eagle and specialty mark embroidered in silver
thread. The rating badge and service stripes are
either scarlet or gold, depending on the length and
type of service. Service stripes are discussed later
in this section.
The white dinner dress jacket rating badge has
a white background. The rating badge and
service stripes are blue or gold, depending on the
length and type of service. The specialty mark is
silver. The aviation working green uniform rating
badge has a forest green background. The rating
badge, service stripes, and specialty mark are navy
blue. You do not wear a rating badge on the
tropical dinner dress blue, summer white, service
dress white, full dress white, dinner dress white,
or khaki uniforms.
Senior and Master Chief Petty Officer
The rating badge of a senior or master
chief petty officer varies only slightly from
the chief petty officers rating badge. The senior
chief petty officer rating badge has a silver star
centered about 1 inch above the head of the eagle.
On the cap and collar devices, the star is in the
ring of the stock. The master chief petty officer
rating badge has a star placed about 1 inch above
each wing tip. The stars on the cap and collar
devices are placed on the upper edge of the stock.
The stars for senior and master chief are made
of embroidered silver thread. When a master chief
petty officer is assigned as the command master
chief, the specialty mark is replaced with a silver
star. If assigned to a billet as fleet or force master
chief, the stars will be of embroidered gold thread.
The master chief petty officer of the Navy wears
three gold stars in a line above the eagle. A gold
star replaces the rating specialty mark. The
collar and cap devices also have three stars, but
the center star is slightly higher than the other
two (see fig. 7-14).
Figure 7-14.-Rating badges and collar devices worn by senior, master, command, and fleet/force chiefs and the master
chief petty officer of the Navy.