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Description and Wear of Uniform Components
Collar/Chest, Slip-on Insignia
Article 3603.12





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The appropriate embroidered rank/rate collar and chest, slip-on insignias will be worn on the NWU 
by personnel E4-O10.  Except for flag officers, on the NWU Type I 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).
  On the NWU Type III, the sewn-on tab is 3 1/2 inches tall and 1 1/2 inches wide.
The shirt rank tab top edge is in alignment with the top seam of the chest pockets. On the parka, the
rank tab edge is located 2 inches to the left of the wearer from the primary zipper.
  On the fleece, the
rank tab edge is 1/2 inch from the zipper on left side, and extends down from
the chest seam.
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/chest tab.  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. On the NWU Type III the chest slip-on insignia is centered on the sewn-on tab.
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.  On the NWU Type III, only the grade insignia is worn.
d.  Chief petty officers will wear the 1-1/4 inch embroidered cap insignia on NWU Type I and the standard size chest slip-on insignia on the NWU Type III.
e.  Petty officers will wear the appropriate miniature embroidered petty officer collar/chest slip-on insignia.
f.  Enlisted rating specialty insignias and staff corps devices are not authorized to be worn on the NWU.



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