United States Army Service Aiguillettes
Criteria: The Army Service Aiguillette is a one-piece braided gold, gold-colored nylon, or synthetic metallic gold-colored cord, 3/16 inch in diameter, and 30 1â2 inches in length, with each end equipped with a hook, and one end equipped with an eye. The front part of the aiguillette is 8 1â2 inches in length and consists of 1 1â2 inches of cord equipped with a hook, a knot 1 3â4 inches in length, a cord 2 inches in length, and a 3-inch ferrule.
The military aide to the President, White House social aides while on duty with the First Family, and officers designated as aides to foreign heads of state wear the service aiguillette on the right side of the uniform. All other aides wear aiguillettes on the left side. The cord is placed under the arm with the hook engaging the eyes on eachside of the appropriate shoulder loop. The end equipped with the eye is worn to the front. The hook of the front part of the aiguillette is engaged in the eye of the cord.