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Unofficial Flags

I can safely report that DOD flags do in fact exist, I own two. One made by the Paramount Flag Co. of San Francisco and one made by Annin & Co. I have been told they may not be de jure, but they are de facto DOD flag. I was told by Annin & Co. that they were made for the DOD for internal use. The Paramount flags are auto size.
Jim Ferrigan, 7 April 2003

Like Jim, I have also seen the unofficial flags for the Dept of Defense. The National Capital Flag company has made ones that are DOD blue field with the DOD seal centered. Typically they were made for use in displays of a number of departments or agencies together. Of course, the requestors were civilians, since a member of the armed forces would know better. The same request often comes for a Dept of State flag. The compromise is to put the seal on the flag, since it isn't appropriate to use either the SecDef or Sec of State's personal flag. Perhaps they should officailly create a flag for the department like the dept of Treasury and others and continue to use a secretary flag as well.
John Niggley, 7 April 2003


Secretary of Defense

[Secretary of Defense] by Joe McMillan, 24 August 1999

Secretary of Defense - Officially "medium blue" but actually a lighter shade close to B-, with the central device of the Department seal and four white stars. Approved by the President, 1947. Spread eagle finial, medium blue and white cord and tassels, white fringe.
Joe McMillan, 24 August 1999


Deputy Secretary of Defense

[Deputy Secretary of Defense] by Joe McMillan, 24 August 1999

Deputy Secretary of Defense - Same as SecDef but white with medium blue stars and fringe. Approved by President, 1949. Spread eagle finial, medium blue and white cord and tassels.
Joe McMillan, 24 August 1999


Under Secretaries of Defense

[Under Secretaries of Defense] by Joe McMillan, 24 August 1999

Under Secretaries of Defense - Medium blue with a dark blue triangle throughout, central device of Department seal on center and four white stars across the top. Approved by SecDef 1959. Spread eagle finial, medium blue fringe, medium blue and white cord and tassels.
Joe McMillan, 24 August 1999


Deputy Under Secretaries of Defense

[Deputy Under Secretaries of Defense] by Joe McMillan, 24 August 1999

Deputy Under Secretaries of Defense - Same as Under Secretary with colors of field reversed. Same accoutrements. Don't know approval date, but displayed currently in DUSD offices.
Joe McMillan, 24 August 1999


Assistant Secretaries of Defense

[Assistant Secretaries of Defense] by Joe McMillan, 24 August 1999

Assistant Secretaries of Defense - Same as SecDef but white with "Old Glory" red stars and fringe. Approved by President, 1949. Spread eagle finial, Old Glory red and white cord and tassels. Same flag is used by Department of Defense General Counsel.
Joe McMillan, 24 August 1999


DOD Inspector General

The DoD Inspector General's flag is like the Assistant Secretaries but with Old Glory blue stars and fringe and Old Glory blue and white cord and tassels.
Joe McMillan, 24 August 1999