E-4 Army Specialist 4 Stripes
Current cloth style stripes for Army Specialist 4. Stripes are gold on blue background. Sold in pairs.
ARMY ACU RANK INSIGNIA SPECIALIST 4
2" x 2" square rank patch. USA made. Velcro® back fastener. Sold in pack 3.
Current cloth style stripes for Army Specialist 4. Stripes are gold on green background. Sold in pairs.
Can manage other enlisted Soldiers of lower rank. Has served a minimum of two years and attended a specific training class to earn this promotion. People enlisting with a four year college degree can enter BCT as a Specialist.
In deference to the original rating of Specialist 4, the modern day rank of Specialist is also sometimes known as "SpecFour". Slang terms for the rank of Specialist include "E-4 Mafia", indicating a reference to the large number of soldiers of E-4 rank who see their roles as performing the "grunt work" in the army. The Mafia reference is derived from some Specialists who are in positions to do favors for other Army specialists, such as supply administration specialists, but sometimes do not show equal generosity to senior enlisted, officers, or privates. The rank of Specialist is sometimes called a "Sham Shield": E-4s are the most experienced of the lower ranks and have usually figured out how to "sham" out of details. A specialist is sometimes ironically called a "full bird private," a play on "full bird colonel."
Brass Rank is sold in pairs.
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