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)|
|Army||Navy||Air Force||Marine Corps||Coast Guard **|
|Cash Clothing Replacement Allowances|
|Type||Army||Navy||Air Force||Marine Corps||Coast Guard|
The amounts following payment amounts may differ from service to service.
|2011 Military Clothing Maintenance Allowance|
|Type of Duty||Basic||Standard||Basic||Standard|
|Reserve (per drill)||4.27||6.10||4.49||6.41|
Refer to DoD Financial Management Regulations - 7000.14-R, VOLUME 7A, CHAPTER 29 - "CLOTHING MONETARY ALLOWANCES" for further details.
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