Space Force Duty Uniform (OCP)

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  • A nametape and camouflage utility uniform pattern for the new U.S. Space Force.
  • Gen. John "Jay" Raymond says goodbye at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.
  • Airmen who transfer into the U.S. Space Force will continue to wear the OCP utility uniform, but with blue thread and a colored U.S. flag.
  • Lt. Gen. David D. Thompson, Vice Commander of the United States Space Force.


Members of the U.S. Space Force wear Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP) uniforms as the official service duty uniform, just like members of the Air Force and Army.

The guidance states that:

  • Space Force members will wear a minimum configuration consisting of a full-color U.S. flag patch, grade insignia, occupational badge, and name and service tapes with space blue embroidery on three-color OCP background.
  • Tapes and insignia may be sewn on or velcroed to the OCPs, but all components must use the same method of attachment.
  • The full-color flag patch will be worn on the left sleeve, centered at the top of the velcro, and worn unless deployed to a contingency operation that aligns under separate/independent OCP wear guidance
  • A higher headquarters patch is required to be worn centered below the flag patch on the left, with exceptions for substitutions as outlined in the memo.
  • Spice brown subdued patches are authorized until space blue patches are available.
  • The assigned unit patch is required to be worn centered on the velcro patch of the right sleeve.
  • Members will wear velcro or sewn-on space blue name tapes on the back of their patrol caps, and officers will also wear rank insignia on the front, which will follow the same thread configuration as the rank insignia on their uniforms.

According to the guidance, Space Force members are not authorized to wear the Two-Piece Flight Duty Uniform (2PFDU).

They also do not need to purchase a fire retardant OCP set.

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