Embroidered Airman First Class rank insignia comes in two designs for the Air Force’s two utility uniforms, the Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP) and the Airman Battle Uniform (ABU). Both designs are manufactured with different attachment methods that are available to choose from in the selection boxes to the right: Sew-on, hook and loop (Rank with Velcro), and slip-on (Gortex loop). Slip-on rank insignia is typically worn on outerwear garments such as the Woodland Gore-Tex Jacket or the Extreme Cold Weather Clothing System coat.

Both Officers and Enlisted personnel wear rank insignia on the chest of the OCP coat (shirt), while Enlisted personnel wear rank insignia on their shoulders and Officers wear it on the collars of the ABU. Customers seeking the sew-on Airman First Class chevrons for the ABU please click here.

Use the selection boxes to the right to specify uniform design and attachment method for your rank insignia. When selecting attachment method, be aware that USAF uniform regulations require the rank insignia, nametape, and USAF tape on the OCP coat to all be attached in the same way.

OCP CoatRank with Velcro, OCP
Sew-on, OCP
ABU Coat (Officer)Sew-on, ABU
ABU Coat (Enlisted)Shoulder chevrons (go)
OCP Patrol Cap (Officers)Sew-on, OCP
ABU Patrol Cap (Officers)Sew-on, ABU
APECSGortex Loop, ABU
Improved Rain SuitGortex Loop, ABU
Sage Green FleeceRank with Velcro, ABU
Coyote Brown FleeceRank with Velcro, ABU
Woodland Gore-Tex JacketGortex Loop, OCP
ECWCSGortex Loop, OCP

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