Often referred to as “ACU ranks” or “ACU insignia,” subdued embroidered grade insignia with hook-and-loop fasteners were introduced for wear at the same time the Army began issuing the Army Combat Uniform, or ACU.

Our Chief Warrant Officer 4 (CW4) subdued grade insignia features the CW4 insignia of four black squares embroidered on a silver background which is sewn onto a swatch of fabric made in either the Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP) or Operational Camouflage Pattern, or OCP. In 2015, and the Army began replacing ACUs made with the UCP with new combat uniforms made with the Operational Camouflage Pattern, and announced that the wear-out date for ACUs featuring the UCP would be 30 September 2019.

Subdued embroidered grade insignia is manufactured in different ways to accommodate the ways they are attached to various uniform components. Please make your selection using the drop-down box to the right based upon your uniform need.

Pattern: Select the type that matches your uniform.

Rank With Velcro insignia are attached to the Army Combat Uniform and other Utility uniforms using the hook-and-loop fasteners (Velcro) on the back of the insignia. (Note: Army personnel have been allowed to use sew-on insignia in lieu of Velcro-backed insignia since 2011.)

Cap Rank insignia are sewn onto headegear (Patrol Caps, Sun Hats, helmet camouflage cover).

GorTex insignia are double-sided with an opening at the bottom that allow the insignia to slide over a tab on the front of the parka that comes with the Extended Cold Weather Clothing System.

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