The Navy Uniform Regulations use the rarely heard term “Commissioned Warrant Officers” when describing which the cap device consisting of two crossed, gold fouled anchors upon which rests a burnished silver shield that’s surmounted by a spread eagle. This reflects the fact that up until 1975, there was a Warrant Officer 1 rank that was not made by commissioning but instead was appointed by the Secretary of the Navy. And even though the W-1 grade has been a thing of the past for over four decades, the Navy Uniform regulations for some reason still have a graphic of the now-defunct cap device worn by the lowest-ranked Warrant Officers: two crossed, gold fouled anchors, with the unfouled arm of each anchor pointing inwards.

A miniature version of this device is worn on Garrison Caps, while the subdued version is worn by Officers and CWOs serving with Marine or Army units. (Note: Officers are not allowed to wear subdued insignia of grade with Marine Corps units.)

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