Like its parent service, the Coast Guard Auxiliary employs a system of lace stripes to display the wearer’s insignia designating his/her organizational leadership position. These silver stripes (the Coast Guard uses gold) are worn on the sleeves of blue Dress and Service uniforms and are placed on shoulder boards that are worn on epaulettes of white uniforms.
Lace stripes come in three widths, with the widest (2”) reserved for wear by the Auxiliarists serving at the various levels of Commodore, ranging from District Commodore to National Commodore. The other two widths, 1/2” and 1/4,” are worn in various combinations to denote the organizational level at which the wearer is currently serving.
This 1/4” lace stripe is somewhat unique in that there is no insignia consisting of it alone; in contrast, with Flotilla Staff Officers (FSOs) wear a single 1/2” stripe and District and Assistant National Commodores (DNACO and ANACO) wear a lone 2” stripe.

Instead, the 1/4" lace is worn above a 1/2" stripe by Flotilla Vice Commanders (FVC) and Division Staff Officers (SO), and is worn between two half-inch laces by Division Vice Commanders (VCDR) and District Staff Officers (DSO), District Commodore Administrative Assistants (D-AA), and Branch Chiefs (BC).

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