Please use the two drop-down selection boxes to the right to choose the appropriate style and size chevrons for the uniform on which you will be wearing them.

Style: “Dress Blue” is a generic term we use to describe the white chevrons worn on the Service Dress Uniform, Mess Dress Uniform, Maternity Uniform (and variations), modified band uniforms, and more. “ABU” is an initialism for Airman Battlefield Uniform: Select this option only for insignia that are authorized for wear on the ABU. Note: Though both are utility uniforms associated with combat roles, do not confuse the ABU with its replacement, the Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP) uniform; use the "OCP/ABU Rank Insignia" link below to view or purchase both types of utility uniform insignias.

Size: E-9 First Sergeant chevrons come in Large and Small sizes, which are four and three-and-a-half inches in size respectively. Males wear Large chevrons on uniform coats and outerwear garments like the Lightweight Blue Jacket, All-Weather Coat and Topcoat, and wear Small chevrons only on Long- and Short-Sleeved Shirts. Women are frequently given the option of Large or Small chevrons on uniform jackets and outerwear garments, but are required to wear Small chevrons on Maternity Uniforms and shirts and blouses. Complete size and style instructions regarding chevrons is found under the various uniform types listed in AFI 36-2903, Dress and Personal Appearance of Air Force Personnel.

More E-9 First Sergeant Insignia and Devices
The E-9 First Sergeant insignia is sometimes referred to descriptively using the standard E-9 rank designation of Chief Master Sergeant—“Chief Master Sergeant with Diamond.” First Sergeants at the E-9 grade advise Commanders of high-level organizations and commands on the needs and concerns of enlisted personnel and conversely help explain the Commander’s vision, goals, and mission to the enlisted cadre. They also work closely with other E-9 CMSgts in special positions such as Group Superintendents, MAJCOM Functional Managers, and Air Force Career Field Managers to align the morale, readiness, and training of enlisted Airmen with the goals of Commanders and leaders.

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