Nonsubdued cloth grade insignia is embroidered on cloth manufactured in a camouflage pattern. Like all nonsubdued grade insignia for officers (with the exception of 2nd Lieutenant and Major), the actual rank insignia is embroidered in black thread on a swatch of cloth manufactured in a camouflage pattern that matches the pattern used for the Army Combat Uniform (ACU) and other garments and headgear; this is why nonsubdued cloth rank insignia is commonly referred to as "ACU Rank" insignia.

Use the "Style" and "Pattern" Selection boxes to the right to select the appropriate type of insignia:

  • Rank with Velcro: Nonsubdued Lieutenant Colonel insignia embroidered on a cloth with hook-and-loop, or Velcro, backing; the insignia is placed on Velcro pads found on the ACU and the parka worn with the Extended Cold Weather Clothing System. (Since 2011, Officer and Enlisted personnel have had the option of using sew-on insignia rather than Velcro-backed insignia, but when doing so must sew it onto the Velcro face pad on the uniform item.)
  • Cap Rank: The Lieutenant Colonel rank insignia is embroidered on a cloth that is sewn directly onto headgear such as the Patrol Cap or the Sun Hat (boonie).
  • GorTex: Subdued cloth rank insignia tabs may be worn on the ECWCS parka by sliding them over the front tab found on the parka. “GorTex” is a reference to the material (Gore-Tex®) used to manufacture the parka.
  • Choose "UCP" if the uniform on which the insignia will be worn was made before 2015 or was manufactured using the Universal Camouflage Pattern, or UCP. Note: UCP insignias are not authorized for wear by Soldiers currently serving in the Regular Army, Army Reserve, or National Guard.
  • Choose "OCP" if your uniform was manufactured after 2015 or was made with the Operational Camouflage Pattern, or OCP.
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