Brigadier General Officer Rank Insignia (Pair)
Stars were first used to identify general officers on June 18, 1780 when it was prescribed that Major Generals would wear two stars and Brigadier Generals one star on each epaulette. Three stars were established in 1798 for the rank of Lieutenant General and were worn by the Commander-in-Chief, General Washington. Four stars were authorized for the rank of General when the rank was established by Act of Congress on July 25, 1866. Grant was the first officer of the Army to hold the rank of General and to wear the insignia of four silver stars.
Our Regulation Brigadier General Officer Rank Insignia is a silver plated metal badge. Rank Insignia sold in pairs. This is the same badge that is supplied to the U.S. Military and sold in the U.S. Military Base Exchanges.
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