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agreement. All subsequent uniform maintenance/replacement needs are the responsibility of the individual faculty/staff member.

WeaRInG THe UnIfoRM

Uniforms

are

classified

as

Class

B,

Class A,

Dress

and

Fatigue.

The

uniform regulations can be found at the VMI Protocol Office. Generally, the Class B uniform is worn during normal daily functions and is the standard duty uniform. It is considered casual attire. The Class A uniform is normally worn during more formal events during the day and can be worn on all occasions unless Dress uniform is specifically required. The civilian equivalent to the Class A uniform would be Business Suit. Dress Uniforms (Blues or Mess Dress) are worn during formal evening events as well as an occasional formal event during the day. Dress uniforms are

considered formal attire.

aPPeaRanCe

All uniformed personnel will maintain a high standard of dress and appearance. Uniforms will be properly fitted (trousers, pants, or skirts should not fit tightly), clean, serviceable, and pressed/laundered as necessary. Personnel must project a military image that leaves no doubt that they live by a common military standard and are responsive to military order and discipline.

Personnel will ensure that when articles are carried in pockets; i.e., wallets, checkbooks, combs, and keys, these articles do not protrude from the pocket or present a bulky appearance. Items such as keys and key chains will not be attached to belt loops or belts unless required for duties being performed.

While in uniform, personnel will not place their hands in their pockets except momentarily to place or retrieve objects.

Uniforms will be kept buttoned, zipped, and snapped; metallic devices such as metal insignia, belt buckles, and belt tips will be kept in proper luster and will be free of scratches and corrosion; medals and ribbons will be clean and not frayed; and shoes and boots will be cleaned and shined.

When personnel wear uniforms with the tuck-in version of the shirt, they will tuck the shirt into the slacks or skirt with a “military tuck.” A “military tuck” is achieved by pulling out all excess material to the sides folding it back and then fastening the pants around the excess with the belt at the natural waist.

When tucked into the slacks, the shirt edge is aligned with the front fly opening, so the outside edge of the belt buckle forms a straight “gig line.”

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