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Dan,

Thank you for that link!

 

The maker mark on the ACORN badge dates it to WW2, and ACORNS were only in WW2... but interesting to see that they used a catch style not overly popular until years later.

 

Chipron stamp co. must have been ahead of their time!

-Brian

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USN Security Officer, circa 1990s, cast modern eagle topped shield design with large "burgess" clasp.

-dan

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Shown is a Police Petty Officer (PPO) badge for the USS Santa Fe, "S" (supply) division. Stamped metal, eagle topped circle design with a "sideswing" clasp

My current hypothesis is that USN use of Police Petty Officer (P.P.O.) badges did not start until WWII, or just before WWII. A 1938 edition of The Blue Jacket's Manual (BJM) does not list a collateral duty of police petty officer, whereas a 1941 edition of the BJM does list the collateral duty of P.P.O., the collateral duty of P.P.O. is listed as late as 1968 in the BJM. The PPO was a division level collateral duty for mostly lower level petty officers. Duties included enforcing reveille and taps (lights out) and ensuring the smoking lamp status (lit/unlit) was observed. Mention in the BJM of the PPO collateral duty for petty officers not-with-standing, the PPO position was, for the most part, a WWII usage and little used after that. None of the ships I served on in the early 1960s utilized the PPO position.

 

 

-dan

 

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Master At Arms badge for the USS Ford County, circa early 1950s. Stamped eagle topped badge with a bar pin and Burgess clasp.

Note use of the "federal shield" design in the middle of badge. The federal eagle or Navy Department logo is more often used in this spot on MAA badges.

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Lastly from Firefighter's collection:

Nice Duty MAA badge from a smaller sized USN unit.

 

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firefighter

HINK Thank you.

BROBS I think 60's or 70's.No marks on the back.

 

The NMCB-62 & NSGD SUBIC are both marked 'BLACKINTON GOV'T PROPERTY'.The Presidential Inauguration badge is marked 'BLACKINTON GOL-TONE' and numbered '049'.

 

Does anybody have any idea what TASP means?That badge is marked 'ORBER GOV'T PROPERTY'.

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I believe the TASP badge is for the Truman Annex Security Police in Key West Fl. Truman Annex has mostly been turned over to the City of Key West. A small portion of the barracks is still operated by NAS Key West for overflow.

 

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firefighter

I believe the TASP badge is for the Truman Annex Security Police in Key West Fl. Truman Annex has mostly been turned over to the City of Key West. A small portion of the barracks is still operated by NAS Key West for overflow.

 

Chris

 

 

Chris. Thank you.

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