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Badges of the United States Coast Guard

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U.S. Coast Guard ribbons and badges as shown on the uniform of former Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Michael Leavitt
U.S. Coast Guard ribbons and badges as shown on the uniform of former Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Michael 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.

In addition to the U.S. Coast Guard badges listed below, uniform regulations also authorize the wear of some specific U.S. Navy insignia as well as some Department of Defense and Executive Branch Identification badges.[1][2]

The following are the current U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary badges authorized for wear on the Coast Guard uniform:[1][2][3][4]


Astronaut Badge
Aviator Badge
Naval Aviator Badge.jpg
Aviator Badge - USCG Auxiliary
USCG Auxiliary Aviator Badge.png
Flight Officer Badge
(no longer awarded but still authorized for wear)
US Coast Guard Flight Officer Insignia.png
Flight Surgeon Badge
USCG - Flight Surgeon.jpg
Aircrew Badge
Aircrew Badge - USCG Auxiliary
USCG Auxiliary Aircrew Badge.png
Aviation Mission Specialist Badge
Aviation Rescue Swimmer Badge
USCG - Rescue Swimmer.jpg

Qualification Insignia

Cutterman Insignia - Officer
Cutterman Insignia - Enlisted
Cutterman Insignia - USCG Auxiliary
Auxiliary Cutterman.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
Expeditionary Warfare Specialist Insignia
Coxswain Insignia
Coxswain Insignia - USCG Auxiliary
Auxiliary Coxswain.jpg
Surfman Badge
Personal Watercraft Operator - USCG Auxiliary
USCG Auxiliary Personal Watercraft Operator Badge.png
Marine Safety Insignia
Marine Safety Insignia.png
Marine Safety Insignia - USCG Auxiliary
USCG AUX Trident.png
Recreational Boating Safety Insignia - USCG Auxiliary
USCG Auxiliary Recreational Boating Safety Insignia.png
Tactical Law Enforcement Badge
USCG - Tactical Law Enforcement.jpg
Company Commander Insignia
Physician Assistant and 
Nurse Practitioner Badge
USCG - Physician Assistant.jpg
Operational Auxiliarist Device - USCG Auxiliary
USCG Auxiliary Operations Device.png

Diving Badges

Diving Officer Badge
USN-USCG Diving Officer insignia.png
Diving Medical Technician Badge
Master Diver Badge
MDV Pin.jpg
First Class Diver Badge
1st Class Diver Insignia.jpg
Second Class Diver Badge
US Military 2nd Class Diver Badge.jpg
Scuba Diver Officer Badge
USCG Scuba Diver-Officer Badge.png
Scuba Diver Badge
Diver Badge (USN).jpg

Command Identification Badges

Command Afloat Pin
Command Ashore Pin
Officer-in-Charge Afloat Pin
Officer-in-Charge Ashore Pin
Commandant-designated Command Senior Enlisted Leader Identification Badges
US Coast Guard Commandant-designated command master chief petty officer Identification Badge.png
Non-designated Command Senior Enlisted Leader Identification Badges
US Coast Guard command master chief petty officer Identification Badge.png
USCG Auxiliary Past Officer Badge

Service Identification Badges

Office of the Secretary of Homeland Security Identification Badge
Emblem Knockout.png
Office of the Secretary of Transportation Identification Badge
(no longer awarded but still authorized for wear)
Office of DoT ID Badge.png
Commandant Staff Badge
USCG - Commandant's Staff Badge.png
National Staff Identification Badge - USCG Auxiliary
USCG Auxiliary National Staff Badge.png
Coast Guard Recruiting Badge
USCG Recruiting Badge with Wreath.png
Coast Guard Academy Admissions Recruiting Badge
USCG Admissions Badge.png
Coast Guard Honor Guard Badge
US Coast Guard Honor Guard Badge.png
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
Badge of the Coast Guard Investigative Service.png

Marksmanship Competition Badges

Distinguished International Shooter Badge
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
- Rifleman EIC Badges awarded at national competitions have the word "NATIONAL" embossed at the base of the shield
Coast Guard Rifleman EIC Badge.jpg
Coast Guard Pistol Shot Excellence-In-Competition Badges
- Pistol Shot EIC Badges awarded at national competitions have the word "NATIONAL" embossed at the base of the shield
Coast Guard Pistol Shot EIC Badge.jpg
President's Hundred Tab
USCG Presidents 100 Cloth Tab.png

See also


  1. ^ a b U.S. Coast Guard COMDTINST M1020.6J Archived 2018-09-10 at the Wayback Machine, dated 2 August 2018, last accessed 12 September 2018
  2. ^ a b U.S. Coast Guard Breast Insignia and Badges, by USCG Port Security Unit 305, last modified 7 May 2013, last accessed 20 May 2015
  3. ^ U.S. Coast Guard Competitive Marksmanship Program, COMDTINST 3590.1A, dated 23 April 2013, last accessed 3 September 2013
  4. ^ U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Manual, COMDTINST M16790.1G, dated 17 August 2011, last accessed 24 May 2020
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