Officers receive a one-time payment after commissioning to buy clothing.
They do not receive any allowances to maintain their uniforms.
Enlisted members are issued the standard wardrobe when they enter active
duty. They get a clothing-replacement allowance on their anniversary
month. The replacement allowance is paid at the “basic”
rate for members with less than three years of service, and at the “standard”
rate for members with three or more years of service. There are three
types of clothing allowances that cover both initial allowances and
- Initial Clothing Allowances
- Cash Clothing Replacement Allowances
- Supplementary Clothing Allowances (as authorized by individual
More information about Clothing Allowances can be found at: http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=Pay_Clothing.htm.