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4104 - Collar Grade Insignia

1.  General.  Wear miniature sized metal grade insig­nia on the collar points of khaki shirts.

2.  Description.  Collar grade insignia replicates metal shoulder insignia except flag officers' miniature multiple stars which are connected as follows:
Vice Admiral
Rear Admiral

Rear Admiral
(Lower Half)


 3.  Manner of Wearing.  Line officers wear the grade insignia on both collar points.  Captains wear with the top of the eagle's head toward the collar, and head and olive branch pointing to the front (both staff corps and line officers).  Staff corps officers, chief warrant officers and warrant officers wear grade insignia on the right collar point and staff insignia on the left collar point.

a.  Open Collar Short Sleeve Shirts.  Center the insignia 1 inch from the front and lower edges of the collar and position the vertical axis of the insignia along an imaginary line bisecting the angle of the collar point. 


b.  Flag Officers.  Wear collar insignia on open collar short sleeve shirts in the manner shown below: 

4.  LINE AND STAFF CORPS COLLAR INSIGNIA.  Consists of insignia indicating staff corps or line.  Staff corps officers and warrant officers wear them on the left collar point of shirts in the manner described for collar grade insignia.  The vertical axis of the insignia is aligned with the bisecting line of the collar point on open collar shirts.  They have the same design as those worn on the sleeves of blue coats but the dimensions conform to the specifications and standards sample.  These devices are primarily in gold color metal with silver symbol as applicable.  Leaves are veined, but otherwise smooth, and do not simulate embroi­dery.

Regular and miniature sizes of grade insignia have dimensions shown below (regular – largest, miniature – smallest):

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