Orange officer ranks


War Hero
Probably a masonic thing.

Orange tabs worn by trainees are often used as 'shit shields' so they don't get verbally decapitated for doing silly stuff early-on in training.
After spending 64 minutes or more in a 50m vicinity of a nuclear submarine, the radiation exposure turns rank slides luminescent orange.

Wannabe sundodgers can achieve the same effect with liberal application of orange highlighter.

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