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

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

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:

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

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 sleeve insignia   -   Jewish sleeve insignia   -  Muslim sleeve insignia   -   Buddhist sleeve 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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