The United States Navy’s Master Chief Petty Officers (E-9) are by definition a rare breed: U.S. Code limits the number of MCPOs to just 1.25 percent of the service’s total number of enlisted members. And when you consider that it takes around 20 to 21 years to advance to the E-9 pay grades and that numerous courses, tests, and panels and boards must be passed over that time, it’s no wonder that Navy etiquette requires that they be called “Master Chief” rather than simply “Chief.”

Our Master Chief Petty Officer (MCPO) cuff links are engraved with the rate’s insignia, the iconic fouled anchor associated with Chief Petty Officers (CPOs) since the start of the 20th century surmounted by two silver stars indicating the number of grades above the CPO rate of E-7. The initials “USN” designate the branch of service as U.S. Navy (the Coast Guard’s MCPO insignia features the Coast Guard shield in the same position).

Cuff links are a mandatory component of male and female formal uniforms that include the Dinner Dress Blue Jacket or Dinner Dress White Jacket. They are optional with the male Dinner Dress Blue, Full Dress Blue, or Service Dress Blue uniforms and the female Dinner Dress Blue and Dinner Dress White uniforms.

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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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