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Master of the Royal Secret.  This hat is worn by 32° Scottish Rite Masons. The majority of members in the Scottish Rite wear this hat.
Knights Commander of the Court of Honor.  This hat is worn by 32°, KCCH Scottish Rite Masons.  The KCCH honor is bestowed on members deserving recognition for faithful service to the Rite.
 33º Inspector General Honorary.  The white caps are worn by those who have been honored with the 33º Inspector General Honorary.  The Thirty-third Degree is conferred by the Supreme Council upon members of the Rite in recognition of outstanding service to the Rite, or in public life, to the principles taught in the Degrees.
 Grand Cross of the Court of Honour.  The white cap with a band of blue is worn by the brother who is a 33º Mason and who has been elected by the Supreme Council to the Grand Cross of the Court of Honour.
 Deputy of the Supreme Council.  In orients (states, territories, or countries) which do not have an Active Member, the Sovereign Grand Commander appoints a "Deputy of The Supreme Council." The Deputy has powers similar to those of a Sovereign Grand Inspector General. However, he has no vote in The Supreme Council and holds his office at the pleasure of the Sovereign Grand Commander.
50 Year Cap. The blue caps are worn by those Masons who have held membership in the Rite for at least 50 years.
 Sovereign Grand Inspector General.The purple cap denotes a 33º Sovereign Grand Inspector General and an active member of the Supreme Council.  He is the highest ranking officer of the Rite within his jurisdiction, and, in relation to the Rite, his powers are similar to those of a Grand Master of the Symbolic Craft subject, however, to The Supreme Council and the Sovereign Grand Commander.
 Sovereign Grand Commander.  The Sovereign Grand commander is the highest ranking officer of the Supreme Council and the chief executive and judicial officer of the Rite within this Supreme Council's Jurisdiction.