Aircrew Badge - Navy - USMC - USCG
NAVY AIRCREW WINGS
A gold metal winged pin with an anchor inscribed in a circle in the center. The letters 'AC' straddle the shank of the anchor.
Known respectively as the Naval Aircrew Badge and Coast Guard Aircrew Badge, it is authorized for personnel who have undergone extensive training in flight operations of naval aircraft. Such training includes weapons management, electronic warfare, and water survival.
The Naval and Coast Guard Aircrew Badges are issued in a single degree with no upgrade devices authorized. A Naval enlisted person who has qualified for his or her Naval Aircrew Badge places the initials 'NAC' in parentheses after his or her rate and rating; for example, a Chief Cryptologic Technician Interpretive, after having qualified for her NAC Badge, is identified as a CTIC(NAC). Officer Aircrew members are Naval Flight Officers, and receive the Naval Flight Officer Badge.