A staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force holds the first non-commissioned rank and the first that is granted on a competitive basis rather than automatically in recognition of service duration. The SSGT Staff Sergeant E5 Small ABU Sew On Rank by Action Embroidery is a small-size emblem to be worn by those who have achieved this designation, featuring traditional sew-on application and high standards of production to suit your Airman Battle Uniform well.
The insignia worn by a staff sergeant depicts an encircled star at the center of a multi-winged chevron, identifying those who have elevated to the status of non-commissioned officer. Those bearing this rank are charged with greater responsibility both in a technical sense and with regard to supervision of subordinates, and therefore maintaining an impeccable standard of appearance is highly recommended.
Action Embroidery has been a trusted producer of military insignia for the United States Armed Forces since the days of World War II. All designs are pre-approved by the Institute of Heraldry to ensure full compliance with government standards, and all manufacturing is completed stateside for quality you can trust.