General guidelines

Found in Section 10.5 Page 49

Applies to Gender Male

a. The food service uniform is worn with the smock tucked into the trousers. The commander may authorize exceptions to the prescribed wear of the smock for health and safety reasons. The black belt with black open-faced buckle is worn with this uniform. The food handler’s apron and food handler’s caps are worn only within the immediate vicinity of the dining facility. No insignia is worn on the food handler’s cap.

b. The optional purchase, white unisex cardigan is authorized for wear as an outer garment with the food service uniform while on duty. However, soldiers may not wear the white cardigan when serving or preparing food. Soldiers may wear the white unisex cardigan buttoned or unbuttoned while indoors; when outdoors, they will wear the cardigan buttoned. Soldiers will wear the collar of the smock outside the sweater so rank is visible. Soldiers may wear the black all-weather coat and the cold-weather camouflage coat (field jacket) as outer garments with these uniforms. When the cold-weather coat or other authorized cold-weather outer garments are worn, personnel may wear the olive-green scarf and the black leather shell gloves, but they are not required to do so. Personnel may wear the optional purchase, black windbreaker (para 27–30), except in formation. Black oxford shoes or combat boots are worn with the food service uniforms, unless CTA 50–900 authorizes other footwear. Soldiers will not blouse the trousers when wearing boots. The black beret became the basic headgear for this uniform on 14 June 2001 (see para 3–5 for wear policy). Soldiers will wear the food handler’s cap only while in the dining facility.

c. The food service supervisor may wear the white shirt, black trousers, black oxford shoes, and the beret, when authorized by the commander. The black windbreaker, black pullover and unisex cardigan sweaters, and the black all- weather coat are authorized for wear with this uniform. Food service supervisors may wear the black unisex cardigan buttoned or unbuttoned while indoors; when outdoors, they will button the sweater. The black belt with brass buckle is worn with this uniform. The food inspector’s smock is authorized for wear with the food service supervisor uniform only while in the dining facility.

d. The black scarf, black dress gloves, and the AG 489 cold-weather service cap are authorized for wear with the black all-weather coat, with the food service uniforms.

e. Figure 10–1 shows the food service uniform for males.