Our subdued cloth grade insignia for Lieutenant Generals features the rank insignia of three stars embroidered in black on a cloth background made up of the Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP) used on the first generation of Army Combat Uniforms (ACU) introduced in 2004. It was at this time that the Army adopted hook-and-loop fastener systems, more well-known by the trade name Velcro, to attach insignia on the ACU and other Utility uniforms and uniform components, leading many Soldiers to casually refer to these Velcro-backed, subdued grade insignia as “ACU ranks” or “ACU insignia.”

In July 2015, the Army stopped issuing ACUs manufactured with the old UCP and began selling ACUs made with what is called the Operational Camouflage Pattern, or OCP. With this mind, please note that you should not purchase these subdued cloth grade insignia if you do not intend to wear them on an Army Combat Uniform or other Utility uniform manufactured with the Universal Camouflage Pattern.

The Army has set a “wear-out date” of 30 September 2019 for ACUs made with the old camouflage pattern, with the next day (1 October 2019) set as the mandatory possession date of the newer, OCP-based ACUs.

Once you’ve verified you’re purchasing these insgina for an ACU made with the old Universal Camouflage Pattern, use the drop-down selection boxes to the right to select the appropriate type and number of subdued cloth grade insignia you need.

Rank With Velcro:  Worn on ACU/Utility uniforms, attached with Velcro backing.
Cap Rank:  Worn on Patrol Cap, Sun Hat (boonie), or helmet camouflage  cover. May substitute subdued pin-on metal insignia in place of this item.
GorTex:  Insignia tab with opening at bottom so it can slide over the tab found on front of the Gore-Tex® parka.

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