military pins

Looking to make military lapel pins?

We are dedicated to creating the highest quality military pins and providing the best customer service in the industry and that has earned us the business of clients who demand precision and excellence. Since our company was founded, the military, including personnel and their families, has been one of our most valued client bases.

We offer many types of custom military pins. We have years of working with the military and we create quality military lapel pins, military unit pins, custom medals, challenge coins and other personalized memorabilia.

We create custom military pins for the for following military organizations and military branches:

  • Veteran Pins
  • Army Pins
  • Navy Pins
  • Air Force Pins
  • Marine Corps Pins

Sample Custom Military Pins

Working with the military is always an honor for us—not only do we get to have contact with and thank the people who fight for our safety and freedom every day, but we also get to hear stories of dedication, heroism, and amazing people. We hear this the most during calls from a member of a long-retired unit, and we are proud to have the privilege of creating commemorative military lapel pins for such groups and to be a part of the celebration, anniversary or event. These custom military pins always seem to hold special meaning for the personnel and their families, and we are happy to help recognize that bond.

Whether you want to create a custom military pin from your own sketch or design or have us start from square one and create a design for you, our team of expert artists will help you create an excellent military unit pin that uses the correct branch insignia. If you are a member of the armed forces or if you have a loved one in the service and would like to honor them, we will help you create a custom military pin that will be worthy of the people who wear it.

Custom Military Pins: show recognition to those who serve our country.

Why Order Military Lapel Pins?

  • To recognize military personnel for their service, past, and present
  • To remember soldiers who have fallen or are missing in action
  • To identify specialized departments or units within the armed forces
  • To recognize specific skills or certifications for military personnel
  • To say thank you to fundraisers, volunteers, and employees
  • To show squad or unit pride and recognize years in service
  • To create a piece of collectible commemorative art
  • To celebrate retirements, anniversaries and milestones
  • To provide souvenirs for military events and fundraisers

How to Order Your Military Lapel Pins

There are several factors to consider when you order a custom designed fire or police lapel pin, and we are here to help you every step of the way. Here are the answers to some commonly asked questions about ordering military lapel pins:

What size should my military lapel pins be?
Size is an important consideration, and you should think about what size the wearer is expecting before committing to a design. The size of the finished custom pin will determine the amount of information and artwork that can fit on the pin. Remember, the more text you have, the smaller the text will be on the finished lapel pin, and if you have a large amount of text, we recommend a fire or police lapel pin in a round or oval shape.

Can you engrave the custom military pins?
Yes, for an additional charge, we can engrave the back of the pin with a small logo, message or date.

Can you match my military unit logo colors?
We can match colors exactly on most of our custom-made military unit pins. The exception is our cloisonné pins, as they are limited to a few hundred rich colors.

How do the military lapel pins attach to clothing?
The most common fastener for our military unit pins is the post and clutch fastening, which pushes through clothing. If you prefer a fastener that does not pierce clothing, we can provide a magnet for an additional charge.

What are the custom military lapel pins made out of?
You can choose from copper, bronze or iron. The magnet fastener requires the pin to be made from iron in order to create a powerful hold for your military unit pin.

Which military pin type is best for my needs?
All of our styles will make beautiful military lapel pins, but what’s best for you depends on your project, artwork, and budget. We suggest printed pins for an exact reproduction of a logo, which will also lower costs in a custom design. Hard enamel pins cost more, but the result is a heavier, more substantial military unit pin. Choosing an antique or two-tone finish will provide a lapel pin that looks elegant and has a higher perceived value.

What if I still don’t know which custom military pin is best?
We can help! You can call us or email us to discuss your ideas, designs or sketches for your military unit pin. Once we review your artwork, we will happily suggest the styles that would suit your design best.

How long will it take to get my custom military lapel pins?
Production time varies depending on the style of the pin you choose, but it normally takes between 2 to 3 weeks. Rush jobs can usually be accommodated for an additional charge.

Why should I order my military lapel pins from Monterey Company?
Because we provide all design and artwork at no charge and have low minimum quantities. We give all of our customers the best quality and the best prices, with fast production times and top-notch customer service.

Who Uses Military Lapel Pins?

There are so many ways to commemorate the dedication and hard work of our men and women in service, and here are some of the most popular groups of people who wear these custom military pins:

  • Members of the armed forces
  • Retired members of the armed forces
  • Military personnel who have had several years of service
  • Military personnel in a specialized department or unit
  • Military personnel specific skills or certifications
  • Military personnel with a certain rank
  • Military personnel who have had died in service or are missing in action
  • Recruiters for the armed forces
  • Volunteers who have helped the armed forces
  • Supporters of the armed forces
  • People who have raised funds for the armed forces
  • Family members and friends of military personnel
  • Military personnel and civilians who have participated in an event

If you don’t see your honoree on the list, that’s not a problem. We will happily make your custom police or fire department lapel pin—just request a quote.


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