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Uniform Wear

Dress and Appearance Standards


Male Hair
Tapered appearance on both sides and back (when viewed from any angle, outlines the individual’s hair so that it conforms to the shape of the head); will not protrude below front band of headgear, touch the ears, or exceed 1¼” in bulk; only closely cut hair on the back of the neck may touch the collar; shaved heads, “high and tights”, and flat-top military hairstyles are permitted

Female Hair
Styled to present a professional appearance; may not extend below bottom edge of collar; If worn, black hair accessories (e.g., fabric scrunchies, hairpins, combs, clips, headbands, elastic bands, barrettes, etc.) are authorized regardless of hair color. Headbands or fabric scrunchies will not exceed one-inch in width. Ornaments are not authorized (i.e., ribbons, beads, jeweled pins); long hair must be secured with no loose ends; will not exceed 3” in bulk or prevent proper wear of headgear; style must be conservative and not faddish
Mustaches (males only) - must be neatly trimmed; may not extend past corners of the mouth, or extend downward past lip line of upper lip
Sideburns (males only) - neatly trimmed and tapered; straight and of even width (not flared); will not extend below lowest part of exterior ear opening
Cosmetics (females only) - must be conservative and in good taste; nail polish must be a single color complimentary to skin tone, or French manicure; lipstick must compliment skin tone
Fingernails - must be clean and well-groomed; may not exceed ¼” past tip of finger
Service Dress:
Ribbons centered and resting on but not over top edge of pocket
Tie/tab mandatory
With arms hanging naturally, sleeves should end ¼” from heel of thumbs
Blues Combination:
Nametag centered on right pocket, resting on but not over top edge
Ribbons centered on left pocket, resting on but not over top edge
Nametag centered on right side, even with to 1½” higher or lower than first exposed button
Ribbons centered on left side, parallel to ground, bottom aligned with bottom of nametag
Badges worn ½” spaced, as directed
Tie/tab optional with short sleeve, mandatory with long sleeve; if worn, tip of tie must fall on, but not above/below belt buckle
Long sleeve: with arms hanging naturally, sleeves should extend to heel of thumb
Short sleeve: with arms bent at 90° angle, sleeves should barely touch or come within 1” of forearm
Military creases prohibited
Front edge rests on front of shoe with slight break in crease
Back edge extends 7/8” longer than front edge
(Skirt) No shorter than top of kneecap nor longer than bottom of kneecap
Flight Caps:
Officers: Insignia worn 1½” from front and centered top-to-bottom on left side
Worn angled slightly to wearer’s right
Extends 1” from eyebrows
When not worn, stored on left side (males) or on either side (females), between first and second belt loops
Other Items:
Belt/Buckle - tip extends through buckle to wearer’s left (males) or right (females), with no blue fabric showing
Undergarments - undershorts and white v-neck undershirt mandatory with all uniforms (males); bra and panties mandatory with all uniforms (females); should not be visible above the collar or otherwise
Pumps - (females) heel of max height 2½”; plain, black, smooth leather or man-made material; no ornamentation (buckles, bows, straps, etc.); no faddish styles
Hose - (females) sheer, nylon in neutral, dark brown, black, or dark blue that compliments skin tone and the uniform; cannot be patterned
Purses - (females) plain black leather or vinyl, without ornamentation; may have up to two shoulder straps with or without gold or silver buckles
Tattoos/Brands - excessive tattoos may not be visible while in uniform; inappropriate tattoos prohibited anywhere on the body
Piercings - prohibited anywhere visible on body while in uniform, with the exception of females’ earrings (see below)
Watch - 1 only while in uniform
Bracelet - 1 only; conservative, gold or silver; max ½” wide
Rings - maximum 3 on both hands; thumb rings prohibited
Earrings - Must be small spherical or square and diamond, pearl, silver, or gold studs.If member has multiple holes, only one set of earrings are authorized to be worn in uniform and will be worn in the lower earlobes. Earrings will match and fit tightly without extending below the earlobe unless the piece extending is the connecting band on clip earrings.
Necklaces - not visible while in uniform
Eyeglasses - conservative frames and lenses; worn only as designed (not worn hanging around neck or on top of head); no sunglasses permitted in formation
Pens/Pencils - concealed
Other - Have shoe laces in bar-bell syle
KHAS badge- Half inch above the name tag, cenetered.
APT Badge-  Centered on the pocket below the name tag.
Extra Badges are placed a half inch above the previous badge.
Drill Team Uniform Items:
Beret worn with flash over the left eye and all excess material pulled down over the right ear
Blue trousers/slacks will be bloused over the boots