The Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist Designator, like all Navy Warfare emblems before it (Submarine Dolphins, SEAL Trident device, etc.) is worn on the left breast of the uniform above the ribbon devices, if any are authorized. However, if the member is qualified in more than one Warfare Specialty, the current warfare specialty the member is working in takes precedence for uniform requirements. For example, as a Submariner, I of course had Dolphins to wear once I became Qualified in Submarines, but we did have the occasional skimmer (surface navy guy) go insane and volunteer for the Submarine Force. If he was Qualified as an ESWS, and then subsequently became Qualified in Submarines, he would wear the Submarine Warfare badge (Dolphins) in the normal spot above the ribbon device, since he was currently serving in the Submarine Force and not the Surface Navy. The ESWS badge would then be worn underneath the ribbon device.
US military officers wear their rank on their shoulders and enlisted personnel wear their rank on their sleeves. This is meant to be symbolic of the fact that the enlisted use their arms (strength) to win battles. Officers on the other hand have the weight of command (decisions) on their shoulders . Thus, the tradition follows.
No - the Fleet Marine Force Service Ribbon was established in 1984 by then Secretary of the Navy John Lehman, to be worn by eligible Navy personnel serving with the Marines between 1984 and 2006. The FMF Ribbon is a separate device altogether from the FMFW, and as such has different eligibility requirements. If you meet eligibility requirements for both devices (you rate and are eligible to wear the FMFW device, and also rate and are eligible to wear the ribbon), then yes, you can wear both. Otherwise, just rating the FMFW device does not automatically entitle you to wear the FMF ribbon.
I found that it was not until 1950 that enlisted Submariners were allowed to wear the silver dolphins as a breast insigna on their dress uniforms - replacing the silk, embroidered, sleeve insignia. A history of the US Submarine Insigna (on AboutSubs.com) also indicated that in 1943 an enlisted Submariner who wascommissioned as an officer could wear silver dolphins as a breast insigna until he earned his "gold" dolphins. AboutSubs.com also has examples of the various designs for the insignia.
The device that officials usually wear on their belt is a battery pack for the lavaliere microphone that they wear on their shirt collar. This battery pack has an on and off switch for when they need to address the crowd about their rulings.
Yes, any rubbing surface will wear out eventually
End of World War 1 by Sec of the Navy FDR
they wear a big suit that you cant shoot threw and a cup that says get some.
No, it is not. A jockstrap is a protective device for the genitals.
You can only wish. Ribbons are worn on all officer and chief uniforms except fatigues. Enlisted wear them on all dress uniforms.
A personal floatation device
All children should wear a Personal Flotation Device. That water is cold.
Any medals, ribbons, or badges they were awarded as an enlisted soldier can be worn as an officer, so long as they're in the same branch. Some branches are selective about which awards from other services they'll permit to be worn on their uniforms.
It means surface wear - for example a CD case with cosmetic wear still works perfectly well as a CD case, but maybe has some scratches on the surface of the case.
A personal floatation device
yes, the force of the currents can slowely wear it down
They are the only ones to wear jeans in combat :)
In military rank insignia are the primary method of identification. In most countries officers wear their ranks on their shoulders but some also wear ranks on collar. Enlisted men or Non-commissioned officers wear their ranks on their arms or collars. In majority of Navies officers also wear their ranks on sleeves.
In the US, it's called a personal flotation device, or "PFD".
erosion and weathering
Weathering and erosion
You should use a manual sharpening device because electrics can wear a knife down.
No, Robert Irvine does not wear a hearing aid. The device in his ear on his shows is a communication device that allows him to receive messages from the producers and director. The same device is worn by live reporters on the news. You can see images of him all over the internet in public with absolutely no hearing aid in his ear.