Petty Officer First Class (PO1) cap rank devices are worn on three types of headgear. On the Garrison Cap, rank insignia is worn in the same position used by CPOs—1.5” from the front crease, centered vertically on the left side. The standard insignia used for the cap device is an eagle and a shiny silver, but Sailors who’ve earned the right to wear a gold badge for good conduct may wear an insignia made with gold-colored chevrons.

Regular size rank insignia is worn on the Navy/Command ball cap authorized for E-4 to E-6 Sailors, manufactured to the same specifications as the device worn on the Garrison Cap (including gold chevrons for good conduct achievement). The device is centered on the front of the cap 1.25” above the visor.

Rank insignia is mandatory on eight-point caps worn by Sailors in the rates of PO3 and higher if the cap does not have the venerable Anchor, Constitution and Eagle (ACE) logo embroidered over the visor; conversely, no rank insignia is permitted on caps with the ACE logo. Shiny insignia are permitted on the eight-point caps but black (subdued) may be specified by the Commander.

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