The Maroon and White (cable numbers 65017 and 65005) hatband on this service cap indicates that the wearer is an officer in one of the six corps—Medical, Nurse, Dental, Medical Services, Medical Specialist, or Veterinary—that comprise the Army Medical Department. The arcs of oak leaves embroidered in lustrous gold bullion on the visor, on the other hand, are a sign that the wear has achieved a Field-Grade rank as a commissioned officer—Major, Lieutenant Colonel, or Colonel—or has reached the Warrant Officer grades of W-3 to W-5.
Our service cap for officers in the various Medical Department Corps is manufactured in Army Shade 450 to match the blue Army Service Uniform that was mandated to be worn Army-wide in 2015. The goldenlite chinstrap, like all the components of the caps, is manufactured to meet or surpass all Army regulations.
Department of the Army Pamphlet 670-1, Guide to the Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia, makes it clear the service cap is an optional uniform item. To interpret this to mean it is an unnecessary article in your dress-uniform lineup, however, would be a grave mistake. The bullion on the visor has been incorporated to recognize the achievements of men and women who have devoted so much time and effort into honing their professional skills; the wearing of the service cap is a sign that they wish to honor their branch and the countless officers who served before them. Their ultimate mission, of course, is to contribute in the defense of the Constitution and the protection of our nations, symbolized by the Coat of Arms of the United States that serves as the cap insignia.

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