sea-air-land (SEAL) team detachments.
The Explosive Ordnance Disposal Warfare
insignia is worn by personnel who are qualified in the
identification and safe disposal of many different types
of ordnance produced by the United States, our allies,
and our enemies.
The Underwater insignia is worn by officer and
enlisted personnel qualified in various classes of diving.
The Underwater insignia is silver with the exception of
the Diving Officer and the Diver Medical insignia,
which are gold.
The Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist insignia
is worn by personnel who are qualified in all phases of
Naval Mobile Construction Battalion operations
including mobilization, combat operations, disaster
recovery, and combat readiness.
Most insignia worn by officers and enlisted
personnel are identical, with one exceptionthose
worn by officers are gold, while those worn by enlisted
personnel are silver. Examples of some of these are
Submarine, Small Craft, and Explosive Ordnance
Disposal. Two exceptions to this are the Enlisted
Aircrew insignia and the Naval Parachutists insignia,
which are gold.
Another type of special insignia worn by naval
personnel is an identification badge, which is displayed
by those engaged in Presidential service or assigned to
certain staffs, such as the organization of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff (JCS) or the Office of the Secretary of
Different commands within the Navy have special
emblems. Figure 10-20 shows one example of an
REVIEW 3 QUESTIONS
Q1. What is a striker mark?
Q2. To be eligible to wear a service stripe, you must
have served 4 full years of active or Reserve
service in what branch of the U.S. Armed
Q3. A naval officer is wearing one silver star insignia
on the uniform collar. What rank does this
Q4. When worn as a sleeve insignia, what device
designates the officer as a line officer?
Q5. What kind of special insignia is worn on the
breast by personnel qualified in underwater and
beach reconnaissance and demolition?
Learning Objectives: When you finish this chapter,
you will be able to
Recognize authorized military awards.
Identify the regulations governing their wear.
Figure 10-20.Chaplain corps emblem.