Cultivating identity, belonging, and confidence
At the Academy, each cadet is required to be in the complete Uniform of the Day (UOD). Cadets wear a uniform to exemplify the unity derived from being a part of something bigger than themselves. Cadets in uniform are an equal, cohesive unit working towards a common goal. Our uniforms are worn with pride and represent an Academy tradition of solidarity. We wear different uniforms depending on the occasion and will often wear dress uniforms for various ceremonies, events, and formations.
The Academy Bookstore is responsible for outfitting all cadets with personally-tailored uniforms. Cadets are fitted for uniforms prior to their arrival at the Academy and receive their “seabag” on day 1 of Orientation. Throughout Orientation, cadet candidates are taught by their cadre how to care for, iron, and wear their uniforms.
The UOD is worn during academic classes and in the mess deck and library. The uniform shown below is known as “classroom blacks” and is worn by all cadets on most days.
Cap that can be folded flat when not being worn
Represent a senior leadership role within the Regiment of Cadets
Represent the Cadet’s name and class. Each class is identified by a different color
Show leadership role Major pins substitute
Indicates Cadet was recognized for exemplary conduct
Display of earned accomplishments including academics, athletics, merit, etc.
QUILL & ANCHOR
Represents Cadet’s role as Training and Retention Officer