ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) pins are insignias used within the ROTC programs across various branches of the U.S. military, including the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. MetalPromo offers a diverse set of ROTC pins that can be customized in an endless number of ways to ensure that you have a top-quality lapel pin that is unique from all other pins. 

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Military Pins - ROTC Pins

why make rotc pins

ROTC pins are worn on the uniform and serve as visual symbols of a cadet's or midshipman's achievements, rank, and affiliation within the program. They reflect the values, discipline, and traditions of the military and are an integral part of the ROTC experience.  Reward their valor within the program. If you are looking to get custom pins made MetalPromo can help. We have been making custom lapel pins for over 15 years and have the experience know how to make the experience effortless. Read below to learn more about ROTC pins.

award and decoration pins

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) creates Awards and Decorations Pins to recognize various achievements and excellence within the program. These pins may include Leadership Awards for exceptional leadership skills, Academic Excellence Pins for outstanding scholarly performance, and Physical Fitness Awards for high achievement in fitness tests. Marksmanship Pins are awarded for excellence in shooting, while Service and Community Engagement Pins recognize contributions to community service. Special Training or Course Completion Pins may be given for completing specific training or courses within the ROTC. Overall, these pins symbolize a cadet's or midshipman's dedication, alignment with ROTC values, and individual accomplishments, fostering a sense of pride and recognition.

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Commemorative and Custom Pins

Commemorative and Custom Pins within the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) are designed to celebrate specific events, milestones, or unique aspects of the program. Commemorative pins might be created to mark significant anniversaries, such as the founding of a particular ROTC unit or detachment. Custom pins can be tailored for special events like graduations, ceremonies, or unique achievements within the ROTC program. These pins often feature intricate designs, incorporating symbols, emblems, or mottos that resonate with the particular commemoration or custom affiliation. Overall, Commemorative and Custom Pins in the ROTC serve as cherished keepsakes and tangible connections to the experiences, traditions, and shared values that characterize the program.

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Special Qualification Pins:

Special qualification pins in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) are awarded to cadets and midshipmen who complete specific training or achieve particular qualifications within the program. These may include pins for specialized leadership courses, recognizing those who have excelled in leadership training and development. Marksmanship Pins are awarded to individuals who demonstrate exceptional skill in shooting during training exercises. Some ROTC programs may offer pins for completing rigorous physical training challenges or specialized tactical courses. These special qualification pins not only symbolize individual mastery and commitment to excellence but also contribute to the overall identity and cohesion of the ROTC unit. Overall, they reflect the diverse capabilities and specialized roles that are integral to the mission and effectiveness of the ROTC program.


MetalPromo offers a diverse range of designs, whether you prefer the slight texture of soft enamel pins or the smooth finish of hard enamel pins. You can also choose custom printed pins to create a highly detailed image on an ROTC pin.

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Providing high-quality ROTC pins

MetalPromo has been creating a wide range of lapel pins since 2003. We understand the ever-growing demand for top-quality pins that are available at a low price. We will always match the prices of any competitors, as delivering affordable ROTC pins is a top priority at MetalPromo. Free shipping and free artwork design are also available, as we strive to meet and exceed the expectations of each client. We also promise that you will have your order within four business days, as we have warehouses located throughout the country.

Interested in choosing from our wide variety of ROTC pins? Please feel free to contact us and let us help you select your ROTC lapel pin today!

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Our design process

MetalPromo Design Process Step 1

Your Idea

Give us your idea and we will give you a design! Our free design services can help turn your idea into a reality.

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Free Design

Let our talented team of artists design perfect for you. Our artists won't stop till you are satisfied. And it's free!

MetalPromo Design Process Step 3

Finished Product

Once approved, we create, inspect, and ship your order, with your satisfaction as our priority.

Example of our ROTC pins pricing

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Common FAQs

General ROTC Pins 

How long does it take to receive my pins?

Our standard production will vary by pin style, but is typically within 2-3.5 weeks turn time.

What is your minimum order quantity?

The minimum lapel pin order quantity is 25. You can order any quantity as long as it meets our minimum. There are various price point breaks based on quantity that provide some great savings.

What are the most common pin sizes people order?

The most commonly ordered pin sizes .75”-1.25”. While these are the most common sizes, we can do .50”-4.0” large. The size can also depend on your artwork or the details you are envisioning for your design. If there are more details, then we may have to go up in size. We can help you with determining a good size, in those scenarios.

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Shipping ROTC Pins 

Is Shipping Free?

We offer free shipping as part of your order package when shipping domestically within the US. We also offer free shipping to military APO / FPO / DPO addresses overseas as support for our Active duty men & women. For all other shipping locations we will provide you with options based on cost & delivery time so you can pick what works best for you.

How Do You Ship?

We have agreements with FedEx, UPS, & USPS to provide shipping to a wide variety of addresses. We Also ship to APO / FPO / DPO addresses for FREE!

Do you ship to APO/FPO addresses?

We do offer shipping to APO / FPO addresses at no extra charge to our service men and women. Please keep in mind that shipping to an APO / FPO address will add 1-3 weeks to the order production and shipping timelines.

Do you offer any rush options?

We can offer rush production during certain times of the year for an extra charge. Our customer care team can answer any questions regarding rush options and availability.

Product Type ROTC Pins 

What attachment options exist for my pins?

We have a number of pin attachments that we offer, from magnetic backings to different clutches. You can see all the options

What is the difference between a soft enamel, hard enamel, and offset printed pin?

For soft enamel, you will be able to feel the ridges of the metal separating the colors. For hard enamel, you will have more of a smooth, polished look. For offset printed, we print directly onto the metal and there is a epoxy dome over the top of the pin.

What is the difference between a die struck and die cast pin?

Die struck pins have the designs transferred to a front & back (optional) mold, the raw iron or brass being struck by each mold with enough force to transfer both the raised & recessed areas of the design into the pin metal. Die-Cast molds are fit together and molten zinc metal is injected into the die to create the pin.

Production ROTC Pins 

How long do you keep my mold for if I wish to re-order?

We will keep your mold on stock for 3 years. If you need more pins we can easily remake them for you.

What are the pins made out of?

Your pins could be made out of brass, iron, or zinc, depending on design, budget, and aesthetic preferences. When options present themselves we’ll work with you to determine your best option.

Simply put, what is the process from submitting my form to receiving my pins?

We have worked with 1000’s of clients and make the process EASY from start to finish, fast, and pain free.

The 1st step is to submit your pin design ideas and details through our website here or by contacting our customer care team.
We’ll provide you an initial estimate and pin design proof within 24 hours of your submission.
If needed, we offer free revisions until we get the design exactly how you envisioned it.
Lastly, once you approve your final proof and complete the final invoice payment we will send your project to production.

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We made it easy for you to order your next product online! With our fast and friendly service you will get exactly what you wanted in no time at all. Our team has been helping customers for years and we are experts in the business.

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