Badges of the United States Coast Guard

Badges of the United States Coast Guard are military decorations 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 in use by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Special Service

Marine Safety Pin
Tactical Law Enforcement Badge
Physician Assistant and
Nurse Practitioner Badge

Command Identification Badges

Command Afloat Pin
Command Ashore Pin
Officer-in-Charge Afloat Pin
Officer-in-Charge Ashore Pin
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Badge
CPO Command Identification Badge
Coast Guard Command Enlisted Identification Badge

Service Identification Badges

Office of the Secretary of Homeland Defense Identification BadgeBadge Design Pending
Commandant Staff Badge
Coast Guard Recruiter Badge
Coast Guard Honor Guard Badge
Company Commander Badge
Coast Guard Band Badge
Service Stripes |


See also

Military badges of the United States are awards authorized by the United States armed forces that signify rating, qualification, or accomplishment in several career fields, and also serve as identification devices for personnel occupying certain assignments.
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Department of Homeland Security


Motto: "Preserving our Freedom"
Agency overview
Formed November 25, 2002

Headquarters Nebraska Avenue Complex
Employees 208,000 (2007)
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United States Coast Guard (USCG) is at all times a branch of the U.S. military, a maritime law enforcement agency, and a federal regulatory body. The Coast Guard has eleven statutory missions: Migrant Interdiction, Defense Readiness, Drug Interdiction, Ports, Waterways and
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United States Department of Transportation

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Agency overview
Formed April 1, 1967

Jurisdiction United States of America
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The Astronaut Badge is a badge of the United States, awarded to military and civilian pilots who have completed training and performed a successful spaceflight. A variation of the astronaut badge is also issued to civilians who are employed with NASA as specialists on spaceflight
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A United States Aviator Badge refers to three types of aviation badges issued by the United States military, those being for Army, Air Force, and Naval aviation. The first United States Aviator Badges were issued to members of the United States Army Air Service during the
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The Flight Surgeon Badge is a military badge of the United States Armed Forces which has existed since the Second World War. The Flight Surgeon Badge is presented to those members of the military who are both qualified medical officers and certified flight surgeons.
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The Aircrew Badge is a qualification badge of the United States military that is awarded by all five branches of armed services to personnel who serve as crew members on board military aircraft.
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The Cutterman Enlisted Badge is an award given by the United States Coast Guard to reward service on sea. It is awarded on both a temporary basis upon having served 6 months shipboard, and on a permanent basis after 5 years cumulative time afloat and successful completion of a
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Surface Warfare Officer Pin is a military badge of the United States Navy which is issued to those Naval personnel who are trained and qualified to perform duties aboard United States surface warships.
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Surface Warfare Officer Pin is a military badge of the United States Navy which is issued to those Naval personnel who are trained and qualified to perform duties aboard United States surface warships.
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The Port Security Badge is a military badge of the United States Coast Guard. The decoration is presented to service members who complete initial port security training in harbor defense operations and who completes service for a period of twenty-four months with a Port Security
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The Port Security Badge is a military badge of the United States Coast Guard. The decoration is presented to service members who complete initial port security training in harbor defense operations and who completes service for a period of twenty-four months with a Port Security
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The Advanced Boat Force Operations Badge is awarded to United States Coast Guard members who meet the following service requirements for this gold and pewter tone insignia:
  • B.1.

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The Boat Force Operations Insignia is intended to identify those United States Coast Guard personnel currently working in the Boat Force operations field and to recognize the commitment of Coast Guard members who have repeatedly served in the community.
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The Coxswain Badge is a decoration of the United States Coast Guard which is issued to enlisted personnel and United States Coast Guard Auxiliarists who qualify as a coxswain. The Coxswain on a Coast Guard Small Boat is in charge of the vessel and all personnel on board.
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The Surfman Badge is a military badge of the United States Coast Guard, issued to enlisted personnel who qualify as Coxswains authorized to operate surf boats in heavy surf. Surf boats are boats that are designed to operate under extreme weather and sea conditions.
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The Diving Badge is a military qualification badge of the United States armed forces which is awarded to those service members who have obtained qualifications as military divers.
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The Diving Badge is a military qualification badge of the United States armed forces which is awarded to those service members who have obtained qualifications as military divers.
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The Diving Badge is a military qualification badge of the United States armed forces which is awarded to those service members who have obtained qualifications as military divers.
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The Diving Badge is a military qualification badge of the United States armed forces which is awarded to those service members who have obtained qualifications as military divers.
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The Diving Badge is a military qualification badge of the United States armed forces which is awarded to those service members who have obtained qualifications as military divers.
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The Diving Badge is a military qualification badge of the United States armed forces which is awarded to those service members who have obtained qualifications as military divers.
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The Marine Safety Insignia is awarded to members of the United States Coast Guard, United States Coast Guard Reserve, Coast Guard Civilians and United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. For enlisted members to receive this they must be E-4 or above.
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The Tactical Law Enforcement Badge is a military badge of the United States Coast Guard which is presented to those service members who perform duty with a Tactical Law Enforcement unit (TACLET) for a period exceeding eighteen months.
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The Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner Badge is a military badge of the United States Coast Guard authorized for wear by commissioned officers of the Coast Guard and the Public Health Service attached to the Coast Guard serving as medical officers.
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CPO Command Identification Badges are special United States Navy badges which are issued to the senior Chief Petty Officer in a given commissioned U.S. Navy command. The command may either be shore or afloat.
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The Coast Guard Command Enlisted Identification Badge is a temporary decoration which is awarded to those Coast Guard Petty Officers who serve as the senior enlisted advisor to a Coast Guard command when there are no Chief Petty Officers present.
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The Office of the Secretary of Homeland Defense Identification Badge is a military badge of the United States Coast Guard which is currently under development by the Department of Homeland Security.
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