United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Past Officer Device
Criteria: Past elected and appointed leaders are authorized to wear the insignia of the highest office held, if held for at least six months. VCOs and above must have held office for one year or longer. When insignia no longer indicates the current office, Auxiliarists must wear the past officer device. This device does not come with a red or blue "A" to distinguish past staff from elected leader status. The appropriate office insignia remains the distinguishing mark. Past officer status does not authorize the wearing of aiguillettes. The following are guidelines for wearing the past officer device:
On men's Dinner Dress White or Blue uniforms, the device will be worn centered on the right lapel approximately 3 1/2 inches below the notch.
On women's Dinner Dress White or Blue uniforms, the device will be worn on the right lapel, in the same relative position as above.
On all other men's and women's uniforms the device will be worn on the right, centered approximately a 1/2 inch below the name tag, or in that same relative position, on uniforms with which the name tag is not worn or balanced with the AUXOP device in whatever precedence is desired.