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Any diff between these USN dress uniform ?

Geeboo

Well-Known Member
I noted there are 3 types of far.
Golden rank at cuff area on both sleeves
Insignia & rank in red felt on left sleeves only
Insignia & rank in golden felt on left sleeves only

What are their differences ? Tks
USN.jpg
 

B-Man2

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Geeboo
The uniform on the far right is a naval officer a lieutenant .
The middle and left are enlisted chief petty officer ranks
The marks on the sleeves on the enlisted chief uniforms are years of service are years.
 

Steve27752

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Geeboo
The uniform on the far right is a naval officer a lieutenant .
The middle and left are enlisted chief petty officer ranks
The marks on the sleeves on the enlisted chief uniforms are years of service are years.
But why are they different colours?
 

Brent

Active Member
As most know here and at the risk of some who may not, Commodore is no longer an observered rank in the U S Navy.
One star is Rear Admiral Lower Half. Two stars is Rear Admiral Upper Half.
Carry on. ;-)

Regards,
 

unclegrumpy

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Don't know if you own these or just found pictures...but all three likely have dates inside them. The center Chief's uniform might have a WW II date in the pocket, but the insignia looks to be from the 1950's...maybe early 1960's...or not, these pictures are not good enough to really tell from...though the uniforms on the right and left look pretty solidly completely WW II.
 

zoomer

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There used to the 8 button CPO blouse, with white-metal buttons instead of yellow. There was also an 8 button whites version, chiefs being the only Navy rank who wore a collar & tie with whites.
 

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