The Association color and gem recognition code is hereby established as a precedence to honor and acknowledge certain established positions within the Association. The distinctive color and gem code will not only enhance the prestige of the office indicated, but will evolve as a viable means for proper identification and recognition. The Association color and gem recognition code applies to those officials who honorably served in that office for one term (or a major portion thereof) or more unless reassigned due to official orders and to those officials currently serving in that office. The color and gem recognition code is as follows:
|Position/Term of Membership||Color||Gem for Jewerlry|
|National Officer & BOD Members||Silver||Emerald|
|Region Officers||Gold||Golden Sapphire|
Special lapel pins to acknowledge certain established positions within the Association are approved for wear. Individuals shall wear only one pin at a time that being the one indicating the highest office held. The pins are described below:
A special Association ring has been designed and is available for purchase by any member.
All members are encouraged to obtain and wear Association nametags at meetings and group gatherings, when wearing civilian clothing. Order forms for the nationally approved tags are available from the chapter or national officials. The color code described in Paragraph 1 above will be followed. All Association members are encouraged to purchase and wear the items described in this section.