The Countdown to Maker Faire Bay Area is On!


Occult Military Patches

Craft & Design


The New York Times has an article up about Trevor Paglen’s book I Could Tell You but Then You Would Have to Be Destroyed by Me: Emblems from the Pentagon’s Black World, which highlights the patches worn on the uniforms of “secret military units [and] classified Pentagon programs.” I’d love to work at that embroidery shop! Via Core77.

8 thoughts on “Occult Military Patches

  1. Novysan says:

    Doesn’t walking around with a patch proclaiming yo to be in a “sekrit” squadron defeat the whole purpose?

  2. rogov says:

    If you do a search on cafepress for “squadron” or “regiment,” you can find a lot of organizational patches from the US Military. Bizarre doesn’t even begin to explain most of them.

  3. Dark Horse says:

    A genius at figured out that Barack Obama’s magic number is 666. What does this mean?

  4. Jason says:

    Really awesome idea and place for army patches and any way, you can check out this–Army-Patches–m-745 for more about this army patches

Comments are closed.

Discuss this article with the rest of the community on our Discord server!

Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

View more articles by Becky Stern
Maker Faire Bay Area 2023 30% off early bird ticket sales ends August 31st, 2023!

Escape to an island of imagination + innovation as Maker Faire Bay Area returns for its 15th iteration!

Prices Increase in....