1930 - 2015
The Military insignias pictured are listed below by row from left to right. These insignias are universal across branches of the US Military unless noted.
Sergeant First Class (US Army only), First Lieutenant (or US Navy: Lieutenant junior grade), Captain (or US Navy: Lieutenant)
Rows 2- 4: Left side only:
These represent the rank of Major in both the US Army and Air Force; however, in the US Navy, they represent the rank of Lieutenant Commander.
Rows 2-3: Right side only:
These represent the rank of Captain in the US Army and Air Force; however, in the US Navy, they represent the rank of Lieutenant.
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The Barbara H. Hagan School of Nursing Historical Collection. (2018). "U.S. Military: Rank Insignias" [Photograph]. Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.molloy.edu/nur_hagan/720