UPDATES/CHANGES

ALL UNIFORM GUIDES  are kept up-to-date by including changes to official uniform regulations, as we become aware of them, in the next printing.  The printing date for each guide may be found on page 2 of all Uniform Guides.  Between printings, if significant changes occur, you will find them on this site.  We update this site regularly.  Click on branch of service to view updates.  This page was last updated November 2011.

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ARMY

The following applies the the new Blue Army Service Uniform (ASU) and is included in the current edition:

Soldiers may refer to the old Army Blue Uniform and the Green Class A's in the uniform guide as the measuring and positioning guidelines are the same for the ASU for all devices worn.  

The new Combat Service Identification Badges (CSIB) are worn as follows on the new ASU:  Males wear the CSIB centered on the right breast pocket.  Females wear the CSIB on the right side parallel to the waistline.

Overseas service bars may be worn on the new ASU in the same manner that they were on the Green Uniform, and enlisted soldiers will wear the same size service stripes as they did on the green uniform.

The new Army Combat Uniforms are included in the current edition.

The new Afghanistan and Iraq Campaign Medals are worn respectively after the Kosovo Campaign Medal and before the Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal. Service stars AND arrowhead are authorized on the Iraq and Afghanistan Campaign Ribbons.  

The new Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal are worn respectively before the Korean Defense Service Medal and after the Iraq Campaign Medal.  Service stars AND arrowhead are authorized on the Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal.  Service star is authorized on GWOT service medal.

The new Korean Defense Service Medal is worn after the Global War on Terror Service Medal and before the Armed Forces Service Medal.

The reverse field patch (flag) in red, white, and blue is sewn on the right sleeve, 1/2 inch below the shoulder seam.  If a combat patch is also worn, the flag is sewn 1/8 inch below the combat patch.  Subdued flags are NOT authorized.

Up to 5 badges may be worn on the Class A uniforms.

The Sapper Badge is included as a group 4 badge.

The Combat Action Badge is a group 1 badge.

 

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NAVY

The new service uniforms are included in the new edition!

The new Afghanistan and Iraq Campaign Medals are worn respectively after the Kosovo Campaign Medal and before the Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal.  Service stars AND Marine Corps Devices are authorized on the Iraq and Afghanistan and Kosovo Campaign Ribbons.  

The new Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal are worn respectively before the Korean Defense Service Medal and after the Iraq Campaign Medal.  Service stars AND Marine Corps Devices are authorized on the Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal.  Service star is authorized on GWOT service medal.

The new Korean Defense Service Medal is worn after the Global War on Terror Service Medal and before the Armed Forces Service Medal.

 

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AIR FORCE

The following pertains to the new Airman Battle Uniform(ABU):

Rank placement on ABU is identical to old BDU.

Aeronautical, Chaplain, and occupational badges and required duty shields are authorized.  Occupational badges are optional whereas other badges are not authorized.  A maximum of three badges may be worn, with a maximum of two above the U.S. Air Force tape on the left side.  A third badge may be worn, if authorized, on the left breast pocket.  No patches are authorized on the ABU.  Command insignia is not authorized on the ABU.

 

Enlisted personnel will wear the Circular U.S. Device.  Officers wear the plain/non-circular U.S. Device.

The following pertains to men's and women's long and short sleeve shirts/blouses: Senior NCO's should wear chevrons on the sleeve and are not authorized to wear shoulder boards.  

Senior NCO's may only wear shoulder boards on the blue sweater.

The new Combat Action Medal is worn directly after the Air Force Achievement Medal and before the Air Force Presidential Unit Citation.

The new Afghanistan and Iraq Campaign Medals are worn respectively after the Kosovo Campaign Medal and before the Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal.  Service stars are authorized on these medals.

The new Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal are worn respectively before the Korean Defense Service Medal and after the Iraq Campaign Medal.  Service stars are authorized on these medals.

The new Korean Defense Service Medal is worn after the Global War on Terror Service Medal and before the Armed Forces Service Medal.

 

     

    

 

 

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MARINES

The new Afghanistan and Iraq Campaign Medals are worn respectively after the Kosovo Campaign Medal and before the Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal.  Service stars are authorized on these medals.

The new Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal are worn respectively before the Korean Defense Service Medal and after the Iraq Campaign Medal.  Service stars are authorized on these medals.

The new Korean Defense Service Medal is worn after the Global War on Terror Service Medal and before the Armed Forces Service Medal.

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COAST GUARD

2nd edition is now available which includes information on the ODU's.

The new Afghanistan and Iraq Campaign Medals are worn respectively after the Kosovo Campaign Medal and before the Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal.  Service stars are authorized on these medals.

The new Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal are worn respectively before the Korean Defense Service Medal and after the Iraq Campaign Medal.  Service stars are authorized on these medals.

The new Korean Defense Service Medal is worn after the Global War on Terror Service Medal and before the Armed Forces Service Medal.

 

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