Our subdued cloth rank insignia for Chief Warrant Officers 2 (CW2) features the rank insignia of two black squares embroidered on a dark gray background sewn onto a fabric swatch manufactured with a camouflage pattern. In 2004, the Army introduced subdued rank insignia featuring a hook-and-loop fastener system designed to be quickly attached to the Army Combat Uniform (ACU) and other Utility uniforms, leading to the nickname “ACU Rank.”

The subdued cloth rank insignia on this page have been manufactured on cloth made with the Universal Camouflage Pattern, the original camo pattern used for the Army Combat Uniform. In 2010, the Army began manufacturing ACUs with a new camo pattern called Operation Enduring Freedom Camouflage Pattern (OEF-CP), and in 2015 announced yet another design called Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP).

Please note that the subdued rank insignia on this page are manufactured on UCP backgrounds and are not recommended for wear on uniforms manufactured in OEF-CP or OCP. The wear-out date for ACUs and other uniforms made with the UCP is 30 September 2019.

We offer three types of subdued cloth CW2 rank insignia, each designed to accommodate a particular uniform or uniform component.

The Rank With Velcro insignia is for wear on the Army Combat Uniform, Army Aircrew Combat Uniform, Fire Resistant Environmental Ensemble, and other Utility uniforms manufactured with hook-and-loop pads.

Cap Rank insignia is for wear on the Patrol Cap, Sun Hat (“boonie”), and camouflage cover of the helmet. It has no Velcro backing and must be sewn on.

“GorTex” is our nickname for the Gore-Tex® parka that is part of the Extreme Cold Weather Clothing System. Resembling a small patch, this insignia is designed to slide over the tab found on the front of the parka.

About us

As a certified manufacturer of uniforms and insignia, The Salute Uniforms considers it a privilege to provide the members of our nation’s military services with superior-quality apparel and accoutrements. We guarantee that every product we offer is made in the USA and meets or surpasses Mil-Spec standards. Browse our online catalog and discover how our tradition of excellence and commitment to innovation makes us your best source for military uniforms, insignias, medals, and accessories.


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Salute Industries Inc, proud maker of The Salute Uniforms.
105 Apache Drive, Archdale, NC, 27263. Tel: 1-844-937-2588