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Description and Wear of Uniform Components

Article 3603.14
Identification Badges

The following Identification Badges as shown in article 5101 are authorized to be worn on the NWU:  Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON), Fleet Master Chief (FLTCM), Force Master Chief (FORCM), Command Master Chief (CMDCM), Chief of the Boat (COB), Command Senior Chief (CMDCS), and Command Chief badges, Command Career Counselor, Recruit Division Commander (RDC), and Security/Law Enforcement.  The wearing of authorized badges are as follows:
a.  All enlisted personnel will wear identification badges on the NWU shirt centered on the wearer's left pocket flap.  See figure/pictures in the diagram below.
b.  All officers will wear identification badges above the wearer's right pocket centered 1/4 inch above their name.  See figure/pictures in the diagram below.
c.  Identification badges can be either metal or embroidered on a strip of NWU fabric.  Pin on devices shall not be worn on the NWU when metal devices might present a Foreign Object Damage (FOD) or safety hazard.

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