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Offline IJK3770

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Several questions concerning uniforms
« on: January 11, 2012, 01:12:15 pm »
1.    Is it okay to wear uniform in public once discharged from service?
2.    Does being a combat veteran have any bearing on question 1.?
3.    Is it okay to wear uniform to a political rally in support of a candidate although one is no longer serving?
4.    Are there different rules for military retirees concerning uniforms?

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Re: Several questions concerning uniforms
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2012, 06:14:26 pm »
As best I recall from Army regulations (other services are likely similar):

1. Wear of the uniform by honorably discharged prior military personnel is appropriate for military functions (or some social functions with a military connection).  Grooming standards as for active military should be observed.  Unit shoulder sleeve insignia is not worn.

2.  Status as a combat veteran has no bearing, except for wear of the combat patch (or combat unit emblem for blues).

3.  Wearing the uniform to a political rally, whether or not partisan, is prohibited by Army regulations.  Any implied endorsement of a party or candidate is unethical.

4.   Military retirees may wear either the currently prescribed uniform or the uniform which was prescribed at the time of their retirement.