Flotilla 15-4 Uniform Information

Revised May 2013 Uniform Procurement Guide

Posted by: Richard C Gabriels

The newly revised 2013 Uniform Procurement Guide will help the new member in not only purchasing the correct uniform components, but how to wear the uniform properly.  It is a privilege to be able to wear the Uniform of the United States Coast Guard.  Do it proudly, and correctly.  It can be found on the Human Resources site under the resource toolkit on bottom of page.  You are also encouraged to review the powerpoint Uniform Presentation.

Where To Buy - Uniform Information

Posted by: Charles Poltenson
The United States Coast Guard Uniform Distribution Center is the first stop in obtaining your uniform.  At this site you will find PDF versions of the Uniform Procurement Guide and other useful information for both the veteran and new member.
The folks at the UDC are most helpful with questions so feel free to give them a call if in doubt, or confer with one of your flotilla officers.  

What to buy first?

Posted by: Richard C Gabriels
A new member is faced with several choices of a uniform when they start.  Although you will need both the Tropical Blue Long uniform as well the Operational Dress Uniform (ODU), the first uniform should be the Tropical Blue Long.  In 15-04 it will take a while to become operational status and therefore the uniform that we will be wearing most is the Tropical Blue Long. 
Any meetings in public, as well as interaction in classes, require the Tropical Blue Long uniform. 
If you have questions or need clarification please check with your Flotilla Commander or Vice Flotilla Commander.

ODU Sleeves

Effective Immediately while wearing the ODU the following will be observed to maintain consistency with the active duty CG in 1SR:
November 1 - March 15:  Sleeves will be down.
March 15 - November 1:  Sleeves will be rolled up.


Posted by: Richard Gabriels

  Often the public does not differentiate between Coast Guard active duty and the Auxiliary, especially when the uniform is worn. Since its creation in 1939, the Auxiliary has been granted a unique privilege: the Auxiliary is allowed to wear the same uniforms as the Coast Guard active duty and reserve personnel. But (as John F. Kennedy once said) “to those whom much is given, much is expected”. 

Auxiliarists who wear the Auxiliary uniform will be held to higher grooming and appearance standards.

Auxiliarists are authorized to wear Coast Guard uniforms with the appropriate Auxiliary insignia.

Uniforms shall be worn as prescribed in the actual Coast Guard Uniform Regulations, COMDTINST M1020.6 (series), except as noted in Chapter 10 of the Auxiliary Manual (COMDTINST M16790.1 (series)).


Here's a link to the uniform presentation: