CPO Command Identification Badges
are special United States Navy badges
which are issued to the most senior Chief Petty Officer
in a given commissioned U.S. Navy command. The command may either be a shore or surface unit.
The appearance of the CPO Command Identification Badge is determined by the rank
of its holder and the level of the command in which they serve. At the single command level, the badge is issued with word “Command” on its face with a Chief Petty Officer anchor showing the foiled anchor
insignia of the bearer. E-7 CPOs display the anchor, Senior Chief Petty Officers
the anchor with star and Master Chief Petty Officers
the anchor with two stars.
At higher commands, the designation of “Fleet” and “Force”
is displayed instead of “Command” indicating the senior enlisted member of an entire Navy Fleet or Task Force. Holders of this badge are always Master Chief Petty Officers
The highest CPO Identification Badge of all is the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Badge
held solely by the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy
CPO Identification Badges are worn on the lower left pocket of a Navy uniform. As of October 2004, a miniature version of the pin was authorized for wear on the flap of the shirt pocket. NAVADMIN 274/06 effective September 2006 returned the full-size badge to its original position. CPO identifications are considered temporary identification badges only and are surrendered at the termination of the assignment for which they... Read More