Dress & Deportment

Orders of Dress

C1 Ceremonial Uniform White top cap, tunic, lanyard, gunshirt, pants, black belt, boots, grey wool socks.Name tag not worn unless specially directed (put it in your pocket just in case!)Full medals if you have been awarded any. Ceremonial parades, special occasions.

C2 Mess Dress White top cap, tunic, lanyard, white dress shirt, black bow tie (male) or black cross-over tie (female), pants, belt, boots, grey wool socks.Name tag.  Full medals if you have been awarded any.  NOTE: this is an optional order of dress, shirt and tie are not issued and are obtained at the Cadet’s own expense.  No cadet should be required to acquire a white shirt and bow tie or cross-over tie. Cadets can wear the C2 order of dress in the same circumstances. Mess dinners, formal dinners, other occasions as authorized.

C3 Service Dress White top cap, tunic, lanyard, gunshirt, pants, belt, boots, grey wool socks.Name tag.  Ribbon version of medals if you have been awarded any. Regular parades, non-ceremonial public events.

C3A Service Dress – Gunshirt Same as C3 except without tunic.No name tags or medals/ribbons. Rank badge on gunshirt. As directed, usually in warm weather.

C4 or (STU) Sea Training Uniform Cadet-issued black baseball cap, blue long sleeve shirt, pants, black belt, boots, grey wool socks.Rank slip-ons on shoulder epaulets. Name tag.No ribbons or medals.Sleeves may be neatly folded up in warm weather. Regular training nights.