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The information included in these presentations is current up to the date noted below on the ACOA website and on each presentation. Any discrepancy between this presentation and current policy should always be ruled in favor of current published uniform policy.


Instructions to convert the Service Dress Blue (SDB) uniform to the Dinner Dress Blue (DDB) uniform


This presentation is helpful for occasions when wear at formal events is necessary such as the Annual Atlanta Area Anchor and Caduceus Dinner or the USPHS Scientific and Training Symposium Anchor & Caduceus Dinner.

To see the November 2018 Update of the presentation providing guidance on converting the SDB to the DDB, for both male and female officers, click here.



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Wearing the Summer White Uniform

Summer White uniform instructions 29MAR2018.ppt

Presentation developed by LCDR Shayne Gallaway

Guidance for Wear of the PHS Uniform


March 2019 update of slides on wear of the PHS uniform, including common mistakes and FAQs

 Commission Corps Uniforms  _March 2019


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For a PDF with details and photos of the required new PHS insignia click here

New: Recent Changes to Uniform Policies – January 2016 Update

The Assistant Secretary of Health has authorized the following changes to current USPHS Commissioned Corps Uniform Policies. For a PDF with information and photos detailing these new uniform policies click January 2016 Uniform Changes FINAL UPDATED JUNE 2016.pdf


Uniform of the Day


03 April 2017


Spring and Summer 2016 

04 April 2016


Fall and Winter 2015

05 October 2015


Spring and Summer 2015

06 April 2015 

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