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0~'ICE 0g CIVILIAN 17~.~N~E
Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C .

Office of Civilian Defense Regulations No. 2
Supplementary 0~der No. 2

SPECIFICATIONS F~ A~ ~liN~i~ OF WE~ AND USE 0E 0FFICIAL ARTICLES 0F:
STAFF CORPS 0F T}~ O~iCE OF CIVILIid~ IE~ENSE
UNITED STATES CITIZENS I~FENSE CORPS
ugITED STATLS CITIZENS Sh~VICE CC~{PS
CIVIL AIR PAA~OL
CIVILI~ D~FEN~J AL~XILIARY C~IOUP
By virtue of the authority vested in me by Executive C~der
No. 8757 dated May 20, 1941, as amended by Executive Order No. 9134
dated April 15, 1942, and pursuant to Section 2 of Office of Civilian
Defense Re&~Llations No. 2, the Director of Civilism Defense (herei~after
referred to as "the Director") prescribes the specifications for and
the manner of wear and use of' the follow'~ng official articles embodying prescribed insignia for:
Staff Corps of the Office of Civilian Lefense
United States Citizens Defense Corps
United States Citizens Service Corps
Civil Air Patrol
Civilian Defense Auxiliary Group
I .

CRITICAL MATERIALS

Official articles, of any kind, shall not be manufacsured or
fabricated of materials which have been or shall be designated as critic a l b y t h e W a r P r o d u c t i o n B o a r d o r a n y o t h e r g o v e r n m e n t a g e n c y. T h e
Office of Civilian Defense will not ~ssue licenses to man~tf~cturers who
seek to use such critical materials, and will revoke all licenses
grm~ted which allow the use of materials now or hercafter designated as
critical.
2.
0-~FICIAL ARTICLES F~ THE STA~7 CC~PS C~ T~ OFFICE OF
CIVILIAN IEFENSE.
The following articles are prescribed as official ~rticlos
for wear and use by the Staff Corps of the Office of Civili~uA Defense,
in accordance with all rules, re~ulEtions, ord~:rs or instructzons issued
b y t h c D i r e c t o r. % ~ o n w o r n o r u s e d b y t h e S t a f f C o r p s o f t h e O f fi c e o f
Civilian Defense in its Washington Office or Regional 0fficcs, the Staff
Corps insigne shall be superimposed on the letters "US". When worn or
uscd by mcmbcrs of a State Ikfensc Council or Local Dofcnss Council, or
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b y p e r s o n s o n t h e s t a f f s o f s u c h C o u n c i l s , o r o f L o c a l Vo l u n t e e r 0 f fi c o ~
a rectangle embodyin~ the n~nmo, or abbreviation of the name, of the
particular state shall be attached as a pendant,j
(a) Arm Bands and Brassards.
Arm bands and brassard~ shall be 17~ to 18 inchc~ long
and 4 inches v~_do. The basic insigne shall be 3~
inches in dismcter and shall bc placed in the center of
the arm band or bras~ard.
'(b) Lapel Pins and Buttons.
I ; ~ p c d p i n s o r b u t t o n s s h a l l b c ~ i n c h i n d i ~ m e t u r.

The basic insig~n~ may bc cmbroldcrcd or sown cn flags
or bcrmcrs, provided no words (cxcupt for the letters
"US", the name Office of Civilian Defense, or the State
or local designation) or oth,~r emblem ~hall bu used
thereon in addition to the Insignia.
3.

OFFICIAL ARTICI~S FOR THE IE~'5~D STATES CITIZENS

IE~N~ C g~S.
The foiiowing ~ticlcs arc pr~sc~ribcd ~s official L~rttcl~s
for wear oz~d use by mcmbor~ of the United Status Citizens Dufcnsc Corps
in accordance with ~tll rulest rcgulctions, orders or ~,.structions issued
by the Director:
(a) ~krm Bands a-~d Brassardso
All prc~cribcd insignia tony bc used on ~trm bc~ds ~u~d
~brassc~ds, except the Instructors insigne. "Arm bongs
~-ud brass~'ds shall be 1}~- to 18 inches io~, ~nd 4
Inchus wide. The insignia sh~;ll be 3~ inches in
diameter and s~ll bu plcc~,d iz~ the contc~- of th~ arm
b~d or brass~rd.
(b)

Sleeve insignia for Unifarms_.
All prcscrihed insignia may bc usud as sleeve insignia,
embroidered or woven with stitchLd or rolled edges.
S ! c o v c ~ s i ~ r ~ i ~ s h a l l b u 2 ¼ i n c h e s i n d i c z ~ c ' t c r. S l t , c v ¢
insignia sh~ll be ~,'orn on the lefh sleeve, 1 i~ch bclov~
the shoulder ~o~a1~.

(c)

Collar and ~ ~mblcins for U~Liforms.
All prcscrib(d insigni~ ~ay bc used on "co!!c~' and cap
emblems of uniformed ,units.

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(I): ~mbroidered or woven.
All prescribed insignia may be embroidered or
w e - ~ e n a s e m b l e m s , ~ i n c h e s i n d i a m e t e r, v : i t b
stitched or rolled edges, embroidered in red, white
and blueo
(2) Me~l.
All prescribed insignia may be included on metal
as emblems, or on any non-metallic substitute theref o r ~ l ~ . i n c h m s i n d i a m e t e r.
(d) IIelmet Emblems.
A l l p r e s c r i b e d i n s i g n i a m a y b s u ~ e d o n c i r c ~ u ! a r.
d e c a l c o m s ~ _ t a s o r s t l c k e r s , ~ - i n c h e s i n d i a m e t e r, w h l c k
shall be placed on the front of helmets. All prescribed
insignia may be screen stencilled, to the same dimensionS,
on the front of helmets.
Lapel Pins or Eut~oms.
All prescribed imsi~nia .may be used on lapel p~--ms or
b u t t o n s ~ L u s h - i n d i a m e t e r.
(e)

Amtomobile Stickers Pmd Plates.
All orescribed ir~signia may be included, with or
without ~e appropriate unit name accompanying the insigne,
on automobile stickers ~d plates. Automobile stickers and
plates shall be in a circular shape, from i to 12 inches in
d i a m e t e r, o r i n a r e c t a n g u l a r s h a p e n o l a r g e r t h a n 6 i ~ c h e s
by 12 inches. Automobile stickers nnd plates may be placed
on any truck, automobile or other vehicle, and may be used
only subject to compliance with appr~priats state and local
laws, ordir~nces, or regalations applicable to windshield
or vehicle stickers.
(f)

(g)

Cert~!icates of Me~mbershi_~.
The basic insigne may b~ used on Certificates of
Membership which s.~mll conform to ~ Form No. 103.
(h) ident~.fication C~ds.
The basic insigne may be used on identification cards
which sl~ll conform to ODD Form No. 702.
(i)

Identification Signs.

A~--I prescribed insignia may be need on signs to mark
the station, location, or pest of enrolled members of the
United States Citizens Defemse Corps. Sigrz may contain

the ~r~scr~bed Imsigne and other material relative to the
~ t n i t o f w h i c h t h e p e r s o n i s a m e m b e r, a n d a n y o t h e r m a t t e r
considered to be appropriate by the Local Defense Council.
Signs shall be placed so as to be unobstructed and cleverly
visible, and in accords~uce with all applicable State laws
and local ordinances or regplatlons.
(j) Flags and BannerS.
All prescribed insignia may be embroidered or sewn
on flags or tanners, provided no words (except for the
lett~-~ "~S," the name Office of Civilian Defense, or the
State or local designation) or qthar emblem s~all be used
thereon in addition to the insignia.

4. OFFICIAL A~RTICLES FOR THE UNITED STATES CITIZENS SE2~VICE
CORPS.
~.~
The following articles are prescribed
articles for wear and use h~j members of the
Citizens Service Corps, in accordance with
"regulations, orders or instructions issued

as official
united States
all ru3es,
by the Director:

(~) Lapel Pins or Buttons.
The basic insigne ~y be used on lapel pins or
b u t t o n s ~ i n c h e s i n d i a m e t e r o r ½ i n c h i n d i a m e t e r.
(b) Sleeve Insigne for Uniforms.
The basic insigne may be used as sleeve insigne,
embroidered or woven with stitched cr rolled edges.
S l e e v e i n s i g n e s h a l l b e 4 ~ n c h o s i n d i a m e t e r. S l a o v e
insi~ae sh~ll be worn on the loft sleeve, 1 inch
below the shoulder seam.
(c) Cortifdcate of Mombersh~i
T~e ~ ~m~i-gn~ m~ be used on Certificates
of Membership, ~hich shall comform to OCD Form No.
703
(d) F~nd Ba~nners.
The basic insigne may be embroidered or sewn on
flags or banners, provided no words (except for the
letters "~S," the name Office of Civilian Defense,
or the State or local designation) or other emblem
shall be used thereon in addition to the insi~nia.

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- 5 5. OFFICIAL ARTICLF~ FOR THE CIVIL AIR PATROL.
The following articles are prescribed as official
articles for wear and use by members of the Civil Air Patrol,
in accordance with all rules, regulations, orders, or instructions issued by the Director:
(a) Arm Bands and Brassards.
The basic insigne may be used on arm bands and
brassards. Arm bands and brassards shall be 17½ to 18
inches long, and ~ inches wide. The insigne shall be
3~ inches in diameter and shall be placed in the center
of the arm band or bra~sard.
(b) Sleeve Lusi_~a for Uniforms.
The basic insigne may be used as sleeve insignia,
embroidered or woven with stitched or rolled edges.
S l e e v e i n s i g n i a s h a l l b e 3 i n c h e s i n d i a m e t e r. S l e e v e
ins/gnla shall be vJorn on the left sleeve, ~ inch belo~
the shoulder seam.
(c) C~ao l~si n~for Uniforms.
The basic insigne ~A~y be included on metal or
e n ~ r o i d e r e d o r w o v e n a s e m b l e m s , 1 . ] ~ d h e s i n d i a m e t e r,
which shall be ~orn on the caps of members of the Civil
Air Patrol.
(d) ~'~.
Pilot and Observer ~ings, of metal, 2~ ~nd i~ inches,
r e s p e c t i v e l y, i n l e n g t h , s h a l l b e w o r n a b o v e t h e l e f t
upper blouse pocket of the uniform.
(~) Buttons for Uniforms.
The basic insigne may be used on 24 ligne mud 36
ligne buttons for uniforms.
(f) Identification Cards.
The basic insigne may be used on identification cards
which shall be issued and distributed by the National
Con~sander of the Civil Air Patrol.
(g) Aircraft Insignia.
The basic insigne may be used, by painting or decalco~rania,
and fuselage of aircraft engaged in official Civil Air Patrol
missions. The basic insigne shall be centered on the top
side of the left wing and on the bottom side of the right
wing a% a point 1/3 of the distance from the wing tip to
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the fuselage, and the dlameter of the inslgne sha_l not
exceed 2/3 of the wing chord at the point of application.
The insigne on the fuselage shall be centered on both sides
of the fuselage at a point 1/3 of the distance from the
leading edge of the horizontal stabilizer to the trailing
edge of the wing, and the diameter of the insigne shall
not exceed 2/3 of the depth of the fuselage at the point
of application.
(h) Automobile Stickers and plates.
The basic insigne may be included, with or without the
name Civil Air Patrol, on automobile stickers and plates.
Automobile stickers and plates shall he in a circular shape,
f r o m 4 t o 1 2 J n ~ c h e s i n d i a m e t e r, o r i n a r e c t a n g u l a r s h a p e
no larger than 6 inches by 12 inches. Automobile stickers
and plates may be placed on any truck, automobile or other
vehicle, and may be used only subject to compliance with
appropriate state and local laws, ordinances, or regulations applicable to windshield cr vehicle stickers.

6. OFFICIAL ARTICLES FOR THE CIVILIZ,~ DEFE~SEAUXILIARY
GROUP.
The following articles arm prescribed as official
articles forwear and use by m~mh~r~ of t~c Civilian Defense
Auxiliary Group, in accordance with all rnles, regulations,
orders~ or instructions issued by the Director:
(a) Arm Bands and Brassards.
The basic insigne may be used on arm bands and brassards shall be 17~ to 18 inches long and 4 inches wide.
The insigne shall be 3½ inches in diameter ~nd shall be
placed in the center of the arm band or brassard.
A person in the Civilian Defense Auxiliary Group may
u&e a word on arm bands or brassards to indicate his
occupation or profession, such word to be placed below
the insigne in such a manner as not to alter or modify the
insigne.
(b) Identification Cards,
The basic insigne may be used on identification cards
which shall co~Iormto OCD Form No. 701.

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(c) Automobile Stickers ~nd Plates,
The basic insigne may be included, with or without
the name or other identification of the occupation of the
user accompanying the insigne, on automobile stickers and
plates. Automobile stickers and plates shall be in a
c i r c u l a r s h a p e , f r o m 4 t o 1 2 i n c h e s i n d i a m e t e r, o r i n a
rectangular shape no larger than 6 inches by 12 inches.
Automobile stickers and plates may be placed on any truck,
a~omobile or other vehicle, andmay be used only subject
to compliance with appropriate state and local laws, ordinances, or reg1~ations applicable to ~indshield or vehicle
stickers.

7.

GF)~RAL PROVI~IONS AS tO A~M BANDS, PINS AND BUTTONS.

(a) Arm bands and brassards ma,v be m~nufactured of any
fabric, not designated as critical, except arm bands and
brassards which are manufactured of p~<coxylin fabric and
w. h i d h s h a l l b e m a n u f a c t u r e d i n a c c o r d a n c e w i t h U p , t e d
States Arn%y .quartermaster Corps Specifications, O. ~. M. O.
No. 33 attached to and made a part of this Supplementary
O r d e r.
(b) Lapel pins and buttons shall be enameled in three
coats and hard-fired on a non-critical mehal'or ~7/bstitute
thereof.
(c) Arm bands and brassards shall be worn on the left arm,
m i d - w a y b e t w e e n t h e e l b o w a n d t h e s h o u l d e r.
(d) Buttons shall be worn in the buttonhole of the left
lapel; pins shall be worn on Lhe left side of the garment.

James M. Landis
Director of Civilian Defense

~ay 28, 19~2

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OFFICE OF CIVILIAN DEFEKSE
Wa s h i n g t o n p D . C .
July 28, 1942

OFFICE OF CIVILI~ DEFENSE REGULATIONS N0. 2
Amendment No, 2 to Supplementary Order No. 2

By virtue of the authority vested in ne as Director of
Civilian Defense by Executive Order No. 8757~ dated }~y 20, 19~i,
as amended by Executive Order l{e, 9134, dated Ap~"il 15, 19~2, and
by Executive Order No. 9088, dated March 6, 191~2, Supplementary
Order No. 2 dated May 28, 19~2, to Office of Civilian Defense Regulations No, 2, is hereby amended by adding Section 5 (1), which
designates additional official articles for the Civil Air Patrol
as follows:

The basic inslgno may hc used on m~tal lapel pins,
with spread eagle wings on e~ch side of and the
letters "GAP" above the circle, which pins shall
be i~ inches in longtho
The basic insigns alone may be used on lapel pins
arh buttons ~ inch in diametcr~

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