Dress Regulations

Your cadet uniform should be worn with pride!  Your uniform is issued and it is an expectation that you wear it, and do so properly.  The quality of your uniform and the manner you wear it says a lot about the person you are and cadets as a program.  As a cadet, you are expected to wear your uniform while attending any cadet function.

CATO 46-01 Army Cadet Dress Regulations, outlines everything you need to know from how to tie your boots and where to put your badges, to the different types of uniforms and when it is appropriate to wear them.

Below are the different orders of dress in the Army Cadet Program, and cadets are expected to follow the CATO and be in the correct order of dress for each event.

C1 - Full Dress

C1 dress is worn at CO's Parades, Change of Command Parade, Annual Ceremonial Reviews, Remembrance Day, and Other Activities as ordered by the CO.

- Beret
- Short Sleeved Dress Shirt
- Dress Pants
- Tie
- Belt
- Dress Tunic
- Wool Socks
- Parade Boots
- Name Tag
- Medals

C2 - Routine Dress

C2 dress is worn during regular training throughout the winter months (Mid October through to Mid April)

- Beret
- Short Sleeved Dress Shirt
- Dress Tunic
- Dress Pants
- Tie
- Belt
- Wool Socks
- Parade Boots
- Name Tag
- Ribbons

C2A - Routine Dress (Short Order)

C2A dress is worn during regular training throughout the summer months (Mid April through to Mid October).

- Beret
- Short Sleeved Dress Shirt
- Dress Pants
- Tie
- Belt
- Wool Socks
- Parade Boots
- Name Tag
- Ribbons

C4 - Routine Dress (T-Shirt & Tunic)

C4 dress is worn on training nights and other activities, as ordered by the CO.

- Beret
- Cadet Corps T-Shirt
- Dress Tunic
- Dress Pants
- Belt
- Wool Socks
- Parade Boots
- Name Tag
- Ribbons

C4A - Routine Dress (T-Shirt)

C4A dress is worn on training nights and other activities, as ordered by the CO.

- Beret
- Cadet Corps T-Shirt
- Dress Pants
- Belt
- Wool Socks
- Parade Boots

C5 - Field Training Uniform

C5 dress is worn during field training, training nights as ordered, and other activities, as ordered by the CO.

- Beret
- Olive Green T-Shirt
- FTU Pants
- FTU Tunic
- Belt
- Wool Socks
- Combat Boots
- Name Tag

C6 - Mess Dress

C6 dress is worn during mess dinners or formal dinners, as ordered by the CO.

- White Collared Dress Shirt
- Dress Pants
- Black Bow Tie
- Belt
- Dress Tunic
- Wool Socks
- Parade Boots
- Name Tag
- Medals

Fitness & Sports Attire

Fitness & Sports attire is worn during PT, fitness testing, sports, and other activities as ordered by the CO.

- Cadet Corps T-Shirt
- Appropriate length sport shorts or pants.
- Sport Socks
- Running Shoes