President Donald Trump on Friday signed a memorandum directing the National Guard to begin making uniform changes for Coast Guard personnel.
The memo was signed by Defense Secretary James Mattis, Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao and Secretary of Labor Tom Perez.
The Coast Guard’s primary mission is to provide protection to Americans from disasters and maritime hazards.
The department also oversees Coast Guard operations and training, and oversees Coast Guards and National Guard personnel on the coast.
Under the memorandum, the Coast Guard will begin making a uniform uniform in early 2018, after the Coast Guards’ first shift in 2018.
Trump has said he wants to give Coast Guard members more time to get used to wearing their uniforms.
In February, the military ordered all Coast Guard officers to wear the uniform.
The new uniform is designed for soldiers, but it will be available to Coast Guard reservists and other service members who do not currently wear uniform.
Under previous administrations, Coast Guard uniform changes were limited to uniform changes in the summer and winter months.
The Navy made uniform changes every three months.