- You have the right to carry your nation's flag. It's hard to say you cannot carry the symbol of a foreign country as well, unless it's a symbol of hate or war, which could only really be looked down upon. True actors or reinactors (non-competitive) may get a pass for historical significance.
- Rank is disrespectful because it is earned. Other than titles of team captain, commander, etc, as they can be a literal translation through sport or state of being. No one will care if you address yourself as "commercial airline captain of the west side airsoft division". But "sergeant-major of the 104th" is a different story. Disrespectful sure, but not illegal if used strictly in an airsoft capacity.
- Any regimental or battalion number or designate, and SSF patch or symbol, etc, is extremely disrespectful to those who have earned a very special standard through death, struggle or heroism. Things like the Devil's Brigade patch, the maroon beret, or the silver star, could, and with good reason, would anger serving members and veterans alike. Not necessarily illegal of used in a strict airsoft capacity, but once again it isn't right. I've met a few serving and ex members who'd walk up and rip them off of you.
What's the real purpose here? Airsoft is not a representation of real military, it only has aspects of simulation. Why risk the wrath or discontent of our heroes and/or their supporters? Why risk the disrespect? I can't see a justification for it, can you? Impersonating a soldier can be very serious, also being found guilty of stolen valor, if they decide you're violation of that law, can also be serious.
Also note that the airsoft community cannot grant you permission to do such things, nor should they be able to make you feel better about it.
It's your team or group, have a uniques name and logo, even if it's loosly based off of real world, is much different and far more acceptable. Multitudes of rank doesn't serve a purpose in airsoft, other than team captain, squad commander, etc, which don't represent real world necessarily.
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