Army Blue Uniform—Female

Authorization for wear

a. The Army blue uniform is authorized for year-round wear by all female personnel. (Fig 21–1 shows the Army blue uniform with the old and new version coats, and authorized headgear.)
b. All active duty officers are required to own the Army blue uniform for wear on appropriate occasions. The only exception to this policy applies to officers who are on active duty for 6 months or less, who have the option of purchasing the Army blue uniform.
c. The Army blue uniform is authorized for optional wear for enlisted personnel.
d. When prescribed by CTA 50–900, the Army blue uniform is worn as an organizational uniform.
e. There are two versions of the Army blue coat that officer and enlisted personnel may wear. The older version was
designed prior to 10 August 1992 and is described in paragraph 21–5b(1), below. The military specification for the Army blue coat was changed on 10 August 1992 to the same pattern as the Army green coat. The new version is described in paragraph 21–5b(2), below. Soldiers may continue to wear the older version of the coat (with the rounded collars) as long as the uniform is in serviceable condition.