Introduction

Insignia and accouterments

The insignia and accouterments authorized for wear on the cold-weather uniform follow. a. Badges, combat and special skill, subdued pin-on only (para 29–17). b. Brassards (para 28–29). c. Branch insignia, subdued pin-on only (paras 28–10b and 28–12b). d. Combat leaders identification (on cold-weather coats (field jackets) and extended cold-weather clothing system (Gortex) parka only) (para 28–21). e. Grade insignia, subdued pin-on (para 28–5, 28–6, and 28–7). f. Headgear insignia (para 28–3). g. Name and Army…

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Introduction

Insignia and accouterments

The following insignia and accouterments are authorized for wear on these uniforms. Only embroidered insignia and accouterments are authorized for wear on the ABDU. a. Badges (subdued). (1) Combat and special skill badges (para 29–17d). (2) Special skill tabs (para 29–17e). (3) Identification badges (para 29–18). b. Branch insignia (paras 28–10b and 28–12b). c. Combat leaders identification (para 28–21). d. Grade insignia (paras 28–5, 28–6, and 28–7). e. Headgear insignia (para 28–3). f. Subdued shoulder…

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Introduction

Insignia and accouterments

The following insignia and accouterments are authorized for wear on the DBDU. a. Badges (subdued). (1) Combat and special skill badges (pin-on or embroidered sew-on) (para 29–17a). (2) Special skill tabs (para 29–17e(1)(b)). (3) Subdued identification badges (para 29–18d). b. Brassards (para 28–29). c. Branch insignia (paras 28–10b and 28–12). d. Grade insignia (paras 28–5 through 28–7). e. Headgear insignia (para 28–3). f. Subdued shoulder sleeve insignia, current organization (para 28–16e(2)). g. Subdued shoulder sleeve…

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Introduction

General guidelines

a. This uniform is designed to fit loosely; alterations to make the uniform fit tightly are not authorized. A tight fit reduces the airflow needed for ventilation and cooling. The coat is worn outside the trousers. Soldiers will not wear a belt with this uniform. Soldiers will wear the trousers bloused, using the draw cords or blousing rubbers, if the trousers are not tucked into the boots. Personnel will not wrap the trouser legs around…

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Responsibilities

Operation of the Uniform Quality Control Program

a. The PM-Soldier (SEQ), Bldg. 328, 5901 Putnam Road, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060–5852, in conjunction with the textile technology team at the Natick Soldier Center, Natick, MA 01760, is responsible for the operation of the Uniform Quality Control Program. That office will do the following: (1) Prepare and maintain military specifications, purchase descriptions, and master patterns for optional uniform items, as approved by HQDA. (2) Publish and disseminate periodic bulletins to the textile and garment…

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Responsibilities

Responsibilities of soldiers purchasing uniforms, uniform items, and heraldic items

a. Soldiers purchasing uniforms, uniform items, or heraldic items from establishments other than the Army military clothing sales store (AMCSS) must ensure that the items are authorized for wear and that they conform to appropriate military specifications or are manufactured in accordance with the UQCP or the heraldic quality control system. When items appear deficient, soldiers should submit a SF 368 (Product Quality Deficiency Report) through their servicing MCSS, where forms are available. Commercially purchased…

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Responsibilities

The U.S. Army Materiel Command

The Commanding General of the U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) will do the following: a. Operate the Project Manager-Soldier Systems Office. b. Ensure the performance of Army materiel management functions for clothing and individual equipment and centrally procured heraldic items, to include quality control. c. Operate the Uniform Quality Control Program (UQCP) for all optional uniforms and uniform items approved for wear by HQDA, except non-distinctive commercial component items of some optional uniforms, such as…

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Responsibilities

Commanders

a. Commanders of MACOMs will thoroughly evaluate all proposals to change or add uniforms, accessories, or wear policies for uniforms, insignia, and awards that are submitted through the Army Ideas for Excellence Program (AIEP). b. The installation commander may prescribe the uniform for wear in formations. When not prescribed by the installation or subordinate commander, the unit commander will prescribe the uniform for wear in formation. Com- manders will not establish seasonal wear dates for…

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Responsibilities

The Institute of Heraldry

The Institute of Heraldry (TIOH) will do the following: a. Monitor the Heraldic Quality Control System in accordance with AR 672–8, to ensure heraldic items are manufactured according to government specifications or purchase descriptions. b. Provide manufacturers with government-loaned tools and specifications for heraldic items. c. Authorize the manufacture of heraldic items and issue certificates of authority to manufacture items under the provisions of AR 672–8. d. Approve designs for distinctive unit insignia (DUI), regimental…

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