4331. HEADGEAR INSIGNIA (E1-E6)
1. Cap Device (E1-E6). Device consists of anodized (highly polished) spread Eagle, with block letters "USN" placed horizontally between the wing tips and centered above the eagle's head. This cap device is used with the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard, Washington, D.C. Cold Weather Cap described in article 6201.1a(9).
a. Garrison Cap. E4-E6 personnel center cap rank device (regular size insignia) on the left side of the garrison cap with the center of the device placed 2 inches from the front crease of the garrison cover and 1-1/2 inches from the bottom of the cover as shown in the picture below. Insignia consists of an eagle and chevrons of either bright shiny silver or gold finish. Petty Officers entitled to wear gold rating badges and service stripes on their Service Dress Blue uniform may optionally wear gold chevrons vice silver on their cap device. E1-E3 wear no insignia on the garrison cap.
b. Navy/Command Ball Cap. Regular size insignia may be worn on the Navy/Command Ball cap by E4-E6 Personnel. Insignia consists of an eagle and chevron(s) of either bright shiny silver or gold finish. Petty officers entitled to wear gold rating badges and service stripes on their Service Dress Blue uniform may optionally wear gold chevrons vice silver on their cap device. Center the device on the front of the ball cap, and 1-1/4 inches above the visor as shown in the figure below.
c. Size of Petty Officer Devices:
|Regular and Miniature Sizes:
|PO1 Regular 1-3/4"
|PO1 Miniature 1-1/4”
|PO2 Regular 1-1/2”
|PO2 Miniature 1"
|PO3 Regular 1-1/4"
|PO3 Miniature 7/8”