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Rank Bar Accurate Style.jpg Imperial Rank Bar
For 501st approval:

This page will provide further detail on what makes an accurate Imperial Rank Bar, and what is not acceptable for Legion membership.

  • Accurate Rank Bars consist of colored plastic tiles mounted on metal backing.
  • Rank tiles are translucent.
  • The color, quantity, and arrangement of the tiles is determined by rank, and should be appropriate to the uniform.


Crl rankbar dimensions.jpg Dimensions
For 501st approval:

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  • Each bar is 1" (25.4 mm) height, length is determined by chosen rank.
  • Rank tile dimensions are 1/2" (12.7 mm)width x 3/4" (19 mm) height and about 1/8" (3.2 mm).
  • Tiles are mounted with 1/4" (6.4 mm) spaces between them.
For level two certification (if applicable):

Multiple tile rows are made from two separate metal strips, one atop the other and meeting together flush.

For level three certification (if applicable):
Rank Bar Inaccurate Style.jpg Inaccurate Style Rank Bar
For 501st approval:
  • Two-dimensional, or rank bars made from rubber material (shown at left), do not meet imperial standards.
  • The material is not metal, but thin card stock or cheap foam rubber.
  • Although commonly available, rank bars made from these materials are often too large and disproportionate.


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