The Cutterman Insignia is a device awarded by the United States Coast Guard to represent service aboard a Coast Guard Cutter. The pin is awarded on a temporary basis after six months of sea time, qualification in required watch stations, successful completion of an oral or written board, and receiving a recommendation from their units commanding officer. The award becomes permanent after 5 years of cumulative time afloat.
The version awarded to officers is gold-toned, while the version awarded to enlisted members is pewter-toned.
- Coast Guard Personnel Manual - Chapter 6.C.2
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