Flotilla 47-4 Uniform Information




Taking Pride in Our Appearance,
And in Our Appearance, Reflecting Our Pride.


Uniform Procurement and Wear

There will be a Uniform of the Day (UOD) listed for all events that we participate in, with our flotilla or with other units of the USCG Auxiliary or US Coast Guard . The main uniforms are Tropical Blue Long (Trops) and Operational Dress Uniform (ODU). Appropriate civilian attire may be an option at some events. If you do not have the appropriate uniform and civilian attire is not an option, you may be asked not to participate. The uniforms we wear are US Coast Guard and need to be worn properly. This is a reflection on the USCG Auxiliary and the US Coast Guard. Many people in the public do not know the difference between Active Duty and Auxiliary.

Tropical Blue Long (Trops): This uniform is the light blue short-sleeve shirt with epaulets worn with soft shoulder boards, Auxiliary qualification devices and ribbons, and plastic name tag (tie is not worn with this uniform). CG Service Dress trousers or (women only) may wear CG Service Dress skirt. Black web silver buckle and tip belt (with pants) is to be worn, black socks and black dress shoes. Men must wear a white V-neck T-shirt (T-shirt is not to be visible). Authorized covers are Garrison cap or Combination cap. Authorized Woolly Pulley or Cardigan sweaters may be worn.
Here is a link to a Power Point that may help you with proper wear: 

Operation Dress Uniform (ODU): 
ODU Coat (Shirt Unisex) Coast Guard Blue. Proper wear: the ODU coat may be worn with sleeves rolled up accordion style with only the cuff showing, or with sleeves down. If rolled, the cuff should be approximately 2” above the elbow (mid-bicep). Undershirt: Coast Guard Blue “T” Shirt, Round Collar (crew neck). Insignia: Sew-on only .Auxiliary: U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary; Last Name. The member’s last name goes over the right pocket and U.S. COAST GUARD AUXILIARY over the left. Velcro tapes are optional. Direct embroidery and plastic name tags are prohibited. Member Devices must be sew-on. Trousers (Unisex): ODU Coast Guard Blue Trousers worn with Trouser blousing bands ,but bands must not be visible. Standard black web with metal tip or optional Rigger belt. 8”-10” plain black safety boot (i.e. Super Boot II) Safety boots must have a safety toe that conforms with ANSI standards Z41-1999. Black undecorated socks. Cover Auxiliary Dark Blue Ball Cap: USCG Auxiliary or USCG arched over Auxiliary. Member device or office insignia centered in middle.

Uniform Ordering

Shop Auxiliary
FAX 314-962-6804

U.S. Coast Guard Uniform Distribution Center

Uniform Distribution Center

1. The Uniform Distribution Center (UDC) is pleased to announce the opening of the online web store. Members can now order all uniform items the UDC offers 24/7 from anywhere in the world.

2. The web store can be accessed through the UDC home page at:

Please read following from
Division Chief Uniforms Jackson Whitaker (DVC-HX)


The "How Do We Look?" Campaign:


I. Revitalizing Core Values

TEAM Coast Guard

1. Pride - Pride in Our Organization - its purpose, its goals, its achievements.
2. Uniformity - Reflecting the Team . We must be Uniform in all aspect
3. Representation - The Coast Guard Auxiliary membership, as an integral part of the United States Coast Guard, has every responsibility to look just as sharp in uniform as any Coast Guard Officer would look.

II. Improving Our Appearance through Awareness

1. Getting Back to Basics

A. Coast Guard Auxiliary Manual COMDTINST.M16790 1.F - Uniform Chapters 10 & 11. - The most extensive and the most important resource for uniform protocol.

B. The Uniform Procurement Guide - Every Member should familiarize his/herself with the fundamentals of proper procurement, wearing and maintenance of uniforms.

2. Knowledge is Key

A. Workshops on National, Division and Flotilla Levels - Educational events designed to help Members express their ideas and their knowledge of Uniforms in an open forum and interactive setting.

B. Opening the Lines of Communication - All Members should become familiar with the proper ways to get their questions answered via the chain of leadership and management.

III. Universalizing Responsibility

1. Assisting- Fellow members to look their Best.
-Looking out for Improper Dress.
-Imparting What You Know.

2. Sharing-

- Ideas
- Suggestions


Key Resources for Members

Textual References:

1. Coast Guard Auxiliary Manual COMDTINST.M16790 1.F - Uniform Chapters 10 & 11.

2. The Uniform Procurement Guide

To Obtain an Auxiliary Manual, a hard copy of the Procurement Guide, or the

District Materials Center Order Form contact your FSO-MA