Uniform and Clothing
ACUs, ASUs, Clothing Bag and TA-50
The ACU consists of a jacket, trouser and patrol cap in a new universal camouflage pattern in addition to a moisture wicking t-shirt and Army Combat Boots (suede tan) for either temperate or hot weather climate. The ACU enhances Soldier performance by providing a uniform that is tailorable to the individual mission; provides enhanced functionality and ergonomics over the existing Battle Dress Uniform (BDU); and does away with requirements to procure uniforms focused on specific environments—the ACU is worldwide deployable.
The dress blue ASU includes the army blue coat and trousers, a long-sleeved white shirt and black bow tie for males. The army dress blue ASU for females includes the army blue coat, skirt, and a long-sleeved white shirt with black neck tab. Currently, females in army bands, honor guards, and female chaplains are authorized to wear army blue slacks in the performance of their duties. The black beret and service cap are authorized for wear with this uniform. When the dress blue ASU is worn for evening social occasions (after retreat) commanders can direct no headgear required. Combat boots and organizational items, such as brassards, military police (mp) accessories and distinctive unit insignia (dui) are not authorized for wear with the dress blue ASU. All other accessories and insignia authorized for wear with the class a service uniform are authorized for wear on the dress blue ASU.
The purpose of Common Table of Allowances (CTA) 50-900 is to provide an authorization document according to the provisions of AR 71-32 and AR 700-84. CTA 50-900, together with CTA 8-100 and CTA 50- 970, constitutes the only Department of the Army authorization document for individual and organizational clothing and equipment. Allowances of individual and organizational clothing and equipment identified within that document are authorized for procurement with appropriated funds.