Uniform Policy

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Uniform Policy


What is the Uniform Policy?

For iC members:

  • 1iC through 5iC must wear business casual attire suited for a professional working environment
  • 6iC through 9iC must wear professional attire suited for a professional working environment

For Low Ranks:

  • Low Ranks are provided with a set uniform which consists of the uniform provided on the mannequins in headquarters along with a beret indicating their rank. Here is a list of the Low Ranks with their beret colours within their ranks. All beret colours must be Non-HC:
  1. Cadet I-III : Red
  2. Prot. Guard I-III : Blue
  3. Adv. Guard : White
  4. Prot. Officer I-III : Brown
  5. Adv. Officer : Grey
  6. Prot. Detail : Purple
  • Certain eyewear, facial hair, and accessories are prohibited, see the graphic below for allowable accessories:
      Low Ranks - Prohibited Accessories

      

Prohibited Eyewear indicated with X

Prohibited Facial Accessories indicated with X


Reference Guide

Business Casual - Appropriate business casual attire typically includes slacks, skirts, or khakis, a dress shirt or blouse, an open-collar or polo shirt, and professional shoes. Business casual may be accessorized with the addition of a tie or scarf, a sports coat or blazer, and/or a sweater or jumper, 

Professional - Appropriate professional attire typically includes slacks, skirts, or khakis, a dress shirt or blouse, an open-collar or polo shirt, a sports coat or blazer, and professional shoes. Professional attire may be accessorized with the addition of a sweater or jumper, and/or a tie or scarf.

Within the confines of the uniform policy, individualism is encouraged for every member to make their style unique to themselves and the way in which they would like to express themselves and be recognized within the White House.


Presidential Medals

Pursuant to the Presidential Awards (Medal Display Amendment) Act 2022, recipients of the five medals are allowed to wear the following:

  A recipient of the Employee of the Month may choose to wear their respective decoration by wearing Military Medal 2 with colours Non-HC White and Non-HC gold.
A recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom may choose to wear their respective decoration by wearing Military Medal 3 with colours Non-HC White and Non-HC Dark Purple.
A recipient of the Presidential Medal of Honor may choose to wear their respective decoration by wearing Military Medal 2 with colours Non-HC White and Non-HC Dark Red.
Recipients of the Presidential Medal of Service may choose to wear their respective decoration by wearing Military Medal 2 with colours Non-HC White and Non-HC Dark Blue.
Recipients of the Presidential Citizen Medal may choose to wear their respective decoration by wearing Military Medal 2 with colours Non-HC White and Non-HC Dark Green.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


However, no individual may wear a decoration representing, or closely representing a medal that they have not been officially awarded by the President.

Is my outfit appropriate?

The Executive Office of the President reserves the right to enforce the uniform policy to ensure professionalism within the White House. If your outfit is deemed to be in violation of the uniform policy, you will be asked to change.

Branch leaders may also assist the Executive Office of the President in enforcing the uniform policy among their staff to upkeep the professional image of the White House.


Informal Days

This uniform policy is waived during informal days when defined by the Executive Office of the President. During informal days, uniforms are not required by any staff.

The current Informal Days are SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS.


Planned Events

This uniform policy is waived on specific dates for planned events, as determined by the Executive Office of the President. During these days, uniforms are not required by any staff.

The current planned dates on which the uniform policy is waived are as follows (excluding weekends):

  • Waived within the events area (as marked in room regulations) during active events

  • TBA

  • TBA

Please note that these dates may be subject to change. If you are unsure if the uniform policy has been waived please contact a member of the Executive Office of the President.


Updated on 18/May/2022 2:13 AM BST by Justln.