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Class A Uniform Inspection

Enable students to successfully participate in a class A inspection

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Class A Inspection




Terminal Learning Objective

Enable students to successfully participate in a class A inspection

Enabling Learning Objectives

Identify and implement

standard for clothing items

Place nameplate properly

Place insignia properly

Place service ribbons properly

Place badges properly

General appearance

Class A Clothing

Class A Jacket

Males: single-breasted, extends below the crotch, conforming to body shape with no prominent flare, sleeve length is 1″ below bottom of wrist

Females:single-breasted, hip-length, conforming to body shape with no prominent flare, sleeve length is 1″ below bottom of wrist

Class A Jacket (cont.)

Rank: all Noncommissioned Officers will wear sew-on rank, rank will be centered on the sleeve between shoulder seam and elbow

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia:

centered on left shoulder

½” below top of shoulder


Class A Jacket (cont.)

Service Stripes: centered on the bottom half of the left sleeve, at a 45 degree angle, with the lower end towards the inside seam

Class A Slacks

Slacks are worn so the waistband sit naturally at the waistline

Legs are without cuffs and tailored diagonally so that the slacks fall midway between the top of the heel and the top of the shoe

There may be a slight break in the front of the pant leg

Class A Skirt

Skirts are worn so that

the waistband sits naturally

on the waistline, will fit

properly, and length will be

between 1″ above and 2″

below the center of knee


The sleeves of the long sleeve shirt will extend to the center of the wrist bone

Accessories (cont.)

Belt: worn with slacks so that tipped end passes through the buckle but no fabric can be seen.

Males: 1¼” buckle, end

to wearer’s left

Female: 1″ buckle

with tuck-in shirt

end to wearer’s right

Accessories (cont.)

Necktie: males will wear four-in-hand tie no shorter than 2″ above belt or longer than bottom of belt buckle; also required for long sleeve shirt; tie tack/clasp optional

Necktab: females will wear necktab with class A uniform and when long sleeve shirt is worn alone

Accessories (cont.)


Males: Leather (patent leather), oxford style, with 3 eyelets


Low quarters: Leather (patent leather), oxford style, with 3 eyelets, heel no greater than 2″

Pumps: Leather (patent leather), closed toe and heel, heel ½” to 3″, sole less than ½”


Males: worn on right breast pocket, centered left to right and between the top of the button and the top of the pocket

Females: 1-2″ above the top button, centered horizontally on wearer’s right side


US/Branch Insignia

Males: 1″ above notch, centered so that centerline is parallel to inside edge of lapel

Insignia (cont.)

Female: 5/8″ from the notch, centered between collar and lapel seam, centerline parallel to inside edge of lapel

Insignia (cont.)

Distinctive shoulder insignia: centered on shoulder loop, equidistant from shoulder seam to outside edge of button, with base towards shoulder seam

Insignia (cont.)

Regimental distinctive Insignia:

Males: 1/8″ above top of right breast pocket, ¼” above unit awards (if worn)

Females: ½” above nametape, ½” above unit awards (if worn)

Rank: Specialists and below will were non-subdued rank, centered on the collar 1″ from the point with the centerline bisecting the collar point


Service Ribbons: worn in order of precedence from left to right in one or more rows with no more than four in a row and either no space or 1/8″ between rows.

Males: centered 1/8″ above left breast pocket

Females: center on wearer’s left with bottom row parallel to the bottom of the nameplate

Ribbons (cont.)

Unit Awards: worn with laurel leaves facing upward on wearer’s right side

Males: centered 1/8″ above right breast pocket flap

Females: centered ½” above nameplate

Ribbons (cont.)

Devices (Appurtenances): affixed to service ribbons to denote additional awards, participation in an event, or a unique characteristic of the award

Oak Leaf Cluster: denotes succeeding awards

“V” Device: indicates act of heroism while in conflict

Numerals: in lieu of OLC, indicates succeeding awards

Ribbons (cont.)

Clasps: for Good Conduct Medal, denote subsequent awards

Service Stars: to denote additional award or service in a named campaign

Arrowhead: indicates participation in a combat parachute jump, combat glider landing, or amphibious assault landing while performing a tactical mission

Ribbons in order of Precedence


Badges: worn in order of precedence right to left with specialty badges worn first

Males: centered 1/8″ below top of pocket; 1″ apart if there is more than one

Females: centered ¼” below ribbons; 1″ apart if there is more than one

General Appearance

Make sure uniform is cleaned and pressed

Make necessary changes to ensure proper fit

Ensure all brass is polished and free of fingerprints

Make sure shoes are serviceable and polished


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