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Qualification Insignia, Devices & Badges

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The following is excerpted from the Uniform Regulations, COMDTINST M1020.6F, chapter 3.E.

Insignia

Insignia denote a significant level of qualification or designation in specialized fields that meet an established standard of knowledge, training, and experience.

When wearing ribbons or medals, a member may wear up to two insignia in accordance with the specific guidelines below.  When wearing two insignia, wear the insignia most applicable to the current assignment uppermost.  Otherwise, wear the most recently earned uppermost.

Full-size qualification insignia are worn on all uniforms except miniature insignia are worn on the Dinner Dress and formal uniforms.

The polishing or high gloss plating of Coast Guard qualification insignia originally finished in a single color (completely gold, silver, satin antique pewter or satin antique gold colored finishes) is authorized.  Personnel must make this modification at their own expense.  Polished or high gloss insignia are authorized for optional wear unless prohibited by the uniform prescribing authority.

Metal insignia are worn on all uniforms with the exception of the Operational Dress Uniform.

Insignia
Description Insignia Size UDC Stock
Number
 
Aviator Aviator Regulation BBA $6.60
Air Crew Air Crew Regulation BBAC $6.31
Aviation Rescue
Swimmer
Aviation Rescue Swimmer Regulation
Miniature
HRSIR
HRSIM
$6.43
$4.52
Aviation Mission
Specialist
Aviation Mission Specialist Regulation BBAMS $8.98
Cutterman - Officer Cutterman - officer Regulation
Miniature
BBCO
BBCOM
$4.58
$3.03
Cutterman - Enlisted Cutterman - enlisted Regulation
Miniature
BBCE
BBCEM
$4.35
$3.09
Naval Surface Warfare
(SWO) - Officer
Naval Surface Warfare (SWO) officer Regulation
Miniature
BBNSWO
BBNSWOM
$9.11
$3.14
Naval Surface Warfare
(SWO) - Enlisted
Naval Surface Warfare (SWO) enlisted Regulation
Miniature
BBNSWE
BBNSWEM
$6.49
$6.49
Boat Force Operations Boat Force Operations Regulation
Miniature
BFOIR
BFOIM
$9.52
$6.55
Boat Force Operations
(advanced qualification)
Boat Forces Operations (advanced qualification) Regulation
Miniature
ABFOIR
ABFOIM
$9.11
$6.55
Coxswain Coxswain Regulation
Miniature
BBCOX
BBCOXM
$3.93
$3.56
Surfman

Surfman

Regulation
Miniature
SBR
SBM
$4.52
$3.27
Scuba Diver
(Officer)

Scuba Diver (officer)

Regulation
Miniature
BBSDO
BBSDOM
$3.03
$2.62
Scuba Diver
(Enlisted)

Scuba Diver (enlisted)

Regulation
Miniature
BBSDE
BBSDEM
$3.09
$2.62
Second Class
Diver

Second Class Diver

Regulation
Miniature
BB2CD
BB2CDM
$3.50
$2.38

 

First Class
Diver

First Class Diver

Regulation
Miniature
BB1CD
BB1CDM
$3.70
$3.70
Port Security
(Officer)

Port Security (officer)

Regulation PSDO $4.52
Port Security
(Enlisted)

Port Security (enlisted)

Regulation PSDE $5.83
Marine Safety Marine Safety Regulation
Miniature
MSIR
MSIM
$8.73
$6.49
Law Enforcement
Detachment and
Tactical Law
Enforcement Team
Tactical Law Enforcement (TACLET) Regulation
Miniature
BBTLE
BBTLEM
$8.50
$6.49
Company Commander Company Commander Regulation
Miniature
CCBR
CCBM
$6.26
$4.35
Physician Assistant
and Nurse Practitioner

Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner

Regulation PAD $4.41

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Devices

Devices denote command afloat and command ashore experience.  The Command Afloat and Command Ashore Devices are considered equivalent.  Personnel entitled to wear the devices may wear them in addition to any other qualification insignia.  Full-size devices will be worn on full dress uniforms.  Miniature devices will be worn on all other uniforms.  Two command devices may be worn at the same time on most uniforms; however, incumbent COs and OICs are authorized to wear their current embroidered miniature device on the ODU.  It is standard protocol for admirals not to wear devices.

Devices
Description Device Size UDC Stock
Number
 
Command Afloat

Command Afloat

Regulation
Miniature
BBCS
BBCSM
$8.21
$4.70
Command Ashore

Command Ashore

Regulation
Miniature
BBCA
BBCAM
$6.79
$3.27
Officer in Charge Afloat

Officer in Charge Afloat

Regulation
Miniature
BBOICAF
BBOICAFM
$5.12
$2.85
Officer in Charge Ashore

Officer in Charge Ashore

Regulation
Miniature
BBOICAS
BBOICASM
$3.93
$2.74

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Service and Identification Badges

Service and identification badges provide recognition of personnel serving on special assignment.  Only two special service or identification badges may be worn at one time.  Full-size badges are worn on the Full Dress and Service Dress uniforms.  Miniature badges are worn on the Formal Dress, all Dinner Dress, Tropical Blue and Winter Dress uniforms.

Service and Identification Badges
Description Badge Size UDC Stock
Number
 
Command Master Chief,
Senior Chief, and Chief

An E-7, E-8, or E-9
rate/ pay grade insignia
placed on a gold oval shield
above the word "COMMAND".

*Photo's and pricing for
Command Silver badges
coming soon* Items can be purchased by contacting the UDC

Gold Command Master Chief (E-9)

E-9
Regulation
Miniature

BBCMC
BBCMCM

$14.89
$8.62
"Silver Badge" - Unit-designated command chiefs are authorized to wear the
full-size silver oval badge only while serving in that capacity.
"UNIT" silver identification
badges will be worn by unit
command chiefs.

 

E-9
Regulation
Miniature

E-8
Regulation
Miniature

E-7
Regulation
Miniature
BBUMC
BBUMCM


BBUSC
BBUSCM


BBUC
BBUCM
$14.87
$8.62


$14.28
$8.32

$13.38
$8.02

*Photo's and pricing for
AREA, MCPO-CGRF, MCPOCG, & RFMC Gold badges coming soon* Items can be purchased by contacting the UDC
   
 
The miniature version of the above Silver Badges is worn post-assignment for full-time,
non-collateral duty positions only, following successful tours in those positions.
The badge worn indicates the highest rank held when designated.

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