Wright Brothers 282nd Aero Composite Squadron - Civil Air
          Patrol

CIVIL AIR PATROL UNIFORMS

DRESS UNIFORMS


Blues
 

DRESS BLUES
Worn by Officers and Cadets

Uniform Items:
   - Low quarter shoes
   - Black socks
   - Blues pants
   - Short sleeve Blue Shirt
   - Flight cap
   - Belt w/ chrome tip & buckle
   - Shirt Garters (optional)

Insignia Items:
   - Gray nameplate (officers) or blue nameplate (cadets)
   - Ribbon holder with appropriate ribbons
   - 1 Flight Cap Device (officer or cadet as appropriate)
   - 2 CAP Metal Cutouts (cadets)
   - 2 gray grade epaulets (officers)

 

Officers wearing this uniform combination must meet the Civil Air Patrol Weight Standards and Grooming Standards for USAF style uniforms.


Aviator
                    Uniform  

CORPORATE AVIATOR COMBINATION
Restricted to wear by Officers

Uniform Items:
   - Black shoes
   - Black Socks
   - Gray Slacks
   - Black Belt, Silver Buckle
   - White Aviator Shirt

Insignia Items:
   - Gray nameplate
   - Ribbon holder with appropriate ribbons
   - 2 gray grade epaulets (officers)

 

This uniform is not subject to weight and grooming standards.


FIELD AND UTILITY UNIFORMS


BDUs
 

BDU's
Worn by Officers and Cadets

Uniform Items:
   - Black combat boots
   - BDU Pants
   - BDU Shirt
   - BDU or Squadron hat
   - Subdued tip belt and open face buckle

Insignia Items:
   - Reversed American Flag patch
   - 1 CIVIL AIR PATROL tape
   - 1 NAME tape
   - 2 cloth grade insignia for collar (officers)
   - 2 metal grade insignia for collar (cadets)

 

Officers wearing this uniform combination must meet the Civil Air Patrol Weight Standards and Grooming Standards for USAF style uniforms.


Navy BDU
 

CAP DISTINCTIVE FIELD UNIFORM
Typically worn by Officers

Uniform Items:
   - Black combat boots
   - Navy BDU Pants
   - Navy BDU Shirt
   - Navy BDU or Squadron hat
   - Subdued tip belt and open face buckle

Insignia Items:
   - Reversed American Flag patch
   - 1 CIVIL AIR PATROL tape
   - 1 NAME tape
   - 2 cloth grade insignia for collar

 

This uniform is not subject to weight and grooming standards.


Flightsuit  

FLIGHT SUIT
Typically worn by Officers

Uniform Items:
   - Sage green flightsuit
   - Black shoes or boots
   - Black socks

Insignia Items:
   - Senior grade insignia (plastic encased)
   - Leather name patch
   - CAP Command Patch
   - American Flag Shoulder Patch

 

Officers wearing this uniform combination must meet the Civil Air Patrol Weight Standards and Grooming Standards for USAF style uniforms.


Polo Shirt
 

CORPORATE POLO COMBINATION
Restricted to wear by Officers

Uniform Items:
   - Blue Polo
   - Gray slacks
   - Black Belt, Silver Buckle
   - Black Socks
   - Black shoe or boot

Insignia Items:
   - CAP seal embroidered
   - Name and aeronautical rating embroidered (optional)

 

This uniform is not subject to weight and grooming standards.


 

There are some excellent resources for checking the order of prescedence for Civil Air Patrol ribbons:

Cadet Ribbon Checker

Officer Ribbon Checker

Alternative Ribbon Checker

 

 

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