Army Emblem

How professional do you want to look with your army emblem? Are you an army officer or a contractor who supplies army uniform?

If you love style, class and fashion even while on your service uniform, then read on then this might just be what you need to get your looks outstanding from others. Our army emblem is spectacular and unique. With carefully and precisely stitched designs, our army emblem complements your uniform with great looks showing off style and great taste in fashion. With Our Army emblem, you get to personalize how you want the emblem patch to look on you thereby making you stand out.

Houston Embroidery Service is your one-stop service provider of your army emblem as well as other types of patches.  With our patches, we also offer you the opportunity to customize exactly what you want irrespective of the quantity needed. We are a leading custom made patches manufacturer and supplier in Texas. We offer different patch types at great and affordable prices. Below are our services at a glance;

  • Special Discount to SAGE, ASI and PPAI members
  • Low Prices with Quick Turnaround time.
  • 3-day Super RUSH Delivery
  • Free Shipping Worldwide on all orders.
  • 5-day RUSH Delivery.
  • large sew on patches
  • Custom made patches


To make sure you’re fully informed before you make the decision to buy this patch from us, we’ve gathered a good number of likely questions you might want to ask as well as the answers.

How is the Army Emblem made?

Our army emblem is made using a computerized embroidery machine. A logo or text can be embroidered with embroidery thread on any piece of cloth by an embroidery machine. In this procedure, the emblem is first designed on a computer program which creates a digital embroidery file. The file is sent to the embroidery machine using a USB or data cable; then the machine reads the file and makes the emblem on the fabric.

What kind of thread and fabric do you use in making your army emblem?

There are many types of threads in the market but Madeira embroidery thread is the most popular, the finest, and the most expensive thread on this earth. However, for the sake of cost and affordability of the patches by our clients, we only make use of it upon request especially, for fire resistant embroidered patches (Please visit this page for more details on fire resistant embroidered patches).  So, we use Chinese thread which is also a good thread in making the army emblem as well as other embroidered patches. However, if you want us to use Madeira embroidery thread, you can place a request for that. Click here to see more about Madeira.

In making our embroidered military emblem, we use polyester twill fabric. We also use Felt, Nylon, Real Leather, Fake Leather, Canvas, and other types of woven fabrics upon a request.

I would want the edges of my army emblem to be sharp. Is there anything you can do about this when I order?

Yes we have a solution for that. Instead of the standard rounded edges, we use the Hot-Cut Edge also called Satin-Stitch Edge to make the army emblem. With this type of edge, the emblems will have sharp, detailed edges with fine levels of detail and intricate designs. This is also recommended for unusual shapes; kiss-cut or custom-cut shapes. Please note that we offer satin-stitch border at no additional cost.

What type of embroidery machine do you use to make these emblems?

There are many brands of embroidery machines in the market. However, we use the Barudan embroidery machines. This is a Japanese brand known for its high quality embroidery and also stands as the most popular in the market. Many of our competitors use Chinese brands that provide low quality embroidery but we make use of this to make sure we give our customers the best. Visit this page to learn more about Barudan embroidery machine.

What backing options do you use for the embroidered army emblem?

There are four common ways to attach embroidered patches on clothing; the Velcro Backing, Iron-On Backing or Heat Seal Backing, Sew on Backing, Peel and Stick Backing. Most times, we use the Sew On method for army emblem however, just like other military patches, our Army emblem can be attached using any backing option. Visit this page to learn more about these backing options.

What would it cost me to buy your army emblem?

It doesn’t cost much to get your Army emblem from us as we calculate our prices based on the number of stitches which makes it more affordable for you. We do not have minimum orders as you can order any amount of patches and we will have it made for you at an affordable rate.

Can I order custom patches no minimum?

Yes you can! Since we do not have minimum orders, even of you need to order just one air force patch for your personal use, we are at your service.  We are able to do this because we have our own embroidery machines which enables us offer you the flexibility of ordering for any amount of patches.

How fast can I get my Army Emblem?

We offer a quick paced service, so your delivery shouldn’t take long. We dispatch the order once the production is ready. We use DHL for our deliveries meaning you should have your Velcro Name tags delivered within 3 – 4 days from the time of dispatch if you are in the US. There are also options for 3-days or 5-days RUSH service.

Army Uniforms

There are various army emblems ranging from different rank insignias, combat patch to unit patches and many more. However, it is worthy to note that all these army emblems are strictly to be applied on army uniforms and nowhere else. We design these emblems to make sure that the uniforms look very professional and top notch when worn with the patches. A sharp looking uniform is an indication of self-respect, alertness, pride and positive attitude. By wearing the army uniform, soldiers embody professionalism and commitment to army values, loyalty, respect, duty, honor, selfless service, personal courage and integrity.


There are various army uniforms and they can be classified as utility and service uniforms. The Army Combat Uniform (ACU) is the current battle uniform worn by the United States army and it is classified as a utility uniform. It is also worn by the Air Force as Airman Combat Uniform and also by some civilian employees of the United States Department of Defense (DoD). It was first unveiled in June 2004 replacing the Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) and Desert Camouflage Uniform (DCU). The ACU also has its flame-retardant variant called Flame Resistant Army Combat Uniform (FRACU). The ACU have different Emblems that can be applied on its shoulders, Right and left breast, upper left and right arm, etc. Some of the emblems include; Air Assault badge, Combat action badge, Unit patches and many more.


The Army Service Uniform (ASU) is worn by the United States Army as a formal dress. It is right dress for most public and official functions as well as business. The uniform comes in a black beret, dark blue coat, and white shirt with black silk or satin tie, dark blue pants or skirts for general officers and light blue for others and enlisted personnel. This uniform replaces the “Army Green” and “Army White” formerly worn as service uniforms.

The buyers and end users of our Army emblems

Since these emblems are strictly designed for army uniforms, they are not up for the public. However, they are purchased by Government approved uniform suppliers who use them on the uniforms they supply to the army.  They are also bought by army units or groups who want a top notch common unit emblem for their unit. Individual Army officers also patronize us especially when they need their emblems customized or refined with a fine cut patch as their shoulder sleeve insignia and other army emblems.

History of Army Emblems

The first Army emblems were created when soldiers started moving into combat in groups rather than the whole army hence army units. The 81st infantry Division code named Wildcat in US army is known or agreed to have been the first army unit authorized to wear an emblem as a unit patch. This was during the First World War when they sailed to France after having their training at Fort Jackson South Carolina. They wore an olive drab felt emblem on their left shoulders showing the silhouette of a wildcat representing the Wildcat Creek – a stream flowing through Fort Jackson. Soldiers from other divisions protested this but General John J. Pershing ruled that the 81st Division can keep their emblem and suggested that other divisions should adopt theirs hence the dawn of era of army emblems. The right to patch was finally adopted officially by the U.S. Army in October 19, 1918. By the Second World War, different army groups or units as well as major commands all had their own patch or shoulder sleeve insignia. One of these was the 82nd Airborne Division which had an “AA” on its patch alluding to the “All American” soldiers from all states that made the division. The Shoulder sleeve insignia (SSI) received its name because it was commonly worn on the upper left sleeve of the Army combat uniform (ACU). They can also be placed on other locations like the side of a helmet.


Today, most separated brigades have their own emblem except for those permanently assigned to a division. Few other smaller units also have theirs but most battalions and squad don’t. However a good number of army emblems as unit patch have been assigned to units who are independent of any unified command. This includes the Department of the Army Staff Support, the Special Forces and soldiers assigned outside of the DOD.

The Advantage of preserving your Army Emblems

What’s so special in an army emblem especially when they are no longer being worn by the owner? If you’re not in the military, you might have wondered why your military friends or family members take theirs seriously.


Creating an illustration for a concept, group of people, an organization, or a team has constantly been in existence for ages. Often known as symbols, marks, insignias, or designs; emblems have been embraced by lots of peoples for centuries. With the army emblems, the army isn’t excluded from this.

Army emblems are important because they serve as an efficient way to remind us about experiences, persons, occasions, transitions, achievements, and solidarity. When you’ve passed through thick and thin wearing any army emblem, it constantly provides you with a way to commemorate your experiences and also remember people who had similar experiences.


In 2012, statistics recorded that 13% of American adults are military veterans. Today, less than 0.5% of the population serves in the military which means demographics have changed over time. With the minority now serving in the United States army, respect for army emblems or patches is one way to show solidarity and respect for these honorable men and women in form of an object that can be seen, felt, worn and used for special occasions. Army emblems are one way for army and war veterans to recognize their colleagues with similar experiences and indirectly communicate with them about an experience. In an emblem (for example a combat patch) lives the history of an experience. Therefore when we tend to forget the past because there are no physical reminders, the emblems tell the story once again reminding us who we are, what we went through as well as what we lost or gained from that experience.


Army emblems are very important and if preserved properly by veterans, it can facilitate an intergenerational understanding and aid collective memory. For example, a war patch will always tell the story of your experience during that war or mission reminding you how you conquered and stayed alive through each mission. In those memories lie the emotions that came with each mission, the pride, the sadness, the sense of loss and the joy of victory.


Why not get the best of these army emblems with us? Make yours stand out with top notch quality materials that will last the test of time serving as a reminder even when you must have retired from the military. Visit this page to place a request with us and we will be right there to give you the best!