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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. Coat has sword slit over left hip and loops for shoulder boards for officers only.  Required buttons are described in article 5403.

b. Females
1. A single-breasted, open collar with lapel  coat made of authorized white, light-weight fabric, Certified Navy Twill (CNT) polyester and designed in the same style as the female officer/Chief Petty Officer Service Dress Blue coat. 
2. A single-breasted, fully lined coat with a standing collar and six sewn on 35-line US Navy eagle gilt buttons on left front with princess seams to allow for form fitting as well as adjustments.  The fabric of the coat is Certified Navy Twill (CNT) polyester. The coat has a sword slit over the left hip and loops for officer shoulder boards only.  Required buttons are described in article 5403. 
Correct Wear 
a. Males.  Button all buttons and fasten the collar.  Officers wear hard shoulder boards.  CPOs wear rank insignias on the standing collar.  The ​coat may not be removed or relaxed when worn.
b. Females
1.    Service Dress White (Coat).   Button all buttons.  The coat may be removed in immediate office spaces.  Officers and CPOs wear soft shoulder boards on the epaulette of the white dress shirt.  Commanders and commanding officers should specify the areas within the command where coats are required. 
2.    Service Dress White (Choker Coat).  Button all buttons and  fasten the collar.  Officers wear hard shoulder boards.  CPOs wear rank insignias on the standing collar.  The coat may not be removed or relaxed when worn.
c. For insignia, see article 4101 for officers, 4211 for chief petty officers, and 4221 or 4222 for E6 and below.


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