A silver oak leaf is the rank insignia for officers in the U.S. military in the O-5 paygrade, which is designated Lieutenant Colonel in the Army, Air Force, and Marines and Commander in the Navy. (To avoid confusion, different abbreviations are used for Lieutenant Colonel: LTC for Army, LtCol for Marines, and Lt Col for the Air Force.

That silver oak leaf is the focal point of our Lieutenant Colonel’s tie tack and tie clasp, which meets the specifications found in the Army and Air Force uniform regulations. (Note: neither the tie tack or clasp meet the guidelines for neckwear accessories in the regulations of the Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard). Both devices may be worn with any uniform that requires (or allows) the wear of a long necktie, such as the Army Service Uniform or the Air Force Service Dress Uniform. This item is authorized only for males because neither service allows its female personnel to wear neckties, issuing neck tabs in their stead.

Customer’s picking up a tie tack or clasp may also be interested in our four-in-hand tie for Army officers and our herringbone twill long tie for Air Force Officers.

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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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Salute Industries Inc, proud maker of The Salute Uniforms.
105 Apache Drive, Archdale, NC, 27263. Tel: 1-844-937-2588