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Description and Wear of Uniform Components

Article 3501.39
Overcoat, Blue

a.  Description
     (1) Male Officers/CPOs (Figure 3501.39-1).  A double-breasted coat made of dark blue 100% melton wool fabric.  May be water repellent treated and fitted with removable sleeveless liner.  Extends one-third the distance from kneecap to ground, shaped at waist, held by a two-section half-belt at back with the end of the belt overlapped and fastened with two 40-line Navy eagle, gilt buttons.  There is a sword slit over left hip, a vertical slash side pocket on each front, and a single row of five 40-line navy eagle, gilt buttons down each forefront.  The collar is made so that the coat may be buttoned to the neck.  There are two loops on each shoulder for hard shoulder boards.  Required buttons are described in article  5403.
     (2) Female Officers/CPOs (Figure 3501.39-2).  A double-breasted, water repellent coat made of dark blue 100% melton wool fabric, and may be fitted with a removable sleeveless liner.  The overcoat has a single row of four 40-line navy eagle, gilt buttons on each forefront.  A strap on each shoulder is fastened at inner end by a 24-line black plastic button.  Required buttons are described in article 5403.
b.  Correct Wear.  Wear with collar down squarely on the shoulders.  Button all buttons except collar button.  Collar button may be buttoned in inclement weather.  Sleeves should extend between the wrist and lower thumb knuckle when arms are down at the side.  For insignia, Officers wear hard shoulder boards (article  4103.2).  CPOs wear no insignia.
c.  Ownership Markings (Optional for Officers/CPOs).  On designated nameplate; and inside left front panel.
Figure 3501.39-1
Overcoat (Males)

Figure 3501.39-2
Overcoat (Females)
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