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Description and Wear of Uniform Components

 Article 3501.16 
Coat, Service Dress Blue (Officers/CPOs)

   a.  Description

(1) Males.  A double-breasted coat made of authorized Navy blue fabric with three outside pockets, one on each hip and one on left breast, and three 35-line navy eagle gilt buttons down each forefront (see Figure 3501.16-1).  The coat has a sword/cutlass slit over the left hip.  Required buttons are described in article 5403.
 (2) Females.  A single-breasted coat made of authorized navy blue fabric with one welt left breast pocket, and four 35‑line navy eagle buttons on the left front (see Figure 3501.16-2).  The coat has a sword/cutlass slit over the left hip.  Required buttons are described article 5403.  The coat with two breast pocket flaps may be worn as long as serviceable.
b. Correct wear. 

Button all buttons.  Coat may be removed in immediate office space.  Commanders/Commanding Officers should specify the areas within the command where coats are required.   For insignia, see article 4101 for Officers and 4211 for Chief Petty Officers.
Figure 3501.16-1
Coat, SDB (Male)

Figure 3501.16-2
Coat, SDB (Female)
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