Half the story, Bob Eskridge...
J. Hugh Sullivan (sullivan@NETAM.NET)
Tue, 26 Mar 1996 11:15:45 -0600
>"Robert L. Eskridge" <bob@IRSINC.COM> wrote: Subject: Eagle Palms
>When an officer makes field grade their first rank is bronze (e.g. Major -
>Bronze; Lt Colonel and Colonel - Silver)
The first "field grade" in the Navy is Commander (CDR) and the device is
silver. I use your term "field grade" although I have never heard it used by
the Navy; I presume it means, in part, when you don the "scrambled eggs".
BTW, Major is O-4 and CDR is O-5.
The silver color signifies more experience as in "seeing the
light" hence silver. The lieutenant/Major is still in the dark (i.e. less
experience) as to their new duties, hence bronze.
Hope this helps!
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