7. AGENCY IDENTIFICATION AND REGISTRATION
There is no further requirement to mark vehicles
and equipment with the identification legend "US Army."
When vehicles and equipment are camouflaged, both
the "US Army" and the registration number will be
removed from vehicle/equipment exterior. The preferred
location of the registration number is any appropriate
interior area which is visible from outside a locked or
8. NATIONAL SYMBOL.
a. The national symbol is a 5-point star in
contrasting lusterless black 37030 or green 383 (34094)
in a size that fits inside a 3 inch diameter circle. It will be
applied to all tactical and combat vehicles and
appropriate equipment in CONUS and overseas. The
symbol will be applied to vehicles and equipment only
when withdrawn for issue to US Army units. It will not be
applied to ambulance or other medical service vehicles
affected by international agreement concerning such
Figure 1. Gothic style alphabet and numerals.
b. The star will be applied to front and rear of
vehicles/equipment as specified in Appendix C. On the
rear of wheeled vehicles, the star may be centered on
These markings will be applied to
vehicles and equipment by units to which they are
assigned. The markings will be maintained at all times
but will be removed when the vehicle or equipment is
b. The unit identification markings will normally
appear on both the front and rear of each vehicle.
Suitable surfaces (bumperette, tailgates, fenders, rear
and front) may be used provided the unit identification
marking does not conflict with the location and legibility
of other markings.
Where no suitable surface is
available at the front or rear, the markings will be applied
in an appropriate location on each side of the vehicle. If
necessary, the unit identification may be applied to the
c. CARC markings. Equipment painted with CARC
with data plates shall have the word "CARC" painted in
black or green contrasting color in a conspicuous area as
near the data plate as possible. Painting shall be in
block letters, as large as possible, not to exceed one
Figure 2. Marking location for 1/4-ton trucks.
inch. All major items having a log book shall have the
Equipment Control Record, DA Form 2408-9, annotated
in the lower left corner of Block 21, Remarks, to reflect
the word "CARC" and the date applied.