Iron on/glue on/sew on military embroidered patch. Replica military patch. Pictured on patch: US Air Force Technical Sergeant E-6 insignia: 3 stripes on left side and 3 stripes on right side, 2 rockers on the bottom and a star in the middle in blue coloring on a subdued background. NATO Code: OR-6. USAF - United States Air Force patch. Purchase is for two patches. US Air Force enlisted rank insignia. Patch can be used by both military personnel and the general public. Ideal for parades, war re-enactments, fashion, etc.
Technical Sergeant, or Tech Sergeant, is the sixth enlisted rank (E-6) in the U.S. Air Force, just above Staff Sergeant and below Master Sergeant. A technical sergeant is a non-commissioned officer and abbreviated as TSgt. Official terms of address are "Technical Sergeant" or "Sergeant", although many use "Tech Sergeant".
Within the enlisted Air Force, promotion to TSgt has historically been the second most difficult rank to achieve (only the rank of Senior Master Sergeant, capped by Federal law, has lower promotion rates) and is the most difficult promotion most career Air Force members achieve. To be considered for a promotion to Technical Sergeant, a Staff Sergeant must have 6 years time in service and 24 months time in grade, however, 10-12 years time in service is normally when this grade is reached. Technical Sergeants provide technical mentorship to junior enlisted members in preparation for entry into the senior noncommissioned tier and promotion to the rank of Master Sergeant.