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Cap, Garrison, Officer's, OD
This page was last updated: April 26, 2016
 

 
 


This was the regulation garrison cap or "Overseas" cap worn by officers with their class A winter dress uniform, and at times with the field uniforms.  A soldier without a cap was considered out of uniform during official events.  All officers below the rank of general were officially designated as STAFF officers.  The staff officer's piping sewn along the upper edge of the outer band was a mixture of black and gold braiding.   Rank was affixed to the wearers left front.  Depending on the discretion of the commanding officer, garrison caps in the pinks drab shade #54 could be worn in lieu of the dark OD shade when authorized.

Details include Wool/Polyester blend elastique cloth dyed in the appropriate shades of dark OD #51 or pinks drab #54, Acetate lining, and genuine leather headband.

Sizes and fabric colors that we offer are indicated in the drop down menu are the only ones that we have available.  We refer to this style of cap as the "GI" style.

Price $40.00 each.


General Officer's Cap
Same cap as above in dark shade OD #51 with solid gold braided piping.

Please check this hat table to verify your hat size.


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Cap, Garrison, ABN Officer's, OD

 
 
 


Stand at the door!  This headgear item is a unique style of garrison cap that was adopted by the Paratroopers of the US Army.  This cap was authorized to be worn at all times even while still in training within "stateside".  This style cap was unique due to the omission of the gusset along the top edge of the cap.  This made for more pronounce peaks at the front and back of the cap giving the wearer a very sharp appearance.  Paratroopers were authorized this style of cap along with their brown paratrooper boots.  Eventually, as WWII progressed the wearing of this popular style cap fanned out to many troops throughout the US Army.  A cap patch was affixed to the front of the cap to further designate parachute or glider units.  In the early days units not assigned to Airborne Divisions would affix to their caps a "Parachute" or "Glider" cap patch in various color combinations denoting infantry, artillery, etc.  Eventually, the US Army required the wearing of the combined "Para-glider" cap patch for all airborne troops entering the European Theater of Operations Normandy invasion.  Now, whether the very proud paratroops followed the cap patch regs. was another thing entirely... 

All officers below the rank of general were officially designated as STAFF officers. The staff officer's piping sewn along the upper edge of the outer band was a mixture of black and gold braiding. Rank was affixed to the wearers left front.

Our caps are produced with quality in mind using Wool/Polyester blend elastique cloth dyed in the appropriate shade of dark OD #51, Acetate lining, and genuine leather headband. 

Sizes that we offer are indicated in the drop down menu are the only ones that we have available.

Price $40.00 each.

Please check this hat table to verify your hat size.


Airborne Cap Patches are shown on our
US Army Shoulder Sleeve Insignia Page


To purchase rank insignia
please visit our US Army Insignia page

 



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