A uniform is a set of standard clothing worn by members of an organization while participating in that organization's activity. Modern uniforms are worn by armed forces and paramilitary organisations such as police, emergency services, security guards, in some workplaces and schools and by inmates in prisons. For some public groups, such as police, it is illegal for non members to wear the uniform.
Air Force Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps cadets generally wear the same standard uniforms worn by active duty personnel in the United States Air Force with some distinguishing features like the AFJROTC, and Unit patches. The uniform is an important aspect of Air Force Junior ROTC. Whenever a cadet wears the uniform during indoor and outdoor training periods, at cadet social functions, and during base visits, that cadet represent the AFJROTC program. How the cadet wears the uniform exposes them and the Air Force to praise or fault from fellow cadets, fellow students, and society at large.
Air Force Junior ROTC cadets usually wear the Air Force service uniform or "blues" with or without the blue lightweight jacket or coat (Class As) on designated uniform days during the school week or events that require the uniform to be worn. Most physical training of PT will be done in the standard US Air Force PT uniform (exercising, and playing sports is forbidden while wearing the "blues"). The Battle Dress Uniform or the Airman Battle Uniform are usually optional wear.
Army Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps cadets generally wear the same standard Army service uniform as that worn by active duty personnel in the United States Army. Army Junior ROTC cadets are allowed to wear either the army green service uniform or the army blue service uniform. The army green service uniform is currently being phased out, and replaced by the army blue service uniform. Cadets also wear either grey berets or the olive green garrison cap depending on uniform availability and type.
The army service uniform: consists of a grey beret with standard black and gold beret flash.
A dark blue wool coat with gold trim.
A grey shirt with equillates or grey blouse for females.
Army standard blue trousers(males), without gold stripe.
Army blue skirt or slacks for females.
Although not authorized by cadet command under normal circumstances cadets may wear an isuue type short sleeve white shirt depending upon the local school regulations, cadets may also be athorized to wear the standerd black service cap with a distinctive cap device.
Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps cadets generally wear the Woodland Digital Camo uniform worn by active duty U.S. Marines. The other uniforms provided to MCJROTC are Khaki service "Charlies" and Dress Blues. Typically only officers and members of the color guard get dress blues. Charlies are usually only issued to cadets on a drill team. Usually, every cadet will get digitals. Other uniform accessories are a Tanker jacket, given out to staff NCO cadets, and a service sweater, which is given out to cadets ranking Private to Sergeant. These uniform items are usually not given out to all cadets, only on special occasions.
Main article: NJROTC Uniform
Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps cadets wear the standard issue U.S. Navy service uniform. Navy Junior ROTC cadets are allowed to wear the Service Dress Uniform (Chiefs and Officers) and Navy Service Uniform (All).
Coast Guard Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets wear the same standard Coast Guard service uniform as that worn by active duty personnel in the United States Coast Guard.