Air Force regulations requires Majors to wear subdued cloth insignia on its two main utility uniforms, the Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP) and Airman Battle Uniform (ABU), as well as on several outwear clothing systems and their components.

While OCP and ABU are instantly associated with camouflage patterns, they also refer to what could be called uniform systems, with insignia worn in different locations and with different attachment methods. The latter include sew-on, Velcro (displayed as "Rank with Velcro" in our drop-down selections), and slip-on ("Goretex Loop"u201D). For example, Majors wear the ABU rank insignia sewn on the collars of the ABU coat (shirt), but attached by Velcro or being sewn onto the chest on the OCP. (Note that some insignia classified as ABU have solid-color backgrounds rather than ABU camo patterns.)

More USAF Major Insignias and Devices
Make selections using the drop-down Pattern and Style boxes to the right to specify the precise type of insignia you need. Use the thumbnail information below as a guide, but be sure to check regularl for updates to AFI 36-2903 for additions or changes on wear guidance.

  • 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

About us

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.


100% secure payment

Salute Industries Inc, proud maker of The Salute Uniforms.
105 Apache Drive, Archdale, NC, 27263.