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Department of Defense and Military Seals are protected by law from unauthorized use, and these seals may NOT be used for non-official purposes.

However, the Military Services may approve the use of their Service emblem or coat of arms as a substitute on a case-by-case basis. There is no such substitute for the Department of Defense Seal, and there is NO optional graphic that would represent the Department of Defense.

Because of the wide range of specific requirements (material, size, color, etc.) desired for each individual requestor's project, DoD does not stock or provide emblems for such use. The production of emblems is the responsibility of each requestor. Final approval for use of Military Service emblems and additional information as to the design of the emblems, specific colors used and the availability of graphic masters or camera-ready masters can be obtained from the following offices:

  • Department of the Navy
    Office of Naval Research
    Office of Counsel, Code 00CC
    ATTN: Trademark Licensing Office
    875 N. Randolph Street
    Arlington, VA 22203-1995
    Office: 703-696-4002
    Fax: 703-696-6909

  • Department of the Air Force
    Air Force Public Affairs Agency
    ATTN: Air Force Trademark & Licensing Program
    Building 171
    2261 Hughes Ave, Ste. 157
    Lackland AFB, TX 78236
    Office: 210-395-1787

  • United States Marine Corps
    U.S. Marine Corps Trademark & Licensing Program
    Headquarters United States Marine Corps
    Public Affairs, Room 4B548
    3000 Marine Corps Pentagon
    Washington DC, 20350-3000
    Office: 703-614-7678
    Fax: 703-614-1463

  • United States Coast Guard
    ATTN: Angela Hirsh or Terrance F. Mann
    Community Relations Branch
    U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters
    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC 20593-0001
    Office: 202-372-4646
    Email: or

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