This coxswain badge is miniature-sized and is an official issue of the United States Coast Guard. This Coast Guard insignia is ready to be worn on official USCG uniforms. Comes with a pin clutch backing to make sure it securely stays on your uniform nice and tight. This badge is meant to be worn on uniforms, but also could be displayed in formal attire or in your shadow box collection. The Coxswain on a Coast Guard Small Boat is in charge of the vessel and all personnel on board. Coxswains carry responsibility equivalent to officers in other branches of the military. The Coast Guard Coxswain Badge Miniature is made, handled, and inspected 100 percent in the USA.