Subdued cloth rank insignia are worn by United States Air Force Captains on the Air Force’s two primary utility uniforms, the Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP) and Airman Battle Uniform (ABU); Sage Green/Coyote Brown fleece jackets (when worn as an outer garment over the ABU/OCP); the All-Purpose Environmental Clothing System (APECS) and Extended Cold Weather Clothing System (ECWCS); the Improved Rain Suit; and the Woodland Gore-Tex Jacket. Depending on the uniform, insignia are affixed by being directly sewn on, with Velcro backings (“Rank with Velcro”), or slipped on over rank tabs (“Gortex Loop”).

The OCP was officially introduced into the Air Force uniform lineup on 1 October 2018 as the replacement for the ABU, which was given a wear-out date of 31 March 2021. Besides a new camouflage pattern, the OCP brought with it new insignia placement rules for Captains (on the chest rather than on the collars, as on the ABU) and a new subdued insignia color (spice brown in lieu of black).

Use the “Pattern” and “Style” selection boxes to the right along with the thumbnail guide below to choose the appropriate background and attachment method of the insignia.

  • Sew-on: ABU coat collars, Patrol Cap
  • Rank with Velcro: Sage Green fleece (when worn as outer garment with ABU)
  • Gortex Loop: APECS, Improved Rain Suit
  • Sew-on: OCP chest, Patrol Cap
  • Rank with Velcro: OCP chest, Coyote Brown fleece (when worn as outer garment with OCP)
  • Gortex Loop: ECWCS, Woodland Gore-Tex Jacket
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