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Description and Wear of Uniform Components

Article 3501.9
Cap, Combination
a.  DescriptionA military style cap with black visor, rigid standing front, flaring circular rim and black cap band worn with detachable khaki or white cap cover, as required (figures 3501.9-1 and 3501.9-2).  Wear white cover with Dinner Dress, Full Dress, Service Dress, and Summer White uniforms.  Wear khaki cover with Service Khaki uniform.  When wearing an all-weather coat or black cold weather parka, a clear plastic combination cap rain cover may be worn.  For hat band insignia/ornamentation, see articles 4311 for officers and 4321 for CPOs.  There are two sizing options – both the standard and the Alternate Combination Cover (ACC) are designated as unisex uniform items and may be worn by male and female officers and CPOs.  The ACC is similar in design to the standard combination cover, but is smaller with an oval vice round opening.
b.  Correct WearWear squarely on the head, with bottom edge parallel to and 1-1/2 inch above the eyebrows.
Figure 3501.9-1
Unisex Officer Cover
(sample white cover)


Figure 3501.9-2
Unisex CPO Cover
(sample khaki cover)
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