Hat Badge - Male Enlisted - Army
Male enlisted personnel gold disk with the US Army eagle displayed. Approximately 1-1/4' diameter.
Army Enlisted Hat Insignia Enlisted hat Insignia was originally introduced in World War I. The insignia consist of a gold colored disk with the national coat of arms eagle mounted directly in the center. In 1952, a blue plastic disk, 1 3/4 inches wide was authorized to the worn by enlisted infantrymen to enhance their prestige and morale. Other branches have produced branch colored rims to go around their hat brass but all of these are non-regulation. Only the infantry enlisted soldier is authorized to wear blue trim behind his hat insignia.