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Distinctive Patches of the Office of President of the United States

by Tom Carrier (12/22/07).
A patch for the crew of HMX-1, the presidential helicopter, but commercially produced for resale, not official
An inaugural patch used on knit caps, but commercially produced and not official
A 48 star brown and blue Secret Service patch, not known if it is commercial or official
Very distinctive full seal presidential patch with silver and black legend and heavier material
A full seal of the president patch used through the Clinton second term
Summer White House patch for George HW Bush, not known if official, probably commercially produced for resale
A summer Secret Service official patch with a heavier material
A distinctive official light blue patch for the winter uniform of the Secret Service
A distinctive official brown patch used on certain clothing
Official Secret Service officer's black winter uniform patch with white stars
Official Secret Service officer's winter uniform patch with white stars
Official Secret Service officer's summer uniform patch with blue stars
Presidential Support Equipment for the presidential helicopter HMX-1, not known if official or commercially produced for resale
A commercially produced version sold in gift shops, not official
Official Secret Service officer's winter uniform patch with gold stars
A White House patch, but commercially produced, not official
A commercially produced version sold in gift shops, not official
Early silver and black Secret Service patch
Camp David patch
United States Army Executive Detachment Flight patch, c. 1958 to c. 1975
Metropolitan Police Force Presidential Motor Escort Team official patch



There are many support agencies dedicated to the office of president of the United States. The Secret Service use the coat-of-arms of the president on its uniformed officers, the White House Food Service workers have its own patch featuring the coat-of-arms of the president as well as the military personnel assigned to Air Force One, the helicopter Marine One and even the Washington, DC District Police use the coat-of-arms on its motorcycle presidential escort division.

Naturally, there are also many patches that were produced commercially that are not official. A few are designated here as well.

Many of these distinctive patches are shown here, but I’m sure there are others. Please drop a photo and description here, even if it is used unofficially.

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