Insignia laces, or stripes, are worn on the sleeves of blue Coast Guard Auxiliary uniforms and on Hard or Enhanced shoulder boards for wear on white uniforms. In the Coast Guard Auxiliary, the Division is the next higher level of organization above the Flotilla, a fact reflected in the insignia worn by Division Commander (DCDR): It has three laces as opposed to the two worn by Flotilla Commanders and Vice Commanders, and all three of its laces are a half-inch (one of the Division Vice Commander’s laces is a quarter-inch).

Division Commanders wear Hard shoulder boards on the shoulders of the Dinner Dress White jacket and Service Dress White coat. Hard boards are offered in two sizes of equal width but varying length, Large (5.5”) and Small (5”).

Coast Guard Auxiliary uniform regulations prescribe the wear of Enhanced shoulder boards “on all shirts having epaulets when worn as a Dress uniform and on the wooly-pully or cardigan sweater.” Thus, Enhanced boards are authorized for wear on the shirts worn with the men’s and women’s Service Dress Blue and Tropical Blue uniforms, but not the Undress Blue—Winter.

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