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Wear of Regimental Distinctive Insignia
Taken from Army Regulation 670-1, Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia, 3 February 2005, paragraph 28-23. Regimental Distinctive Insignia:
a. Authorization. Regimental distinctive insignia (RDI) of a design approved by the Institute of Heraldry, U.S. Army, are authorized and prescribed for wear by all soldiers affiliated with a regiment or whole-corps regiment, as described in AR 600-82 and NGR 600-82 .
Figure 28-140. Wear of regimental distinctive insignia on Army green, blue, and white uniforms, male
(b) On the white and blue mess and evening mess uniforms, male personnel wear the RDI on the right lapel. On the blue mess uniform, the RDI is worn centered on the satin facing, 1/2 inch below the notch in the lapel. On the white mess uniform, the RDI is worn 1/2 inch below the notch, centered on the lapel. The RDI is worn so that the vertical axis of the insignia is perpendicular to the ground (see fig 28-141 ).
Figure 28-141. Wear of regimental distinctive insignia on Army blue and white mess uniforms, male
Figure 28-144. Wear of nameplate on Army green and new version blue and white uniforms, female
(b) On the blue mess and evening mess, and the new version white mess and evening mess uniforms, females wear the RDI centered on the right lapel, with the top of the RDI aligned with the top row of miniature medals. On the black mess and evening mess, and the old version white mess and evening mess uniforms, females wear the RDI centered on the right side of the jacket (not on the lapels). The RDI is centered between the lapel and shoulder seam, with the top of the RDI aligned with the top row of miniature medals. The RDI is worn so that the vertical axis is perpendicular to the ground (see fig 25-2 ).
Figure 25-2. Army blue mess uniform, enlisted
(3) The RDI and DUI will be the same for soldiers who are assigned to, and affiliated with the same unit. Soldiers who are assigned to a unit or agency not authorized a DUI will wear the RDI on the beret and the black pullover sweater in lieu of a DUI (see fig 28-139 ).
Figure 28-139. Wear of distinctive unit insignia/regimental distinctive insignia, on black pullover sweater