United States Army enlisted rank insignia of World War II
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that was used during World War II differs from the current system. The color scheme
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used for the insignia's chevron design was defined as either silver grey on dark blue, olive drab on dark blue, or khaki
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on dark blue (as seen in the charts below). This scheme of rank insignia was established by War Department Circular No. 303 on 5 August 1920 and would see two significant changes in 1942.