Designed for wear by Hospital Corpsmen (E-6 and below) with the Navy’s black four-in-hand tie that was a basic component of the Winter Blue uniform, our silver tie tack and tie clasp features the instantly recognizable caduceus, symbol of medical care for millennia and used on the Corpsman rating badge.

Please note that current uniform regulations do not authorize the wear of tie tacks or tie clasps by Sailors in rates below Chief Petty Officer (E-7). This is the result of the 2004 decision to eliminate the Winter Blue and six other uniforms from the seabag as part of a uniform overhaul crafted by the Navy’s Task Force Uniform. With the implementation of these changes, there are no uniforms in the seabags of E-1 to E-6 Sailors that include the four-in-hand tie; instead, the only neckwear these enlisted personnel are now authorized to wear is the black bow tie (Dinner Dress uniforms), neckerchief, and necktabs (for female Sailors).

We continue to carry the Hospital Corpsman tie tacks and clasps in response to requests from veterans who wish to maintain their uniforms in conformity with the U.S. Navy regulations that were in effect during their service to our country. They also are sought out by uniform collectors, as well as by professionals in the motion-picture and TV industries working on historically based productions who require authentic insignia and appurtenances.

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