We offer Sergeant First Class E-7 pin-on rank insignia in both 22K anodized gold-plated metal, or nonsubdued, and monotone black (subdued). Since Noncommissioned Officer (NCOs) typically display their insignia of grade with shoulder marks, nonsubdued pin-on metal chevrons are worn only by NCOs wearing uniforms lacking the shoulder loops needed to attach the marks. These include the Garrison Culinary Smock worn by Army personnel serving as Culinary Specialists (MOS 92G) and the Medical Assistant smock worn by a variety of Specialists in the Medical Career Management Field.

On the Garrison Culinary Smock, the pin-on chevrons are centered a fourth of an inch above the nameplate; they are centered on the collars of the Medical Assistant smock so that an imaginary straight line would bisect the insignia and go “through” the tip of the collar.
Black subdued pin-on Sergeant First Class chevrons are authorized for wear with the various uniforms that have hook-and-loop (Velcro) face pads for attaching embroidered subdued grade insignia (often called "ACU Rank"). On Utility uniforms, the Sergeant First Class rank insignia is centered on the hook-and-loop face pad; on the Extended Cold Weather Clothing system jacket (ECWCS), the insignia is either centered on the face pad or the front tab. The subdued pin-on insignia is also authorized for wear on the camouflage cover of the Army combat helmet.

The Department of the Army first authorized the use of subdued metal insignia in DA Message 292128Z released in December 1967.

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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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