I picked up a QM 1 rating badge for the navy blue uniform. The eagle is of the pre 1985sh, mullet head beer belly pigeon design. The chevrons are the standard scarlet embroidered type. The note worthy difference is the quartermaster 8 spoke wheel specialty mark. It is not machine embroidered with the standard white thread, but, rather it is machine embroidered in silver thread similar to the type used on the basic $$ CPO rating badge today.
By the eagle it is pre 1985sh. The cloth background has the appearence of the type used in CPO uniforms, not the blue uniform. So then, the question...
During the 1970 USN uniform experiment, did the rating badges used for E-4 to E-6 have silver embroidered specialty marks. Possibly to compliment the silver buttons worn on the service dress blue blouse ???
do I just happen to have a fluke rating badge ??