The military clothing allowance tables below are effective as of October 1, 2015 through September 30th, 2016 for the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.
Fy2017 military clothing allowance rates have not been released despite an effective date of October 1, 2016. We will post as soon as they are released.
|Standard Initial Clothing Allowance (Enlisted Members Only)|
|Army||Navy||Air Force||Marine Corps|
|$ 1,643.45||$ 1,888.07||$ 1,797.42||$ 1982.74||$ 1,389.18||$ 1,597.93||$ 2,007.82||$ 1,945.65|
|Cash Clothing Replacement Allowance (Enlisted Members Only)|
|Army||Navy||Air Force||Marine Corps|
|Basic||$ 327.60||$ 349.20||$ 320.40||$ 327.60||$ 248.40||$ 252.00||$ 403.20||$ 392.40|
|Standard||$ 468.00||$ 496.80||$ 457.20||$ 468.00||$ 352.80||$ 360.00||$ 601.20||$ 576.00|
|Special||$ –||$ –||$ 648.00||$ 669.60||$ –||$ –||$ –||$ –|
|Civilian Clothing Allowance|
|Type of Duty||Initial||Replacement||15 days in 30 days period||30 days in 36 month period|
|Permanent||$1,022.40||$ 340.80||$ –||$ –|
|Temporary||$ –||$ –||$ 340.80||$ 681.60|
Military Clothing Allowances Definitions
3 Basic Types of Allowances
A. Initial Clothing Allowances – Provided to enlisted members upon initial enlistment or upon 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.
B. Cash Clothing Replacement – Allowances are provided to enlisted members upon the anniversary month, each successive year following the provision of an initial clothing allowance. Cash clothing replacement allowances are for replacement of required uniform items based on a normal wear rate.
C. Extra Clothing Allowances – They 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 United States) or enlisted member may require civilian clothes to perform their assigned duties.
Cash Clothing Replacement Allowance (Enlisted Members Only)
Basic Cash Clothing Replacement Allowance – This is a preliminary replacement allowance for uniform items. It is used during the first 3 years of active service subsequent to receipt of a Standard Initial Clothing Allowance or a reduced or partial Standard Initial Clothing Allowance.
Standard Cash Clothing Replacement Allowance – This allowance provides for replacement of uniform items after completion of 3 years of active service subsequent to receipt of 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 3 years of active service subsequent to receipt of a Special Initial Clothing Allowance or a reduced or partial Special Initial Clothing Allowance.
Special Cash Clothing Replacement Allowance – This allowance provides for replacement of uniform items after completion of 3 years of active service subsequent to receipt of a Special Initial Clothing Allowance. It accrues beginning with the first day of the month following the date the member completes 36 months active duty, subsequent to 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 then 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 – Provided in addition to any other entitled clothing allowance. Entitlement to or payment of an Extra Clothing Allowance does not replace or reduce any other clothing allowance.
Supplementary Clothing Allowances – In addition to any other clothing allowance authorized, an enlisted member may become entitled to a Supplementary Clothing Allowance. Supplementary Clothing Allowances may be authorized only for an enlisted member assigned to duty in a special organization or detail where the nature of the duty necessitates that he or she have, as a military requirement, additional quantities or special items of individual uniform clothing normally not required for most enlisted members in the same Service. Except for maternity uniforms, Supplementary Clothing Allowances may not exceed 30 percent of the current value of the Standard Initial Clothing Allowance.
Civilian Clothing Allowances
Civilian Clothing Allowances for Officers and Enlisted Personnel – 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. By law, an officer is authorized a Civilian Clothing Allowance only if his or her permanent duty station is outside the United States. During any period in which an enlisted member is on an assignment requiring the wear of civilian clothing, the applicable replacement allowance for uniform items continues to accrue. 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 – Generally, the Temporary Duty Civilian Clothing Allowance is for use when the Permanent Duty Civilian Clothing Allowance is not applicable. The Temporary Duty Civilian Clothing Allowance has two maximum rates, one for temporary duty of at least 15 days within any 30-day period and one for temporary duty of at least 30 days within any 36-month period. The total amount of all Temporary Duty Civilian Clothing Allowances payable in any 36-month period will not exceed the maximum allowed for temporary duty of at least 30 days.