Over the past two decades, the Navy has introduced so many revisions to its uniform regulations that it sometimes seems as if they are introducing changes for the sake of change rather than to reap a verifiable (or at least understandable) benefit. Case in point: the regulations regarding he wear of collar grade insignia by those Petty Officer First Class (E4).
In the January 1998 edition of the United States Navy Uniform Regulations, E4 – E6 personnel were authorized to wear pewter miniature collar devices on the collar tips of both the blue windbreaker and the blue all-weather coat. Fast-forward to 2005, and the Regulations have been modified so that both pewter and anodized (highly polished) miniature collar grade insignia may be worn, but the pewter has been given a wear-out date of 1 October 2005.

The most up-to-date regulations have now changed the specifications to regularly sized (1.25”), anodized-only insignia worn on both collar points of the blue single-breasted all-weather coat. Aside from the blue all-weather coat, about the only constant is device placement: centered between the front and lower edges of the collar an inch from either side, with the vertical axis on a line that bisects the angle of the collar point.

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