HQ NORTH AMERICAN AEROSPACE DEFENSE COMMAND NORAD/USSPACECOM HOI 35-1
HQ UNITED STATES SPACE COMMAND
Peterson Air Force Base Colorado 80914-5002 6 April 1992
MANAGEMENT, ISSUE, WEAR, AND TURN-IN OF CREW DUTY UNIFORMS
This NORAD/USSPACECOM Headquarters Operating Instruction (HOI) describes the
responsibilities, applicability, issue/turn-in instructions, and wear
requirements of the crew duty uniform for operational crew members in Cheyenne
Mountain. It applies to all crew duty personnel.
1. General. This HOI consolidates and supersedes all previous guidance on crew
duty uniform wear.
2. Uniform Description/Objective. The crew duty uniform is a one-piece, long
sleeve, wash and wear flight suit-style uniform. It was developed specifically
for NORAD/USSPACECOM personnel performing crew duty at Cheyenne Mountain AFB.
The objective of the uniform is to enhance crew integrity, identification,
esprit de corps, and morale.
3.1. The Vice Director, NORAD Combat Operations (NJ3V) is overall office of
primary responsibility (OPR) for the NORAD/USSPACECOM Crew Duty Uniform Program.
3.2. Offices of collateral responsibility (OCR) from NORAD/USSPACECOM will be
appointed (in writing) to oversee the day-to-day management, issue, ordering,
stocking, and annual funding of crew uniforms and accessories (neckwear,
patches, name tags, etc.) for all crew personnel (assigned or on staff).
Forward appointment letters to NJ3V.
3.3. Each appointed OCR will be the primary point of contact (POC) within his/
her organization to ensure crew personnel know the procedures to obtain crew
uniforms and accessories and understand the proper wear requirements. POCs will
assist crew personnel as necessary in obtaining crew uniforms. POCs will
maintain a stock of uniform accessories (neckwear, patches, etc.) for issue to
authorized crew/staff personnel. Name tags for authorized personnel will be
ordered and issued by POCS. POCs will also keep NJ3V informed on all pertinent
4. Applicability. The uniform is mandatory for wear by NORAD/USSPACECOM
personnel working in Cheyenne Mountain in "crew" positions, and applicable to
NORAD/USSPACECOM staff personnel performing crew duties in Cheyenne Mountain.
No. of Printed Pages: 7
OPR: NJ3ES (CMSgt Garrison F. Shaffer)
Approved by: Colonel Mason E. Smith
Editor: Susan E. Gillespie
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Participating military services (both active and Reserve) at present are the US
Army, US Navy, US Air Force, and Canadian Forces. US Marine Corps and
AFSPACECOM crew/staff personnel do not currently participate in the Crew Duty
5. Uniform Issue. To obtain a crew duty uniform and accessories, authorized
5.1. Obtain PETE Form 170 (example at Attachment 1) from their organization
(crew duty uniform) POC. Complete and handcarry the form to PAFB Base Supply
Individual Equipment Unit (IEU), Building 666, 554-4431, between 0700-1445
Monday-Thursday and 0700-1400 Fridays, for uniform issue.
5.2. Provide applicable name tag information to the organization POC.
Applicable information includes last name and initials, rank, branch of service,
and authorized badges (e.g. pilot, parachutist, weapons controller, etc.).
Name tags take approximately 4 weeks to produce. Name tag orders are placed on
the 25th of each month.
5.3. Obtain appropriate neckwear, command patches (NORAD or USSPACECOM), and
appropriate crew patches from the POC. Current authorized neckwear is a crew/
staff scarf (Crew A - gold, Crew B - black, Crew C - red, Crew D - maroon, Crew
E - dark blue with stars, and Day Staff - white). Turtlenecks in crew colors
may be worn instead of the scarf; however, they are not issued. Individuals may
purchase their own for wear.
6. Wear Criteria. Each crew member will be issued two uniforms, two command
patches, two crew patches, two name tags, and a crew/staff scarf.
6.1. Wear criteria for NORAD/USSPACECOM Staff Personnel. Certified mission-
ready NORAD/USSPACECOM staff personnel are authorized to wear the uniform when
acting as trainer or evaluator, when performing proficiency shifts, or during
exercises when performing duties in a crew position.
6.2. Wear Criteria for Crew Personnel in Training. Those personnel in
qualification training for crew positions are authorized to wear the crew
uniform. The uniform will be worn with the proper name tag and command patch.
Crew patches will be awarded upon mission ready certification. (Note: Trainees
will not wear the crew uniform until they have been issued the proper name tag,
The regular military uniform will be worn until then. Because name tags can
take up to a month to be produced after they are ordered, organizational POCs
should try to order name tags as far in advance of a trainee's arrival as
possible to minimize delay in wearing the crew uniform.)
6.3. Wear Restrictions. The crew uniform is acceptable for wear in all base
offices and base establishments as long as it is neat, clean, and properly
adorned. Installation commanders may prescribe limits in the interest of health
and welfare of their people. Members will not wear the crew duty uniform to
off-base business establishments to do extended shopping, dining, or
socializing, or to take part in any form of entertainment. If a stop is
essential, members must present the proper standards of neatness, cleanliness,
and military image. (See AFR 35-10, Dress and Personal Appearance of Air Force
Personnel, AFSPACECOM Sup 1.)
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7. Wear Requirements:
7.1. Placement of Command/Crew Patches. Command/crew patches will be sewn on.
The command patch will be sewn above the right breast pocket, 1 1/2 inch below
the raised shoulder seam (on the front of the suit, not from the epaulet edge).
It will be centered between the top edge of the right pocket and the center
zipper. Dual hatted individuals are authorized to wear both command patches
together, placed on the right breast pocket centered along zipper pocket. (See
attachment 2.) Crew patches will be sewn on the right sleeve, centered 1 inch
below the epaulet.
7.2 Sewing of Patches. Patches will be sewn on at government expense on crew
duty uniforms only by an authorized vendor.
7.3. Tailoring. Tailoring of uniforms, at government expense, may be
authorized on a case-by-case basis because of size or fit. Tailoring requests
will be reviewed and approved by NJ3V, or designated representative.
7.4. Leather Name Tags. Leather name tags will be affixed to the uniform with
7.5. Others. Other than command and crew patches, no other patches or badges,
excluding the "security access" badge, are authorized. The security access
badge will be clipped on the crew uniform left epaulet; on the end of the cloth
tab on the center zipper; or on the left breast pocket zipper tab.
7.6. Rank Insignia. Personnel will wear only the metal pin-on rank appropriate
for their military service (Army, Navy, or Air Force). Metal rank will be worn
on the epaulets, centered, and 1 inch from the shoulder seam. Canadian
personnel will wear the cloth rank.
7.7. Hats and Outer Garments. The preferred outer garment worn with the crew
uniform is the service waist length jacket or flight jacket and not a longer
length coat. However, if extreme weather conditions require additional warmth,
an appropriate service outer garment may be worn. Hats will be matched with the
service outer garment selected. Normally, outer garments are not authorized for
wear with the crew uniform while in the operational centers; however, command
directors/crew commanders may authorize wear of outer garments (i.e., sweater or
jacket) at their discretion. Crew personnel will refrain from wearing outer
garments during VIP/tour group visits.
7.8. Footwear. Will be any service-authorized low quarter shoe or combat boot.
7.9. Sleeves. May be pushed above the wrist (in the workcenter only). Sleeves
will be extended to the wrist during public/VIP tours and at all times outside
7.10. Neckwear (Optional). A crew uniform may be worn with a "crew/staff
color" scarf without a scarf, or with a "crew/staff color" turtleneck. Each
center crew commander will standardize the neckwear within his/her center. Day
staff personnel will ensure they wear the white scarf or turtleneck in
compliance with the work center crew commander's standards.
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Scarves, if worn, will be tucked inside the crew uniform collar, or wrapped
around the outside of the collar (collar folded over the scarf); scarf ends will
be tucked inside the uniform and the uniform center zipper high enough to ensure
the scarf retains a neat appearance. If worn, the only exposed neckwear is the
crew scarf or turtleneck.
7.11. Cleaning. Crew members are responsible for keeping the uniform and
accessories clean and professionally presentable at all times.
8.1. Crew members will ensure crew duty uniforms are cleaned prior to turn-in.
8.2. Regulations require crew members to turn in crew duty uniforms to Base
8.2.1. Prior to departure (PCS, PCA, retirement, or separation) or when no
longer assigned to a position where regular crew/proficiency duty is required.
8.2.2. When permanently decertified as mission ready.
8.2.3. To replace uniforms considered no longer serviceable.
8.3. Accessories (neckwear, patches, name tags, etc.) are the individual's
property. They may be turned in for replacement when no longer serviceable.
OFFICIAL DONALD J. KUTYNA
Commander in Chief
MICHAEL A. KLICH 2 Attachments
Lieutenant Colonel, USAF 1. Example PETE Form 170
Director of Information Management 2. Example Patch