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Auxiliary uniforms are worn anytime you are officially representing the Auxiliary or Coast Guard.  Each member is responsible for purchasing their own uniforms.   Recommended initial uniform purchases include Tropical Blue Long & Operational Dress Uniforms with required accessories.  See Auxiliary Manual Chapter 10 and New Member Reference Guide for additional information.  Used Uniform items may be available from your Flotilla, Navy Marine Corps Relief Society Thrift Store or independent Suppliers. 

Operational Dress Uniform (ODU)

The ODU can be worn in most situation that do not require a specified uniform of the day.  Wearing metal devices or attachments are not authorized in operational situations.  The Operational Dress Uniform (ODU) can be ordered from the Uniform Distribution Center (UDC).  Be sure to review ODU Sizing Guide before placing an order.  ODU related Hot Weather Policy.

The Tucked version is authorized for Coast Guard Auxiliary wear until no longer serviceable (No longer serviceable means the ODU has no stains, rips, threadbare surfaces, faded colors).

Auxiliary Uniforms

The following uniforms are NO LONGER AUTHORIZED to be worn: Undress Blue - Summer, Bravo; Working Blue Long (Obsolete); Working Blue Short (Obsolete).

Uniform Regulations (COMDTINST M1020.6G)
Guidance to Auxiliarists  &  Uniform Standards for Change-of-Watch

The Coast Guard has four basic "Uniforms of the Day:" Service Dress Blue (SDB), Tropical Blue, Winter Dress Blue (WDB) and Operational Dress Uniform (ODU).

Service Dress Blue (SDB)

Tropical Blue Long Uniform Tropical Blue Long

Winter Dress Blue Uniform Winter Dress Blue

Operational Dress Uniform (ODU)

Service Dress Blue (SDB)

Tropical Blue Long

Winter Dress Blue (WDB)

Operational Dress (ODU)

New Member Uniform Guide

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