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Uniform Components
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Description and Wear of Uniform Components
Coat, Service Dress White (Officers/CPOs)
Article 3501.17


 Coat, Male Service Dress White 


Coat, Female Service Dress White




a. Males.  A single-breasted, standing collar coat made of authorized plain white, lightweight fabric, two breast patch pockets with pointed button down flaps fastened by detachable 22-1/2-line Navy eagle gilt buttons, and five detachable 35-line Navy eagle gilt buttons on right front and form fitting.  Officer's coat has sword slit over left hip and loops for shoulder boards.  Required buttons are described in article 5403.

b. Females.  Made of authorized white, light­weight fabric in the same style as the Service Dress Blue coat.

Correct Wear 

a. Males.  Button all buttons and fasten the collar.

b. Females.  Button all buttons.  Coat may be removed in immediate office space.  Officers wear soft shoulder boards on the epauletted white dress shirt.  Commanders and commanding officers should specify the areas within the command where coats are required.



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