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Description and Wear of Uniform Components

Article 3501.17
Coat, Service Dress White (Officers/CPOs)
a.  Description
(1) Males.  A single-breasted, standing collar coat made of authorized plain white, lightweight fabric, two breast patch pockets with pointed button down flaps fastened by detachable 22-1/2-line navy eagle gilt buttons, and five detachable 35-line navy eagle gilt buttons on right front and form fitting (figure 3501.17-1).  The coat has sword slit over left hip and loops for shoulder boards for officers only.  Required buttons are described in article 5403.
(2) Females.  A single-breasted, fully lined coat with a standing collar and six sewn on 35-line navy eagle gilt buttons on left front with princess seams to allow for form fitting as well as alterations (Figure 3501.17-2).  The fabric of the coat is certified navy twill (CNT) polyester.  The coat has a sword slit over the left hip and loops for officer shoulder boards only.  The female Service Dress White coat does not include front breast pockets or pocket flaps with buttons.  Required buttons are described in article 5403.
b.  Correct Wear

Wear squarely on the shoulders.  Button all buttons and fasten the collar.  Officers wear hard shoulder boards.  CPOs wear pinback rank insignias on the standing collar (not with clutch/frogs).  The ​coat may not be removed or relaxed when worn.  For insignia, see article 4101 for Officers and 4211 for Chief Petty Officers.
Figure 3501.17-1
Male SDW Coat


Figure 3501.17-2
Female SDW Coat
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