Uniform Diagrams

Army Combat Uniform (OCP)


  1. T-shirt: Soldiers are authorized to wear the sand undershirt, sand rigger belt, and tan combat boots with the UCP, OCP, and/or OEF-CP ACU until the wear out date of the O ACU. The tan 499 undershirt, tan 499 rigger belt, and coyote boots are not authorized for wear with the UCP ACU.

  2. Name and U.S. Army Tapes: Soldiers may sew on the U.S. Army tape, name tape, rank, and all authorized badges as an option. Hook-and-loop fasteners for U.S. Army tape and name tape may be left on or removed when sewing on the uniform. If worn, badges must be all sewn on or all pinned on; Soldiers are not authorized to mix sew-on badges with pin-on badges. When personnel sew on badges, the following must also be sewn on the combat uniform coat: name tape, U.S. Army tape, and grade insignia. If a nametape, U.S. Army tape or grade insignia is sewn on, then personnel must sew all three of these items on the uniform coat. This requirement does not apply to the patrol cap. If Soldiers choose to sew on U.S. Army name tape, rank or authorized skill badges, it will be at their own expense. For the combat utility uniforms and ECWCS, the insignia is 5 inches in length with the individual’s last name on a hook- and-loop-faced pad and the inscription “U.S. Army” in black block letters sewn on a camouflaged pattern tape to match the uniform. The letters are 3/4 inch high and 1/2 inch wide.

  3. U.S. Flag: Full color or subdued worn on the right shoulder pocket flap of utility uniforms and cold-weather jackets. The flag insignia is placed directly on top of the hook-and-loop-faced-pad already provided on the uniforms shoulder pocket flap. The subdued U.S. flag insignia is worn as directed by the commander under tactical field conditions. The flag when worn properly gives the effect of the flag flying in the breeze as the wearer moves forward.

  4. Wartime Service SSI: The former wartime service shoulder sleeve insignia is centered on the hook and loopface pad on the right sleeve of the ACU coat. Soldiers authorized to wear more than one SSI–FWTS have the option of choosing which SSI–FWTS they will wear. Or may elect not to wear a SSI–FWTS.
Army Combat Uniform (OCP)