Military flags play an important role in the U.S. military’s proud history. These flags are symbols of patriotism, heroism, and America itself. At Embassy Flag, Inc., we create standard and custom flags in the USA for shipment worldwide. Our company is a registered contractor with the U.S. government, and we specialize in the distribution of domestic and international flags. Our expert team—which includes degreed U.S. military war veterans—is pleased to offer a wide array of flags for the various branches of the military.

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Military and Armed Forces Flags We Offer

Embassy Flag carries a variety of printed, embroidered, and appliqued military and armed forces flags, available in various sizes, fabrics, and fringe colors. We offer both single reverse print and double-side print options, with indoor and outdoor applications and corresponding display hardware.

Regulation Embroidered Military Branch and Officer Flags

We produce our indoor and outdoor flags in accordance with the protocols of the Institute of Heraldry (TIOH). They are composed of high-quality 200 denier nylon, with the option for rayon for some flags. Our flags include:

  • Army Indoor/Parade Embroidered and Appliqued Formal Colors
  • Air Force Indoor/Parade Embroidered and Appliqued Formal Colors
  • Navy Indoor/Parade Embroidered and Appliqued Formal Colors
  • Marine Corps Indoor/Parade Embroidered and Appliqued Formal Colors
  • Coast Guard Indoor/Parade Embroidered and Appliqued Formal Colors
  • Space Force Indoor/Parade Embroidered and Appliqued Formal Colors

Armed Forces Flags

We print our Armed Forces flags on nylon for indoor and outdoor use for all military branches. Each flag is 100% made in America, including:

  • Air Force Nylon Flags
  • Army Nylon Flags
  • Coast Guard Nylon Flags
  • Marine Corps Nylon Flags
  • Navy Nylon Flags
  • POW/MIA Flags
  • Air National Guard Nylon Flags
  • Army National Guard Nylon Flags
  • Merchant Marine Nylon Flags
  • Service Star Nylon Flags
  • Military Branch Boat Flags
  • United States (U.S.) Space Force Logo Nylon Flags

Custom Military Regiment, Brigade, and Unit Flags

We’re proud to offer customized, made-in-the-USA regiment, brigade, battalion and unit flags for all branches of military service, with shipment available worldwide. We can produce any unit flag in single or multiple prints or as appliqued sewn styles. Printed custom military unit flags can be ordered with quantity or bulk discounts applied.

Some unit flags are based on Designated Unit Insignias, others are printed versions of regulation art. Former jobs include 1st Special Forces, 10th Mountain and 101st Airborne Pathfinder flags, 75th Army Regiment 1BN 2BN & 3BN, 11th Marine Regiment, Marine Raiders/ MARSOC, Infantry and Artillery units, Division flags, Support Battalions, AF wing and squadron flags, historic or deactivated units and many others. We produce outdoor flags with grommets and indoor/parade flags with a pole sleeve and various color options available for fringe.

History and Significance Behind the DOD Military Service Flag

Each military branch has its own flags with corresponding colors and seals. Although the U.S. Army dates back to 1775, it wasn’t until much later that the various military branches developed official flags, as follows:

  • U.S. Marine Corps Flag: 1939
  • U.S. Air Force Flag: 1951
  • U.S. Army Flag: 1956
  • U.S. Navy Flag: 1959
  • U.S. Coast Guard Flag (current version): 1964
  • U.S. Space Force Flag: 2020

In addition to identifying a particular branch of service, the military uses flags for communication, to indicate rank, and to show respect for the military and commemorate its service members.

Defense Department Military American Flag Use Guidelines

The Department of Defense (DOD) has set rules surrounding flying flags on military bases and government properties, particularly involving when to fly them and how to position them. The Trademark Licensing Program Office for each branch of the military manages Military Service marks, which cover both headquarters’ trademarks as well as unit insignia. Before using certain military initials, coats of arms, emblems, and other symbols and related identifiers, users will need to obtain permission.

Flag Display Permissions

Flags embody the military’s history and mission, and the DOD has specific display guideline requirements and exceptions when a flag is presented in the following events:

  • Ceremonies
  • Special occasions
  • Academia settings
  • Patriotic special events

On special occasions, including parades, funerals, and school assemblies, color guards should hold a flag’s staff in the vertical position for the Marine Corps, Navy, and Coast Guard flags. They may slightly incline the United States Army flag’s pole in a forward direction.

Order of Precedence of Flags

Dated August 18, 2020, the Air Force Instruction 34-1201 specifies how departmental flags should be displayed, in order of military flag precedence. From left to right, the proper flag order is as follows:

  • U.S. Flag
  • State Flag
  • Army Flag
  • Marine Corps Flag
  • Navy Flag
  • Air Force Flag
  • Coast Guard Flag
  • Space Force Flag

Defense Department Military Flags by Embassy Flag

At Embassy Flag, we carry USA-made military, government, commercial, nautical, and custom flags, as well as flagpoles and other accessories, to suit diverse needs. Our military flags follow government protocols and regulations. We ship worldwide on FedEx, DHL or UPS, and have the capability to ship most stock item orders within 24 hours. Contact us for questions or to request information about our Defense Department military flags, or request a quote to begin.