James F. Daniel, Jr. American Legion Post 3



Greenville, SC Post #3

Color guard honor guard uniform guide


Trousers (Pants):








Shirt, Patches and Ribbons

Right sleeve 1” down from shoulder sleeve seam

Letter “G” toward the collar point ¼” from both edges

Left Sleeve 2” down from the shoulder sleeve seam

Left sleeve immediately below Color Guard patch




Locate 1/8” above left breast pocket

Unit citations locate 1/8” above right breast pocket

CSIB (Combat Service Identification Badge) Centered on right breast shirt pocket

Right side breast above Unit Citations

Locate right side pocket flap, white lettering on black

Locate left side pocket flap

Left shoulder


Jacket:       Navy Blue – Member’s only style (see illustration 2)

Center on back, 6” below color seam

Right sleeve 1” down from shoulder seam

Left sleeve 2” down from shoulder seam

Left sleeve immediately below Color Guard patch

Right breast centered














Sources for American Legion Uniform


Pants:          Quartermaster Supply

Shirt:           Quartermaster Supply

                   American Legion Emblem Sales Catalog

Shoes:                   Military Commissary

                   Bates Shoe on line

                   Quartermaster Supply

Cap:             See Post Adjutant

Jacket:         Hammericks in the fall of the year

Accessories:  See Commander, Color Guard


Note 1.  Prior to purchase of uniform contact Commander, Color Guard


Note 2.  Ribbons on jacket are optional and may be miniature medals

Cleaning and Washing tips:


Pants:          Machine washable, dry cleaning is recommended for a crisper look

Shoes:                   The Corfam can be cleaned with a dab of petroleum jelly which

 will hide minor scratches

Scarf:           Washable

Gloves:         Washable

Cap:             Dry clean

Jacket:         Washable