Ensigns in the United States Navy and U.S. Coast Guard and Second Lieutenants in the United States Marine Corps wear a single gold bar as their insignia of grade, with the size varying based upon where it is to be worn. All three services use the same size insignia for wear on both the collar points of shirts and on their Garrison Caps, but only one insignia is worn on the Garrison Cap rather than a pair, placed on the wearer’s right side of the cap.

In the Navy and Coast Guard, the insignia is positioned one-and-a-half inches from the bottom of the cap and two inches from the front crease, while USMC regulations call for it to be placed so that the flap bisects the insignia and the insignia generally bisects the flap.

Navy and Coast Guard Ensigns wear a miniature Officer Cap Device, half the size of the one worn on the Combination Cap, on the wearer’s left side of the Garrison Cap; Marine Second Lieutenants wear the USMC’s Eagle, Globe, and Anchor insignia on the left side of the cap.

Customers purchasing Ensign and Second Lieutenant Cap devices can pick up a matching pair of collar grade insignia from the Navy Collar Device section of our Web site. You may also wish to learn more about our Khaki Garrison Caps for Navy Officers, blue serge Garrison Caps for USCG Ensigns, and our male and female Marine Corps Garrison Caps.

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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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