Rating badges are worn on the left sleeve of the
garment; centered vertically between the shoulder
seam and the elbow, as shown in figure 2-4.
Petty officers in paygrades E-4 through E-6 wear
pewter miniature collar devices on collar tips of the blue
windbreaker and the blue raincoat. The collar device
depicts a perched eagle over chevrons indicating the
wearers rate. Center the insignia 1 inch from the front
and lower edges of the collar and place the vertical axis
of the insignia along an imaginary line bisecting the
angle of the collar point, as shown in figure 2-5. The
perched eagles face toward the front (inward).
You are already familiar with the cap device for E-l
through E-6 personnel. It consists of an oxidized,
silver, spread eagle, with oxidized silver block letters
USN placed horizontally between the wing tips and
centered above the eagles head.
This device is worn on the womens combination
hat, garrison cap, and beret. It also is worn on the
1Service stripes are worn on Dress Blue/Service
Dress White uniforms for men and Service Dress Blue
only for women.
2 Gold service stripes and gold chevrons, when
authorized, are only worn on the Service Dress Blue
Rating Badge Background
Eagle/ Specialty Mark
Service Dress Blue
Service Dress White
Winter Working Blue
Dark Blue (Eagle Only)
Blue Working Jacket
White (Eagle Only)
Service stripes are worn on Dress Blue/Service Dress White uniforms for men and Service Dress Blue only
Gold service stripes and gold chevrons, when authorized, are only worn on the Service Dress Blue
Table 2-1. Proper Badge/Uniform Combination
Figure 2-4. Proper positioning of rating badges.
Figure 2-5. Proper positioning of collar devices.