Our nonsubdued pin-on metal cap rank insignia for Army and Air Force four-star Generals are manufactured with an anodized, nickel-plated finish. Army Generals wear this insignia centered on the flash of berets, either the standard issue Black Beret or the specially colored organizational issue berets worn by personnel in Airborne (maroon), Ranger (tan), or Special Forces (green) units. Army regulations allows Generals to choose from several sizes of stars for their cap rank insignia; use the drop-down selection box to the right to choose the desired size, keeping in mind that it is not necessary that all the stars fit within the flash. The insignia is also worn on the left curtain of the Heritage Green Garrison Cap, a clothing bag issue item introduced as part of the new Army Green Service Uniform rolled out in November 2018.

Garrison Caps were previously the default headgear before the Army replaced it with the Black Beret in 2001 (although their wear was permitted for several years after the change was mandated). This insignia was worn on those Garrison Caps, which were manufactured in Army Green shade 489 or 491 (as opposed to the new Garrison Cap made in Heritage Green 564) and worn with the old green Army Service Uniform (1956-2015) dubbed "Army Greens."

At The Salute Uniforms, we continue to offer those "first generation" Garrison Caps, which were manufactured in different styles based upon rank (there are versions for General Officers, Field- and Company Grade Officers, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Soldiers), as well as the "Army Greens" uniforms. We do this for several reasons, primarily as way to assist Veterans seeking to ensure the uniforms they wear to reunions and other Army-related events meet the regulations that were in effect when they wore them. These items are also of interest to uniform collectors and afficionados, as well as TV and film production companies seeking authentic wardrobe items that meet all Mil-Spec standards (they are also Berry-Amendment compliant). Check out the Army Greens on our Army Uniforms page and their corresponding Garrison Caps on the Army Hats page.

In the Air Force, the point-to-point four-star insignia is worn on the General Officer Flight Cap, with the first star positioned 1.5 inches from the cap’s front edge. While the default size of the stars for an Air Force General's cap rank insignia is one inch, Generals unable to wear that size have the option of wearing the Medium (3/4") stars.

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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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