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Enlisted Semi-Formal Dress


  • Name tag and headgear is not worn
  • Saluting is not required when outdoors
  • Ribbons are mandatory. All ribbons and devices must be worn
  • Center ribbons resting on (but not over) edge of welt pocket between the left and right edges
  • Place U.S. insignia (with circles) halfway up the lapel seam, resting on but not over it. Bottom of insignia is horizontal with the ground.
  • OCCUPATIONAL BADGES (reflect Air Force specialty; e.g. Logistics, Maintenance, Civil Engineer, Public Affairs): Members are highly encouraged to wear their current occupational badge Chaplain, Aeronautical and Space badges are mandatory, other occupational badges are optional
  • Wear only midsize or regular size occupational badges, do not mix occupational badge sizes
  • Center Chaplain, Aeronautical, Space and other occupational badges 1/2 inch above medals midway between shoulder and top button on wearer's left side
  • Center additional occupational badge 1/2 inch above the first occupational badge

  • NOTE: No more than two occupational badges are authorized for wear in this position
  • DUTY OR MISCELLANEOUS BADGES (duty badges reflect position of assignment; e.g. HAF, Joint Staff, Recruiting Service, European Command Badge): Center duty or miscellaneous badge 1/2 inch below bottom row of medals or comparable position when no medals are authorized  
  • Center a second duty or miscellaneous badge on the wearer's right side in the same relative position as the duty or miscellaneous badge worn on the left
  • Only regular (large) size duty or miscellaneous badges will be worn on Semi-formal Dress uniform
  • Missile badge is centered 1 1/2 inch below bottom row of medals on wearer's left
  • Excellence-In-Competition badge is worn centered 1/2 inch below medals on wearer's left
  • Center 4 inch sleeve chevron halfway between shoulder seam and elbow been at 90-degree angle
  • Necktie is mandatory. Tie tack or tie clasp (Air Force symbol, grade insignia or wing and star) is optional. If worn, center between bottom edge of knot and bottom tip of tie
  • Mandatory: White formal long sleeve shirt

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