In the United States Military, soldiers wear special command patches and unit patches with their camouflage utility uniforms. These patches represent a soldier’s belonging to a specific group, and each is donned with pride. There are strict rules that govern the proper size, shape and colors of these
, and our Signature Patches team has years of experience meeting the standards set by the United States Institute of Heraldry and supplying command patches to soldiers stationed all over the world. If you and your team are in need of a fresh set of military patches, we’ve got you covered.
Military patches are a symbol of service, self sacrifice and unit identity. Some command patches come in full-color, while others are designed to blend in with a soldier’s camouflage uniform. All of the military hook and loop patches we help design are easy to attach right out of the box and swap at a moment’s notice. Whether you need official unit patches or custom morale patches, our team is here to help.
Military patches are designed for all kinds of different units throughout the armed services. These F-35 patches were created for a Heritage Flight Team.
These Naval Air Warfare Center patches were created for the Aircraft Division of the organization. The triangular shape makes it easy to fit on uniforms as well as any personal gear a soldier wants to personalize.
Military unit patches are sometimes designed with bright colors, while other times they're designed with a more subdued look. This helps patches blend in with a soldier's operational camouflage uniform, while also allowing them to show off some of their team's personality.
Including the vehicles that soldiers are trained to operate on a custom military patch is a fun way to make a design more personal and meaningful to a team.
The Sikorsky S-92 is a medium utility helicopter used throughout the military. Behind the helicopter, you can see the shape of Afganistan, where this specific S-92 operated, and the colors of the Afghan flag
This Navy patch was handed out to Bridge Watchstanders on the USS John C. Stennis. There are so many unique teams throughout the military, and the custom unit patches we help design give a small glimpse into just a few of them.
When it comes to unit patches, every team has a unique design. This patch was created for the 722nd Expeditionary Air Base Squadron.
The skull and eagle at the center of this patch has a crisp and clear appearance thanks to the woven design. While embroidered military patches have a layered appearance, woven military patches capture more detail and have a smooth surface.
These Deep Freeze patches were created for Joint Task Force Support Forces Antarctica. For military patches like this one, the designs are often inspired by the locations where a team operates. In this case, the center of the patch shows a look at Antarctica from the sky.
Morale patches are designed to add some levity to a team. While official military patches have strict guidelines for design, morale patches can include anything a team wants, resulting in all kinds of unique designs.
Military patches come in all kinds of different shapes and sizes. Military badge patches like this one have always been a popular option. The black and gold design creates a beautiful contrast, helping the artwork stand out.
The dragon design on this military patch is one of the more unique designs we've helps create. Just when we think we've seen everything, our customers surprise us with a fresh idea for a set of unit patches.
These NATO Air Training Command patches were designed for the outpost in Kabul Afghanistan. Include different national flags in the same design is a great way to symbolize the partnership between nations.
We've been lucky enough to help design all kinds of Air Force Patches that are used by soldiers all over the world. These Palm Beach Aviation patches were designed for private use and were just as fun to work on.
Including references to pop culture is always a fun way to make a set of military patches fun and memorable. No matter what you're looking for in a morale patch design, we're here to help.
Every soldier has a specific set of patches that they’re authorized to wear with their working uniform. While there are a few differences between each branch of service, soldiers generally need to wear their unit patch on their right shoulder underneath an American flag patch, while their command patches and special skills tabs go on the left shoulder. Soldiers are also required to wear military name tapes on their chest.
Our Signature Patches team has experience crafting all of these different types of military hook and loop patches. We also help create custom morale patches, Friday patches and military rank patches. The only question is, what kind of custom military patches do you need?
Getting the Design Just Right For Military Uniform Patches
To ensure that all of the military uniform patches we create meet the standards of the United States Institute of Heraldry, we make sure to use high quality-thread with colors taken from the Pantone Matching System. Soldiers wear full-color patches while stateside, but when they’re deployed overseas, the full-color patches are swapped out for patches with a more subtle design.
While the artwork is the same, the change in color scheme helps the patches blend in with a soldier’s uniform. Another reason to change up the color of a unit or command patch is for creating special Friday patches. Soldiers are sometimes given a special version of their unit or command patch as a reward for superior service and permitted to wear it on the occasional Friday.
Custom patches Military with detailed artwork have a traditional look and feel, perfect for anyone wanting a design with classic appeal. We only use the best quality threads available when crafting Military and woven patch designs, so no matter which style you prefer, you can be sure the artwork will not fade or fray over time.
The last type of official military uniform patch that we help design are name tapes. While we don’t sell them embroidered with individual names, we’ve designed blank military name tapes with command emblems embroidered in one corner. Once members of the command receive their blank name tape, they can take them to get embroidered on their own.
Even though the Air Force and Army share the same operational camouflage pattern (OCP) uniform, there are a few subtle differences in how their hook and loop patches are made. Air Force patches use spice brown colored thread for the text, while Army patches use black thread. When it comes to Navy patches, the color of their working uniform patches will depend on which of the three camouflage uniforms sailors will be wearing their Navy patches on.
Whether you need Air Force patches, Army patches or any kind of other military patch, you can rest assured that our Signature Patches team has got you covered.
Custom Morale Patches
Besides official military uniform patches, our Signature Patches team also makes quite a few custom morale patches for different units all over the world. Morale patches are all about improving the morale of a group of soldiers, and they’re often awarded to units deployed overseas, or designed by a specific unit as a way to commemorate their time serving together.
Since military morale patches aren’t limited by the same design constraints of unit patches or military rank patches, the artwork is always unique to a specific team. Soldiers like to include their own sense of humor in the designs and have more freedom to choose patch styles other than the traditional embroidered patches used throughout the armed forces. PVC military patches are a popular choice when crafting a morale patch, but we can create woven patch designs or even custom leather patches.
Getting Started on Your Order of Military Patches
The process of designing and ordering custom patches with our team is quick and easy. To get started, fill out a free quote form anywhere on our website, and we’ll be able to set to work on your patch design.
For customers looking for a set of command patches or unit patches, the free quote form is the perfect place to include any color and scale requirements outlined by the United States Institute of Heraldry. If you don’t have a style guide on hand, that’s okay. Our team is familiar with all of the rules and regulations surrounding official military patches, and, while it may take a little extra time, we can look up the specific style guide for your patch design before getting started.
If you’re looking for a unique design, you can give us a quick description of your ideas and include any reference artwork you have ready in the quote form. Our art team will craft an original design for you, and you can make as many free revisions as you need to get the artwork just right.
Almost all of the military patches we help design come with a hook and loop backing. This makes it easy to take a patch right out of the box and attach it to the shoulder of any OCP uniform. While military hook and loop patches are the most popular, we can design a patch with any other attachment option you prefer. Once the artwork is perfect and you’ve decided on an attachment option, we an finalize your order.
Choosing the Best Custom Patch Maker Online
A military patch is a symbol of honor, pride and achievement. Whether it’s an official military rank patch, a morale patch or any other type of custom military patch, our team is here to help. All of our products shipping to the continental U.S. and U.S. military addresses come with free shipping, an industry-leading turnaround time of 14 days or fewer, and a 100% quality guarantee. If you’re ready to get started on your own military patch design, give us a call today!