Composition and classification

Found in Section 9.2 Page 45

Applies to Gender Female

a. Material composition. The fabric is white cotton or polyester.

b. Uniform composition. The female hospital duty uniform normally comprises the following items; however, the commander may authorize variations to this uniform using clothing items authorized in CTA 50–900 and CTA 8–100. (1) Dress, maternity, white. The dress is any plain, white, unadorned commercial design, in an easy-care, durable- press and soil-release material, with wing collars suitable for placement of rank and branch insignia, as prescribed. Fabric content must comply with NFPA standards. Any closure method is acceptable, but it may not cause safety

hazards or degradation of appearance.

(2) Dress, women’s. The dress will be of an approved specification or pattern. It is knee-length with short sleeves

and has a front button closure system, wing-tip collars, and a belt (see fig 9–1).

(3) Slacks and tunic, maternity, white. The slacks and tunic may be any plain, white, unadorned commercial design.

The fabric is an easy-care, durable-press, and soil-release material, with wing collars suitable for placement of rank and branch insignia, as prescribed. Fabric content must comply with NFPA standards. Any closure method is acceptable, but it may not cause safety hazards or degradation of appearance.

(4) Smock, physician’s, white. The smock is knee-length, with a front button closure and upper and lower pockets.

(5) Uniform, women’s, tunic and pants, hospital duty. The uniform will be of an approved specification or pattern. The tunic is an over-the-hip style with winged collars, short sleeves, and side pockets; the pants are straight-legged (see fig 9–2).

(6) Headgear. The beret is authorized for wear with the hospital duty uniforms when outside the medical treatment facility (see para 3–5).

c. Accessories. The following accessories are normally worn with the female hospital duty uniform. (1) Coats.

(a) Black, all weather (para 27–8).

(b) Coat, cold weather, woodland camouflage pattern (BDU field jacket) (para 3–2b(3)).

(2) Gloves, black leather shell, with inserts (para 27–12a). (3) Handbags.

(a) Black, clutch type, optional purchase (para 27–13a). (b) Black, shoulder (para 27–13d).

(4) Headgear.

(a) Beret (para 3–2b(1)).

(b) Cap, service, cold weather, AG 489 (only with the black all-weather coat) (para 27–5).

(5) Scarves.

(a) Black (with black overcoat only) (para 27–21a).

(b) Olive-green 208 (with field jacket only) (para 27–21b).

(6) Shoes.

(a) Oxford, black (para 27–23a).

(b) Oxford, white (para 27–23d).

(7) Socks.

(a) Black (para 27–24b).

(b) White (para 27–24c).

(8) Stockings.

(a) Sheer (para 27–24d).

(b) White (para 27–24e).

(9) Sweater, white unisex cardigan (para 27–26b).

(10) Undergarments (para 27–28).

(11) Windbreaker (para 27–30).

(12) Organizational clothing and equipment, as determined by the medical facility commander for wear within the

medical treatment facility, according to CTA 50–900 or CTA 8–100.

d. Classification. The hospital duty uniform is an organizational issue utility uniform. The beret is an organizational

issue item. DA Pam 710–2–1 governs turn-in and reissue of the beret.