United States Marine Corps Gold-on-Red Service Stripes - Male Size
Criteria: A service stripe, commonly called a hash mark, is a decoration of the United States military which is presented to members of the U.S. military to denote length of service. The United States Marine Corps awards each stripe for four years of duty. Entitlement to service stripes starts with the Armed Forces Active Duty Base Date and is computed by adding all periods of qualifying service, continuous or otherwise. Qualifying service for reservists are earned only for full years - 1 year of creditable service for each one-year period when a minimum of 50 retirement points are accumulated.
Marine Corps Service Stripes are worn on the outer half of each sleeve of dress/service coats; gold on scarlet on the blue dress coat and green on scarlet on the green coat. Stripes are placed at a 30 degree angle to the bottom of the sleeve. On the blue dress coat the lower scarlet point of the stripe will meet the point of the piping of the cuff. On the green service coat the lower scarlet edge of the stripe is centered 1/2 inch above the point of the cuff. Succeeding stripes will be 1/8 inch above and parallel to the next lower stripe.
Note: Sold in pairs of opposites, one for each sleeve (i.e., if a quantity of 1 is ordered, a quantity of 1 pair will be shipped).
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