War Eagle Colonel Rank Sterling Silver. This is unofficial rank insignia that is worn during periods of war. This was allow until 1951 when the Colonel insignia was required to have the head of the Eagle face the branch of peace. If you look closely you will see the eagle's head is facing the arrows, the arrows of war. This is for a set of two. An extra Eagle for the overseas hat is also available. Please indicate which finish you want. When ordering you will get a bright sterling to match current uniform requirements. However this is also available in oxidized sterling and black sterling.
This current issue set of Full Colonel insignia that has been made in the US Military tradition of the War Eagles. These are called War Eagles because the head of the eagle is facing the arrows. Official Colonel insignia the head of the eagle faces the olive branch. You are purchasing a set of two in the uniform size (1 1/2 inches) and made in sterling silver. These unofficial Eagles could be worn on todays uniform, you have too look very closely to see that they are non-regulation, but after all we are at war.