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AR 670-1: Chapter 20–4: Buttons

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a. Regular Army.

(1) Type. The buttons are clothing bag issue items.

(2) Description. The Regular Army buttons (fig 20–2) are yellow-gold plated with the coat of arms of the United States superimposed. Buttons are available in sizes 20-ligne, 25-ligne, 30-ligne, and 36-ligne; there are 40-ligne to an inch. The previously optional white-gold anodized aluminum buttons are no longer authorized for wear.

(3) How worn. The Regular Army buttons are worn on the coats and jackets of service, dress, and mess uniforms, except as provided below.

b. Essayons.

(1) Type. The buttons are optional purchase items.

(2) Description. The buttons (fig 20–3) are yellow-gold plated and have an eagle holding a scroll in its beak inscribed with the word “Essayons.” In the distance is a bastion with embrasures surrounded by water, with the sun rising over the top of the water. The buttons are available in sizes 20-ligne, 25-ligne, 30-ligne, and 36-ligne. The previously optional white-gold anodized aluminum buttons are no longer authorized for wear.

(3) How worn. The buttons are worn on the coats and jackets of service, dress, and mess uniforms by commissioned officers of the and all warrant officers with a primary specialty.