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Description and Wear of Uniform Components

Article 3501.1a
All-Weather Coat, Double Breasted

a.  Description.  A black water-resistant double-breasted coat made of 65% polyester/35% cotton poplin fabric, with seven button closures, a belt, convertible collar that buttons at the neck, gun flap, shoulder loops, adjustable sleeve straps, welt pockets with two inside hanging pockets, and zip-out liner.  The back of the coat has a yoke sleeve lining made of nylon taffeta.  Male coats are buttoned and belted to the right (Figure 3501.1a-1).  Female coats are buttoned and belted to the left (Figure 3501.1a-2).
b.  Correct Wear.  The All-Weather Coat will be buttoned, except for the neck closure unless inclement weather conditions warrant otherwise.  When wearing the All-Weather Coat, officers and CPOs may wear the clear plastic combination cap rain cover during inclement weather.  Nametags are not authorized for wear.  Sleeves should extend between the wrist and lower thumb knuckle when arms are down at the side.  Anodized metal shoulder rank insignias will be worn by E4 through O10 Personnel.  For officer insignia refer to article 4103, CPO insignia refer to article 4213 and E1-E6 insignia refer to article 4227.
c.  Ownership Markings (Optional for Officers/CPOs).  Inside on lining, 3 inches below collar seam, and inside on the manufacturer's tag.   
Figure 3501.1a-1
All-Weather Coat,
Double Breasted

Figure 3501.1a-2
All-Weather Coat,
 Double Breasted
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