United States Marine Corps Globe-and-Anchor Cap Device
Criteria: The Globe-and-Anchor Cap Device is worn on the cap of the Marine Corps dress uniform. The globe on the U.S. Marine emblem signifies continuing historical service in any part of the world. The eagle represents the United States. The anchor, which dates back to the founding of the Corps in 1775, acknowledges the naval tradition of the Marines and their continual service under the command of the Department of the Navy.
The enlisted Marines ornament is a single piece of gold-colored metal. The officers ornament is slightly larger, and is of silver with gold additions: The Globe and Eagle are silver; the continents on the globe are gold; the anchor is gold; the rope fouling the anchor is silver. Also, the anchor is of slightly different design, the rope is of a different type and is coiled differently, and the eagle's stance is different. Finally, the island of Cuba is represented in the stylized map of the Americas on the enlisted ornament Globe, but not on the officers ornament. This has no political significance: on the officers ornament, the continents are represented by gold metal appliquÃ©, and Cuba would be a very small separate bit of metal that could easily fall off.
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