United States Marine Corps Aiguillette - Synthetic Gold & Red
Criteria: Marine Corps Service Aiguillettes consist of round gold wire and scarlet cord, 1/4 inch in diameter, and consist of two, three, or four loops sewn together all the way around. Service aiguillettes are fastened under the shoulder strap and go around the shoulder just under the armpit, with the longest loop nearest the collar.
Service aiguillettes are generally reserved for the following:
•Four Loops - Aides to generals, admirals, or officials of higher grade.
•Three Loops - Aides to lieutenant generals or vice admirals.
•Two Loops - Aides to major/brigadier generals, rear admirals, or other officers of lower grade entitled to an aide.
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