Figure 9-7.The number of loops in the aiguillettes indicates the status of the wearer.
Dress aiguillettes consist of two single plaits
of aiguillette cord with two loops. At the end of the
plaits are approximately 3 inches of plain cord to
which two gilt metal pencils are secured. The metal
pencils are approximately 3 1/2 inches long and
mounted with two silver anchors. Aides wear them on
various uniforms for special or ceremonial occasions
or when prescribed.
U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen wear
aiguillettes as prescribed by the Commandant of
Midshipmen; they pin them on the shoulder at the
Mourning badges, made of black crepe, are 3
inches wide; officers wear them on the left sleeve of the
outer coat, halfway between the shoulder and elbow.
Officers wear mourning badges when serving as
honorary pallbearers at military funerals, when
attending military funerals in an official capacity, and at
other prescribed times. Those attending civilian funerals
may wear mourning badges if desired.
MIDSHIPMENS AND OFFICER
CANDIDATES UNIFORM MARKINGS
Naval Academy midshipmen are classified as
officers of the line but are officers only in a qualified
sense. They rank just below chief warrant officers.
They wear the following uniforms: service dress, full
dress, dinner dress, working, infantry, and tropical.
Their service dress and working uniforms are similar
to those of commissioned officers.
Midshipmen wear a 3/8-inch gold chin strap
and a gold fouled anchor device on the combination
cap. They wear a miniature cap device on the left side
of the garrison cap.
Midshipmen wear a pin-on gold anchor on
each lapel of the blue service blouse. Outstanding
midshipmen of each class wear a pin-on gold star
above each collar anchor on the full dress and