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Description and Wear of Uniform Components
3603.12.  Embroidered Chest Rank Insignia




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The appropriate embroidered rank/rate chest insignia (NWU Type III) will be worn by personnel E4-O10. 
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 and the chest tab.  On the NWU Type III, the rank tab is inserted into and pulled through the slip-on chest insignia.  The chest insignia is then centered over the rank tab.
b.  Line officers (O1-O6) will wear the regular size embroidered grade insignia.
c.  Staff corps officers and warrant officers will wear only the grade insignia on the rank tab with the exception of Chaplains.  Chaplains are authorized to wear the Chaplain Staff Corps Insignia above their grade insignia.
d.  Chief Petty Officers will wear the standard chest insignia on the NWU Type III.
e.  Petty officers will wear the standard chest insignia on the NWU Type III.
f.  Enlisted rating specialty insignias and staff corps devices (except Chaplains) are not authorized to be worn on the NWU.

g. The silver thread NWU Type III CAPTAIN (O-6) rank insignia may be optionally worn in non-tactical environments only.


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