Army and Air Force Brigadier Generals have the option of wearing cap rank insignia of varying sizes. In the Army, General Officers may choose from insignia with stars in Regular (1"), Medium (3/4"), and Miniature (5/8") size; Air Force Generals wear insignia featuring either Regular or Medium stars.

The default selection for our cap rank insignia for Brigadier Generals in the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force is a ¾-inch silver star, and is authorized for wear on several types of headgear in both services. In the Army, this insignia is worn centered on the flash of the black beret or on the approved flash of organizational issue headgear, i.e., Ranger (tan), Special Forces (green), or Airborne (maroon) berets.

Before the black beret was introduced as standard headgear in 2001, the nonsubdued pin-on metal Brigadier General rank insignia was also authorized for wear on the Garrison Cap, which was issued as part of the Class A Army Green uniform. (We still offer both the Garrison Cap in various iterations (Enlisted, Officer, General Officer, and Warrant Officer) along with the “Army Greens” service uniform.)

In the Air Force, nonsubdued pin-on rank insignia is worn by Brigadier Generals on the General Officer Flight Cap. It is worn on the wearer’s left and placed 1- ½ inches from the flight cap’s front edge.

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