RANK/RATE INSIGNIA
4101 - Officer Sleeve Insignia


 
 
SECTION 1   ARTICLE
1. SLEEVE INSIGNIA 4101
2. SLEEVE DEVICES FOR LINE AND STAFF CORPS 4102
3. SHOULDER INSIGNIA 4103
4. COLLAR GRADE INSIGNIA 4104




4101.  SLEEVE INSIGNIA 
 
1.  Description.  They are gold stripes in widths of either 2 inch, ½ inch, or 1/4 inch indicating the individual's rank.
 
2.  Position.  Stripes encircle the sleeve with the lower edge of the first stripe 2 inches from the edge of the sleeve.  Multiple stripes have 1/4 inch intervals in between.


3. Entitlements 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FADM
 
ADM
 
VADM
 
RADM
 
RDML
 
CAPT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CDR
 
LCDR
 
LT
 
LTJG
 
ENS
   

a.  Officer.  Officers wear sleeve insignia as indicated below: 
 
(1) FLEET ADMIRAL.  Wear one 2 inch stripe with four ½ inch stripes above it.
 
(2) ADMIRAL.  Wear one 2 inch stripe with three ½ inch stripes above it.
 
(3) VICE ADMIRAL.  Wear one 2 inch stripe with two ½ inch stripes above it.

(4) REAR ADMIRAL.  Wear one 2 inch stripe with one ½ inch stripe above it.

(5) REAR ADMIRAL (Lower Half).  Wear one 2 inch stripe.

(6) CAPTAIN.  Wear four ½ inch stripes.

(7) COMMANDER.  Wear three ½ inch stripes.

(8) LIEUTENANT COMMANDER.  Wear two ½ inch stripes with one 1/4 inch stripe in between.

(9) LIEUTENANT.  Wear two ½ inch stripes.

(10) LIEUTENANT (JUNIOR GRADE).  Wear one ½ inch stripe with one 1/4 inch stripe above it.

(11) ENSIGN.  Wear one ½ inch stripe.

 
b.  Warrant Officers 

(1) Warrant Officers wear sleeve insignia appropriate to their grade as indicated below:
 
       
W-5
 
W-4
 
W-3
 
W-2
 
W-1
 

(a) CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER, W-5. Wear one 1/2 inch stripe with 1/8 inch blue strip broken by one hash mark, centered on the outer face of the sleeve.

(b) CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER, W-4.  Wear one ½ inch stripe with one break, centered on the outer face of the sleeve.

(c) CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER, W-3.  Wear one ½ inch stripe with breaks 2 inches apart, two breaks centered symmetrically on outer face of sleeve.

(d) CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER, W-2.  Wear one ½ inch stripe with breaks 2 inches apart, three breaks centered symmetrically on outer face of sleeve.

(e) WARRANT OFFICER, W-1.  Wear one 1/4 inch stripe with breaks 2 inches apart, three breaks cen­tered symmetrically on outer face of sleeve.


 
(2) Sleeve stripes are single, ½ inch gold stripes with ½ inch break(s) of bright blue.  
 

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