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Army Regulation 670–1

Uniforms and Insignia

Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia

Headquarters Department of the Army Washington, DC 3 February 2005

UNCLASSIFIED

SUMMARY of CHANGE
AR 670–1 Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia This rapid action revision of 3 February 2005-o Updates figures throughout the regulation (throughout). o Clarifies the definition of unauthorized tattoos while wearing the class A uniform (chap 1). Identifies officials responsible for making initial entry determinations on tattoos and brands (chap 1). Delegates the authority to MACOM commanders to grant exceptions to policy or discharges on initial entry soldiers with tattoos (chap 1). Clarifies the definition of a privately owned vehicle for the purpose of wearing the headgear (chap 1).

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o Establishes the garrison cap for ROTC cadets’ use only (chap 1). o Clarifies the authorization for soldiers to wear all or parts of the physical fitness uniform or the improved physical fitness uniform with civilian clothes (chap 14). o Clarifies the definition of bloused trousers (chap 15). o Adds wear of new chief warrant officer 5 rank insignia (chap 28). o Adds wear of basic branch insignia by warrant officers (chap 28). o Authorizes warrant officers the wear of general staff insignia (chap 28). o Authorizes band collar insignia for enlisted personnel (chap 28). o Adds corps support commands as echelons authorized to wear the shoulder sleeve insignia in their own right (chap 28). Adds wear of the Sapper tab as group 4 for permanent wear by qualified soldiers (chap 28). Updates the eligibility criteria for the wear of the shoulder sleeve insignia--former wartime service for Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom (chap 28).

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o Authorizes the wear of the reverse side full-color U.S. Flag cloth replica on utility and organizational uniforms on a permanent basis (chap 28). o Authorizes leaders in all units, regardless of unit category, the wear of the leadership insignia (chap 28).

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Changes the title of the combat leaders identification insignia to leaders identification insignia (chap 28). Changes the title of Commander in Chief and Commanding General to Combatant Commander, as applicable throughout the regulation (chap 28). Updates definition of designation of Airborne and Air Assault units (chap 28).

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o Adds the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Defense of Freedom (chap 29). o Adds the Global War on Terrorism--Expeditionary Medal and the Global War on Terrorism--Service Medal (chap 29).

o Adds the Korean Defense Service Medal (chap 29). o Adds the Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (chap 29). o Sets order of precedence for the Unified Combatant Commander and National Defense University identification badge (chap 29).

o Authorizes retirees, effective 1 October 2004, to wear the physical fitness uniform or the improved physical fitness uniform (chap 30). o Updates the clothing bag list (app E). This revision of 5 September, 2003 -o Clarifies the storage of articles in the pockets (chap 1). o Adds carrying of civilian bags over both shoulders (chap 1). o Adds storage of the headgear in BDU cargo pockets (chap 1). o Updates the extended cold-weather system and authorized accessories (chap 7). o Updates administrative information on the Army blue coat (chap 20). o Updates administrative information on the combat boots (chap 27). o Updates administrative information on the branch insignia for general officers (chap 28). Adds wear of shoulder sleeve insignia-former wartime service for JSA, Panmunjom, Korea (chap 28).

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o Adds wear of shoulder sleeve insignia-former wartime service for Operation Iraqi Freedom (chap 28).

o Adds wear of overseas service bar for Operation Iraqi Freedom (chap 28). o Adds Operation Iraqi Freedom as creditable overseas service toward number of overseas service bars authorized (chap 28).

o Updates administrative data,...
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