Hmm, real world for me on promotion. buy new insignia and some have to be sewn on the uniforms. Class As, Class Bs, Blues and 12 ACUs - 4 hats, a helmet cover, and the body armor. Not as bad as it used to be with BDUs as ACU uniforms have velcro. but apair of velcro rank patches costs about $6. So suck it up and enjoy a minorly realistic feature of uniformed life.
i spent a whole day in beta trying to figure out how to get LT to show up on my uniform. I got the ability to display lt commander when i was promoted to that, but i never got the opportunity to display lt. I tried talking to the promotion ceremony guy when i was a Lt, didn't work.
That must have been nice, but I have to agree with Catsmeat. I only get the one rank for my chest. Just yesterday I had to go get a new hat sewn up for my promotion on the 1st, at cost to me.
My point is at the very least your initial rank that they "pin" on you at promotion is free. Which is what I meant to say. I did opt to buy cloth rank and have them sewn on at my cost, however that was my option. Also with clothing allowance, that stuff is technically free. Of course I'm from the BDU era, 92-00, pre that awful beret.