This Petty Officer cap device is an official issue and ready to be worn on official USCG uniforms. This cap device is regulation size measuring 1 ⅛ inch in size and comes in a gold and mirror finish. There is a pin clutch backing on the back of this badge that will keep it secure on your uniform. This badge is made to be displayed on your uniform but could also be worn in formal attire or added to your shadow box collection. Chief Petty Officer holds the rank of E-7, the 7th enlisted rank in the Coast Guard. The rank was authorized for the Coast Guard in 1920 by Congress. Chief Petty Officers have technical knowledge and expertise as well as leadership skills. The insignia has a fouled anchor with a shield superimposed on it. The anchor represents stability and security. The chain is symbolic of flexibility and strength. The USCG Chief Petty Officer cap device is made, handled, and inspected 100 percent in the USA.