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What AR covers the wear and appearance of the military
Why is the flag worn on the right shoulder of the
To give the effect of waving in the breeze as the soldier moves forward.
Why are all soldiers in the Army now authorized to
wear the reverse-side full-color US Flag cloth replica upon gaining permission from their commander?
The country is a war and will be for the foreseeable future and this shows our commitment to fight and win.
What AR covers the issue and sale of personal
When is the only time that commercially designed
protective headgear is authorized for wear with the uniform?
When operating motorcycles or like-vehicles, and it must be removed once travel complete.
When must ID tags be worn?
- When directed by commander
What does ECWCS stand for?
Extended Cold Weather Clothing System
What are the ranks that shoulder boards come in?
Corporal through officer ranks
What is a CVC uniform?
Combat Vehicle Crewman
Exposed pens in the pockets are allowed on which
How is the beret properly worn?
- Flash centered over left eye
- Pulled down 1 in. above brow
- Extra material pulled over to the right and extending to the ear half way down
- Form fitting
Who is authorized to wear insignia of the branch on
the patrol cap?
When is the wear of the Army uniform prohibited?
- In connection with political or commercial
- When participating in public speeches, marches,
- rallies, etc.
- When attending a meeting of an extremist
- When wearing the uniform would bring discredit
- upon the Army
- When prohibited by Army Regulations
Soldiers will wear headgear with the Army uniform, except under which circumstances?
- If it interferes with safe operation of
- military vehicles
- When operating POVs
- To evening social events when wearing the
- dress uniform
How will service ribbons be worn on the male Class A uniform?
Centered, 1/8 in above the left breast pocket
How will service ribbons be worn on the female Class A uniform?
Centered on the left wearers left, parallel with the bottom edge of the name plate
Where are unit awards worn on the male Class A uniform?
With bottom edge 1/8 in above the right breast pocket
How are unit awards worn on the female Class A uniform?
With the bottom edge ½ in above the top edge of the nameplate
What are the dimensions of the dress uniform nameplate?
3 x 1 x 1/6
How are marksmanship badges worn on the male Class A uniform?
Centered on the left breast pocket flap and 1/8 in down from the top of the pocket. Special skills tabs worn at bottom of pocket flap.
How are marksmanship badges worn on the female Class A uniform?
¼ below bottom ribbon row. Or similar location if no ribbons
Which direction does the belt tab on the male Class A uniform extend?
Which direction does the belt tab on the female Class A uniform extend?
How any marksmanship badges are authorized for wear at one time on the Class A uniform?
No more than 3
What is the maximum number of clasps that can be attached to each marksmanship badge?
How is the Regimental Distinctive Insignia worn on the male Class A uniform?
1/8 in above right pocket flap or 1/4 in above unit awards. It can be centered or in line with the right side of the unit awards or nameplate.
How is the RDI worn on the female Class A uniform?
½ above the nameplate or ¼ in above unit awards. Can be centered or in line with the right side of the unit awards or nameplate.
How is the Branch Insignia worn on the male Class A uniform?
Centered on the left collar, with bottom of the plate1 in from the notch and the center line of the insignia parallel to inside edge of lapel
How is the Branch Insignia worn on the female Class A
Centered on the left collar, with bottom of plate 5/8 in from the notch and the center line of the insignia parallel to the inside edge of lapel
How is the US Insignia disk worn on the male Class A uniform?
Centered on the right collar, with bottom of the plate 1 in from the notch and the center line of the insignia parallel to the inside edge of the lapel
How is the US Insignia disk worn on the female Class A
Centered on the right collar, with bottom of plate 5/8 in from the notch and the center line of the insignia parallel to the inside edge of lapel
How are service stripes placed on the Class A uniform?
Centered on outside bottom half of left sleeve, placed at a 45 degree angle 4 in from bottom of sleeve. Stripes are sewn 1/16 apart
One service stripe represents how many years?
What is the most noticeable difference between the Army Blue Service Uniform trousers worn in the ranks of PVT-SPC and those worn by CPL-SMA?
NCOs have a gold stripe or cord along the leg
As a rite of passage when a soldier enters the NCO Corps, what is added to the ABSU?
Trousers have a gold stripe and the Army Service Cap replaces the beret.
How are service stripes placed on the ABSU?
Seam to seam on outside bottom of both sleeves. Sewn ¼ above the cuff braid, 30 degree and 1/8 in apart
What is the estimated life time of the new ACU?
Explain the new digitized pattern?
Work in woodland, desert and urban environments. Not optimal for any, but effective.
Describe the rank and grade insignia on the ACU?
Rank is embroidered in black (excp. MAJ and 2LT-bronze) on ACU pattern removable fastener
Describe the US/Name tape for the ACU?
Black embroidery on ACU pattern fastener, 5 in long
Can embroidered badges be worn on the ACU?
How is the US/Name tape worn on the ACU?
Immediately above and parallel to chest pockets
Describe the rank insignia dimensions used on the ACU?
PVT-COL., BG, MG: 2inx2in
LG: 2inx3 1/4in
General Officer: 3/4in starts pointing to vertex 1/8in apart
Soldiers may wear up to 5 skill badges on the ACU. All skill badges will be worn above the US Army tape in order or precedence from the wears left. How would you wear 1-5 skill badges?
- 1: 1/8in above and centered on US tape
- 2: worn vertically 1/8 in above and centered with 1/4 in apart
- 3: same as 2
- 4: Side by side in stacks of 2, 1/8 in above and centered. 1.4 in between badges vertically and 1/2in between horizontally
- 5: Same as 4 with 5th badge 1/4in above and centered
Branch insignia will not be worn on the ACU with one exception. Who is allowed to wear branch insignia and how is it worn?
Chaplain. 1/8in above and centered on name tape. Pin-on only.
How will the SSI (unit patch) and SSI-FWTS (combat patch) be worn on the ACU?
SSI: worn on left arm pocket
SSI-FWTS: worn on right arm pocket
How is the US Flag insignia to be worn on the ACU?
Right shoulder pocket flap
How many skills tabs can be worn on the ACU?
How are skills tabs worn on the ACU?
Centered on the left shoulder pocket flap
Can a Soldier wear the black all-weather coat as a rain coat with the ACU?
Yes, but only in Garrison
How is the ACU patrol cap worn?
It should be snug on the head and worn so it is parallel to the ground.
What type of rank is authorized to be worn on the ACU patrol cap?
Pin or sewn on
How is the name worn on the ACU patrol cap?
Center on the back fastener
When the ACU trouser leg is bloused, what is the maximum distance it may extend down the boot?
3rd eyelet from the top
Describe the proper process for washing the ACU?
1. Wash in cold water and mild detergent containing NO optical brighteners or bleach
2. Tumble dry at low heat (not to exceed 130 degrees fahrenheit)
3. Remove immediately from the dryer and fold flat or place on a rustproof hangar to ensure heat from the dryer does not set wrinkles
4. To drip dry, remove from the washer/water and place on a rustproof hanger. Do not wring or twist
What are the components of the IPFU?
- Long sleeve gray shirt
- Short sleeve gray shirt
- Black running shorts
- Black running pants
- Gray jacket
- Gray fleece cap
- Reflective belt
When authorized by the commander, may the IPFU be worn on and off post and on and off duty?
Yes. All or part and with civilian attire
What is the only insignia authorized for wear with the IPFU according to AR 670-1?
The Physical Fitness Badge
How is the Physical Fitness Badge properly placed on
Centered on the wearers left, ½ above Army
Are soldiers authorized to wear commercially purchased black or gray spandex trunks under the IPFU shorts?
Yes. Must be above the knee and no markings
Who are the only soldiers authorized to wear the IPFU shirt outside of the trunks?
Can Commanders authorize the wear of commercial items be worn with the IPFU?
Yes. Shoes, socks, long underwear, etc.