P-1530-Black War Eagle Colonel Rank Sterling Subdued This current issue set of Full Colonel insignia that has been made in the US Military tradition of the War Eagles. These are called War Eagles because the head of the eagle is facing the arrows. Official Colonel insignia the head of the eagle faces the olive branch. You are purchasing a set of two in the uniform size (1 1/2 inches) and made in sterling silver with a subdued finish. These unofficial Eagles could be worn on todays uniform, you have too look very closely to see that they are non-regulation, but after all we are at war. Just donít wear them for any official uniform picture.