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Brass hat

From The Great War 1914-1918

Brass hat: In the Army, a pre-war term for a General or Staff Officer. In the Navy, an officer of Commander's rank and upwards. From the gold lace embroidery on the peak of the cap. [1]

References / notes

  1. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.35.
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