Responsibilities

Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1

a. Consistent with controlling law and regulation, the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1 (DCS, G-1) has the authority to approve exceptions to this regulation. The DCS, G-1 may delegate this authority in writing to a division chief within the proponent agency who holds the grade of colonel or the civilian equivalent. The approval authority will coordinate all questions regarding the scope of authority to approve exceptions with HQDA, OTJAG, ATTN: DAJA–AL, Washington, DC 20310–2200. b.…

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Restrictions on the purchase, possession, and reproduction of heraldic items

a. The heraldic items listed below are authorized for purchase and possession. Variations from the prescribed specifications for these heraldic items are not permitted without the prior approval of The Institute of Heraldry (TIOH), U.S. Army. (1) All insignia approved by HQDA. (2) Appurtenances and devices for attachment to decorations, service medals, and ribbons. (3) Miniature replicas of decorations, service medals, and ribbons. (4) Oversize replicas of decorations and service medals for grave markers only.…

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Wear of personal protective or reflective clothing

a. Protective headgear. Soldiers are authorized to wear commercially designed, protective headgear with the uniform when operating motorcycles, bicycles, or other like vehicles, and are required to do so when installation regulations mandate such wear. Personnel will remove protective headgear and don authorized Army headgear upon dismounting from the vehicle. b. Protective/reflective clothing. Soldiers may wear protective/reflective outer garments with uniforms when safety considerations make it appropriate and when authorized by the commander.

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Wear of identification tags and security badges

a. Identification (ID) tags. The wear of ID tags is governed by AR 600–8–14. (1) Soldiers will wear ID tags at all times when in a field environment, while traveling in aircraft, and when outside the continental United States. (2) Personnel will wear ID tags around the neck, except when safety considerations apply (such as during physical training). b. Security identification badges. In restricted areas, commanders may prescribe the wear of security identification badges, in…

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Wear of eyeglasses, sunglasses, and contact lenses

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Wear of civilian clothing

a. Civilian clothing is authorized for wear when off duty, unless the wear is prohibited by the installation commander in CONUS or by the MACOM commander overseas. Commanders down to unit level may restrict the wear of civilian clothes by those soldiers who have had their pass privileges revoked, under the provisions of AR 600–8–10. b. When on duty in civilian clothes, Army personnel will conform to the appearance standards in this regulation, unless specifically…

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Wear of jewelry

. Soldiers may wear a wristwatch, a wrist identification bracelet, and a total of two rings (a wedding set is considered one ring) with Army uniforms, unless prohibited by the commander for safety or health reasons. Any jewelry soldiers wear must be conservative and in good taste. Identification bracelets are limited to medical alert bracelets and MIA/POW identification bracelets. Soldiers may wear only one item on each wrist. b. No jewelry, other than that described…

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Uniformity of material

a. When soldiers exercise their option to choose among various fabrics authorized for uniforms, they must ensure that all garments (coats, trousers, skirts, and slacks) are made of the same material. However, junior and senior ROTC cadets may wear garrison caps made of polyester-wool blend (AG shade 489) or all polyester (AG shade 491) interchangeably with service uniforms of either shade. b. When gold lace (sleeve or trouser ornamentation) or gold bullion is prescribed for…

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Distinctive uniforms and uniform items

a. The following uniform items are distinctive and will not be sold to or worn by unauthorized personnel: (1) All Army headgear, when worn with insignia. (2) Badges and tabs (identification, marksmanship, combat, and special skill). (3) Uniform buttons (U.S. Army or Corps of Engineers). (4) Decorations, service medals, service and training ribbons, and other awards and their appurtenances. (5) Insignia of any design or color that the Army has adopted. b. Individuals will remove…

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