I feel somewhat obligated to answer the question no matter how sarcastic it might have been. Although in the world of online forums this discussion is dead.
The hat that ADM Papp is wearing belongs to the Coast Guard’s Gold Ancient Mariner (it is standard issue for him until he retires). Basically, the commissioned officer with the earliest permanent Cutterman’s Pin (5 years of sea-time makes it permanent) and at least 10 years of sea-time is ‘crowned’ the Gold Ancient Mariner until he or she retires. The gentlemen with the USLS Hat is a former Silver Ancient Mariner (enlisted version). Read the below link if you have any other questions…