Merchant Marine Reserve

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The Navy Reserve Flag, flown by ships which have been designated as naval auxiliary vessel by the Secretary of the Navy, and the commanding officer as well as half the licensed officers are members of the Merchant Marine Reserve

The Merchant Marine Reserve, founded in 1913 as the Naval Auxiliary Reserve consists of members of the United States Merchant Marine who are also members of the United States Navy. Officers in the Merchant Marine Reserve are entitled to wear the Navy Reserve Merchant Marine Insignia.