Small Craft Officer Badge
The Small Craft Pin is a decoration of the United States Navy which was first created in the 1970s following the close of the Vietnam War. The intent of creating the Small Craft Pin was to give recognition to the specially trained naval personnel who comprised the inshore boat units and river assault commands.
The Small Craft Pin (commonly called the 'Coxswain Pin' or 'Boat Pin' by US Navy Sailors) is issued in two grades for both officers and enlisted. The Small Craft Enlisted Pin is a silver insignia while the Small Craft Officer Pin is gold. To qualify for the Small Craft Pin a service member must complete full qualifications at every watch station of a small craft. This normally includes positions as engineer, coxswain, gunner, and boat commander. Enlisted personnel must be the Petty Officer in Charge (POIC) of a small craft for six months before they qualify. Officers must hold the additional qualification of Watch Officer in order to be awarded the Small Craft Pin.
Our Regulation Navy Small Craft Officer Badge is a gold plated metal badge. This is the same badge that is supplied to the U.S. Navy and sold in the Navy Base Exchanges.
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