The Army always includes a lapel pin whenever they are handing out an award/medal. Also, in Afghanistan they want you to wear a crossed US/Afghan flag lapel pin with your uniform. Needless to say, I lost that ASAP! I've got quite a few, but I never wear one. In my opinion, they do not look like they belong with a nice jacket or suit (or uniform, for that matter), certainly not like a beautiful pocket square, etc... Regards!