The Knights of St. John International is a semi-military, Roman Catholic, Fraternal Order for Catholic gentlemen from the ages of sixteen and fifty five years (or older where application is for social or honorary members) and is a practicing Catholic.  Members can opt to be a part of the Uniform or the Non Uniform Rank.

The Uniform rank is established at the Local Commandery level, and, depending on the number of military members, is led by a Commander and one or two Vice Commanders. These officers are elected and only members of the military rank can elect and hold offices. The civil offices of the Commandery, with an elected President, Vice President, Secretary, etc, are separate enitites and elected to office by the entire Commandery, uniformed and non-uniformed alike.

The Commander of the local Commandery has the authority to promote any and all of his “enlisted rank” members ( Private 1st  Class, Corporal, Sargent up to Sargent Major). These ranks can be identified by their specific military sleeve designations, as well as the uniform itself which is trimmed in white with silver buttons. Their plumed chapeaus will be adorned in white ostrich feathers.

Commissioned officers military ranking can be found on their shoulder boards, the uniforms are trimmed in gold, with gold buttons and their plumed chapeaus will be adorned with black ostrich feathers.

As the military member seeks office in levels above the Local Commandery, he is able to rise to greater military rank as an officer at the District, Grand and Supreme level, from 2nd Lieutenant as far as a four star General.

The military member also has a choice of two uniforms. The original”Full Dress” Military Uniform is styled after the 1880 Union Army uniform in existence when the Order was formed. The option is the 1998 Blue Marching Uniform. Both are acceptable and recognized as our military uniform.

Examples of Military and Marching Uniform

Full Dress 1880 Military Uniform General Officer

Full Dress 1880 Military Uniform Staff Officer

Full Dress 1880 Military Uniform Enlisted Rank/ Sergeant Major

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Full Dress 1880 Military Uniform/ Enlisted Rank

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Maj . Gen. Sean Dey    E-mail:












Printable instruction for inspection , click link below.

KSJI MIR Form 1 Instructions

Printable Inspection forms, click link below:

KStJI MIR Form 1pdf

Maj. Gen. Sean Dey, Inspector General, Supreme Commandery

Approved vendors for uniforms and accoutrements, revised July 22, 2020.

For the 1880/Full Dress uniform-jackets, trousers, shoulder knots and epaulets:

The Quartermaster Shop
5565 Griswold Road
Kimball, MI 48074-1906
Phone (810) 367-6702
Fax (810) 367-6514
Note: Order through the website only.

For the 1880/Full Dress uniform-chapeaus, sword belts and buckles; for the 1998/Marching uniform-belt sling (for sword); for 1880 and 1998, swords:

New London Regalia
One Harmony Place
New London, OH 44851
(419) 929-1516
Fax: (419) 929-0122

For the 1998/Marching uniform-jackets, trousers, caps, insignia:

Siegel’s Uniforms
300 N. Congress
Evansville, IN 47715
(800) 352-2555
Fax: (812) 424-5961

The KSJI QUARTERMASTER GENERAL is not affiliated with the Quartermaster Shop. The Quartermaster General supplies the following: Noble Degree ribbons and gloves, uniform buttons, NCO chevrons, service stripes, aigulettes, Drill Manual Regulation Book and Drill Training DVD. Contact the Quartemaster General, Brig. Gen. Matthew Trossman, at for a full list of available items. The Quartermaster