms (CMAA): The top scroll (line 1) will be stamped U.S. Navy; The second scroll (line 2) will be stamped CMAA, the third scroll (line 3) will be blank; and fourth scroll (line 4) will have a black embossed star.  The center piece will be a fouled anchor.

                  (2) Occasion for wear. The U.S. Navy identification badge/patch will be standardized as follows:

                    (a) Navy Security Forces (NSF) badge/patch.  All security LDO/CWO (649X/749X) and rated Master-At-Arms will wear the badge for the duration of their duty within the career path.  Personnel who change designators or rating out of the NSF career field will no longer be authorized continuous wear of wear of the NSF badge.  Personnel assigned permanent change of station (PCS) to security force duties, auxiliary security force members, and reserve security force personnel will be authorized to wear the NSF badge/patch for the duration of their assignment.

                    (b) Corrections Specialist badge/patch.  Personnel assigned permanent change of station (PCS) orders to correction facilities will be authorized to wear the U.S. Navy correction specialist badge/patch for the duration of their assignment only.

                    (c) Command Master-At-Arms badge/patch.  Personnel assigned to command master at arms duties will be authorized to wear the CMAA badge/patch for the duration of their assignment.

                   (3) Manner of wear. Metal badges will be worn on all uniforms centered one quarter of an inch above the right breast pocket, name tag or name tape, as applicable.  On uniforms without a right breast pocket, place it in the same relative position as the ribbons/medals.  When wearing a nametag, center the badge one quarter of an inch above the nametag.  Embroidered patches may be worn on working uniforms (NWU Type I, II, and III only) centred above and flush with the wearer's nametape.

          k.  Joint/Unified Command Identification Badges.

              (1) Navy personnel assigned to Joint/Unified Commands may be authorized to wear distinctive command identification badges, but only on approval from the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO).  Requests for authorization will include a photograph, drawing, or sample of the device and local regulations regarding its wear.  Unless otherwise prescribed in the approval letter, Joint/Unified Command identification badges will be worn in the same general manner as prescribed for the Office of Secretary of Defense and Joint Chiefs of Staff badges.  Approved Joint/Unified Command identification badges may be worn for the duration of assignment to that command only.

              (2) CNO approved Joint/Unified Command identification badges include: United Nations, Defense Intelligence Agency, Defense Information Systems Agency, Army Medical Department Center/School, Defense Commissary Agency, Inter-American Defense College Command, Department of State, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Atlantic Intelligence Command, U.S. European Command, Defense Finance and Accounting Service, U.S. Special Operations Command, NATO EASTLANT, Military Postal Service Agency, Defense Logistics Agency, U.S. Pacific Command, U.S. Joint Forces Command, U.S. Central Command, U.S. Transportation Command, U.S. Strategic Command, U.S. Southern Command, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), Allied Forces Southern Europe and its subordinate units (HQ AFSOUTH, LANDSOUTH, LANDSOUTHEAST, STRIKEFORSOUTH, NAVSOUTH, AIRSOUTH, 5 ATAF, 6 ATAF and JSSG/6ATAF/ LANDSOUTHEAST), Air Force Education and Training Command Instructor Badge, U.S. Forces Japan, National Defense University Badge, Joint Intelligence Center Pacific, Joint Communications Support Element, U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), National Security Agency, Central Security Agency, United States Africa Command (U.S.AFRICOM), and United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM).

 

 

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