Uniforms for police and military personnel will be required to be in “black and white” by the end of the year, according to a new policy issued by the Department of Defense.
The directive, released Tuesday, comes after President Donald Trump’s administration made an executive order in January requiring all military personnel to wear “a full-body uniform with the color of the uniform that covers the face and the chest, with the exception of the shoulders.”
Trump also ordered that the uniform be in black and white by the middle of 2020.
The policy directive, however, does not require uniform color for police officers.
Instead, the Department has been issuing guidelines on what the uniform should look like for different services.
The guidelines have also been released on a number of other issues, including sexual assault cases.
Under the policy, uniformed police and civilian employees will have to wear black and blue pants, khaki shirts, black boots, black gloves, a dark-colored cap and a blue shirt.
The department also is recommending that all non-military service members be issued “a standard uniform of black, brown, gray, or white” with the uniform color being a lighter shade of gray, a lighter-colored jacket, and an open shirt.
That last recommendation is a reference to the recent Trump administration directive to the U.S. Army, the Air Force and the Marines to use a lighter gray color in uniforms for all uniforms.
The Army’s new guidance states that it is now the responsibility of the service to develop uniform standards for all uniformed officers.
The Marines’ new guidance reads: “All officers in the Marine Corps must wear the Marine Uniform at all times.
It is the responsibility and responsibility of all officers in all Marine Corps units and organizations to follow the Marines Uniform Requirements and the Marine Force Uniforms Manual for Uniforms and Other Uniforms.”
The new guidance is just the latest in a series of steps the Trump administration has taken to improve standards for the military.
In April, it issued guidance to the Air Guard on what uniform colors to use, and the Navy issued a similar directive last year.
In addition, the Trump White House recently directed the Department to “establish uniform standards” for “the uniform colors and the insignia colors of all service members and military retirees, and for uniform colors of service members in certain other uniformed organizations.”