Subdued sew-on Command Sergeant Major (CSM) insignia are manufactured in a variety of ways to accommodate the different uniforms with which they are worn. Use the drop-down "Style" and "Pattern" selection boxes to the right to choose the type of insignia you’re looking for.

Rank with Velcro feature the CSM insignia embroidered on rectangular swatch of cloth manufactured in the ACU camouflage pattern with a hook-and-loop backing (Velcro) used to secure it to hook-and-loop pads on Utility uniforms. In 2011, the Army gave Soldiers the option of sewing embroidered grade insignia directly onto Utility uniforms, but those who take this route must also sew on their nametapes and the U.S. Army tape.

Cap Rank insignia also features the CSM insignia embroidered onto a swatch of cloth featuring a camouflage pattern, but it is sewn directly onto a Patrol Cap or Sun Hat (boonie) rather than being attached with Velcro. You should also select this option if you wish to sew on your grade insignia on a Utility uniform.
"Gortex Loop" is shorthand for the Extended Cold Weather Clothing System jacket. Choose this type of insignia to receive a CSM insignia that sliders over the front tab found on the ECWCS parka.

The insignia is available in one of two patterns: the current Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP) or the Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP) used on the first generation of Army Combat Uniforms (ACU) introduced in 2004. The ACU was the first Army uniform to employ hook-and-loop fastener systems, more commonly referred to by the trade-name "Velcro," to attach insignias.

OCP-based uniforms have been available since July 2015, while 30 September 2019 marked the last day Soldiers could wear uniforms made with the UCP.

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