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To help pay for a member's uniform and other clothing costs, you may be given a clothing allowance (if appropriate clothing is not furnished). It is Department of Defense policy that the quantities and kinds of items of individual clothing to be furnished shall be prescribed by the respective Service Secretary or the Commandant of the Marine Corps under the parameters set by the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Force Management Policy). The following is a summary of clothing allowances:
Officers of the Armed Forces of the United States are entitled to an initial uniform allowance. Except as provided in the note, below, the initial uniform allowance is payable only once to an officer:
There are four basic types of clothing allowances:
|Standard Initial Clothing (Uniform) Allowances (Enlisted Only)|
|Coast Guard **||Male||$1,384.07|
*Coast Guard Standard Initial Clothing (Uniform) Allowances have not yet been made available.
|Cash Clothing Replacement Allowances|
|Coast Guard **||Male||$351.70||$502.43||$0|
The amounts following payment amounts may differ from service to service.
|Military Clothing Maintenance Allowance|
|Type of Duty||Basic||Standard||Basic||Standard|
|Reserve (per drill)||$4.33||$6.18||$4.91||$7.02|
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