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The Updated SWCC Insignia

WASHINGTON, DC – The current SWCC qualification insignia is being replaced with three separate insignias to denote the level of qualification achieved individually by SWCC Sailors.

The new insignias are SWCC Basic, SWCC Senior, and SWCC Master.  Effective 19 August 2016, SWCC Sailors are authorized to wear the new insignia commensurate with their level of qualification.

The new insignias will be available via the NEX Uniform Center for individual purchase no later than early August 2016.  Force-wide implementation of new SWCC insignias occured on 19 August 2016.  The mandatory wear date of the large metal and embroidered insignia for all active and reserve SWCC is 1 October 2016.  Mandatory wear of the new miniature insignia will be upon
availability after October 2016.

SWCC Basic Insignia:  A two and one-half by one and one-fourth inch silver matte metal pin showing a background of a cocked flintlock pistol, a crossed naval enlisted cutlass, and a MK V Special Operations Craft atop a bow wave.

SWCC Senior Insignia:  A two and one-half by one and three-eighth inch silver matte metal pin showing a background of an anchor, cocked flintlock pistol, a crossed naval enlisted cutlass and a MK V Special Operations Craft atop a bow wave.

SWCC Master Insignia:  A two and one-half by one and three-eighth inch silver matte metal pin showing a background of an anchor with a banner and three gold stars, cocked flintlock pistol, a crossed naval enlisted cutlass and a MK V Special Operations Craft atop a bow wave.

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