United States Coast Guard Coxswain Insignia
Criteria: The Coxswain Insignia is a qualification device of the United States Coast Guard which is issued to enlisted personnel who qualify as a coxswain. The Coxswain on a Coast Guard Small Boat is in charge of the vessel and all personnel on board. A Coxswain in the Coast Guard has a responsibility that is normally only undertaken by officers in other branches of the military.The Coxswain Insignia is considered junior to the Surfman Badge and both devices may not be worn simultaneously. The Coxswain Pin can be awarded temporarily or permanently. To be permanently awarded, a member has to have five years of certification with at least two years on a Standard Boat.