Military service marks commonly found on the internet are not legally authorized for use by NFEs without first obtaining permission from the appropriate Military Service Trademark Licensing Program Office.
Note: The creation of non-federal logos that incorporate any of the military service marks is prohibited.
Military service marks must not be used in ways that may imply endorsement.
No NFE shall falsely advertise, or otherwise represent falsely through the use of any military service mark whatsoever, that any project, service, or business in which it is engaged, or product which it manufactures, deals in, or sells, has been in any way endorsed, authorized, or approved by a military service or the DOD.
After obtaining permission from the appropriate Military Service Trademark Licensing Program Office, authorized uses of military service marks may include military service memorial monuments, military appreciation events, or other special occasions. Please note there is no substitute for the DOD seal, and there is NO optional graphic that represents the DOD.
Unless as otherwise authorized by law, the use of military service marks, including reproduction on merchandise, is expressly prohibited without written permission from a Military Service Trademark Licensing Program Office. Use will be governed by the terms of the permission granted. In all instances, unless otherwise authorized in Part III of this guide under patriotic holidays and programs and special events, please consult the appropriate Military Service Trademark Licensing Program Office below to attain a written determination regarding your request to use any military service marks.
Also note: Approved images should not be recreated or altered in any way that distorts the integrity of any military service mark.