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Air Force Grooming Standards C/Lt Col Sheehan Inspector General


•What to wear •What


to wear •


to wear it •



Where you wear it

Uniform of the Day

•On Ops Orders •Worn on LLab Days (Thurs) until COB or until you leave your campus –Exception: Science Labs!

•Aerospace Classes •Specified ROTC functions •All official AFROTC Physical Training sessions


•Hair Standards –Clean and neat –Long hair: has no loose ends when up •Not to exceed 3 inches in bulk –Short hair: not to exceed past bottom of collar –Dyed hair: natural in color and even

Ladies' Hair Con't...

–Pins, barrettes, etc must match hair color •Blonds: means no black!

•Pin s cannot be decorative –Bangs cannot go past eyebrows –PT •Hair can be free of pins and accessories •Ponytail is safest route!


•Hair Standards –Tapered appearance, not touch ears –Cannot exceed 1.25 inches in bulk or ¼ inch at termination point –Dyed hair: must be natural and even –High and Tight or a clean shave is okay

Gentlemen con't...

•Sideburns –Trimmed –Cannot exceed past lower opening of ear •Facial hair –Mustaches cleanly trimmed and no handles!

–Cleanly shaved: no 5 O'clock shadows!


•Jewelry –Males: No piercings permitted –Earrings (Females only) •Small, Conservative •1 per ear •White Pearl, Gold, Silver, Black, Diamond •Spherical in shape


•Jewelry –Necklaces •Permitted but must not be seen in uniform •Same goes for religious medallions –Rings •Up to 3 •Conservative in nature •Wedding/Engagement combo = 1 •No thumbs!


•Jewelry –Bracelets •Supports cause, group, individual = not permitted •Only one bracelet can be worn •Conservative •POW/MIA, medical bracelets permitted –Watches •Conservative in nature


•Cosmetics –Ladies Only!

–Conservative/Good taste –Nails •One color or French •No designs :( •No longer than ¼ inch


•Tattoos –Cannot cover more than ¼ exposed area or must be covered –Must be in good taste •Cell Phones –Not visible during training –Don't walk and talk!

–May wear one cell on belt or carry in left hand •Must be blue or black


•Book Bags –Blue or Black –Good condition –On campus: can wear on both shoulders –Off campus: worn over

left shoulder only

Other colors: Must be carried in left hand

Physical Training

•Issued uniform –Shorts, shirt, sweats •Pick up, like yesterday..

•White socks only, must be at attention •Only workout in PTUs •Issued reflective belts must be worn •Blue or black spandex shorts are authorized •Running shoes are required •No PTU: match standards with civies •Sweats –May wear items together or separate –Must wear t-shirt & shorts underneath

Short Sleeve Blues

•Shoes polished to shine –GMC: Use that elbow grease!

–POC: May wear pre-shine (corfram) •Socks must be black •Uniform must be clean, thread free, pressed •Shirts: creases on sleeves only –POC Females: Princess Style •V-necks must be worn by males –Females must wear at FT as well

SS Blues Accessories

•Belt is part of the uniform •Gig line must be straight •GMC ranks: slanted inward •Flight cap stored under belt on left side, 2 nd belt loop, open to rear •Sunglasses •Plastic name tag –Males: centered over right pocket –Females: b/t 2 nd and 3 rd buttons


•Male & Female Hair •Jewelry •Accessories •Proper uniform wear –PTUs –SS Blues


Ask me! THE IG!

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813-957-1568 Refer to: Air Force Instruction 36-2903 AFROTC Instruction 36-2008