U.S. ARMY COMBAT UNIFORM (ACU) GENERAL RANK INSIGNIA

Use the drop-down selection boxes to choose the type of insignia you need. Rank With Velcro insignia featuring hook-and-loop fasteners on the back and are attached to hook-and-loop pads on the ACU and other Utitlity uniforms. Cap Rank insignia must be sewn onto headgear (Patrol Cap, Sun Hat). “GorTex” is our shorthand for the Gore-Tex® parka used in the Extended Cold Weather Clothing System.

Our subdued cloth grade insignia for four-star General Officers features the rank insignia of four stars embroidered in black thread on cloth featuring the Universal Camouflage Pattern. Note: Do not purchase these insignia if your uniform is made with the Operational Camouflage Pattern which the Army began shipping in 2015.
 
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Subdued cloth grade insignia was introduced fairly early in the Vietnam War, but logistics issues—not the least of which was the problem of uniforms with sewn-on insignia being “out of commission” during the laundry process—led to the more widespread use nonsubdued pin-on metal insignia.

But cloth insignia that could be easily removed and re-attached from combat uniforms meant they needn’t hit the laundromat every time a uniform did, and as part of the 2004 rollout of its new Army Combat Uniform (ACU), the Army unveiled subdued cloth rank insignia with hook-and-loop fasteners that could be slapped on to reciprocal hook-and-loop pads on Utility uniforms. (Hook-and-loop fasteners are incorrectly called “Velcro,” which is actually the name of the company who pioneered the technology.) Because these new types of hook-and-loop insignia appeared at the same time as the Army’s much-touted ACU, they quickly became known as “ACU rank” or “ACU insignia.”
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