Nonsubdued (gold or tan) sew-on rank insignia for Command Sergeants Major are worn on the sleeves of the Blue or White Mess Dress Jacket and the Army Service / Dress Uniform (AGSU and ASU) Coats. They're also worn on the long- and short-sleeve shirts of the Class B Army Green Service Uniform. Whether worn on a jacket, coat, or shirt, they are sewn onto the sleeves mid-way between the shoulder seam and the elbow.

Our Command Sergeant Major chevrons are embroidered on fabric available in four colors, with three of them—blue, white, and Heritage Green—authorized as of November 2018. The fourth is a legacy color, Army Green Shade 491, which we manufacture for wear with the old Class A/B Army Green Uniform so veterans can fully restore old dress uniforms (which we also manufacture and sell) to their full glory.

In crafting the role of the Command Sergeant Major (CSM), the Army gave the position many of the same types of responsibilities as those of the Sergeant Major of the Army, which had been established just a year earlier. Just as the Sergeant Major of the Army is to serve as a direct conduit from the enlisted cadre to the highest levels of the command structure, the CSM’s  primary focus is all matters affecting enlisted personnel. Gathering information and seeking input from NCOs and even junior enlisted personnel, the CSM then assesses the situation with the wisdom and insight gained from many years of service in order to offer and advice and suggest recommendations to both the commander and the staff.

Additionally, the CSM is also tasked with upholding military traditions and customs and passing them along to the next generation of NCOs to bolsters the cadre's esprit de corps and the desire to live up to the proud heritage of their forebears.

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