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What is used on uniforms of some US military or paramilitary personnel to indicate number of years' service?

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What is used on uniforms of some US military or paramilitary personnel to indicate number of years' service?
posted Mar 26 by Deepak Chitragar

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Hash marks
The hash mark is an embroidered diagonal stripe on the lower part of the sleeve. Each mark indicates a period of duty, three years in the Army or four years for naval services. The US Air Force uses a ribbon (to mark four years service) instead of hash marks.

answer Mar 30 by Mohammad
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