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What Army Regulation covers the wear and appearance of the military uniform?
AR 670-1
Why is the flag worn on the right shoulder of the Utility Uniform?
The flag is worn on the right shoulder to give the effect of the flag flying in the breeze as the wearer moves forward.
Why are all Soldiers in the U.S. Army now authorized to wear the Reverse-Side Full-Color U.S. Flag Cloth Replica upon gaining permission from their commander?
The Nation is at war and will be for the foreseeable future. As an expeditionary Army, our Soldiers' commitment to fight and win our Nation's War, at home and abroad, is best exemplified by permanently wearing the U.S. Flag insignia on the utility uniforms.
What AR covers the issue and sale of personal clothing?
AR 700-84
When is the only time that commercially designed protective headgear is authorized for wear with uniform?
When operating motorcycles, bicycles or like vehicles but once the travel is complete protective headgear must be removed and army headgear donned
When must Identification Tags be worn
When directed by the commander, engaged in field training, in an aircraft, or OCONUS
What does "ECWCS" stand for
Extended Cold Weather Clothing System
What are the ranks that shoulder boards come in?
Corporal through SGM of the Army and also the Officer Ranks
What is a CVC uniform?
Combat Vehicle Crewman's Uniform (Tanker's Uniform)
Exposed pens in pockets are allowed on which uniforms?
Hospital duty Uniforms
Food Service Uniforms
Flight uniforms
CVC Uniforms
Who is authorized to wear insignia of branch on the Patrol cap?
Chaplains
When is the wear of Army uniforms prohibited?
In connection with the furtherance of any political or commercial interests, or when engaged in off-duty civilian employment.
When participating in public speeches, interviews, picket lines, marches, rallies, or public demonstrations, except as authorized by competent authority.
When attending any meeting or event that is a function of, or is sponsored by, an extremist organization.
When wearing the uniform would bring discredit upon the Army.
When specifically prohibited by Army regulations.
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Uniforms Study Guide

Posted Sunday, December 10, 2006

What Army Regulation covers the wear and appearance of the military uniform?
AR 670-1





Why is the flag worn on the right shoulder of the Utility Uniform?
The flag is worn on the right shoulder to give the effect of the flag flying in the breeze as the wearer moves forward.





Why are all Soldiers in the U.S. Army now authorized to wear the Reverse-Side Full-Color U.S. Flag Cloth Replica upon gaining permission from their commander?
The Nation is at war and will be for the foreseeable future. As an expeditionary Army, our Soldiers' commitment to fight and win our Nation's War, at home and abroad, is best exemplified by permanently wearing the U.S. Flag insignia on the utility uniforms.





What AR covers the issue and sale of personal clothing?
AR 700-84





When is the only time that commercially designed protective headgear is authorized for wear with uniform?
When operating motorcycles, bicycles or like vehicles but once the travel is complete protective headgear must be removed and army headgear donned






When must Identification Tags be worn?
When directed by the commander, engaged in field training, in an aircraft, or OCONUS






What does "ECWCS" stand for?
Extended Cold Weather Clothing System





What are the ranks that shoulder boards come in?
Corporal through SGM of the Army and also the Officer Ranks.






What is a CVC uniform?
Combat Vehicle Crewman's Uniform (Tanker's Uniform)






Exposed pens in pockets are allowed on which uniforms?

Hospital duty Uniforms
Food Service Uniforms
Flight uniforms
CVC Uniforms

How is the beret properly worn?
The beret is worn so that the headband (edge binding) is straight across the forehead, 1 inch above the eyebrows. The flash is positioned over the left eye, and the excess material is draped over to the right ear, extending to at least the top of the ear, and no lower than the middle of the ear. Personnel will cut off the ends of the adjusting ribbon and secure the ribbon knot inside the edge binding at the back of the beret. When worn properly, the beret is formed to the shape of the head; therefore, soldiers may not wear hairstyles that cause distortion of the beret.






Who is authorized to wear insignia of branch on the Patrol cap?
Chaplains






When is the wear of Army uniforms prohibited?

In connection with the furtherance of any political or commercial interests, or when engaged in off-duty civilian employment.
When participating in public speeches, interviews, picket lines, marches, rallies, or public demonstrations, except as authorized by competent authority.
When attending any meeting or event that is a function of, or is sponsored by, an extremist organization.
When wearing the uniform would bring discredit upon the Army.
When specifically prohibited by Army regulations.

Soldiers will wear headgear with the Army uniform except under which circumstances?
Headgear is not required if it would interfere with the safe operation of military vehicles.
The wear of military headgear is not required while in or on a privately owned vehicle (to include a motorcycle, bicycle, or convertible automobile), a commercial vehicle, or on public conveyance (such as a subway, train, plane, or bus).
Soldiers will not wear headgear indoors unless under arms in an official capacity, or when directed by the commander, such as for indoor ceremonial activities.
Male and female soldiers are not required to wear headgear to evening social events (after Retreat) when wearing the Army blue and white uniforms, the enlisted green dress uniform, the Army green maternity dress uniform (females only), or the mess and evening mess uniforms.
How will service ribbons be worn on the male Class A uniform?
The ribbons centered 1⁄8 inch above the left breast pocket. Ribbon mounts will remain centered above the pocket even if the top ribbon row is offset
How will service ribbons be worn on the female Class A uniform?
The ribbons centered on the left side, with the bottom row positioned parallel to the bottom edge of the nameplate. Females may adjust the placement of the ribbons to conform to individual body-shape differences
Where are unit awards worn on the male Class A uniform?
Emblems with or without frames are worn centered with the bottom edge of the emblem 1/8 above the right breast pocket flag
Where are unit awards worn on the female Class A uniform?
Emblems with or without frames are worn centered on the right side of the uniform, with the bottom edge 1⁄2 inch above the top edge of the nameplate
What are the dimensions of the dress uniform nameplate?
1 x 3 x 1/16 of an inch
How are marksmanship badges worn on the male Class A uniform
Marksmanship badges are worn on the upper portion of the left breast pocket flap, or on the lower portion of the pocket flap, if special skill badges are worn.
How are marksmanship badges worn on the female Class A uniform?
Marksmanship badges are worn on the left side, 1⁄4 inch below the bottom ribbon row, or in a similar location if ribbons are not worn. Personnel may adjust the placement of badges to conform to individual body-shape differences
Which direction does the belt tab on the army belt extend to on the male Class A uniform?
The wearers left
Which direction does the belt tab on the army belt extend to on the female Class A uniform?
The wearers right
How are service ribbons worn on the male Class A uniform?
The ribbons centered 1⁄8 inch above the left breast pocket. Ribbon mounts will remain centered above the pocket even if the top ribbon row is offset
How are service ribbons worn on the female Class A uniform?
The ribbons centered on the left side, with the bottom row positioned parallel to the bottom edge of the nameplate. Females may adjust the placement of the ribbons to conform to individual body-shape differences
How is the Regimental Distinctive Insignia (RDI) worn on the male Class A Uniform?
The RDI centered 1⁄8 inch above the top of the pocket flap, or 1⁄4 inch above any unit awards or foreign badges that are worn. When the coat lapel obscures the insignia, soldiers may wear the RDI aligned to the right edge of unit awards or the nameplate.
How is the Regimental Distinctive Insignia (RDI) worn on the female Class A Uniform?
The RDI centered 1⁄2 inch above the nameplate, or 1⁄4 inch above any unit awards or foreign badges that are worn. When the coat lapel obscures the RDI, soldiers may wear the RDI aligned to the right edge of unit awards or the nameplate.
One service stripe represents how many years?
3
Which items are considered part of the ACU ensemble and also authorized for wear with the BDU?
Rigger Belt
Moisture Wicking T-Shirt (tan)
Green socks
Army Combat Boots – Hot weather and Temperate weather (tan)
Can the Black all-weather coat be worn as a raincoat while wearing BDUs
Yes, but only in a Garrison environment when organizational rain gear has not been issued
What is the proper distance of the shoulder patch from the seam of the shoulder on the BDU?
1/2 inch
What is the estimated lifetime of the new ACU?
6 months. (ACU is made with the same nylon/cotton rip-stop fabric as the current Enhanced Hot Weather BDU (EHWBDU). The current EHWBDU has an estimated wear life of six months
Explain the new digitized pattern.
The new pattern is designed to work in the three primary combat environments, -- Woodland, Desert and Urban. Though not optimized for any particular environment, it is effective in all three.
Describe the rank and grade insignia on the ACU
The rank and grade will be black emroidery on the digitized fabric with hook fastener, expect major and 2nd lieutenant; which will be bronze embroidery with hook fastener. The olive drab areas of the warrant officer rank will be foliage green.
Can embroidered badges be worn on the ACU?
No, embroidered badges will not be worn on the ACU.
Describe the Name tape / U.S. Army tape for the ACU
The U.S. Army Tape will be black embroidery on the digitized fabric with hook fastener. The finished length will be 5 inches.
How is the Name tape / U.S. Army tape worn on the ACU?
Immediately above and parallel with the slanted chest pocket flaps
How will the U.S. Flag insignia be worn on the ACU
The U.S. Flag insignia is worn on the right shoulder pocket flap of the ACU coat.
How many skill tabs can be worn on the ACU?
No more than 3
What are the components of the IPFU?
Jacket, running, gray and black.
Pants, running, black.
Trunks, running, black, moisture-wicking.
T-shirt, gray, short sleeve, moisture-wicking.
T-shirt, gray, long sleeve, moisture-wicking.
Cap, knit, black or Cap, Synthetic, Microfleece, Green
When authorized by the Commander, may the IPFU be worn on and off post and on and off duty?
Yes, Soldiers may wear all or part of the IPFU with civilian attire off the installation, when authorized by the commander.
Who are the only Soldiers authorized to wear the IPFU shirt outside of the trunks?
Pregnant Soldiers