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Updated 2009-05-17 10:54

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1.What Army Regulation covers the wear and appearance of the military uniform?

AR 670-1

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2.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.
4.What AR covers the issue and sale of personal clothing?AR 700-84
5.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
6.When must Identification Tags be worn?When directed by the commander, engaged in field training, in an aircraft, or OCONUS
7.What does "ECWCS" stand for?Extended Cold Weather Clothing System
8.What are the ranks that shoulder boards come in?Corporal through SGM of the Army and also the Officer Ranks.
9.What is a CVC uniform?Combat Vehicle Crewman's Uniform (Tanker's Uniform)
12.Who is authorized to wear insignia of branch on the Patrol cap?Chaplains
15.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
17.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 1/8above the right breast pocket flag
20.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.
22.Which direction does the belt tab on the army belt extend to on the male Class A uniform?The wearers left
24.How many marksmanship badges are authorized for wear at one time on the Class A Uniform?No more than 3
25.What is the maximum number of clasps that can be attached to each marksmanship badge?No more than 3
26.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
28.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.
30.How is the branch insignia worn on the male Enlisted Class A uniform?Enlisted males wear their branch insignia centered on the left collar, with the bottom of the disk approximately 1 inch above the notch, with the center line of the insignia parallel to the inside edge of the lapel
32.How is the U.S. insignia disk worn on the male Class A uniform?The bottom of the U.S. insignia disk is placed approximately 1 inch above the notch, centered on the right collar, with the center line of the insignia parallel to the inside edge of the lapel
34.How are service stripes placed on the Class A uniform?The service stripes are worn centered on the outside bottom half of the left sleeve on the Army green uniform coat. The service stripe is placed at an angle of 45 degrees with the lower end toward the inside seam of the sleeve, and it is placed 4 inches from the bottom of the sleeve. For each additional period of 3years honorable service, another service stripe is added above and parallel to the first stripe, with a 1/16-inch space between stripes
35.One service stripe represents how many years?3
49.What is the maximum number of clasps that can be attached to each marksmanship badge?No more than 3
57.One service stripe represents how many years?3
58.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)
59.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
62.What is the estimated lifetime of the new ACU?6 months.
63.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.
65.Can embroidered badges be worn on the ACU?No, embroidered badges will not be worn on the ACU.
70.Branch insignia will not be worn with the ACU with one exception. Who is allowed to wear branch insignia and how is it worn?U.S. Army Chaplaincy religious denomination insignia may be worn 1/8 inch above and centered on the name tape. The insignia will be pin on only.
73.How many skill tabs can be worn on the ACU?No more than 3
79.When the ACU trouser leg is bloused, what is the maximum distance that it may extend down the boot?The bloused trouser legs should not extend below the third eyelet from the top of the boot.
84.How is the Physical Fitness Badge properly placed on the IPFU?When the physical fitness badge is worn, it is sewn on the upper left front side of theIPFU T-shirt. On the IPFU running jacket, the insignia is sewn centered 1⁄2 inch above the word “Army.”
86.Who are the only Soldiers authorized to wear the IPFU shirt outside of the trunks?Pregnant Soldiers
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