Clothing Maintenance Allowance Paid to Enlisted Military Personnel

FPCD-77-35: Published: Mar 7, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1977.

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The clothing maintenance allowance paid to enlisted military personnel was surveyed, and the method of setting allowance rates based on time in service was evaluated.

Several aspects of the clothing maintenance allowance have remained unchanged since the early 1950's. There are three types of clothing allowances: (1) the initial issue of military clothing provided to each enlisted member; (2) cash clothing maintenance allowances paid to each enlisted member with 6 or more months of service; and (3) extra clothing allowances paid when the wearing of different uniform clothing is required. The reason for two allowances is that during the first 36 months of service the clothes are new and will not require replacement during the initial enlistment.

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