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Ribbons and badges as shown on the uniform of the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, Michael P. Leavitt.

Badges of the United States Coast Guard are issued by the Department of Homeland Security to members of the United States Coast Guard to denote certain qualifications, achievements, and postings to certain assignments. Prior to 2002, the issuance of such badges was under the authority of the United States Department of Transportation.

The following are the current badges authorized for wear on the U.S. Coast Guard uniform:[1][2]


Coast Guard Astronaut Badge Flightastrobadge.jpg
Coast Guard Aviator Badge Naval Aviator Badge.jpg
Coast Guard Flight Officer Badge File:CGFO.jpg
Coast Guard Flight Surgeon Badge USCG - Flight Surgeon.jpg
Coast Guard Aircrew Badge En-NavyAircrew.jpg
Aviation Mission Specialist Badge Flightmetor.jpg
Aviation Rescue Swimmer Badge USCG - Rescue Swimmer.jpg

Qualification Insignia

Cutterman Insignia - Officer USCGCO.jpg
Cutterman Insignia - Enlisted USCGCE.jpg
Surface Warfare Officer insignia USN - Surface Warfare Officer.jpg
Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist insignia USN - Surface Warfare Enlisted.jpg
Enlisted Expeditionary Warfare Specialist insignia EXW Badge.JPG
Port Security Officer Pin USCG - Port Security Officer.png
Port Security Enlisted Pin USCG - Port Security Enlisted.png
Advanced Boat Force Operations Insignia USCG - Boat Force Operations Advanced BW.png
Boat Force Operations Insignia USCG - Boat Force Operations.png
Coxswain Badge Coxswain.jpeg
Surfman Badge Surfman.jpeg
Marine Safety Insignia Marine Safety Insignia.png
Tactical Law Enforcement Badge USCG - Tactical Law Enforcement.jpg
Company Commander Insignia USCG - COMPANY COMMANDER.jpg
Physician Assistant and
Nurse Practitioner Badge
USCG - Physician Assistant.jpg

Diving Badges

Diving Officer Badge File:USN - Diving Officer.png
Diving Medical Badge NavyMedicalDiver.jpg
Master Diver Badge File:USN - Diver Master.jpg
First Class Diver Badge File:USN - Diver 1st Class.png
Second Class Diver Badge File:ArmyDiveBadge.gif
Scuba Diver Officer Badge File:ScubOffBadge.jpg
Scuba Diver Badge Diver Badge (USN).jpg

Marksmanship Competition Badges

President's Hundred Tab File:USN-USCG Presidents 100 Tab.jpg
Distinguished International Shooter Badge THE DISTINGUISHED INTERNATIONAL SHOOTER BADGE.jpg
Coast Guard Distinguished Marksman Badge USCG Distinguished Marksman Badge.png
Coast Guard Distinguished Pistol Shot Badge Coast Guard Distinguished Pistol Shot Badge.jpg
Coast Guard Rifleman Excellence-In-Competition Badges
- National Rifleman EIC awarded in gold, sivler, & bronze
Coast Guard Rifleman EIC Badge.jpg
Coast Guard Pistol Shot Excellence-In-Competition Badges
- National Pistol Shot EIC awarded in gold, silver, & bronze
Coast Guard Pistol Shot EIC Badge.jpg

Command Identification Badges

Command Afloat Pin USCGCAFLT.jpg
Command Ashore Pin USCGCASHRE.jpg
Officer-in-Charge Afloat Pin USCGEnlistCA.jpg
Officer-in-Charge Ashore Pin USCGEnlistAshore.jpg
Commandant-designated Command Master Chief Petty Officer Identification Badges USCG - MCPOCG.png
Non-designated Command, Master, Senior, & Chief Petty Officer Identification Badges USCGCommandCPO.jpg
Command Enlisted Advisor Identification Badge Ceabadge.jpeg

Service Identification Badges

Presidential Service Badge US - Presidential Service Badge.png
Vice Presidential Service Badge US - Vice Presidential Service Badge.png
Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge.png
Office of the Secretary of Homeland Security Identification Badge Emblem Knockout.png
Office of the Secretary of Transportation Identification Badge Office of DoT ID Badge.png
Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge US - Joint Chiefs.png
Commandant Staff Badge USCG - Commandant's Staff Badge.png
Coast Guard Recruiting Badge CGrecruiting.jpgUSCG Recruiting Badge with Wreath.png
Coast Guard Academy Admissions Recruiting Badge USCG Admissions Badge.png
Coast Guard Honor Guard Badge File:CGHonorGuard.jpg
Coast Guard Band Badge USCG Band Badge.png
Coast Guard Port Security Law Enforcement Badge USCG Port Security Law Enforcement Badge.png
Coast Guard Special Agent Badge USA - Coast Guard Special Agent.jpg
Service Stripes NavySS.jpg

See also


  1. U.S. Coast Guard COMDTINST M1020.6H, dated April 2013, last accessed 29 September 2013
  2. U.S. Coast Guard Competitive Marksmanship Program, COMDTINST 3590.1A, dated 23 April 2013, last accessed 3 September 2013

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