The U.S. Special Operations Command ID badge is a facsimile of the Command’s emblem, which in turn was the inspiration for the Command’s Distinctive Unit Insignia. It is rendered in just two colors: black symbolizes the nighttime, when many special operations are carried out, while gold conveys the outstanding quality of Special Operations units and their high value in contributing to our country’s defense.

A spearhead denotes the role that Special Operations units often play as the initial attacking force—“the tip of the spear,” so to speak—that lead way in penetrating and reducing enemy defenses. Three rings on the shaft of the spear are symbolic of the Special Operations forces assigned to the joint command from the Army, Air Force, and Navy. (Note: the Marine Special Operation Command, or MARSOC, was not yet established when this design was approved in 1987).

The four stars on the badge perimeter stand for the four points of the compass, a reminder of the global scope of the command’s mission, while the braided border is a visual reminder of strength through the unity of joint operations.

The U.S. Special Operations Command Identification Badge may be worn on either side of an authorized uniform so long as it does not interfere with the placement of other badges.
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