This is a desk name plaque that I designed for some friends as work. The EGAs on the sides and the rank insignia in the middle are all removable so that it can be packed up nice and neat. Also the pieces are interchangeable.
I am putting up the ranks that I have put together in another make. Thanks to MrJohn's http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:16439 which I derrived the ranks from when I was just learning CAD and heavily modified to optimize printability. As well I expanded the collection to include all ranks from Sergeant to Sergeant Major.
In order to get the name curved onto the base using Sketchup, I used Chris Fullmer's Shape Bender plugin.
Go ahead, go download it now, you know you want to :)
For the gold highlight, originally I was gold leafing the letters, however I found this wonderful liquid gold leaf paint that looks every bit as good but takes about an nth of the effort.