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Posted in these groups: Afp_getty-511269685 Dress UniformRules_and_regulations Regulation
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CSM Darieus Z.
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Army Veterans. Instructions are listed in paragraph 30-4 of Army Regulation 670-1.

Former members of the Army may wear the uniform if they served honorably during a declared or undeclared war, and if their most recent service was terminated under honorable conditions (that means an honorable or general discharge). Personnel who qualify under these conditions will wear the Army uniform in the highest grade they held during such war service.

The uniform is authorized for wear only for the following ceremonial occasions, and when traveling to and from the ceremony or function. Uniforms for these occasions are restricted to service and dress uniforms; the BDU and physical fitness uniforms will not be worn.

(1) When attending military funerals, memorial services, weddings, inaugurals, and other occasions of ceremony.

(2) When attending parades on national or state holidays, or other patriotic parades or ceremonies in which any active or reserve United States military unit is taking part.
Former Soldiers who are discharged honorably or under honorable conditions from the Army (even if it's not during wartime service) may wear their uniform while going from the place of discharge to their home of record, within three months after discharge.

Wear of the Army uniform at any other time, or for any other purpose than stated above, is prohibited.


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CPT Tom Fawls
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SSgt Christophe Murphy - Thanks. I suspected that would be the case, but figured I'd ask. :)
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SSG Lloyd Becker BSBA-HCM, MBA
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AR 670-1 covers anyone who wear their uniform, whether active duty, or retired. We must never forget that we cannot wear more than we are authorized. Us retirees, the day we sign out of active service, whatever awards we have on the day of retirement, that is it; no more. What we cannot wear are the temporary awards, such as accouterments, fourieggier and any citations that are allowed in the unit you served in. Pay attention to the DD-214. it lists everything that you are authorized; even that rifle badge and driver's badge. These are yours; permanently.

I reiterate, any soldier retired or not, AR 670-1 is the bible for wearing your uniform. If you talk special days and you can still fit in your uniform, Memorial Day, Veteran's Day. Other holidays such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, one would need to get ahold of the powers to be to get answers to that. Talk to the CSM at the recruiting station, he or she can get those answers.
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SSG Robert Albright
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The wear of the uniform is covered under four places; federal law, state law, Department of Defense directives and specific military regulation. Here's a link with the most comprehensive answer: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/5/31/341273/-
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This is going to seem like a rediculous question. And I am not trying to offend anyone by asking this. Sargents and Captians on this post, it states for funeral you are allowed to wear your dress blues but the funeral services I will be attending is a film scene as a extra. I can't tell if I am allowed or not, which means I shouldn't just out of respect. But out of the courisity since I am trying to get into the industry, does anyone have any advice?
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If you wear it, wear it like you're still in.
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SGT Jamie Jackson
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Absolutely, I would never nor will I ever disgrace my uniform, but now that I'm out on the appropriate occasion I wouldn't mind dawning the ol' blues....or greens for that matter....kidding that one is retired all the way around
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SGT(P) Delivery Driver
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So? Whose gonna stop you? You wanna wear you greens, wear your greens.
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SPC Jeff Laslie
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SGT(P) (Join to see) - I think you're right Sgt. I live in a very small town and I wear my Jungles for the memorial service the other guys wear their era's combat uniform in our honor detail also. Just something we do here. (Shrug)
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Actually I have an answer: the ref exists and has been cited. The question I have is "If one of your bothers is a bit jacked up, then when did it become cool to call them out in public? If you can take them aside and fix it then please do. If I were a bit off and one of my guys got me squared away I would say thanks. If they are too much of jack ass to accept the help then quoting regs at a retiree will be as helpful as yelling at a brick wall. Just be cool and don't make a fuss that can be seen or heard by others."
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SFC Jimmy Hernandez-Benitez
SFC Jimmy Hernandez-Benitez
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It should come from them, they serve, they know the regulations, it should be pride when you wear any uniform, you represent this wonderful country of ours, it does not matter if you are active or retired, you sign for life and always will be a brother in arm, just approach with respect to him.
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SGT Jamie Jackson - why would some one bring up retirees wearing a uniform on rally point? That is calling them out in "public"
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SGT Jamie Jackson
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Ssg Matthew mclvor, it was a random question that I didn't know the answer to so I asked it...kinda one of those things I was taught, if you don't know ask.
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CPT Johnny Vegas
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Perfect damn answer!
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