All Hands - Insignia

Breast Insignia and Badges

Navy officers and enlisted personnel wear various gold, silver or pewter insignia over the left breast to indicate special qualifications. Some insignia are worn above the ribbons, some are worn below. Command-At-Sea pins are worn on the right breast while the individual is serving in that capacity, as are Presidential and Vice Presidential Service badges. Identification badges are worn on the upper left pocket by members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff staff and those assigned to the Office of the Secretary of Defense staff. The following charts show these various insignia:

Breast Insignia - Aviation | Breast Insignia - Surface | Breast Insignia - Submarine
Breast Insignia - Specialties | Breast Insignia - Command and Assignment
Badges - Law Enforcement

Last Update: 27 July 2009