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Description and Wear of Uniform Components
Collar Insignia
Article 3603.12





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The appropriate embroidered rank/rate collar insignias will be worn on the NWU by personnel E4 to O10.  Except for flag officers, the center of the insignia will be placed at a point approximately 1 inch from the front and lower edges of the collar and the vertical axis of the insignia will lie along an imaginary line bisecting the angle of the collar point.  Eagles face the front (inward).


a.  Rear admirals will wear the regular size embroidered grade insignia.  Vice admirals and admirals will wear a slightly smaller size insignia to properly fit on the collar.  The insignia will be centered between the top and bottom edge of the collar, with the outer edge of the insignia approximately 1 inch from the front edge of the collar, and with one ray of each star pointing toward the top edge of the collar.


b.  Line officers (O1-O6) will wear the regular size embroidered grade insignia.


c.  Staff corps officers and warrant officers will wear the regular size embroidered grade insignia on the right collar and appropriate equally sized corps device or warrant officers' line device.


d.  Chief petty officers will wear the 1-1/4 inch embroidered cap insignia.


e.  Petty officers will wear the appropriate miniature embroidered petty officer collar insignia.


f.  Enlisted rating specialty insignias are not authorized to be worn on the NWU.



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