One of the grunts turned around. Chevrons on the tab in the centre of his chest. Twenty years younger than Reacher, at least. A whole different generation. The military police has no secret handshake. Source: No Middle Name by Lee Child Context: Reacher is at a holiday resort. The hiking track has been blocked by Miliatry Police. If a sergeant is wearing a BDU with chevrons, is the tab the thick frabic upon which the chevrons are sewed? How does a garment tab look like? chevron: A line or stripe in the shape of a V or an inverted V, esp. one on the sleeve of a uniform indicating rank or length of service tab: A small flap or strip of material attached to or projecting from something, used to hold or manipulate it, or for identification and information A similar piece of material forming part of a garment Thank you.