Uniform 2019

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Standard or Unit Ball Cap For wear with ODU and flight suits. is cap is made of the same Coast Guard blue material as the ODU with a rear hook and loop adjusting tab (optional fitted cap is authorized) and "U.S. COAST GUARD" embroidered in an arch in ½" gold letters. E-4 and above shall wear metal rank/grade collar insignia on the ball cap, 1" to 1¼" above the visor (or centered on the front of the cap). E-3 and below shall wear the silver and gold Coast Guard medallion (same worn on the garrison cap). Brims shall have a natural curve; flat or creased brims are not authorized. Boonie Cap (optional) e boonie cap may be worn with the ODU in lieu of the ball cap for environmental protection (unless greater uniformity is required as directed by the command). It is intended to provide sun protection and should only be worn when engaging in working environments where prolonged exposure to sun is encountered or anticipated. ODU sew-on rank insignia will be placed in the front center between the brim and the crown. Curling, bending, folding or otherwise distorting the brim is not authorized. NWU Type III Cap An eight-point, USMC-style cap worn only with the NWU Type III uniform. E-4 and above will wear the appropriate embroidered rank insignia centered on the front of the cap. e bottom of the insignia will be approximately 1¼" from the visor. Cold Weather Cap (optional) Cap used for inclement cold weather use only with all Coast Guard outerwear. It consists of ear and neck flaps, and straps with covered metal snap fasteners worn under the chin or over the top of the hat. e winter cap shall be worn with the appropriate combination cap-type insignia, worn centered on the cap visor. e front flap shall remain snapped in the upright position at all times. 42 RESERVIST � Uniform Issue • 2019

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