Dress and Appearance Requirements
Students from Active, National Guard, and Reserve components of the Air Force will comply with AFI 36‐2903, Dress and Personal Appearance of Air Force Personnel, dated 9 February 2017, and policies set forth by the Commandant, Elmendorf PME Center.
The Service Dress uniform will be worn by all students. Female students will be expected to wear the standard issue skirt and heels for all Service Dress inspections or whenever the Service Dress uniform is directed.
The Airman Battle Uniform is the primary uniform of the day for U.S. Air Force personnel attending ALS or the NCOA at the Elmendorf PME Center.
On Service Uniform Inspection Day, students will wear a tie/tie tab, all authorized ribbons and devices, and authorized function badge(s)/accouterment(s). Students may choose whether to wear short‐sleeve or long‐sleeve blue shirt. Female students may further choose to wear either skirt or slacks, and flats or heeled shoes on directed Service Uniform days.
For Reveille and Retreat, students will stand in formation in the uniform of the day. Weather is hardly an excuse to defer paying respect to the flags, so each student must be prepared for all formations. This includes, but is not limited to, an appropriate outer garment and gloves. Earmuffs are highly encouraged as the only approved head gear for formations are the ABU patrol cap, blue service/flight cap, and beret (if authorized to wear). Stocking/fleece hats or other cold‐weather head gear items are not authorized for wear in formation or performing other drills and ceremonies outdoors.
Appropriate wear of clean and serviceable Air Force Physical Training Uniforms are mandatory for all Elmendorf PME Center Human Performance activities. It is encouraged to have some type of studded shoe cover for running outdoors during the winter months.
Students will wear the Mess Dress or Semi‐Formal uniform for the evening, Dining‐Out graduation ceremony.
Our Joint and Coalition Services: For all uniforms identified above, our Joint and Coalition partners should be prepared to wear commensurate, authorized uniform items from their respective branch of service. If in question as to what the correct combination is, seek guidance through your chain‐of-command and/or authority arranging your attendance.
Air Force Uniform Information (AFPC)