2022 Military Clothing (Uniform) Allowance Rates

Updated: April 15, 2022

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    The fiscal year 2022 military clothing allowance tables below are effective as of Oct. 1, 2021, (except where noted) for the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps.

     

    FY2022 Standard Initial Clothing Allowance (Enlisted Members Only)
    Army Navy (E1-E6)
    Air Force Marine Corps
    Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
    Initial  $1,755.96  $2,063.36  $1,976.56  $2,138.88  $1,759.09  $1,982.71  $2,248.56  $2,275.39
    Cash Payment Portion $0 $265.23 $117.82 $334.32 $  0 $315.45 $   0 $175.00

    FY2022 Cash Clothing Replacement Allowance (Enlisted Members Only)
    Army Navy Air Force Marine Corps
    Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
    Basic $356.38 $393.25 $327.60 $324 $320.22 $324.54 $488.64 $486.84
    Standard $509.11 $561.78 $468 $464.40 $457.46 $463.63 $695.76 $692.76
    Special $0 $0 $619.20 $532.80 $0 $0 $0 $0
    *Reserve Special $0 $0 $111.46 $95.90 $0 $0 $0 $0

    NOTES:

    • Members of the U.S. Naval Academy Band, the U.S. Navy Band, Washington, D.C. and all Navy chief petty officers receive special cash clothing replacement allowances in addition to special initial clothing allowances.
    • Reserve chief petty officers receive 18% of the active-duty special cash clothing replacement. This allowance is paid annually during the anniversary month of the service member.

    FY2022 Civilian Clothing Allowance for Officers & Enlisted
    Type of Duty Initial Annual Replacement 15 days in 30 days period 30 days in 36 month period
    Permanent  $1,146.24  $382.68 $0 $0
    Temporary $0 $0  $382.68  $764.28

    Notes:

    • An officer is authorized a civilian clothing allowance only if their permanent duty station is outside the United States.
    • Unless an exception is given, the maximum amount payable for temporary duty performed in any 36-month period is not to exceed the maximum prescribed for duty of at least 30 days.
    • The 15-day qualification requirement does not apply to explosive ordnance disposal and explosive detector dog personnel on U.S. Secret Service support duty, Defense Courier Service couriers or Defense Threat Reduction Agency military personnel. These personnel may be authorized up to the maximum temporary duty civilian clothing allowance for 30 days upon their initial temporary duty travel requirement.

    FY2022 Special Initial Clothing Allowances – NAVY
    When an entitled enlisted member is and is
    then the total value of the Special Initial Clothing Allowance is and the prescribed cash payment portion to be paid is and the Partial Initial Clothing Allowance for a member of the Reserves or Guard called to active duty is
    in pay grade E-6 or below and assigned to the U.S. Navy Band, Washington, DC, or the U.S. Naval Academy Band, or selected for appointment as a Limited Duty Officer in the Navy male $1,148.19 $1,148.19 $0
    female $1,200.99 $1,200.99 $0
    eligible to wear the uniform of a chief petty officer (E7-E9) (See Note) male $1,148.19 $1,148.19 $1,148.19
    female $1,200.99  $1,200.99 $1,200.99
    selected for officer training in the Navy and enters Officer Candidate School, the Enlisted Commissioning Program, or the Seaman to Admiral Program male $1,957.96 $1,957.96 $0
    female $2,091.84 $2,091.84 $0

    Notes:

    • The supplementary clothing allowances listed are, unless noted, payable upon initial assignment to a normal tour of the duties described in this table. Annual allowances are paid on assignment and on each subsequent anniversary date of the initial assignment or entitlement, provided the service member is projected to remain in the assignment for at least six additional months. Allowances that are paid once in three-year allowances are paid after 36 months from the date of any prior payment, provided the individual’s condition/duties continue to require the supplementary allowance and they are projected to remain in the assignment for at least six additional months. Service members are paid allowances only when first assigned to specified duty. A supplementary allowance may not be paid more frequently than once per year for similar duty, even if at different locations or commands or for subsequent recalls to active duty within one year, except by special authority of the service secretary or designee.
    • Eligibility requires completion of Recruit Company Commander School or Recruit Drill Instructor School.
    • Recruiting or recruiting support duty means active-duty assignment to Navy recruiting areas, districts, recruiting “A” stations and recruiting stations; Military Entrance Processing Stations or Navy Reserve activities. It also includes aviation cadet procurement teams at U.S. Naval Air Reserve activities. It is payable to recruiters after reporting to the Enlisted Navy Recruiter Orientation course or on completion of the U.S. Naval Veterans (NAVET) and Other Service Veterans (OSVET) Veterans Orientation program. It is payable to recruiting support personnel on receipt of orders to such duty.  It is payable to members in Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS) controlled recruiting billets or a recruit support billet on initial assignment when specialized training is not required prior to the assignment.

    FY2022 Special Initial Clothing Allowances – AIR FORCE
    When an entitled enlisted member is and is
    then the total value of the Special Initial Clothing Allowance is and the prescribed cash payment portion to be paid is
    a direct civilian accession student to the Air Force Officer Training School (AFOTS) male $1,000.55 $1,000.55
    female $1,295.35 $1,295.35
    an enlisted accession student to the AFOTS male $419.33 $419.33
    female $419.33 $419.33
    assigned to the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School male $1,100.22 $1,100.22
    female $1,100.22 $1,100.22

    FY2022 Supplementary Clothing Allowances – NAVY
    When a Navy enlisted member is assigned to then the Supplementary Clothing Allowance to be paid in cash is and the frequency of payment is (Note 1)
    duty as the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy or a Master Chief Petty Officer of a Fleet or Force $220 Annual
    shore duty in a Bureau of Personnel (BUPERS) controlled recruiting billet or a recruiting support billet (Note 2) $220
    duty as a recruit company commander at Naval training centers or Naval Air Reserve training unit (Memphis) and meets eligibility requirements (Note 3) $220
    duty as a recruit drill instructor at naval training centers and meets eligibility requirements (Note 3) $220
    duty as a midshipmen company advisor in pay grade E7 – E9 at the U.S. Naval Academy $220
    duty as a musician with a Fleet/Area Band, U.S. Navy Band, Washington, DC or Naval Academy Band $220
    the USS CONSTITUTION $220 only upon assignment.
    the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard $200
    duty with Naval Administrative Unit, Washington, DC $125
    the Ceremonial Guard Unit, Naval Air Facility, Washington DC $120
    a unit of the Armed Forces police or permanent shore patrol $50
    duty in the executive part of the Department of the Navy located at the seat of government (field activities excluded) $15
    duty in the Office of the SecDef including the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff $15
    active duty or Selected Reserve duty and the individual’s condition requires the wearing of a maternity uniform $369 once in 3 years.

    Notes:

    • The supplementary clothing allowances listed are, unless noted, payable on initial assignment to a normal tour of duties described at the frequency specified. Annual allowances are paid on assignment and on each subsequent anniversary date of the initial assignment or entitlement, provided the service member is to remain in the assignment for at least six additional months. Allowances are paid once in three-year allowances and are paid 36 months from the date of any prior payment, provided the individual’s condition/duties continue to require the supplementary allowance and they are projected to remain in the assignment for at least six additional months. Members are paid allowances only when first assigned to specified duty. A supplementary allowance may not be paid more frequently than once per year for similar duty, even if at different locations or commands or for subsequent recalls to active duty within one year, except by special authority of the service secretary or designee.
    • Eligibility requires completion of Recruit Company Commander School or Recruit Drill Instructor School.
    • Recruiting or recruiting support duty means active-duty assignment to Navy recruiting areas, districts, recruiting “A” stations and recruiting stations; Military Entrance Processing Stations;, or Navy Reserve activities. It also includes Naval aviation cadet procurement teams at U.S. Naval Air Reserve activities. It is payable to recruiters after reporting to the Enlisted Navy Recruiter Orientation course or on completion of the U.S. Naval Veterans (NAVET) and Other Service Veterans (OSVET) Veterans Orientation program. It is payable to recruiting support personnel on receipt of orders to such duty.  It is payable to members in Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS) controlled recruiting billets or a recruit support billet upon initial assignment when specialized training is not required prior to the assignment.

    FY 2022 Supplementary Clothing Allowances – AIR FORCE (Effective Oct. 1, 2021)
    When an Air Force enlisted member is assigned to then the Supplementary Clothing Allowance to be paid in cash is and the frequency of payment is (Note 1)
    a recruiting group or squadron $282.31 Annual
    duty as the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force $282.28
    duty as a Military Training Leader (Technical Training Schools) $282.28
    duty as a professional military education instructor $282.28
    duty as a basic military training instructor or manager $282.28
    duty as an in-flight passenger service steward $220
    Detachment 1, 4950th Test Wing $220
    89th Air Wing Presidential Aircrew $220
    duty as a cadet military training advisor at the U.S. Air Force Academy $220
    duty as a basic military training instructor at the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School $220
    a military entrance processing station $182.64
    89th Air Wing as a member of the security police $149.35
    duty as the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Staff $282.31 only upon assignment.
    represent the Air Force as one of the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year $282.31
    Hammer Ace $220.05
    Headquarters U.S. Air Force/Chief of Staff as member of the security police $149.35
    duty at a Major Command as a member of the security police Elite Guard $149.35
    duty as a member of the security police Elite Gate Guards $149.35
    duty as a student at the Security Forces Specialist Course (Law Enforcement & Security Specialist Students) $120.40
    active duty and the individual’s condition requires the wearing of a maternity uniform (Note 2) $402.70 once in 3 years.
    the U.S. Air Force Band, the Air Force Band of the Rockies, or a numbered Air Force Band $220.05
    duty as a U.S. Air Force Academy radio maintenance work center technician $182.67
    active duty and the individual’s condition requires the wearing of a maternity uniform when the individual is provided, as government issue, maternity working uniforms (e.g., hospital workers, Note 2) $145.30

    Notes:

    • The supplementary clothing allowances listed are, unless noted, payable on initial assignment to a normal tour of duties described and at the frequency specified. Annual allowances are paid on assignment and on each subsequent anniversary date of the initial assignment or entitlement, provided the service member is projected to remain in the assignment for at least six additional months. Allowances are paid once in three-year allowances and after 36 months from the date of any prior payment, provided the individual’s condition/duties continue to require the supplementary allowance and they are projected to remain on assignment for at least six additional months. Members are paid allowances only when first assigned to specified duty. A supplementary allowance may not be paid more frequently than once per year for similar duty, even if at different locations or commands or for subsequent recalls to active duty within one year, except by special authority of the service secretary or designee.
    • When the reduced maternity uniform allowance has been paid and the service member qualifies for a full maternity uniform allowance within three years of the reduced payment, the member receives only the difference between the two allowances. A member may not receive more than the full maternity uniform allowance value within any 36-month period. A reduced maternity uniform allowance may not be paid within 36 months of a full maternity uniform allowance.

     

    Marine Corps Supplementary Clothing Allowances (Effective Oct. 1, 2021)
    When a Marine Corps enlisted member is assigned to then the Supplementary Clothing Allowance to be paid in cash is and the frequency of payment is (Note 1)
    male Staff Non-Commissioned Officer (SNCO) White Trousers (note 2) $62 only upon assignment.
    female SNCO White Skirt (note 2) $70
    female SNCO White Slacks (note 2) $62
    duty as a male student at the Naval Academy Preparatory School $1,394.46
    duty as a female student at the Naval Academy Preparatory School $1,415.01
    Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps $259.80
    Recruiter (Vinyl Cover) $148
    Female Marina (Pumps) Allowance $50

    Notes:

    • The supplementary clothing allowances listed are, unless noted, payable on initial assignment to a normal tour of duties described and at the frequency specified. Annual allowances are paid on assignment and on each subsequent anniversary date of the initial assignment or entitlement, provided the member is projected to remain in the assignment for at least six additional months. Allowances are paid once in three-year allowances and after 36 months from the date of any prior payment, provided the individual’s condition/duties continue to require the supplementary allowance and they are projected to remain in the assignment for at least six additional months. Members are paid allowances only when first assigned to specified duty. A supplementary allowance may not be paid more than once per year for similar duty, even if at different locations or commands or for subsequent recalls to active duty within one year, except by special authority of the service secretary or designee.
    • Required for all SNCO whose approved duty assignment requires the white skirt, slacks or trousers.

    Military Clothing Allowances Definitions

    Three Basic Types of Allowances

    1. Initial clothing allowances are provided to enlisted members on enlistment or other special qualification for entitlement to a prescribed outfitting of uniforms. The initial issue may be an in-kind issue or a combination of in-kind issue and cash payment.
    2. Cash clothing-replacement allowances are provided to enlisted members on the anniversary month each successive year after an initial clothing allowance. Cash clothing-​​replacement allowances are for replacement of required uniform items based on normal wear.
    3. Extra clothing allowances are additional to initial and replacement allowances and do not reduce, replace or otherwise affect them. Extra clothing allowances provide for unusual circumstances when an enlisted member may require additional uniform items or when an officer (with a permanent duty station outside the U.S.) or enlisted member may require civilian clothes to perform their assigned duties.

    Cash Clothing-Replacement Allowance (Enlisted Members Only)

    • Basic cash clothing-replacement allowance is a preliminary replacement allowance for uniform items. It is used during the first three years of active service after receiving a standard initial clothing allowance or a reduced or partial standard initial clothing allowance.
    • Standard cash clothing-replacement allowance provides for replacement of uniform items after completion of three years of active service after receiving a standard initial clothing allowance or a reduced or partial standard initial clothing allowance. It is also used as the preliminary replacement allowance during the first three years of active service after receiving a special initial clothing allowance or a reduced or partial special initial clothing allowance.
    • Special cash clothing-replacement allowance provides for replacement of uniform items with three years of active service after receiving a special initial clothing allowance. It accrues beginning with the first day of the month after the date the member completes 36 months active duty and is after receiving a special initial clothing allowance or a reduced or partial special initial clothing allowance, without regard to time lost, and continues during the remaining period of continuous active duty. It is payable annually at the end of the service member’s anniversary month, using the applicable fiscal year rate in effect. During the period for which the special cash clothing-replacement allowance is payable, the service member is not entitled to any other cash clothing-replacement allowance.

    Additional Clothing Allowances

    • Extra clothing allowances are provided in addition to any other allowance. Entitlement to or payment of an extra clothing allowance does not replace or reduce any other clothing allowance.
    • Supplementary clothing allowances are in addition to any other authorized clothing allowance. An enlisted member may receive a supplementary clothing allowance. This allowance may be authorized only for an enlisted member assigned to duty in a special organization or detail where the duty necessitates they have, as a military requirement, additional quantities or special items of individual uniform clothing not required for most enlisted members in the same service. Except for maternity uniforms, supplementary clothing allowances may not exceed 30% of the current value of the standard initial clothing allowance.

    Civilian-Clothing Allowances

    • Civilian clothing allowances for officers and enlisted personnel is in addition to any other clothing allowance authorized. Service members (officer or enlisted) directed by competent authority to dress in civilian clothing more than half the time when performing official duty, as a military requirement, may be authorized a civilian-clothing allowance. An officer is authorized a civilian-clothing allowance only if their permanent duty station is outside the U.S. During any period an enlisted member is on an assignment that requires wearing civilian clothing, the applicable replacement allowance for uniform items continues. The service secretary or commandant of the Marine Corps may prescribe reduced civilian clothing allowances, as appropriate for their respective service.
    • Temporary duty civilian-clothing allowances are generally for when the permanent duty civilian-clothing allowance is not applicable. The temporary duty civilian-clothing allowance has two maximum rates — for temporary duty of at least 15 days within any 30-day period and for temporary duty of at least 30 days within any 36-month period. The total of temporary duty civilian-clothing allowances payable in any 36-month period may not exceed the maximum allowed for temporary duty of at least 30 days.

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