Cutterman insignia

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Cutterman insignia - officer
Cutterman insignia - officer
Cutterman insignia - enlisted
Cutterman insignia - enlisted
Cutterman insignia - auxiliary
Cutterman insignia - auxiliary

The cutterman insignia is a device awarded by the United States Coast Guard to represent service aboard a Coast Guard cutter. The pin is awarded on a temporary basis after six months of sea time, qualification in required watch stations, successful completion of an oral or written board, and receiving a recommendation from their unit's commanding officer. Temporary insignias may be worn while attached to a cutter, but must be removed upon permanently transferring to a non-afloat unit; the award becomes permanent after 5 years of cumulative sea time in the Coast Guard (prior service sea time counts for pay purposes, but not for qualification as a cutterman).[1]

On 18 October 1974, the Office of Personnel promulgated the Coast Guard Cutterman Insignia program, to “recognize the contributions and qualifications of our personnel.”[2] The version awarded to officers is gold-toned, while the version awarded to enlisted members is pewter-toned.

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary also issues a version of the cutterman insignia to represent service serving a Coast Guard cutter provided they meet the criteria provided by the Auxiliary and the Coast Guard; the insignia design is identical in size and form to the cutterman insignia. A pewter auxiliary emblem is superimposed in the center of the bronze-tone stylized waves.[3]

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  1. ^ Coast Guard Personnel Manual - Chapter 6.C.2
  2. ^ Coast Guard Cutterman Insignia, COMDTNOTE 1650 of 18 Oct 1974. USCG. 1974. p. 1.
  3. ^ Coast Guard Auxiliary Manual - Chapter 10, Section F.9.n