JROTC FEMALE UNIFORM
Hairstyles will not interfere will proper wearing of military headgear. Hair holding ornaments (barrettes, pins, clips), if used, must be transparent or similar in color to hair, and will be inconspicuously placed. Beads or similar ornamental items are not authorized. Females may wear braids and cornrows as long as the braided style is conservative and the braids and cornrows lie snugly on the head. Hair will not fall over the eyebrows or extend below the bottom edge of the collar at any time during normal activity or when standing in formation. Long hair that falls naturally below the bottom edge of the collar, to include braids, will be neatly and inconspicuously fastened or pinned, so no free-hanging hair is visible.
If dyes, tints, or bleaches are used, colors used must be natural to human hair and not present an extreme appearance. Applied hair colors that are prohibited include, but are not limited to, purple, blue, pink, green, orange, bright (fire-engine) red, and fluorescent or neon colors.
Only one ring per hand can be worn.
Black socks or nylons (nude, beige, tan) must be worn.
Only one set of stud earrings or hoops not larger than ¼ inch can be worn that coincide to each other.
No flashy or an excessive amount of make-up should be worn.
Cadets will keep fingernails clean and neatly trimmed so as not to interfere with performance of duty. Females may wear polish that is not exaggerated, faddish, or of extreme coloring, such as purple, gold, blue or white while in uniform.
Nails have to be less than 1/4 of an inch long.
Not allowed to wear bracelets, unless medical.
Necklaces have to be worn under the shirt.
No jewelry, watch chain, combs, checkbooks, pens, pencils or similar items will appear exposed on uniforms. The Army uniform will not be mixed with civilian clothing. Bulky items in pockets distract from the uniform. While in uniform, cadets will not place their hands in their pockets except momentarily to place or retrieve items.
Rank: Class A: Pin-on grade insignia are worn only on the epaulets of the ASU jacket. Officer: Centered on the lapel a 5/8 inch (width of a dime) from the edge of the shoulder seam. NCO RANK: Centered on the lapel a 5/8 inch (width of a dime) from the edge of the shoulder seam. Arrows always point toward the collar. Class B: Shoulder board grade insignia are authorized for wear only on the JROTC gray shirt. Shoulder boards are worn by all personnel in the rank of private first class and above on the shoulder loops of the gray shirt.
Academic Wreath: Centered 1/4 inch (width of a pencil) above the name tag.
Name Tag: The female nameplate should be placed 1 to 2 inches above the top button of the coat and centered horizontally on the wearer’s right side. The nameplate will be worn in a comparable position on the Class B uniform.
Ribbons: Ribbons are to be aligned with the bottom row of the ribbons centered horizontally on the wearer’s left side and even with the top of the first button and spaced 1/8 inch between each row. Badges and medals are placed 1/8 inch below the ribbons.
Placement of JROTC insignia and Torches on Class A uniforms for Cadet Officers: the JROTC insignia will be worn 5/8 inch (dime width) above the notch on both lapels with the center line of the JROTC bisecting the notch and parallel to the inside edge of the lapel. The Torches will be worn on both lapels 5/8 inch (dime width) below the notch, with the torch bisecting the JROTC insignia and parallel to the inside edge of the lapel.
Placement of Torches on Class A uniforms for enlisted Cadets: The torches will be worn 5/8 inch above the notch on the lapel, centered on the lapel of the coat, and parallel to the inside edge of the lapel.
Cords: A maximum of two cords can be worn. If one is worn, it goes on the left. If two are worn, the highest goes on the left.
Special JROTC team pins (arcs): Arcs designating various JROTC teams may be worn on the right chest pocket with SAI approval. Team pins approved for wear are color guard, drill team, rifle team, honor guard, raider team, JCLC.
Shoes: Any solid black shoes can be worn but with laces, they must be tied.