Fort Benning

U.S. Army Fort Benning and The Maneuver Center of Excellence


Basic Airborne Course (BAC) Site

Basic Airborne Course (BAC)

Personal Clothing and Civilian Clothing Appearance Standards


Wall locker storage space for personal clothing in the billets is limited. However, students may bring a reasonable amount of appropriate civilian clothing may be brought to the BAC. Soldiers at Fort Benning are expected to wear appropriate civilian clothing and present a neat, clean, military appearance during off-duty time. Students must be aware that MCoE Regulation 600-5, Civilian Clothing Standards, which addresses the wear of civilian clothing on Fort Benning, is strictly enforced in on-post facilities. Examples of clothing prohibited for wear in on-post facilities are: clothing which presents a provocative appearance, dirty clothing, underclothing worn as an outer garment; mesh T-shirts, "muscle shirts", tube tops, tank tops, bikini swim suit tops, any shirt which has had the sleeves cut off, or clothing that presents a ragged or torn appearance; modified items of military clothing (cut-off ACU trousers, ACU Coat, Cold Weather, (ACU Universal Camouflage Pattern) with the sleeves cut-off or shortened), clothing with profanity written or printed on it, shorts which do not present a proper or tasteful appearance, or shower shoes. Soldiers are expected to comply with all changes to AR 670-1 that impact personal appearance standards while in civilian clothing.