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Ribbons and badges as shown on the uniform of former 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.

In additional 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]

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


Coast Guard Astronaut Badge Flightastrobadge.jpg
Coast Guard Aviator Badge Naval Aviator Badge.jpg
Coast Guard Flight Officer Badge 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[edit]

Cutterman Insignia - Officer USCGCO.jpg
Cutterman Insignia - Enlisted USCGCE.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[edit]

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

Marksmanship Competition Badges[edit]

President's Hundred Tab 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
- 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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b 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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