U.S. ARMY SERGEANT MAJOR (E-9) SHOULDER MARKS

Sergeant Major shoulder marks are worn on a variety of Army uniform components that are manufactured with shoulder loops. These include both black sweaters (the Cardigan and the unisex pullover), black windbreakers (worn with the Senior Culinary Management Noncommissioned Officer uniform and the Class B variation of the Army Service Uniform), the black all-weather coat, Service uniform shirts, and Maternity shirts. (Only Noncommissioned Officers are authorized to wear shoulder marks on windbreakers and all-weather coats.)

In 1996, the Army ended its policy of categorizing its two sizes of shoulder marks as Male and Female, instead opting for the more accurate descriptors of Large and Small and simultaneously authorizing personnel to wear whichever size they wished. Please review your size selection before leaving this to continue shopping or begin the checkout process.
 
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According to esteemed military historian and uniform expert Lt. Colonel William K. Emerson (U.S. Army, Ret), shoulder loops were first used on U.S. Army uniforms in the 1780s. Prior to World War I, these loops frequently featured edging in the wearer’s branch color or were manufactured entirely in it. Between the two World Wars, officers’ shirts had shoulder loops while enlisted Soldiers’ did not, and pin-on metal insignia of rank were sometimes placed on the loops.

After World War II, the practice of using shoulder loops to display rank insignia was extended to enlisted personnel, and during the 1980s the transition was made from pin-on insignia to shoulder marks. And with the incorporation of hook-and-loop fasteners, attaching and removing shoulder marks became simple and easy.
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