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Sunday, July 27, 2008


The following is the order of precedence of flags, according to Army regulations.





  • The flag of the United States.


  • Foreign national flags. (Normally, these are displayed in alphabetical order using the English alphabet.)


  • Flag of the President of the United States of America.


  • State and territorial flags. Normally, state flags are displayed in order of admittance of the State to the Union. However, they may also be displayed in alphabetical order using the English alphabet. Territorial flags are displayed after the State flags either in the order they were recognized by the United States or alphabetically.


  • Military organizational flags of the Services in order of precedence




    • Cadets, United States Military Academy


    • Midshipmen, United States Naval Academy


    • Cadets, United States Air Force Academy


    • Cadets, United States Coast Guard Academy


    • Midshipmen, United States Merchant Marine Academy


    • United States Army


    • United States Marine Corps


    • United States Navy


    • United States Air Force


    • United States Coast Guard


    • Army National Guard of the United States


    • Army Reserve


    • Marine Corps Reserve


    • Naval Reserve


    • Air National Guard of the United States


    • Air Force Reserve


    • Coast Guard Reserve


    • Other training organizations of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard, in that order, respectively.



  • Military organizational flags within a Service by echelon. The flag for the regimental corps will have precedence immediately before the regimental proponent’s command flag. The regimental corps flag will never have precedence above a MACOM flag.


  • Individual flags in order of rank. For the purpose of order of precedence, the term “individual flags” includes the Department of the Army Senior Executive Service flag.


  • Other



When authorized, the following may be flown beneath the flag of the United States:*





  • The Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) flag


  • The Army Savings Program (Minuteman Flag)


  • The Retiree flag


  • Commander-in-Chief's Installation Excellence Award flag



*Army Regulation 840-10 2-2.c, reads, "The flag of the United States is the only flag that may be flown from a flagpole over a CONUS Army installation unless an exception is granted by TIOH, U.S. Army. However, the Minuteman flag (AR608-15) , the Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) flag, the Retiree flag, or the Commander-in-Chief's Installation Excellence Award flag, when authorized, may be flown beneath the flag of the United States without referral to TIOH for exception. The POW/MIA flag will be flown beneath the flag of the United States on Armed Forces Day, the third Saturday in May; Memorial Day, the last Monday in May; Flag Day, June 14; Independence Day, July 4; National POW/MIA Day; Veterans Day, November 11 and on occasions when the installation is hosting POW/MIA activities. The Retiree flag may be flown on Veterans Day or occasions when the installation is sponsoring activities for retirees such as open house or retiree day. Not more than one flag will be displayed below the flag of the United States and, if displayed, will be approximately 6 inches below the flag of the United States."



by: Flags Mart

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