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ASOD, volume 2

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CHAPTER 2

SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS/SELECTED PERSONNEL 2

GENERAL 2.1

Introduction 2.1

2.1 This chapter addresses those orders of dress, embellishments and accoutrements that are
worn by serving personnel in special appointments and other selected personnel.

Special appointments 2.2

2.2 A special appointment is one of those listed as follows:

a. an aide-de-camp to the Sovereign;

b. an officer holding a personal appointment to the Sovereign;

c. an aide-de-camp to, or an officer on the personal staff of the Governor-General or the


Governor of a State or Administrator of an Australian Territory;

d. the Comptroller to the Governor-General;

e. an Australian Army force or component commander;

f. an Australian Army attache;

g. an Australian Defence attache or assistant attache;

h. an Australian Defence adviser or Australian Army adviser;

i. the aide-de-camp to the Chief of the Defence Force;

j. the aide-de-camp to the Chief of Army;

k. the escort officer to the Minister for Defence, or the Minister Assisting the Minister for
Defence;

l. the Director of Protocol and Visits (Headquarters Australian Defence Force);

m. a military assistant and/or aide-de-camp to a general officer; and

n. an officer nominated as an escort officer to a visiting officer of two star rank or above.

Selected personnel 2.3

2.3 Selected personnel are those who fill one of the following employment positions:

a. Regimental Sergeant Major of the Army (RSM–A).

b. Royal Military College.

(1) The Director of Military Art.

(2) RSM.

(3) All officers, warrant officers, senior noncommissioned officers and staff cadets
posted to the Corps of Staff Cadets.

(4) Officers nominated by the Commandant for host/escort duties at appropriate


ceremonial occasions.
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c. Australian Defence Force Academy. The Director of Military Education and Training,
Adjutant, Academy Sergeant Major (when positions filled by Army) and all Army
members of the Corps of Officer Cadets.

d. Defence or Army attache, Defence or Army adviser, assistant Defence or Army attache
and/or adviser in Bangkok, Beijing, Islamabad, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Port
Moresby, New Delhi, Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo, Washington and Wellington.

e. An instructor or student attending a Staff College in India, Pakistan, Malaysia,


Philippines or Thailand.

f. Australian Fereration Guard.

UNIFORMS 2.4

Orders of dress 2.4

2.4 General duty and ceremonial. The orders of general duty and ceremonial dress worn by
those special appointments and selected personnel listed in paragraph 2.2 and 2.3 are contained in
Army Standing Orders for Dress, volume 1, chapter 5—‘Orders of dress’.

2.5 Patrol Blue Special Appointment. Patrol Blue Special Appointment is worn in winter by
special appointments and those selected personnel listed in subparagraphs 2.3 a., 2.3 b. and 2.3 c.
Details of the equivalent order of dress for senior officers is contained in part 2, chapter 1—‘Senior officer
dress’ of this volume.

2.6 Patrol Blue (Summer) Special Appointment. Patrol Blue (Summer) Special Appointment is
worn in summer by special appointments and those selected personnel listed in subparagraphs 2.3 a.,
2.3 b. and 2.3 c. It is the summer equivalent of the Patrol Blue Uniform worn in winter. Details of the
equivalent order of dress for senior officer is contained in part 2, chapter 1—‘Senior officer dress’ of this
volume.

2.7 Patrol White Special Appointment. Patrol White Special Appointment is only worn by those
selected personnel listed in subparagraphs 2.3 d. and 2.3 e.

2.8 Patrol Blue and Patrol White uniforms are only worn by those authorised personnel whilst
posted to the position for which the uniform was issued.

2.9 Mess Dress, Mess Dress White Jacket and Mess Dress White Shirt. Details of Mess
Dress, Mess Dress White Jacket and Mess Dress White Shirt are contained in part 2, chapter 3—‘Mess
Dress’ of this volume.

Swords and other ceremonial accoutrements 2.10

2.10 Swords, accessories and other ceremonial accoutrements worn by officers holding special
appointments and selected personnel are listed below. The method of wearing items of dress and
assembling and wearing sword equipment is detailed in part 3, chapter 2—‘Accoutrements and
embellishments’:

a. sword with steel scabbard;

b. waist sash crimson silk (7 cm wide), with two tassels;

c. two red leather gold embroidered sword slings (2.5 cm wide) (the front sling is 51 cm
long and the rear sling 89 cm);

d. gold embroidered crimson sword knot with gold acorn;

e. shoulder cords;

f. waist belt with shoulder suspender. for use with ceremonial slung sword; and

g. aiguillettes (personnel listed in part 3, chapter 2, table 2–1).


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Special orders of dress 2.11

2.11 The special orders of dress worn by special appointments are given in the following tables:

Dress Code Dress Order Title Table

SA1 Patrol Blue Special Appointment/Selected Personnel 2–1

SA2 Patrol Blue (Summer) Special Appointment/Selected Personnel 2–2

SA3 Patrol White Special Appointment/Selected Personnel 2–3

Dress Order: Special Appointment One—Patrol Blue Special Appointment/Selected Personnel 2.12

2.12 This Order of Dress is a Ceremonial Uniform which may be worn in winter. It is only to be worn
by those special appointments and selected personnel authorised by Block Scale 3002/24, whilst
employed in the position for which the uniform was issued. This order is also worn as a parade dress by
entitled personnel listed in subparagraphs 2.3 b. and 2.3 c.

2.13 It consists of the following items of dress:

Serial Items of Dress Remarks

1 Aiguillette Note (g)

2 Army Badge—embroidered on blue background

3 ‘AUSTRALIA’ shoulder titles—bullion on blue

4 Badges qualification—trade, parachutist, military skill

5 Belt web white/airmens with Rising Sun Badge Note (c)

6 Beret corps/regiment

7 Boots parade/shoes black Note (g)


shoes black

8 Collar badges corps/regimental (gorget patches for Colonels)

9 Cap blue

10 Coat Patrol Blue with white detachable collar

11 Emblems of unit awards and individual commendation

12 Gloves white cotton Note (c)

13 Gloves white leather (kid)

14 Nameplate Note (a)

15 Orders, decorations and medals

16 Shoulder cords with metal rank insignia

17 Shoulder sash scarlet Note (d)

18 Socks black

19 Sword and sword accessories Notes (e) and (f)


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Serial Items of Dress Remarks

20 Trousers blue

21 Waist sash Note (b)

22 Slacks blue Servicewomen

Notes

(a) Not worn on parade.

(b) Crimson silk 7 cm wide with two tassels.

(c) Worn by other ranks and members of the Corps of Staff Cadets/Officer Cadets.

(d) Worn by Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2) and Senior Noncommissioned Officer (SNCO) of Royal
Australian Infantry (RA Inf) and authorised members of the Corps of Staff Cadets and Officer Cadets.

(e) Swords are worn when being received on parade, when in attendance to a dignitary being received on
parade or when attending a ceremonial activity where other spectators or guests would be wearing
swords.

(f) When swords are worn they are carried in a steel scabbard with sword/sabre as applicable to corps.

(g) Worn by those entitled officers listed in part 3, chapter 2, table 2–1.

Table 2–1: Dress Order: Special Appointment One—Patrol Blue Special Appointment/Selected
Personnel

Dress Order: Special Appointment Two—Patrol Blue (Summer) Special Appointment/Selected


Personnel 2.14

2.14 This Order of Dress is a Ceremonial Uniform which may be worn in summer. It is only to be
worn by those special appointments and selected personnel authorised by Block Scale 3002/24, whilst
employed in the position for which the uniform was issued. This order is also worn as a parade dress by
entitled personnel listed in subparagraphs 2.3 b. and 2.3 c.

2.15 It consists of the following items of dress:

Serial Items of Dress Remarks

1 Aiguillette Note (g)

2 Army Badge—embroidered on white background

3 ‘AUSTRALIA’ shoulder titles—bullion on blue

4 Badges qualification—trade, parachutist, military skill

5 Belt web white/airmens with Rising Sun Badge Note (c)

6 Beret corps/unit

7 Boots parade/shoes black Note (a)


shoes black

8 Cap blue

9 Coat Patrol White

10 Collar badges corps/regimental Rising Sun (gorget patches for


Colonels)

11 Emblems of unit awards and individual commendation

12 Gloves white cotton Note (c)


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Serial Items of Dress Remarks

13 Gloves white leather (kid)

14 Nameplate Note (a)

15 Orders, decorations and medals

16 Shoulder cords with metal rank insignia

17 Shoulder sash scarlet Note (d)

18 Socks black

19 Sword and sword accessories Notes (e) and (f)

20 Trousers blue

21 Waist sash Note (b)

22 Slacks blue Servicewomen

Notes

(a) Not worn on parade.

(b) Crimson silk 7 cm wide with two tassels.

(c) Other ranks and members of the Corps of Staff Cadets/Officer Cadets.

(d) Worn by WO2 and SNCO of RA Inf, authorised members of the Corps of Staff Cadets and Officer Cadets.

(e) Swords are worn only when being received on parade, when in attendance to a dignitary being received
on parade or when attending a ceremonial activity where other spectators or guests would be wearing
swords.

(f) When swords are worn they are carried in a steel scabbard with sword/sabre as applicable to corps.

(g) Worn by those officers listed in part 3, chapter 2, table 2–1.

Table 2–2: Dress Order: Special Appointment Two—Patrol Blue (Summer) Special
Appointment/Selected Personnel

Dress Order: Special Appointment Three—Patrol White Special Appointment/Selected


Personnel 2.16

2.16 This order of dress may only be worn by those special appointments and selected personnel
authorised by Block Scale 3002/24, whilst employed in the position for which the uniform was issued.
This uniform may be worn both as a Ceremonial and a General Duty Order of Dress.

2.17 It consists of the following items of dress:

Serial Items of Dress Remarks

1 Aiguillette Note (e)

2 Army Badge—embroidered on white background

3 ‘AUSTRALIA’ shoulder titles—bullion on blue

4 Badges qualification—trade, parachutist, military skill

5 Beret corps/regiment

6 Cap blue

7 Collar badges corps/regimental (gorget patches)


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Serial Items of Dress Remarks

8 Coat Patrol White

9 Emblems of unit awards and individual commendations

10 Gloves white leather (kid)

11 Orders, decorations and medals Note (b)

12 Ribbons of orders, decorations and medals

13 Shoes white

14 Shoulder cords with metal rank insignia

15 Socks white

16 Sword and sword accessories Notes (b), (c) and


(d)

17 Trousers white

18 Waist sash Notes (a) and (b)

19 Slacks white Servicewomen

Notes

(a) Crimson silk 7 cm wide with two tassels.

(b) Ceremonial only.

(c) Swords are worn only when being received on parade, when in attendance to a dignitary being received
on parade or when attending a ceremonial activity where other spectators or guests would be wearing
swords.

(d) When swords are worn they are carried in a steel scabbard with sword/sabre as applicable to corps.

(e) Worn by those entitled officers listed in part 3, chapter 2, table 2–1.

Table 2–3: Dress Order: Special Appointment Three—Patrol White Special Appointment/Selected
Personnel