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Yes, Sommerall was Chief of Staff, but it was years before the badge was adopted. Still, he was allowed to wear it on his post retirement uniform as he is shown here.

 

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General Charles P. Summerall was the 12. Chief of Staff of the Army from November 21, 1926 to November 20, 1930.

 

"War Department General Staff Identification"

28 July 1933 approved by the Chief of Staff, General MacArthur retroactive to 4 June 1920

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Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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This week I received for my collection the 3 inches version for Chief of Staff and former Chiefs of Staff made by BB&B.

It's a huge badge that is shown in comparison the the 2 inches version, but you must have it in hand to feel how fantastic it is.

It is the center piece of my collection.

 

Michael

 

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I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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Here is a picture of Major General Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1942 wearing the General Staff badge.

 

Picture at british IWM Imperial War Museums

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205123830

 

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I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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Here is the official drawing of the "IDENTIFICATION FOR WAR DEPARTMENT GENERAL STAFF"

from August 30, 1933 made by the War Department Office Quartermaster General.

 

 

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White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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Here is the General Staff ID badge I received for my collection.

Made by AMICO.

 

 

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I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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This one has the GEMSCO NY hallmark inside a wreath: it seems to be an less common mark for these, in my experience. This and the General Staff collar insignia came from a 1941 West Point grad.

 

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This one has the GEMSCO NY hallmark inside a wreath

 

@Bob

Thank you for showing these pictures. I like the hallmark from GEMSCO NY inside a wreath.

 

I hope to find one of these for my collection on day.

 

At this time I have nine different of the 2" version

- Four BB&B pinback ( one "14K"; one "1/10 14K G.F."; two "BRONZE" )

- One Meyer New York 9M

- One AMICO

- One A.H. DONDERO INC. WASH.D.C. pinback

- Two unmarked pinback

 

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I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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Order form from BB&B

 

 

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I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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Following picture is made of 3 parts from the SR 600-45-3, 17 May 1949

1. top of front page

2. paragraph 10 part of page 5

3. end of last page

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I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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GSC certificate from 1949

Captain George S. Blanchard

 

 

George Samuel Blanchard (April 3, 1920 – May 3, 2006) was a United States Army four-star general who served as Commander in Chief, U.S. Army Europe/Commander, Central Army Group (CINCUSAREUR/COMCENTAG) from 1975 to 1979.

 

 

 

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I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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