The decorations symbolise Armies and Corps on the different headgears used by the Army, except for the fez of Bersaglieri, the cap of the Service Combat Uniform and the woollen cap. The decorations have got different design depending on the headgear they are fixed on. They can be embroidered or in golden metal; they are in the centre on the front of the rigid cap, the alpine cap and the chepì. On the beret they are in silver metal on the left part.
The Generals Officers with the ranks of Brigadier General and Major General have got a silver decoration on the headgear, while the Lieutenant General have got a golden decoration. Moreover there are other versions in plastic, black for the Troop and golden for the Officers, Marshals, Sergeants and Volunteers.
The embroidered decorations are used on the rigid cap and the alpine hat of the Officers, Marshals, Sergeants and Volunteers in Regular Uniforms (winter and summer versions) and on the rigid cap in Ceremonial Uniforms.
They have to be used in the Ceremonial Uniforms while their use is optional in the Regular Uniforms.
For the beret, they are represented by a satin silver emblem fixed on a shiny metal circle. The decorations with a circular shape have not got the metal circle.