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US Army Branch Color Guide

This is an identification guide for the branch of service colors used by the US Army. Branch of service colors are typically found on the Dress Uniform shoulder insignia, cuff braid, service scarf, and Officer's cape lining. The first listed color is the base color for the branch with the secondary color used for piping or accents. Note that General Staff does not have an assigned branch color. If anyone has questions or suggestions, please contact [email protected].

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Current Branch Colors

Color SampleColor NameBranch NameColor SampleColor NameBranch Name
BlackAcquisition Corps
Chaplain Corps
Dark Blue/Light BlueInspector General
Dark Blue/ScarletAdjutant General CorpsDark Blue/WhiteJudge Advocate General Corps
ScarletAir Defense Artillery
Field Artillery
Soldier Red/BronzeLogistics
Oriental Blue/Silver GrayMilitary Intelligence Corps
Old Glory BlueArmy BandsGreen/YellowMilitary Police Corps
Ultramarine Blue/Golden OrangeAviationDark BlueNational Guard Bureau
Cobalt Blue/Golden YellowChemical CorpsCrimson/YellowOrdnance Corps
Purple/WhiteCivil Affairs CorpsBottle Green/Silver GrayPsychological Operations
Steel Gray/BlackCyber CorpsTeal Blue/YellowPublic Affairs
Senior Enlisted Leader
Maroon/WhiteDental Corps
Medical Corps
Medical Service Corps
Army Medical Specialist Corps
Veterinary Corps
BuffQuartermaster Corps
Golden Yellow/BlackElectronic WarfareOrange/WhiteSignal Corps
Scarlet/WhiteCorps of EngineersJungle GreenSpecial Forces
Silver Gray/Golden YellowFinance CorpsGreenStaff Specialist USAR/ARNG
Infantry BlueInfantryBrick Red/Golden YellowTransportation Corps

Obsolete Branch Colors

Color SampleColor NameBranch NameColor SampleColor NameBranch Name
Teal Blue/WhiteArmy Security Branch
Discontinued 1967
YellowTank Corps
Discontinued 1951
Dark BlueBureau of Insular Affairs
Discontinued 1939
Burnt Orange/BlackTank Destroyer Corps
Discontinued 1945
ScarletCoast Artillery Corps
Discontinued 1950
Moss Green/Old GoldWomen's Army Corps
Discontinued 1978
White/Scarlet1st Special Service Force
Discontinued 1944
BrownWarrent Officers
Discontinued 2004
Golden Yellow/PurpleMilitary Intelligence
Discontinued 1962