Prior to 1949, Warrant Officers in the Navy were divided into two categories, Chief Warrant Officers and Warrant Officers, with the crucial difference being that the latter were appointed to their rank while the former were commissioned in essentially the same manner as regular Officers. Consequently, Officers and Chief Warrants were authorized to wear the same cap devices, while Warrant Officers were given their own cap device, a system that continued after two additional grades of Warrant Officer were created through the Career Compensation of 1949.

The original design of the Warrant Officer 1 cap device was two crossed gold fouled anchors, with the unfouled arm of each stock pointing inward and manufactured so the insignia would fit inside a circle measuring 1 7/8-inches in diameter. The size of the device was increased in the 1951 edition of the U.S. Navy Uniform Regulations, which specified it should fit within a circle with a diameter of 2.25 inches.

Please verify that you have selected the correct size Warrant Officer 1 cap device—the version for the Garrison Cap is half the size of the one worn on the Combination Cap.

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