Wear And Appearance Of The Uniform
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Wear And Appearance Of The Uniform
Are You In Compliance?...
Well, You Should Be!
Terminal Learning Objective
Obtain a broad based scope of basic uniform requirements per the newly implemented AR 670-1.
Enabling Learning Objectives
Identify and implement standards for uniform fit and appearance
Identify and implement standards for general grooming
Identify and implement standards for accessories while in uniform
"The Army is a uniformed service where discipline is judged...by the manner in which a soldier wears a prescribed uniform...[and] the individual's personal appearance."
Chap 1, Para 1-7
Uniform Fit and Appearance
Must fit properly, not tightly
Must be clean, serviceable, and pressed (starch is not necessary)
Footwear must be clean and shined
Uniform Fit (cont.)
Articles should not protrude from pockets or have a bulky appearance
Keys or electronic devices are authorized for wear on the uniform as prescribed by the commander
Must be associated with performance of duty
Must be worn on the belt, belt loop, waistband, or otherwise obstructed from view.
This section will cover standards for:
Standards for Hair
While there are many acceptable ways to wear the hair, it must be neat and conservative. Leaders at all levels are responsible for ensuring the standard is met.
This means you
Extreme or trendy haircuts or hairstyles are not acceptable
Will present a tapered appearance
Not fall over the ears, eyebrows, or touch the back of the collar
Should not interfere with the proper wear of headgear and protective mask
NOTE: While males are authorized to have hair shaved to the scalp, they are not authorized to have braids, cornrows, or dread locks. Males may also wear wigs or hairpieces in uniform to cover natural baldness or physical deformity. These items will conform to standards list above.
Will be well groomed with a neat appearance
Will not fall over the eyebrows or extend below the bottom of the collar
That are distinctly unbalanced are prohibited (asymmetrical)
Will not interfere with proper wear of headgear or protective mask
Here is an example of a well groomed hairstyle
Hair holding devices are for the sole purpose of securing the hair
Devices should be plain and clear or close to the soldier's hair color
Large, excessive, conspicuous, or decorative devices are not authorized
Ponytails or pigtails not secured to the head are not authorized!!
Extensions, weaves, wigs and hairpieces are authorized as long as they conform with the standards for natural hair
Braids and cornrows are authorized
The style must be conservative
The style must lie or fit snugly on the head
Dreadlock are not authorized
Dyes, tints, and bleaches should result in natural colors
Colors that are extreme or detract from a professional appearance are unauthorized
Prohibited colors include, but are not limited to:
Purple, blue, pink, green, orange, bright red
Fluorescent or neon colors
Male must be clean shaven
Side burns will cut in a horizontal line not to extend below the lowest part of the ear opening
Mustaches are permitted
They must be neatly trimmed and not present a bushy appearance
No portion of the hair will cover the lip or extend beyond the corners of the mouth
Facial Hair (cont.)
Facial Hair (cont.)
Handlebar mustaches, goatees, beard are not permitted
If any facial growth is permitted because of medical treatment, length must be specified and adhered to
All personnel will keep nails clean and neatly trimmed
Nails will not extend beyond the fingertips
No nail polish, including clear
Nails will not exceed ¼" past the fingertip (shorter if directed by commander)
Nail polish will be conservative and complementary to the skin tone and uniform
Soldier are not permitted to have nail designs or two-tone colors
Some extreme colors include, but are not limited to:
Purple, blue, black, white, bright red, khaki, camouflage colors, neon colors, or fluorescent colors
Males are prohibited from wearing cosmetics of any kind
Females are authorized to wear cosmetics in any duty uniform
They must be conservative and complement the uniform and complexion
Eccentric, exaggerated, or trendy cosmetics are prohibited
Permanent makeup (eyeliner, etc.,) is authorized, but must be within the standard
This section will cover:
ID tags and security badges
Religious articles, apparel, or jewelry may be worn with the uniform if it is neat, conservative, and obstructed from sight.
Articles may displayed in uniform as part of a worship service
Religious headgear must be plain in color and be completely covered by military headgear
All soldiers may wear a wristwatch, a wrist ID bracelet, and two rings.l
All jewelry must be conservative and good taste
Body piercing is not authorized for any soldier
Females may wear earrings
Gold, silver, or white pearl balls
Will not exceed ¼" in diameter
Conservative prescription eyeglasses are permitted
Conservative prescription/nonprescription sunglasses are permitted in garrison, while outdoor, but not in formation
Neither eyeglasses or sunglasses should be faddish, have adornments, or trendy colored frames or lenses.
Contact lenses are permitted,
except when they alter the color of the eye
or the shape of the iris.
Tattoos of an extreme, racist, sexist, or indecent nature are prohibited
Tattoos that are visible in the Class A uniform are prohibited
Soldiers that are not in compliance must be counseled and may be discharged
ID Tags and Security Badges
ID tags will be worn around the neck when in a field environment, while traveling in an aircraft and when outside the continental United States
Personnel will wear security badges only the areas for which they are required and will not hang other items from them
It is our responsibility as Noncommissioned Officers to uphold and enforce the standard and personal integrity and moral courage are the keys to do it!!!!