It was just in January that we told you about the crowd funding campaign to produce the Kayrank Helmet Rank System. While it stirred quite a bit of debate among SSD readers, and although it wasn’t funded, the creator went ahead and raised the money himself. Now, it’s available for order.
Essentially, the Kayrank Helmet Rank System consists of polymer plates, sized to fit a NVG mount that are engraved with military rank insignia. Before everyone was issued NVGs we used to sew our rank on the front of our helmets just like on our patrol caps. When night vision became more common and almost every helmet now sports a VAS shroud of one sort or another, there is no place to attach the rank. This subdued device can be worn in the mount during the day and removed and stored when NODs are worn. Of course, I’m retired, so I’m not threatened in the least but by the Kayrank. But, it does have merits for folks in those units that want you to display your rank on your helmet.
Maybe they’d be more interesting if they displayed morale images rather than rank. I wonder if I could get one with the SSD logo?