U.S. Coast Guard Uniform Distribution Center
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Required Uniforms

This page is excerpted from the Uniform Regulations,
COMDTINST M1020.6H, April 2013

All Coast Guard personnel are responsible for maintaining their uniforms in serviceable condition, and are responsible for procuring sufficient quantities of uniform items and properly maintaining them as appropriate to their assigned duties.  All personnel are responsible for owning, wearing, and maintaining sufficient quantities of personal items such as undergarments, socks and stockings, etc. to comply with Coast Guard standards of personal hygiene and appearance.

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Required Seabag Items
The following items are required for enlisted personnel, E-9 and below.
Required Seabag
Uniform (Men)
QTY/Life Exp
(YRS)
Required Seabag
Uniform (Female)
QTY/Life Exp
(YRS)
Bag, Duffel, Nylon, Olive
Green
1/12.5 Bag, Duffel, Nylon, Olive
Green
1/12.5
Belt, Black, Web (Nylon) 1/4 Belt, Black, Web (Nylon) 1/4
Belt Riggers, Black, Web
ODU
1/3 Belt Riggers, Black, Web
ODU
1/3
Blousing Band Set, Trouser
ODU
2/1 Blousing Band Set, Trouser
ODU
2/1
Buckle, Belt Brass 1/1 Buckle, Belt Brass 1/1
Cap, Garrison 1/2 Cap, Garrison 1/2
Ball Cap (Standard) 1/1 Ball Cap (Standard) 1/1
Coat, Service Dress Blue 1/8 Coat, Service Dress Blue 1/8
Combination Hat Set 1/4 Combination Hat Set 1/4
Foul Weather Parka II 1/7 Foul Weather Parka II 1/7
Gloves, Leather, Black 1/4 Gloves, Leather, Black 1/4
Insignia, Garrison Cap 1/4 Insignia, Garrison Cap 1/4
Insignia, Combination Cap 1/8 Insignia, Combination Cap 1/8
Nametag, Plastic 2/4 Nametag, Plastic 2/4
Name / US Coast Guard tape Set, Blue (ODU) 4/3 Name / US Coast Guard Set, Blue (ODU) 4/3
Necktie, Blue, Four-in-Hand 1/5 Necktie, CG Blue Tab Type 1/5
Necktie, Black Bowtie 1/8 Necktie, Black, Tab Type 1/8
Shield, Gold 1/5 Shield, Gold 1/5
Shirt, Dress White, Long
Sleeve
1/6 Shirt, Dress White 1/6
Shirt, Light Blue, Long
Sleeve
3/2 Shirt, Light Blue, Long
Sleeve
3/2
Shirt, Light Blue, Short
Sleeve
3/2 Shirt, Light Blue, Short
Sleeve
2/2
    Over blouse (Air Force style) 1/2
Shirt, ODU 4/3 Shirt, ODU 4/3
Shoes, Dress 1/2 Shoes, Dress 1/2
Boots, Safety (Composite Toe) 1/2.5 Boots, Safety (Composite Toe) 1/2.5
Socks, Boot 3/1 Slacks, Dress 1/3
Socks, Dress 3/1 Socks, Boot 3/1
T-Shirt, CG Blue (ODU)
Embroidered
4/0.5 Socks, Dress 3/1
T-Shirt, V-neck White 3/1 T-Shirt, CG Blue (ODU) Embroidered 4/0.5
Trench Coat 1/8 T-Shirt, V-neck White 3/1
Trousers, Dress 1/3 Trench Coat 1/8
Trousers, Dress (wash and wear) 1/3 Trousers, Dress (wash and wear) 1/3
Trousers, ODU 4/3 Trousers, ODU 4/3
USCG Physical Fitness Shirt 4/3 USCG Physical Fitness Shirt 4/3
USCG Physical Fitness Shorts 4/3 USCG Physical Fitness Shorts 4/3
Shoes, Running 1/1 Shoes, Running 1/1
Windbreaker, w/Liner 1/3 Windbreaker, w/Liner 1/3
ODU Utility Jacket 1/7 ODU Utility Jacket 1/7

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Public Health Service Officers

Public Health Service officers detailed to the Coast Guard will wear the standard Coast Guard uniforms as described in Chapter 3 of the Uniform Regulations with the specific modifications noted below.  Specific USPHS uniform requirements are also listed in Commissioned Corps Personnel Manual (CCPM) Pamphlet No. 61, "Uniform Handbook".

Newly attached USPHS officers will receive a one-time organizational issue-in-kind of additional uniform items from the supporting program element as follows:

QTY ITEM QTY ITEM
1 Service Dress Blue Coat 2 Operational Dress (ODU) Shirt w/Nametapes
3 Service Dress Blue Trousers or any
combination of trousers and skirt for
women
2 Operational Dress (ODU) Trousers
2 Long-sleeved Light Blue Shirts 2 Trouser Blousers
3 Short-sleeved Light Blue Shirts 2 CG Blue Crew-Neck T-Shirt
1 Dress White Shirt (Long Sleeve Men,
Short Sleeve Women)
1 Dress Shoes
1 Necktie, Blue (Men) 1 ODU Belt and Buckle
1 ea Necktie, CG Blue and Black Tab
Style (Women)
1 Belt, Black Web and Belt Buckle
1 Combination Hat 1 Ball Cap
1 Trench Coat 1 Safety Boots
1 Windbreaker 2 Plastic Nametags
1 Garrison Cap    

Insignia, devices, and striping are not included in the above issue.  The cost of these items must be borne by the individual.

Item Description
Cap Insignia

USPHS Officer's Cap Insignia

USPHS will be worn in lieu of the USCG officer's eagle.  On
the combination cap, the insignia is attached to the CG blue
combination cap band specifically designed for the insignia.
USPHS Officer Identification
Insignia

U.S. Public Health Service insignia

An embroidered USPHS insignia is worn in place of the Coast
Guard shield on the sleeves.
Collar Insignia

U.S. Public Health Service insignia

A miniature USPHS insignia is worn on the left collar when
wearing the Winter Dress Blue or ODU uniforms.  The right
collar insignia denotes rank.
See 3.D.1.d of Uniform Regulations for insignia placement
Shoulder Boards USPHS officers will wear regular hard and enhanced officer
shoulder boards with the USPHS insignia in place of the
Coast Guard shield.

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Chaplain Corps

U.S. Navy Chaplains detailed to the Coast Guard may elect to wear the standard Coast Guard uniforms as described in Chapter 3 of the Uniform Regulations, with the specific modifications noted below.

Newly assigned Navy Chaplains will receive a one-time organizational issue-in-kind of additional uniform items from the supporting program element as follows:

QTY ITEM QTY ITEM
1 Service Dress Blue Coat 2 Operational Dress (ODU) Top w/Nametapes
2 Service Dress Blue Trousers or any
combination of trousers and skirt for
women
2 Operational Dress (ODU) Trousers
3 Long-sleeved Light Blue Shirts 2 Trouser Blousers
3 Short-sleeved Light Blue Shirts 2 CG Blue Crew-Neck T-Shirt
1 Necktie, Blue (Men) 1 Black Belt
1 Necktie, CG Blue Tab Style
(Women)
1 Black Subdued Buckle
1 Combination Hat 1 Ball Cap
1 Trench Coat 1 Safety Boots
1 Windbreaker 2 Plastic Nametags

Insignia, devices, and striping are not included in the above issue.  The cost of these items must be borne by the individual.

Item Description
Cap Insignia

U.S. Navy Officer cap insignia

U.S. Navy cap insignia will be worn in lieu
of the USCG officer eagle.
Chaplain Corps Identification Insignia

Christian sleeve insignia     Jewish sleeve insignia   Muslim sleeve insignia   Buddhist sleeve insignia
Christian   Jewish    Muslim     Buddhist

An embroidered Chaplain insignia is worn
in place of the Coast Guard shield on
sleeves.
Chaplain Collar Insignia

Christian collar insignia     Jewish collar insignia   Muslim collar insignia   Buddhist collar insignia
Christian   Jewish    Muslim     Buddhist

Same as the Chaplain Corps identification
insignia, worn on the left collar when
wearing Winter Dress Blue or ODU
uniforms with appropriate metal or sewn
on devices.
Shoulder Boards U. S. Navy chaplains will wear shoulder
boards designed similarly to regular hard
and enhanced officer shoulder boards
except the chaplain insignia is in place of
the Coast Guard shield.

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