1. Does anyone know of anything official, like a regulation, that says "union forward on the starboard side?" The only guidance I've found is to keep the union in the upper left when affixing to a wall. Flag Code 2-4(e)(2) 2. Does anyone know when we started using the union forward on the starboard side for vehicles and uniforms? I seem to think that the union-forward flag on military uniforms started with the Iraq campaign. Please let me know what you think. Thanks and cheers!