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Not sure if this question is dire enough to be asked here, but I'm in a conundrum.

I am the Battalion XO for my school's program, and we have a senior graduation coming up. As always, we will have cadet ushers and a color guard to present the colors. Since this is a graduation, I think that it'd look nice if the cadets on color guard were authorized to wear a white dress shirt instead of the issued grey dress shirt. The only time I've ever seen this be authorized was for the JROTC Military Ball. From that, I gathered that it must only be allowed during formal events. Would a graduation be categorized as a formal event/ceremony? Considering I just had this idea and I'm not at school, I wasn't able to consult my SAI about it, so I've brought it here.
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This comes down to regulations. Since you're in JROTC it will come down to JROTC regs. I don't fault you for asking this here but I doubt many of us will know much of anything about JROTC regulations. But the military answer is: follow the regulations. What you think looks better is irrelevant. So if you can't talk to your instructors, start Googling while you wait for someone on RP who may be able to help. Good luck.
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CW3 Senior Army Instructor Jrotc
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Grey shirt for regular wear white shirt with bowtie for formal events. The SAI issue this to the Cadets. I'm a former SAI
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1SG Verle Wright
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The white shirt is never authorized for JROTC Cadets. I'm not sure why some Instructors choose to not follow the regulation. JROTC Cadets are only authorized to wear the gray shirt.
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CW3 Senior Army Instructor Jrotc
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White shirt is issued by your SAI for formal events. Graduation is a grmsl event.
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SSG Robert Perrotto
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wait a minute - The ASU shirt is white - it was made that way to accommodate both the standard tie and the bow tie for formal occasions. Unlike the old Class "A"'s.
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Not for JROTC sir. Maybe for ROTC. JROTC still sports the standard grey shirt.
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LTC Jason Mackay
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JROTC got all the gray shirts from when they acquired the ASU as the already started production before the final decision was made.
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LTC Jason Mackay
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(Join to see) gray shirt is not standard for ROTC and AD. JROTC got the gray ones.
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