US Military Officer Flags, General Flags
We offer a comprehensive selection of US Military Officer Flags, which are offered with 1, 2, 3, of 4 stars to represent Generals serving in the United States Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy. All of these flags are proudly manufactured in the United States to the exacting specifications outlined by the US Military. We offer these flags in 3 sizes to meet any application: 2ft x 3ft, 3ft x 5ft, and 4ft x 6ft. Each of these flag designs are offered in an indoor or outdoor varieties, both of which are manufactured from durable, weather-resistant nylon with appliqued stars for the riches appearance possible. The outdoor flags are finished with a canvas heading and grommets to be displayed on an outdoor in-ground or wall-mount flagpole, while the indoor flags are finished with a pole hem and your choice of with or without golden fringe. The indoor flags are the most popular option since these flags are purchased by the military for display at promotion ceremonies.
In addition to the flags, we also offer indoor flagpoles, stands, tassel, flagpole ornaments, and flag spreaders to complete your ceremonial flag presentation set. If you need assistance making your selections, please feel free to reach out to use by phone, chat, or email and we will be happy to help you find the right flags and poles for your application.
US General Flags History
In the United States Military, an officer is a service member who has been promoted to a leadership position. The Army, Air Force, and Marines each utilize the same titles for ranks and associated number of stars. In these branches of the military, the following titles are used: One Star signifies a Brigadier General, two Stars signifies a Major General, Three Stars signifies a Lieutenant General, and Four Stars signifies a General. In the Navy, one star signifies a Commodore General, two stars signifies a Rear Admiral, three stars signifies a Vice Admiral, and four stars signifies an Admiral. Five star ranks are also theoretically achievable, however, these are reserved for wartime use only and there are currently no five star generals in the United States Military.
In each branch of the military, a promotion ceremony is held to honor the newly-promoted service member. At the ceremony, the general is issued a flag representing their rank and branch of the military as well as an American Flag. These flags are is held in their possession until they are further promoted, in which case, a higher ranking flag is issued. The flag issued is typically in indoor flag with fringe which was displayed on an indoor presentation set at the ceremony. Because of this, generals receiving a flag are sometimes referred to as flag officers.
The Air Force Military officer flags and Army Military Officer Flags both feature a design with 1, 2, 3, or 4 stars which are positioned in a straight line that is vertically centered on the flag. The Air Force Military officer flags have a blue background with white stars, while the Army Military Officer Flags feature a red background with white stars.
The Marine Corps, Non-Seagoing Navy, and Seagoing Navy Officer Flags also each feature the same design, except with different colors representing each branch. These flags include 1, 2, 3, or 4 5-pointed stars in a diamond or triangular pattern, as opposed to the straight line pattern used on the Air Force and Army officer flags. The Marine Corps Officer Flags have a red background with white stars, the Non-Seagoing Navy Officer Flags have a white background with blue stars, and the Seagoing Navy Officer Flags feature a blue background with white stars. The Navy is the only branch of the military that differentiates its flag depending upon the duties of the officer, where non-seagoing navy generals receive a flag with different colors than seagoing navy generals.