Personal/Optional Clothing and Equipment

Provides a variety of standard issue and new clothing, insignia and personal equipment to enhance fit, comfort, alterability and appearance.

The Beret is a one-piece, unlined wool shell with a leather headband, draw cord and lined badge-stay for attachment of insignia. The standard beret is black. Airborne Soldiers wear maroon berets, Special Forces wear green and Rangers wear tan berets. The beret is standard-issue headgear. The All-Weather Coat functions as a raincoat and a topcoat. Double-breasted with a six-button front, it features set-in sleeves; pointed, button-down shoulder and sleeve straps; a front gun patch flap; two vertical welt pockets with pass-through slits; belt; center back pleat vent and half cape back; in black polyester/cotton blend.

The Overcoat is optional. It is warmer and dressier than the All-Weather Coat.

The Men’s Green Class-A Service Uniform includes a coat, trousers, shirt, necktie, belt and buckle.

The Women’s Green Class-A Uniform includes slacks, a skirt, coat, shirt, neck tab, belt and buckle.

The Men’s Green Class B Service Uniform omits the coat and tie if the short-sleeve shirt is worn.

The Women’s Green Class B Service Uniform features improved fit, comfort, alterability and appearance.

It omits the coat or coat and neck tab, depending upon the shirt worn.

The Maternity Cardigan Sweater is optional. Soldiers wear it with maternity service uniforms. The V-neck cardigan, longer in front than in back, has elbow and shoulder patches, epaulets with hook-and-loop attachments and a six-button front.

The Poromeric Oxfords are plain-toed shoes. They have removable cushioned insoles, skid-resistant soles and breathable comfort lining.