Uniform Guide - Chapter 3
FEMALE CADET UNIFORM
A. SERVICE DRESS COAT (Class A):
Follows the contours of the figure, but allows for movement without pulling in the back and at the waist. The length is proportional to height. Collar is set away from the neck. The sleeves end approximately 1/4 inch from the heel of the thumb. Worn with skirt or slacks. Only the metal engraved brushed satin silver fnish with engraved blue lettering nametag is worn on the Class A uniform. All authorized accouterments will be worn. Do not wear metal ranks on the shirt while wearing the service coat.
See Attachment 3.
B. BLOUSE (SHORT-SLEEVE):
Will have a tapered fit. Military creases prohibited. Blouse must be tucked into slacks.
May be worn with open or buttoned collar. If collar is buttoned, a tie tab must be worn. Also, collar will be buttoned and tie tab affixed when wearing Class A and Class B uniform.
Semi-formal: Blouse, white, polyester or cotton, button front, with small pointed collar. Wear with blue tie tab. (Note: Blouse purchased at cadet's own expense).
See Attachment 4.
Slacks fit naturally over the hips with no bunching at waist or bagging at seat. Bottom front of slack legs rests on the front of shoe with a slight break in the crease; back of slacks legs will be straight and will be approximately 7/8 of an inch longer than the front. Tailored, straight hanging, no flare at bottom.
See Attachment 5.
D. BELT AND BUCKLE:
Worn with slacks with belt loops. Silver tip end of the belt extends beyond the buckle FACING THE WEARER’S RIGHT. No blue fabric shows. Cut excess fabric from belt.
E. TIE TAB:
Blue, inverted “V” tie tab. Tab must be worn when blouse collar is buttoned or the Class A is worn.
Low quarter shoes: Black oxford; lace-up style with a plain rounded toe. Kept polished
at all times. (Note: Corfram is authorized for ASIII & IV cadets
Pumps: Plain black, commercial design, without ornamentation (buckles, bows, straps, etc.,) smooth leather. Must have heels; however, they will be no higher than 2 1/2 inches. (Note: Purchased at cadets’ own expense).
Socks: Plain black without design.
Hose: Sheer nylon in neutral, dark brown, off-black or dark blue shades only. Do not wear patterned hose. (Note: Purchased at cadet's own expense).
G. LIGHT WEIGHT JACKET:
Dark blue polyester. When worn, must be zipped at least half-way up and no name tag. Cadet ranks will be worn on the jacket.
See Attachment 7.
Flight Cap: Worn slightly to the wearer’s right with vertical crease of the cap in line with center of the forehead, in a straight line with the nose. The cap extends approximately one inch from eyebrows. When not wearing, tuck under the belt on either side, between 1st and 2nd belt loop. Flight cap will be worn with all service dress uniforms while outdoors. The flight cap will not be worn with the Semi-Formal Dress Uniform.
Service Cap: (AS-III & IV cadets only) Worn squarely on the head; center large insignia on the front of the hat. Rounded design, sides form a front brim, with white vinyl hat cover. (Note: Purchased at cadet’s own expense).
See Attachment 8.
Must be worn with all service and dress uniforms. Also, female cadets may wear the white “U/V” style undershirt.
Only AS-III and AS-IV female cadets may wear uniform skirts. Bottom of the skirt must not extend above or below the middle of the knee. Regulation footwear (pumps) is required when wearing the uniform skirt. Hose must be worn with the skirt at all times. See Figure 3a.
K. GLOVES OR MITTENS:
Black or gray; leather, knitted, tricot, or suede (or a combination of these) gloves or mittens may be worn with the uniform.
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