Lapel Pin

Service Lapel Pin

Why only one star on the Service Lapel Pin (button)?

Department of Defense regulations specifically state that multiple stars are not authorized. "The blue star of the Service lapel button worn by members of the immediate family shall signify that one or more Service members are serving in the Armed Forces of the United States ... Multiple blue stars are not authorized."

DOD regulations further state: "...A gold star in not authorized as part of the Service Lapel Button...", however, the Service lapel button may be worn in conjunction with the Gold Star Lapel Button which is distributed to applicable family members if the member of the Armed Forces loses their life during an armed conflict.

This information was borrowed from Service Flags