Description and Wear of Uniform Components

 
Article 3501.42
Reefer (Officers/CPOs)
a.  Description
 
(1) Males (figure 3501.42-1)  A double-breasted, hip length coat made of dark blue 100% melton wool fabric with a convertible collar, a set-in pocket in each forefront, and a single row of four 35-line or 40-line buttons on right front and three on left.  Men's reefer buttons to the right.  Two loops on each shoulder hold officer's hard shoulder boards. Required buttons are described in article 5403.

(2) Females (Figure 3501.42-2)  A double-breasted, hip length coat made of dark blue 100% melton wool fabric with a monvertible collar, shoulder epaulets, a set-in pocket in each forefront, and a single row of four 35-line or 40-line buttons on left front, and three on right.  Women's reefer buttons to the left.  Epaulets on each shoulder hold officer's hard shoulder boards.  Women may wear either the men's reefer (with two loops) or the women's reefer (with epaulets) as long as serviceable.  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, see article 4103 for officers.  CPOs wear no insignia.

c.  Ownership Markings (Optional for Officers/CPOs)
Center surname, first initial and middle initial (if applicable) three inches from and parallel to the bottom edge of the reefer.

Figure 3501.42-1
Reefer (males)


Figure 3501.42-2
Reefer (Females)
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