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.
Here is a link to a Power Point that may help you with proper wear: http://hdept.cgaux.org/pdf/NewMemberUniformPPT2-09a.ppt
Operation Dress Uniform (ODU):
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
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.
Key Resources for Members
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