9Where should I start? I know we are talking volunteers so the issue needs care in how it is presented to keep volunteers on theroles. I fully understand that, however I would like to see moreabout the proper pants (No Dickies Brand), Plain Black shoes, (noloafers) and V neck T shirts worn with trops. I have class roomsin the region that Aux members use frequently formeetings and training.
10Members need to be aware that active duty members wear the uniform with pride and when they see an Auxiliarist improperly dressed it can be seen as offensive to the service. Additionally, most Auxiliarist interact with stations where the young influential active duty members are abundant. Here, it is especially important to set the proper uniform image at all levels. Finally, one of my continued efforts as a director is to promote the auxiliary resource when and wherever I can. Nothing can kill my effort faster than having to address a senior officer or even a junior on the lacking appearance of Auxiliarist wearing improper makeshift uniforms. These are the potential future leaders making the future big decisions on budgets and operations
11If it doesn't match the material and construction it is no-longer uniform. My Opinion is that if one cannot afford the cost of a proper uniform do not to spend the money on creating a look alike. Someone right out of boot camp can spot the difference quicker than saying semper Paratus. I would rather see the member in civilian attire than a improper uniform.I will get off the soap box, and I will do what I can to support your efforts./r
12I cannot tell a lie, I have LOTS of questions I cannot tell a lie, I have LOTS of questions. I found your contact info in the procurement guide.I have been online to determine my size for a dress coat & pants. Shirts and shoes I can figure out.Following directions for the flat front slacks, I am being advised to purchase a size 18. That's OK if they will actually fit. If I were to go shopping, I would buy size 12 pants. Does this sound reasonable?Jacket is a 14, no surprise. Do they run true to size?I should also order AUX buttons, ADCBF28L (coat) AND APBM24L (Pocket). Correct?I need sleeve lace for DCDR, I have the insignia. I have the tie. What is the "part" number to order lace?I don't know what goes on my cap. I have the basic cap. What do I order to put on it?Thank you for your help!!!O. Winfrey
14Uniform StandardsWear the uniform with Pride, as a representative of the Auxiliary and the Coast Guard.Elected officers should set example.
15Source: Coast Guard Uniform Regulations COMDTINST M (series), exceptwere noted in AUXMAN Ch. 10.Auxiliary ManualCOMDTINST M (series), Chapter 10
16When Wearing Uniform is Prohibited In public places of dubious reputationWhen engaged in political activitiesWhen in a foreign countryDon’t wear distinctive parts of the uniform or insignia with civilian clothes.Home made uniforms not allowed.
17“Service Peculiar” Standards (continued) Men cannot wear earrings. Women can wear small silver or pearl studs. Diamond studs can be worn with dress uniform.Necklaces, chains, suspenders, pens, handkerchiefs, etc…should not be visible.Hair should be neat and clean and above the collar (for men) or at the collar (for women).
18DRESS UNIFORM OPERATIONAL (ODU) UNISEX It is not a Liberty Uniform. Uniform sew-on devices will now display a black “A” for Auxiliary. The Red and Blue “A” designation has been discontinued.It is not a LibertyUniform.18
19Hats/Caps Combination Cap Garrison Cap Can be worn with most uniforms Men’s and women’s stylesGarrison CapCan be worn with service dress, etc..With small cap device (left) and small metal office insignia (right)
20Name Tags White with CG blue lettering. 3 3/16 in. wide and 5/8 in. high.Surname only.US. Coast Guard Auxiliary below name.
21Collar DevicesOpen collared short sleeve shirt - placed on center of collar flap, along a line bisecting collarLong sleeved Light blue and winter blue (with tie) - placed parallel to front edge of collar
22Undergarments WRONG! RIGHT!!! A word about V-Neck T-ShirtsWRONG!RIGHT!!!The Navy wears crew neck T-Shirts, the CG doesn’t
23Blue Blazer and Other Items Auxiliary rings, lapel pins and blazer patch okayAuxiliary Blue Blazer may substitute for all uniforms, except ODU’s.Blue Blazer worn with white or gray pants or skirt, white shirt, black shoes and tie for men.