Nonsubdued pin-on rank insignia for First Lieutenants is most commonly worn on the Army Green Service Uniform Coat, where it is placed 5/8-inch from the outside shoulder seam and centered front to back. It is worn centered on beret flashes; on Garrison Caps and Berets (see link below);  and on the shoulder loops of All-Weather Coats (Black or Green) and Windbreakers (Black or Green).

Pin-on 1st Lieutenant insignia is also authorized for wear on the sleeves of the White Mess and Blue Mess jackets, centered in the area formed by the two lower ends of the trefoil knot meeting the sleeve braid (see Figure 16–9 in in the January 2021 edition of DA 670-1). But embroidered rank insignia provides a more consistent appearance in relation to the other embroidered sleeve ornamentation and is preferred by the majority of officers. At The Salute Uniforms, we offer First Lieutenant embroidered bullion rank insignia (see below) that can be sewn directly onto the sleeve or attached by pins on the back of the embroidered insignia that are secured with a clutch mechanism similar to what you find on the back of lapel pins.

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