Used as the rank insignia for both Major Generals (Army, Air Force, Marine Corps) and Rear Admirals (upper half) in the Coast Guard and Navy, the two silver stars on our tie tacks and tie clasps represent the highest attainable peacetime military rank in all of the Armed Forces of the United States. Higher ranks such as three-star Lieutenant Generals and Vice-Admirals and four-star Generals and Admirals are linked to temporary assignments; General Officers who do not retire when those assignments end revert back to the two-star rank.

Authorized for wear with approved neckties, tie tacks or clasps are a subtle, tasteful addition to a Service Dress Uniform or any other uniform that allows the wearing of long ties. Each of the five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces has its own wear guidance policies regarding clasps or tie tacks listed in their respective uniform regulations and manuals. Both the Navy and Coast Guard, for example, prohibit a tack or clasp from being positioned on a tie in such a way that it is visible when the wearer’s uniform coat is buttoned.

In addition to adding an extra touch or professionalism and class to a military dress uniform, our tacks and clasps make fine additions to civilian suits, serving as a silent means to identify the wearer’s career to those “in the know” as well as a conversation starter for civilians unfamiliar with military rank insignia.

About us

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.
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