General guidelines

Found in Section 11.5 Page 52

Applies to Gender Female

a. The food handler’s apron and the food handler’s cap (CTA 50–970) are authorized for wear only within the immediate vicinity of the dining facility. No insignia is worn on the food handler’s cap. The optional purchase, white unisex cardigan is authorized for wear as an outer garment with the food service utility 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, with the exception of pregnant soldiers, 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 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. Soldiers may wear the optional purchase, black windbreaker (para 27–30), except in formation.

b. Black oxford shoes or combat boots are worn with the food service uniforms, unless other footwear is authorized by CTA 50–900. Soldiers will wear either black socks or sheer stockings with the black oxfords, with the pantsuit, or with the tunic with slacks. Sheer stockings are worn with the food service uniform dresses. The slacks are not bloused when wearing boots.

c. The black beret became the basic headgear for this uniform on 14 June 2001 (see para 3–5 for wear policy). Soldiers may wear the food handler’s cap only while in the dining facility.

d. The food service supervisor may wear the white blouse, black slacks or skirt, black oxford shoes, and the beret, when authorized by the commander. The black windbreaker, black pullover sweater, black unisex cardigan, and black all-weather coat are authorized for wear with this uniform. Food service supervisors may wear the black cardigan buttoned or unbuttoned while indoors; outdoors, with the exception of pregnant soldiers, they must button the sweater. The food inspector’s smock is authorized for wear with the food service supervisor uniform only while in the dining facility.

e. 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. Females may carry handbags with these uniforms, except when in formation.

f. The issuance of the food service maternity uniform to female personnel has no bearing on the issuance of the Army green maternity service uniform (chap 17), or the maternity work uniform (chap 4).

g. Figure 11–1 shows the food service uniform for females.