AR 700–84

Issue and Sale of Personal Clothing

Specifically, this major revision, dated 18 November 2004–

o Renames Weapon Systems Manager for Clothing and Services to Clothing and Services Office. Also changes address from Fort Lee, VA, to Natick, MA, throughout the regulation.

o Changes the name of the Director of Transportation and Troop Support to the Director of Sustainment, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4 throughout the regulation.

o Establishes the Clothing and Service Office as a part of the new command called U.S. Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command throughout the regulation.

o Renames the Army Clothing and Equipment Board to the Army Uniform Board throughout the regulation.

o Delegates to the Chief, National Guard Bureau the responsibilities to establish and disseminate procedural guidance for operation of central clothing distribution systems (para 1-4d).

o Changes the duffel bag marking to the last four numbers of the social security number (para 1-8d).

o Provides guidance on how to submit Quality Deficiency Reports electronically (para 2-6).

o Adds requirement that requests for approval to place organizational clothing and individual equipment in clothing sales stores must contain the estimated dollar value of initial stockage (para 2-7b).

o Gives commanders authorization to use the Government-wide purchase card for Department of the Army civilians to purchase selected items in Army military clothing sale stores (para 3-1m).

o Adds Army Reserve Officers Training Corps contract cadets and faculty members of institutions hosting corps of Army cadets as authorized patrons (para 3-ln).

o Adds veterans who served honorably in time of war or conflict as authorized patrons and provides guidance for veterans purchasing specific uniform items authorized for active duty from the Army military clothing sale stores (paras 3-1p and 3-3k).

o Covers pricing for contract operations performing alterations (para 3-4b).

o Establishes new exchange policy for defective Defense Supply Center Philadelphia items at Army military clothing sale stores (para 3-5c(1)(a)).

o Eliminates the use of SF 1034 (Public Voucher for Purchases and Services Other than Personal) by civilians for purchasing camouflage uniforms (para 3-7).

o Establishes mail order procedures for persons authorized to buy from Army military clothing sale stores (para 3-12).

o Eliminates the use of cash payments (SF l034) for maternity uniforms (para 4-9).

o Provides new instructions for the preparation and filing of DA Form 3078 (Personal Clothing Request) (para 3-1).

o Clarifies the issue and attachment of insignias (para 5-5).

o Imposes requirement that Army National Guard of the United States/Army National Guard soldiers attend initial active duty for training report with all previously issued uniforms. This replaces the previous requirement to turn uniforms in for storage to Army National Guard unit supply personnel before reporting to initial active duty for training (paras 5-6c and d).

o Clarifies Defense Logistics Agency ownership of clothing initial issue point inventory and United States Army Training Doctrine Command’s overall management for clothing initial issue point inventory operations (para 6-2).

o Authorizes Army National Guard of the United States/Army National Guard units to use automated procedures to order special measurement clothing (para 7-2).

o Updates policy for a civilian clothing allowance request to be submitted by losing or gaining major Army commands (paras 8-1 to 8-6).

o Changes address for authorized points of contact at major Army command level (table 8-1).

o Changes purchase limitations on maternity uniforms for Army Senior Reserve Officers Training corps female (SROTC/F) cadets (para 9-1d).

o Changes address for special measurement shoe requisitions (para 9-6d).

o Clarifies property book accounting on clothing for Reserve Officers Training Corps activities (para 9-11).

o Adds Army Cadet Command responsibilities (para 10-8d).

o Clarifies Professor of Military Science responsibilities for cadets authorized to be paid commutation (para 10-8f).

o Revises procedures for obtaining uniform commutation funds (para 10-10).

o Adds guidance on the transfer of basic and advance course enrolled members (para 10-12).

o Specifies requirement for certification of fair, wear, and tear status for unserviceable Army National Guard of the United States/Army National Guard turn-ins (para 12-1).

o Adds policy for soldiers of the Reserve Components who transfer to Active Army  (para 12-6).

o Changes the destination of turn-ins by Army National Guard of the United States/Army National Guard soldiers from the United States Property and Fiscal Office to “as prescribed by the Central Clothing Distribution User Handbook” (para 12-12b).

o Makes major changes in the personal clothing items retained by the Army National Guard of the United States/Army National Guard soldiers who are separated from the Army National Guard (table 12-2).

o Authorizes local alterations for United States Army Reserve and National Guard Bureau enlisted soldiers in remote sites (para 13-4).

o Clarifies instructions on posting of inventories/inspections of clothing for Reserve Components (fig 14-1).

o Requires that commander maintain files on DA Form 3078 (Personal Clothing Request) in unit file or local file. These files were previously maintained in the soldier’s Military Personnel Record Jacket (para 14-4).

o Initiates a requirement for Army National Guard of the United States/Army National Guard units to note exchanges on DA Form 4886 (Issue-in-Kind Personal Clothing Record)(fig 14-1).

o Authorizes local alterations and reimbursement for United States Army Reserve and Army National Guard of the United States/Army National Guard enlisted soldiers in remote sites (para 14-17c(2)).

o Changes the form used to request issue by Army National Guard of the United States/Army National Guard requestors supported by a central clothing distribution facility from DA Form 3078 to electronic or printed forms specified by the Central Clothing Distribution User Handbook (chap 15).

o Removes all references to and authority for operation of Army National Guard of the United States/Army National Guard clothing initial issue points, which have been replaced by a single central clothing distribution facility (chap 15).

o Describes the prerequisites to obtaining support from the Army National Guard of the United States/Army National Guard central clothing distribution facility (para 15-2).

o Describes the mission of the central clothing distribution facility (para 15-2).

o Specifies ownership of central clothing distribution facility inventories (para 15-3).

o Specifies that the central clothing distribution facility does not provide cash or credit sale of personal clothing (para 15-4).

o Describes the new central clothing distribution system that provides issuein-kind clothing to the Army National Guard of the United States/Army National Guard customers (para 15-5).

o Specifies new criteria for the processing of turn-ins. Turn-ins that are not cost effectively recyclable are generally marked to prevent reintroduction into the supply system and returned to the soldier (para 15-10).

o Specifies that unserviceable turn-ins will be inspected by an Army National Guard of the United States/Army National Guard or Active Army officer to determine fair, wear, and tear, as opposed to the previous requirement for inspection by an active duty guard/reserve or Active Army officer (para 15-10).

o Specifies that recycling of items that can be cost effectively recycled by the central clothing distribution facility will be centrally funded by the National Guard Bureau and reissue made to units on a “free issue” basis (para 15-10).

o Added improved physical fitness uniforms and components as nonrecoverable items (glossary).

 

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