USMC v. Army Colonels insignia
Posted 30 October 2008 - 01:56 PM
Posted 30 October 2008 - 02:01 PM
Posted 30 October 2008 - 02:28 PM
Posted 30 October 2008 - 02:32 PM
That's a design where the eagle's head is turned to look towards the arrows, in his left foot (olive branches in the right foot). At least in the Army, that insignia hasn't been authorized since the 50s (but I know of at least 1 COL who's VERY intentionally wearing it, anyhow, on active duty today). Not sure if these carried over to the USMC.
Good luck in your quest!
Posted 31 October 2008 - 05:12 AM
The only ranks that are different between Army and the naval forces are those up to (and including) the rank of O-5, the most pronounced being the O-4 and O-5 leaves, followed by the O-3 bars, and then the O-1 and O-2 ranks.
I did have a CO once who wore Army/Air Force O-5 leaves on his shirt. No one I know ever said anything about them, though they were noticeably different (I think they had belonged to his dad or another relative).
Posted 31 October 2008 - 05:15 AM
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