Class B Service Uniforms
Black Service Uniform
Occasions for wear:
1. On duty, as prescribed by local commanders.
2. Off duty, the Dress Black Uniform is normally the prescribed uniform for social functions.
3. On other appropriate occasions, as desired. When worn with white gloves and white belt, the Dress Black Uniform constitutes a formal uniform and corresponds to a civilian tuxedo.
Composition: The Dress Black Uniform is comprised of the black jacket, dress trousers, a colored branch of service undershirt/dickey, and accoutrements as authorized below.
Jacket: The jacket is based on the “monster maroon” as seen in Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan, but in black wool gabardine, or polyester/wool blends. It is trimmed with 1/16-inch diameter piping around the collar, jacket closure, and sleeve cuff bottom. The piping is gold for Officers, red for Warrant Officers, and silver for Enlisted.
The jacket has a shoulder strap closure, passing over the right shoulder.
For Flag Officers, Colonel through General, the strap is gold. For Company and Field Officers, Second Lieutenant through Lieutenant Colonel, it is white. For Senior NCOs, Gunnery Sergeant through Sergeant Major, and Warrant Officers, it is red. For Junior NCOs and Junior Enlisted, Private through Staff Sergeant, it is gray. Additionally, Master Sergeant to Sergeant Major add 1/16- inch diameter silver piping around the shoulder strap. The piping is gold for the Sergeant Major, SFMC.
Trousers: The trousers are low waist, flat front, straight legged, without cuffs, and with side hip pockets. There is a wide range of acceptable materials, but every effort should be made to use the same material as the jacket. A 1-inch wide red blood stripe will be worn on the outside seam of both trouser legs, running from seam of the waistband to the hem of the trouser leg. The dress black trousers may be worn bloused with boots, or unbloused with dress shoes.
Branch of Service Undershirt/Dickey: A ribbed neck undershirt/dickey, in the color of the Marine’s branch of service will be worn under the jacket. First Sergeants, Sergeants Major, Unit Officers in Charge, and General Staff Officers may wear a white undershirt/dickey instead of the branch of service color.
Waist Belt: A 2-inch-wide black leather belt with a STARFLEET Delta buckle (as seen in Wrath of Khan), or a custom made SFMC buckle, will be worn. The belt must be passed through all three belt loops on the jacket.
Headgear: The beret is the only headgear authorized for wear with the Dress Black Uniform.
Footwear: High gloss black dress shoes, or ankle boots may be worn with the Dress Black Uniform. Aerospace branch and jump qualified members of the Infantry and Special Operations Branches may wear spit shined Jump boots.
Insignia & Accoutrements: Only the following items are authorized for wear
Award ribbons – worn on left chest at approximately the breast level. Ribbons will be centered, left to right, along imaginary line drawn from where the shoulder meets the neck of the jacket, down along the body of the jacket.
Combadge – worn 1/2-inch above and centered on ribbons.
Branch Devices (Type A Insignia) – worn 1/4-inch above and centered on the combadge. Only one branch device will be worn at any time.
Campaign Ribbons (Type D Insignia) – worn on the right chest at approximately the breast level. Ribbons will be centered left to right along an imaginary vertical line drawn from where the shoulder meets the neck of the jacket, down along the body of the jacket, and an imaginary horizontal line drawn across the chest from the center of the award ribbons.
Command College Qualification Badges (Type C Insignia) – worn on the right chest, 1/4-inch below any campaign ribbons.
If no campaign ribbons are worn, the badge will be centered left to right along imaginary vertical line drawn from where the shoulder meets the neck of the jacket, down along the body of the jacket, and an imaginary horizontal line drawn across the chest from the center of the award ribbons.
Qualification Badges (Type B Insignia) – worn on the right chest, 1/4-inch above any campaign ribbons, or Command College Qualification badges.
If no campaign ribbons are worn, the badge will be centered left to right along imaginary vertical line drawn from where the shoulder meets the neck of the jacket, down along the body of the jacket, and 1/2-inch above an imaginary horizontal line drawn across the chest from the center of the award ribbons.
SFMC Collar Brass – worn on the shoulder strap, 1/2 inch above the clasp.
Insignia of Grade – worn on the shoulder strap, 1/4 inch above the SFMC insignia.
– Officer’s Bars – worn so that the bars are horizontal to the deck. Company and Field Officer bars will be spaced 1/8 inch apart along the strap. and any filled (black bars) are worn highest on the stack, away from the clasp.
– NCO Chevrons – worn so that the point of the greatest number of chevrons point toward the clasp.
Shoulder Cord – worn on left shoulder. Two types of attachments are authorized.
– A pin attachment – which would attach the cord at the shoulder seam.
– Button loop attachment – single plain black button will be attached to the left shoulder of the jacket to attach the loop attachment of the cord.
Dress gloves – White (when authorized by local commanders).
Belt, Pistol – Black or White (when authorized by local commanders)