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Gallery 31 - US Military (DoD, US Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Army and Coast Guard) Signs & Wall Plaques

Carved Wood, HDU and Metal Wall Plaques and Signs (round seals, crests, emblems, logos, insignia, badges, shoulder patches, awards, citations, medals, command boards, shadow boxes, flags, pennants, ensigns, other)

Military Wall Plaque

Examples of Our Carved Wood and painted and Metal-Coated HDU Military Wall Plaques and Signs

Our custom wood, metal and HDU (high density urethane) carved dimensional wall plaques and signs have 3-D or 2.5-D art and text. We can make these in several different surface finishes, including full-color painting, stained or naturally finished wood, bronze-, brass-, or copper-metal coatings, or 24K gold and silver leaf gilding, as shown above. Since these are custom, we can make them in any size from 16 inches to 60 inches in diameter, for both indoor and outdoor uses, and put any text on them..

Welcome to our three page photo Gallery 31 showing over six hundred of our custom, personalized and standard carved dimensional wood and High-Density-Urethane (HDU) wall plaques and post signs for the DoD and the five armed services (USN-Navy, USMC-Marines, USAF-Air Force, USA-Army, and USCG-Coast Guard). We make service crest and seal wall plaques, and  organization identity,  command board,  and unit/individual recognition, award & retirement plaques and signs. These can feature carved  2.5-D or 3-D  bas-relief crests, seals, insignia, emblems, badges, logos, coats-of-arm,flags, pennants,  etc as artwork. Please click to go directly to the pages below to see hundreds of signs and plaques  for the Department of Defense, the US Navy, USMC, Air Force, Army and Coast Guard.

We also  have another major website Wood & Metal Plaques which has special emphasis on military plaques and 1500 examples of DoD, Navy, USMC, USAF, US Army and USCG  wall and podium seal, emblem, crest and insignia plaques;  command & award plaques; personalized award; and  retirement and award plaques (2 1/2 times  as many  as this website).  The relevant photo gallery and description  pages on that website are the DoD & Agencies, the US Navy, the US Marine Corps, the US Air Force, the US Army , the US Coast Guard, and Foreign Military (click on any of these underlined links to visit that photo gallery page on the Wood & Metal Plaque website).   

If you are looking specifically for Military wall or podium plaques, including Command boards and  name and insignia plaques, we recommend you go to the Wood & Metal Plaque website instead of this one , because it shows all our plaques made in the last year, and is more user friendly.  On that extensive and well-organized website, you will find a very broad selection of designs, a thorough description of various styles,  and a specific price list that enables price comparison between various styles of plaques. Over 1500  Military seal, crest, insignia. emblem and command board plaques, and  their prices, are shown on the seven (7) Military plaques photo gallery pages on that website.  

If you have just entered our website and you want an overview of our company and all our products, please view our Home page (dark gray tab in the header, upper left). Other photo Galleries can be visited by clicking on the numbered gray boxes in the lower left margin. Civilian Federal government seal and logo plaques, including the US great seal, executive, legislative, and judicial branches, and law-enforcement and intelligence civilian departments and agencies such as the FBI, US Marshall Service, ATF, DOE, Homeland Security, and the CIA, are shown in Gallery 30. NSA plaques are shown on Page 1 of the this Gallery. Other photo Galleries can be visited by clicking on numbered light gray boxes in the lower left margin. These include State government & agency plaques in  Gallery 32 and local Government (county, city & village) plaques and signs in  Gallery 33. Police, sheriff and fire department wall plaques (including badge and shoulder patch plaques)  are shown in Gallery 33, page 2 .There are also much more extensive photo galleries of all these types of plaques on our Wood & Metal Plaques website.

Seals of US Armed Forces Military

Carved 3-D Wall Plaques of Five US Armed Forces

We make all sizes of wall plaques of the five services, from 12 inches to 5 ft in diameter.. We offer a very wide choice of materials (HDU, wood, bronze, brass, copper,gold, silver), colors, and carving style (3-D bas-relief or 2.5-D flat or outline relief). These are custom designed and can be personalized with other text or mounted on a Mahogany or Cedar plaque or a larger sign.

In this three page Gallery 31, we have over 600 photos of Armed Forces wall plaques and signs we have made of their seals, crests, emblems, badges, insignia, medals, flags, and shoulder patches. We also make base entrance signs, building signs, way-finding signs, command boards, podium plaques, wall signs and  door signs.

We make wood, High-Density-Urethane, and metal-coated wall plaques and signs as shown throughout this Gallery. We can customize and personalize with size, shape, text, materials,  color any plaque shown on this page, and we can make a custom plaque for ANY artwork you may have. Send us a photo or drawing, and we will design and make a carved dimensional plaque replicating your artwork or photo of any size and color scheme. We can make designs either engraved (V-carved or flat bottom) , 2.5-D (flat relief) or 3D (sculptured bas-relief). The engraved and 2.5-D designs are generally less expensive than 3-D designs.

We also  have another major website featuring many more of our military and Federal wall & podium plaques , at the Wood & Metal Plaque Company (click to visit).  Many additional Federal government plaques, and  their specific prices, are shown on our Federal Seal (click to visit) and  Military photo gallery pages on the  Wood & Metal Plaque Company website.That website has over twice as many plaques displayed than this website does, and is more easily navigated. If you are looking specifically for a Federal or military wall or podium plaque, we recommend you go that website instead of this one.  On that extensive and well-organized website, you will find a very broad selection of designs, a thorough description of various styles,  and a specific price list that enables price comparison between various styles of plaques.

Military Plaques for Awards and Recognition

Six Designs for Military Wall Plaques that Allow Personalization (Text, Photos) for Individuals or Organizations

Although we show painted HDU in full color for most plaques on this page, we can make them out of natural wood (stained) or put any of several types of metallic coatings/color schemes on them (see Product Line 7). The top two row of photos (V31001 to V31005) show some of the many style and material variations (High-Density-Urethane or HDU, gold-and silver-leaf, wood stain, natural wood (no stain), colored enamel paints, bronze, brass, stainless steel, aluminum, nickel-silver, and copper-coated HDU) we can use to make any plaque. We can also put digitally printed long-lasting full color vinyl (photos or very elaborate painted or digital art) as an applique on any HDU or wood plaque. For Command Boards, we make photo frames with glass covers where photos and names can be easily replaced when there are personnel changes

This figure on the right shows six different designs of military wall plaques that enable text to be added for personalization (either for an organization, a unit, an individual, or a team of individuals). Any seal, logo, emblem, insignia, etc. can be carved and put on a wood plaque as an applique. Photos can also be added onto the plaques. The plaques themselves can be made of a variety of natural or stained woods (cedar, redwood, mahogany, oak, walnut, cherry) or of HDU, if painted. If you can't find a design you like in this Gallery, we will design you a custom sign for free. We will work with you to design and build the exact wall plaque you want!

The photos in this Gallery 31 show many examples of organizational identity, commemorative, recognition, memorial, and award wall plaques and seals for Armed Forces organizations and as well individuals .Are you searching for (A) a custom carved wood sign or plaque that is suitable for an organizational crest, seal, insignia, logo, badge, or medal  (e.g., a sign in the front of a base entrance or building, on the wall of a lobby, a hallway, a conference room, auditorium, office, on the front of a podium, or on a ship),which are represented by most of the photos in the Gallery below, or (B) an award, a gift or present to be given at a special event such as a military unit or personal accomplishment/citation, a promotion, retirement party, memorial, graduation, honors or recognition meeting, or other special occasion?

Traditionally, for (B), these accomplishments have been recognized with a small trophy or an engraved brass plate on a wood plaque.,or a paper certificate, but these are small and hard to read,and they all look the same. We offer a better solution, which often costs less than a "cookie-cutter" brass plaque. Every one of our carved wood (mahogany, cherry, maple or oak) or HDU signs and plaques is custom designed and can be personalized, and we will work with you to modify an existing design or create a new design for you.

We specialize on in making Government and Military Seal or Logo Wall Plaques carved in wood or HDU. These can be customized and personalized by adding names, citations, dates, and photos, etc as desired. The sizes of these custom plaques can range from 12 inches in diameter to 10 feet in diameter; however, the most popular sizes range from 18 inches (office or podium plaque) to 42 inches in diameter (lobby, auditorium or outside wall plaque). We make outdoor signs as large as 20 ft x 10 ft in size, and can ship these anywhere in the world. We can customize and personalize with text , materials, and color any sign or plaque shown on this page, and make a custom sign or plaque for ANY other seal, insignia or logo you may have. The top two rows of photos (V3001 to V3005) shows the many style and material variations (HDU, wood, gold-and silver-leaf, wood stain, colored paints, and metal-coatings such as brass, bronze, copper, silver-nickel, aluminum, and stainless steel) we can use to make any plaques. Although we show painted HDU in full color for most plaques on this page, we can make the plaques out of wood (cedar, mahogany, maple, redwood) or put one of several types of top coatings/color schemes on them, similar to the top and second rows.

DoD Seal and Four Service Seal Plaques

Joint Chiefs Crest , DoD Seal, and Four Service Seal Plaques

Normally you will receive your plaque 4 to 6 weeks (depends on our backlog) after you place a firm order and have approved a proof. Please call us at 951-698-8484 or EMAIL us at for more information on prices, design options, and delivery schedule. We will design you a custom and personalized sign or plaque for free if you purchase the sign or plaque. Refer to ID numbers (e.g. V31235) if you want your sign to be similar to one or more signs shown in the galleries.

A variety of existing 3-D carved art icons are shown at the bottom of the page; of course, we will design and make any custom or personalized (e.g., name, rank, dates, citation) design in addition to these. For carved seals or emblems, our custom "2.5-D " flat-relief designs generally have multiple layers , each of which has a flat top surface but are elevated at different levels. These are about 10-30% less expensive that true 3-D custom designs, which have rounded bas-relief front surfaces (continuous curvature like a sculpture) . We also make engraved plaques, where we carve letters and art into a wood or HDU substrate with either a CNC router or a laser engraver (for small plaques).



Command Boards Made of Western Red Cedar, with Replaceable Photos

Above are shown a few examples of Carved and Stained Cedar Command Boards featuring the Crests and Badges of the Units. Air Force and Navy Command boards are shown. We also make ship command boards for the US Navy and Coast Guard. The photos are replaceable; paper versions can be easily inserted into wooden picture frames covered with glass.


 This Gallery 31 covers 3 pages, in the following order. You can click on the "Page 1, 2 or 3" link below, or page numbers at the bottom of  each page, below the photos.

  1.   DoD Plaques (including NSA and DIA)  (On Page 1, Top of page, beginning at Fig.  V31101)
  2.   The US Navy Plaques (USN), including Naval Aviation, Special Warfare, SEALs, & Seabees (On Page 1, middle of page, beginning at  V31201)
  3.   The US Marine Corps Plaques* (USMC) (On Page 1, near bottom of page, beginning at  V31401)   
  4.   The US Air Force Plaques (USAF)  (On Page 2, top of page, beginning at V31501))
  5.    The US Army (USA) Plaques (On Page 2, lower middle of page, beginning at photo V31701, and  Page 3, top) )  
  6.    The US Coast Guard (USCG) and the Merchant Marine Plaques (On Page 3, middle of page, beginning at photo V31901)  
  7.    Other Country Military Plaques (On Page 3, near bottom of page, beginning at photo V31989)

*This website is not an official U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) site. However, Art SignWorks, Inc is an official trademark licensee of the USMC. To reach the official USMC website, please go to

PLEASE CONTACT US. Please call or email us for a price quote on a specific sign or plaque. We will work with you to design and build the exact one you want. Our knowledgeable and helpful Customer Service Representatives, Christie and Regina, will respond to your request promptly. Call us at 951-698-8484 or email us at, or you can fill out and submit our on-line Request an Estimate Form. We would like very much to make your custom sign or plaque, and we are confident that you will be pleased with it. We take great pride in every product we make for our valued clients. We offer a 2 year warranty on all our products in any climate, but all our HDU signs are expected to last for 20 years or more, even for outdoor signs in the severe climates. Please contact us today so we can get your sign or plaque design initiated.

PRICES. Our custom designed smaller wood and HDU wall plaques, 10 inches to 15 inches in diameter, have retail prices that range from $92 to $540. Larger wood and HDU plaques, 24 inches to 36 inches in diameter, have prices that range from $180 to $1000+. Metal-coated and gold-leaf gilded plaques cost more. Our sign prices depend primarily on plaque area but also on sign material (e.g., HDU, Cedar, Redwood, Mahogany, metal-coated), design detail and complexity (e.g., 3-D vs 2.5-D), and any special features (e.g. intricate artwork, gold or silver-leaf, 3-D appliques, etc.). More detailed information on plaque retail prices, along with their design features, are described on the Price, Size, and Design Features and our Plaques pages on this website. An abbreviated price list is shown below as V31006. Please call or email us for a price quote on a specific plaque. We accept Government POs and are listed on SAM. We can also place an order through the GSA schedule.

HOW TO NAVIGATE THIS SITE. You can scroll down this page to see more sign designs by using the slider on the scroll bar at right edge of this page. You can enlarge a photo and get information on the sign by clicking on the photo. After you enlarge a photo, to return to this Gallery page, click on  "Return to List" at the bottom right of the photo or text. Page 1 (click here or on "1" at very bottom of page)of this Gallery 31 shows DoD, Navy, and US Marine Corps plaques and signs. Page 2 (click here or on "2" at very bottom of page) shows US Air Force & Army plaques. Page 3 (click here or on "3" at very bottom of page) shows US Coast Guard and other country Military plaques.

Plaques for Homeland Security, the Border Patrol and the CIA , which are civilian agencies not under DoD command, are in Gallery 30. State Government plaques are shown in Gallery 32. City, County, Police, Sheriff, and Fire Department plaques are shown in Gallery 33.  Other photo Galleries can be viewed by clicking on a numbered gray box in the lower left margin. Business web pages (e,g, prices & design optionsrequest a quote, place an orde) can be viewed by clicking on a gray box in the upper left margin. Other informational web pages, including our Home Page can be visited by clicking on dark gray tabs at the top of the page in the header.