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Other Cloth Insignia Not Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

Second World War

Navy Grade Insignia of the Second World War

Sleeve Stripes Boatswain's Mate
Officers Sleeve Stripes
on the winter uniform
Petty Officer Rating Badge
for the winter uniform
Bullion Embroidered


Term Definition Example
Rate Grade or Rank Chief Petty Officer
Rating Job Specialty Boatswain's Mate
Rating Badge Insignia showing Rate and Rating
worn by Petty Officers
See Above
Specialty Mark Insignia showing Only Rating
worn by Seamen Grades
Distinguishing Mark Insignia showing Special Qualification Master Driver

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