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Clothing Allowances

What are Clothing Allowances?

Enlisted service members receive an initial allowance for their uniforms, shoes, insignias of $1,157.21 to $1,551.49 and officers receive $400 after commissioning for purchase uniforms and insignias. There are basic and standard clothing allowances for clothing replacement and they vary by branch of service from a low of approximately $275 a year to a high of close to $500 a year. In lieu of payment, reservists and National Guard usually receive new clothing and receive an initial clothing allowance of $400. There are also special allowances for those service members required to wear civilian clothing.

 

Standard Initial Clothing Allowances (Enlisted Members Only)
Army
Navy (E-1 to E-6)
Air Force
Marine Corps
Coast Guard*
Male
Female
Male
Female
Male
Female
Male
Female
Male
Female
1,567.43
1,798.42
1,850.14
2,037.08
1,490.92
1,700.28
1,823.51
1,870.39
1,384.07
1,407.79

 

Cash Clothing Replacement Allowances (Enlisted Members Only)
Type
Army
Navy
Air Force
Marine Corps
Coast Guard*
Male
Female
Male
Female
Male
Female
Male
Female
Male
Female
Basic
306.00
327.60
334.80
342.00
244.80
248.40
424.80
428.40
351.70
346.20
Standard
439.20
468.00
478.80
489.60
349.20
352.80
604.80
608.40
502.43
494.52
Special
0
0
637.20
637.20
0
0
0
0
0
0

 

Civilian Clothing Allowance
Type of Duty
Initial
Replacement
15 days in 30 day period
30 days in 36 months period
Permanent
862.35
287.45
0
0
Temporary
0
0
287.45
574.90

 

MILITARY PAY CHARTS
Basic Pay | Commissioned Officers | Warrant Officers | Enlisted Members

OTHER MILITARY PAY / BONUSES
Assignment Incentive Pay | Aviation Career Incentive Pay | Career Enlisted Flight Pay | Career Sea Pay | Career Status Military Pay Bonus | Command Responsibility Military Pay | Dislocation Pay | Drill Pay | Enlistment Bonus | Family Separation Pay | Flight Pay | Foreign Language Proficiency Pay | Hardship Duty Pay | Hazardous Duty Incentive Pay | Hostile Fire-Imminent Danger Pay | Lodging-Plus Pay | Medical Personnel Pay | Nuclear Duty Pay | Overseas Tour Extension | Selected Re-Enlistment Bonuses | Submarine Duty Pay

MILITARY ALLOWANCES
Clothing Allowances | Cost of Living Allowances | Dependent Allowances | Housing Allowances | Personal Money Allowances | Subsistence Allowance