Iron on/glue on/sew on military embroidered patch. Replica military patch. Pictured on patch: US Army Private E-1 and E-2 insignia: Single chevron in gold coloring on a olive drab background. NATO Code: OR-2. Regular size US Army - United States Army patch. Purchase is for two patches. US Army enlisted rank insignia. Patch can be used by both military personnel and the general public. Ideal for parades, war re-enactments, fashion, etc.
In the U.S. Army, Private (PVT) is used for the two lowest enlisted ranks, just below Private First Class. The lowest rank (officially known as Private E-1 (PVT) and sometimes referred to as recruit but also held by some soldiers after an Article 15 or prisoners after conviction until they are dishonorably discharged) wears no uniform insignia, while the second, Private E-2 (PV2), wears a single chevron. Advancement to the higher rank is currently automatic after six months time in service, but may get shortened to four months if given a waiver (a pay raise may take effect after four months of service, even without advancement to Private E-2 if the private's commanders believe the private's performance has warranted it).