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1 Slide 1 Wear and Appearance of the VDF Uniform Professional Military Education Initial Entry Training

2 Slide 2 VDF Enlisted Soldier Handbook VDF Enlisted Soldier Handbook Army Regulation 670–1 Army Regulation 670–1 VDF Regulation (Revised 10 NOV 2013) VDF Regulation (Revised 10 NOV 2013) References

3 Slide 3 Grooming standards for men and women Grooming standards for men and women Standards for accoutrements Standards for accoutrements Approved VDF uniforms Approved VDF uniforms Placement of all insignia and patches Placement of all insignia and patches Training Objectives

4 Slide 4 Project a military image Project a military image Uniforms will be fitted, clean and pressed Uniforms will be fitted, clean and pressed Articles do not protrude from pockets Articles do not protrude from pockets No items attached to belt or belt loops No items attached to belt or belt loops Uniforms kept buttoned as designed Uniforms kept buttoned as designed Boots will be cleaned and shined/brushed Boots will be cleaned and shined/brushed Grooming Standards

5 Slide 5 Men’s hair: Neatly trimmed on top of the head. Neatly trimmed on top of the head. Not over ears, eyebrows or touch collar Not over ears, eyebrows or touch collar Not interfere with headgear or PSE masks. Not interfere with headgear or PSE masks. No braids, cornrows, or dreadlocks. No braids, cornrows, or dreadlocks. Grooming Standards

6 Slide 6 Men’s sideburns: Neatly trimmed and not flared Neatly trimmed and not flared Base is clean-shaven, horizontal line Base is clean-shaven, horizontal line Not below exterior ear opening Not below exterior ear opening The face will be clean-shaven The face will be clean-shaven Grooming Standards

7 Slide 7 Men’s mustache: Trimmed, tapered and tidy Trimmed, tapered and tidy Not cover the upper lip or beyond corner of the mouth Not cover the upper lip or beyond corner of the mouth No goatees or beards, unless approved by medical authority No goatees or beards, unless approved by medical authority If medical, not exceed ¼ inch If medical, not exceed ¼ inch Grooming Standards

8 Slide 8 Women’s Hair: Neatly groomed. Neatly groomed. Not fall over eyebrows or below collar. Not fall over eyebrows or below collar. Not interfere with headgear or protective masks. Not interfere with headgear or protective masks. No hairnet unless health or safety reasons. No hairnet unless health or safety reasons. Grooming Standards

9 Slide 9 Women’s Hair: Wigs or hairpieces must be natural color and conform to appearance standards. Wigs or hairpieces must be natural color and conform to appearance standards. Holding devices (barrettes, pins, etc.) must be unadorned and same as hair color Holding devices (barrettes, pins, etc.) must be unadorned and same as hair color No beads, bows, or ornamental items No beads, bows, or ornamental items Grooming Standards

10 Slide 10 Cosmetics: Females wear simple cosmetics (as determined by commander) Females wear simple cosmetics (as determined by commander) Color of lipstick and nail polish conservative and natural color Color of lipstick and nail polish conservative and natural color No multi-colors or designs on nails No multi-colors or designs on nails No lipstick or nail polish for males No lipstick or nail polish for males Grooming Standards

11 Slide 11 Fingernails & Hygiene: Fingernails clean and trimmed Fingernails clean and trimmed Male keep nails trimmed so not beyond the fingertip. Male keep nails trimmed so not beyond the fingertip. Females not exceed a nail length of 1⁄4 inch from the tip of the finger Females not exceed a nail length of 1⁄4 inch from the tip of the finger Good hygiene & grooming on daily basis Good hygiene & grooming on daily basis Grooming Standards

12 Slide 12 Body Piercings & Tattoos: No attaching objects or jewelry to or through skin No attaching objects or jewelry to or through skin Female soldiers may wear pierced earrings. Female soldiers may wear pierced earrings. No tattoos on areas of the body exposed while in class A uniform; no grossly offensive tattoos on any part of the body. No tattoos on areas of the body exposed while in class A uniform; no grossly offensive tattoos on any part of the body. Grooming Standards

13 Slide 13 Wearing of Jewelry: No jewelry, watch chains, pens, etc., will appear exposed on uniforms. No jewelry, watch chains, pens, etc., will appear exposed on uniforms. Wrist watch or a wrist ID bracelet (e.g., MIA/POW) is allowed, one item per wrist Wrist watch or a wrist ID bracelet (e.g., MIA/POW) is allowed, one item per wrist No more than two conservative rings No more than two conservative rings Allowed: tie tack or tie clasp and a pen on food service, CVC, and flight uniform. Allowed: tie tack or tie clasp and a pen on food service, CVC, and flight uniform. Grooming Standards

14 Slide 14 Wearing of Jewelry: Females allowed earrings with service, dress and mess uniform Females allowed earrings with service, dress and mess uniform Not to exceed ¼ inch spherical; gold, silver, white pearl, or diamond Not to exceed ¼ inch spherical; gold, silver, white pearl, or diamond Fit snugly against the ear Fit snugly against the ear Matched pair, one per ear lobe Matched pair, one per ear lobe Grooming Standards

15 Slide 15 Wearing of Jewelry: Males not authorized to wear any type of earring when in uniform or when on duty. Males not authorized to wear any type of earring when in uniform or when on duty. Fad devices, vogue medallions, personal talismans, or amulets are not authorized for wear when in uniform or on duty. Fad devices, vogue medallions, personal talismans, or amulets are not authorized for wear when in uniform or on duty. Grooming Standards

16 Slide 16 Wearing of Eyeglasses: Conservative eye-glasses are authorized Conservative eye-glasses are authorized Sunglasses are authorized for wear except when in formation and while indoors. Sunglasses are authorized for wear except when in formation and while indoors. Not be worn with protective masks Not be worn with protective masks Clear or natural color contact lenses are authorized, both must be same color Clear or natural color contact lenses are authorized, both must be same color Grooming Standards

17 Slide 17 In accordance with VDF regulation 670-1, the VDF soldiers are authorized to wear three basic uniforms: Class A: classic Army Green Uniform Class A: classic Army Green Uniform Class B: Class A, without the coat Class B: Class A, without the coat Class C: BDU (Battle Dress Uniform) or ACU (Army Combat Uniform) Class C: BDU (Battle Dress Uniform) or ACU (Army Combat Uniform) Authorized Uniforms

18 Slide 18 Class A Uniform, Two options: (1) Green coat, pants/skirt, Army green shirt, black four-in-hand tie or neck-tab (1) Green coat, pants/skirt, Army green shirt, black four-in-hand tie or neck-tab (2) Blue Army Service Uniform (ASU) (2) Blue Army Service Uniform (ASU) Buttons must have seal of the of the Commonwealth of Virginia Buttons must have seal of the of the Commonwealth of Virginia Approved by wear by Commander Approved by wear by Commander Authorized Uniforms

19 Slide 19 Authorized Uniforms

20 Slide 20 Class B Uniform, Two Options: (1) Class “A” uniform without coat, with or without black four-in-hand tie or neck-tab (1) Class “A” uniform without coat, with or without black four-in-hand tie or neck-tab (2) Blue Army Service Uniform (ASU) (2) Blue Army Service Uniform (ASU) Authorization for year-round wear when authorized by Commander Authorization for year-round wear when authorized by Commander Authorized Uniforms

21 Slide 21 Authorized Uniforms

22 Slide 22 Class C Uniform: Option 1: Woodland BDU and accessories, with bright insignia Option 1: Woodland BDU and accessories, with bright insignia Option 2: Woodland BDU and accessories, with subdued insignia Option 2: Woodland BDU and accessories, with subdued insignia Option 3: Woodland ACU, subdued insignia Option 3: Woodland ACU, subdued insignia Only Option 3 after 30 SEP 2016 Only Option 3 after 30 SEP 2016 Authorized Uniforms

23 Slide 23 Class C Uniform, Option 1: Woodland BDU as defined in AR Woodland BDU as defined in AR Black boots only Black boots only All insignia non-subdued (bright) with exception of DIV patch and nametapes. All insignia non-subdued (bright) with exception of DIV patch and nametapes. Insignia either all pin-on or all sew-on Insignia either all pin-on or all sew-on VA DEF FORCE branch tape to be replaced with VIRGINIA VA DEF FORCE branch tape to be replaced with VIRGINIA Authorized Uniforms

24 Slide 24 Class C Uniform, Option 2: Woodland BDU as defined in AR Woodland BDU as defined in AR Black boots only Black boots only All insignia subdued including rank and branch, except state flag (non-subdued). All insignia subdued including rank and branch, except state flag (non-subdued). Insignia either all pin-on or all sew-on, Insignia either all pin-on or all sew-on, VA DEF FORCE branch tape to be replaced with VIRGINIA VA DEF FORCE branch tape to be replaced with VIRGINIA Authorized Uniforms

25 Slide 25 Class C Uniform, Option 3: Woodland ACU (M-81 type pattern) Woodland ACU (M-81 type pattern) Patrol cap (Woodland pattern) with non- subdued rank insignia for officers and subdued rank insignia for enlisted personnel. Patrol cap (Woodland pattern) with non- subdued rank insignia for officers and subdued rank insignia for enlisted personnel. All insignia subdued including rank and branch, except state flag (non-subdued) All insignia subdued including rank and branch, except state flag (non-subdued) Authorized Uniforms

26 Slide 26 Class C Uniform, Option 3: Sleeve insignia affixed using velcro Sleeve insignia affixed using velcro Name tapes and rank insignia in black thread on woodland background may be sewn on or affixed using velcro Name tapes and rank insignia in black thread on woodland background may be sewn on or affixed using velcro T-shirt is desert tan or sand-colored T-shirt is desert tan or sand-colored Socks are green, brown or black Socks are green, brown or black Tan or desert riggers belt Tan or desert riggers belt Authorized Uniforms

27 Slide 27 Class C Uniform, Option 3: Boots are minimum 8” in height Boots are minimum 8” in height Boots are tan or sand-colored rough- side out cattle hide with a plain toe and tan rubber outsoles Boots are tan or sand-colored rough- side out cattle hide with a plain toe and tan rubber outsoles No zippers No zippers Authorized Uniforms

28 Slide 28 Authorized Uniforms

29 Slide 29 Required by second drill after enlistment. Boots, combat, desert tan, pair Boots, combat, desert tan, pair Cap, ACU (Woodland Pattern) Cap, ACU (Woodland Pattern) Coat, ACU (Woodland Pattern) (3) Coat, ACU (Woodland Pattern) (3) Drawers, brown or sand, male (3 pair) Drawers, brown or sand, male (3 pair) Socks, boot (green, brown or black) Socks, boot (green, brown or black) Trousers, ACU (Woodland Pattern) Trousers, ACU (Woodland Pattern) Undershirt, (sand) (3) Undershirt, (sand) (3) Authorized Uniforms

30 Slide 30 Required within 12 months of enlistment: Bag, duffel, olive drab Bag, duffel, olive drab Belt, riggers, (desert tan/sand 503) Belt, riggers, (desert tan/sand 503) Beret, wool, black shade 1593 Beret, wool, black shade 1593 Coat, M-65 Field Jacket (Woodland) Coat, M-65 Field Jacket (Woodland) Glove inserts, cold, black Glove inserts, cold, black Glove, flexor, light duty Glove, flexor, light duty Undershirt, polypro, brown 436 Undershirt, polypro, brown 436 Undershirt, polyester, brown 436 Undershirt, polyester, brown 436 Authorized Uniforms

31 Slide 31 Transition Period: Three-year transition period to ACU (Woodland Pattern) and ASU (blue) Three-year transition period to ACU (Woodland Pattern) and ASU (blue) End of transition is 30 September 2016 End of transition is 30 September 2016 VA DEF FORCE tapes may be worn until supplies are exhausted. VA DEF FORCE tapes may be worn until supplies are exhausted. Options with modifications may be worn until end of transition period Options with modifications may be worn until end of transition period Authorized Uniforms

32 Slide 32 Grooming standards for men and women Grooming standards for men and women Standards for accoutrements Standards for accoutrements Approved VDF Class uniforms Approved VDF Class uniforms Placement of all insignia and patches Placement of all insignia and patches Summary

33 Questions? Professional Military Education Initial Entry Training


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