Can You Match the Dress Uniform with the Military Branch?

MILITARY

Olivia C

6 Min Quiz

Image: By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jhi L. Scott, via Wikimedia Commons // By U.S. Navy File Photo (http://www.navy.mil/view_image.asp?id=25931), via Wikimedia Commons // By United States Army (United States Army Institute of Heraldry), via Wikimedia Commons

About This Quiz

Yep, the people in the military wear dresses, too!

But their kind of dress is different from how us civilians use this term on a daily basis. For one, When the military says dress uniform, that pertains to specialized uniforms worn on special occasions. A full dress, therefore, is kinda like their version of our formal wear. 

You can see a lot of this military style formal wear in the movies and TV shows. Since we can't regularly attend formal functions where they dress up this way, it's only through the media that we can see most of these various dresses.

Their full dress uniform is also tantamount to their formal office attire. Perhaps in the corporate world, this is equivalent to the power suit or the business suit. Yes, men and women also have varying requirements for a full dress uniform. And sometimes, the armed forces also assign different types of full dress uniforms with varying colors and designs. 

So, you think you can identify which of the branches of the US armed forces wear these certain full dress uniforms for formal wear, for special occasions, or specific formal enactments of special services or duties? We've also thrown in a handful of British armed forces full dresses in there, too, since theirs also look very interesting and distinguishable. 

Try it now!

This is called the service dress blue for junior men enlisted in which branch?

This is the standard US Navy service dress blue for junior enlisted men. The sailor suit is similar to the one worn in the Crackerjack box illustration, hence the nickname.

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This Drill Sergeant hat is worn in all branches except for which one?

This drill sergeant hat is called a campaign cover or campaign hat. All of the branches, except for the Navy, use this, with their added variations.

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This Drill Team honor guard uniform is worn by which branch?

This is the honor guard uniform of the US Air Force Drill Team. They are worn for special ceremonies.

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Which branch has this Silent Drill Platoon dress uniform?

This is what they wear at the US Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon. It’s perfect for showing off some drill skills on formal occasions.

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This is for the Color Guard of which branch?

The US Marine Corps Color Guard wears this special dress uniform for special occasions. It’s more than formal wear, because it’s ceremonial.

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This is the Service Dress Blue for male officers of which branch?

Officers and enlisted junior men have differently designed dress uniforms. This is for the US Navy.

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This is the Service Dress Blue for women officers of which branch?

This is for the US Navy. Usually, the difference with women’s versions lie in wearing skirts.

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This special Red Dress of a band is under which branch?

Specifically, this is the Red Dress worn by the US Marine Corps Band. It’s cool to see them play wearing the uniform.

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This is the ASU class B white for men of which branch?

This is for the US Army. ASU stands for Army Service Uniform.

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This is the ASU class B white for women of which branch?

This is for the US Army. The Army Service Uniform for women has variations in design with the men’s one.

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This is called Evening Dress A for men of which branch?

It is said that the US Marine Corps has the most elaborate full dress and mess dress varieties. Maybe this Evening Dress is proof of that.

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This is called Evening Dress A for women of which branch?

This is for the US Marine Corps. They have various dress requirements for various formal occasions and functions.

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This is the Service Khaki for male officers of which branch?

This is for the US Navy. The service dress uniform is meant to be their version of the formal office attire wear.

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This is the Service khaki for women officers of which branch?

This is for the US Navy. The khaki was a later addition to their original uniforms.

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This is called Tropical Blue dress worn by which branch?

This is for the US Coast Guard. They have different dress uniforms, too.

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This is called the Winter Dress Blue worn by which branch?

This is for the US Coast Guard. Military branches adjust their dress uniforms according to weather conditions, too.

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This Red Dress is for which Drum and Bugle Corps?

This is the Red Dress worn by the US Marine Drum and Bugle Corps. It’s easy to spot!

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This is called the Full Dress White of male officers in which branch?

US Navy officers have more elaborate coats with varying ribbons and medals. Their rank is also placed there somewhere.

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This is called the Full Dress White for enlisted men who are non-officers in which branch?

This is for the US Navy. Non-officers wear this one.

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This special equestrian design is worn by which branch?

This is under the US Air Force. It seems that they have this special Equestrian Competition Service Dress Configuration when performing official duties in partnership with the US Equestrian Federation.

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This full dress gray is worn by cadets in which branch?

This is worn by the US Military Academy at West Point. They are under the US Army.

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This full dress uniform is worn by cadets for which branch?

This is under the US Air Force Academy. Cadets wear this full dress uniform on special occasions.

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This familiar Irish Guards Full Dress is worn by which UK military branch?

The familiar-looking Irish Guards is a regiment of the British Army. They’re all over the UK when there’s a ceremony.

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This Royal Regiment of Scotland Full Dress is seen under which UK military branch?

The Royal Regiment of Scotland is still part of the British Army. This is an infantry regiment made up of Scottish soldiers.

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This ASU class A blue for men is for which US branch?

This is for the US Army. The ASU is worn as a formal attire when not in combat.

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This ASU class A blue for women is for which US branch?

The US Army’s Army Service Uniform has had redesigns over the years. This is for the women.

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You can see this light cavalry style full dress when in the UK. Which branch is it from?

The British Army has the mounted King’s Troop, Royal Horse Artillery. They wear this cavalry style full dress on during parades and special occasions.

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This is the men’s Service A dress for which branch?

This is for the US Marine Corps. They have a lot of different service dresses.

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This is the women’s Service A dress for which branch?

This is for the women in the US Marine Corps. This formal wear is also worn in the office.

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Which US military branch’s Pipe Band wears this full dress?

This is US Air Force Reserve Pipe Band. They wear this during special occasions.

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This is the men’s Blue Dress A under which branch?

The US Marine Corps really has a lot of dress requirements. This is called the Blue Dress A.

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This is the women’s Blue Dress A under which branch?

This is for the US Marine Corps. There are regulations in wearing uniforms, too.

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This Service Dress White is worn by male officers only in which branch?

This is for the US Navy. Only officers wear this.

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This Service Dress White is worn by female officers only in which branch?

This is for the female officers in the US Navy. There are a lot of women in the Navy now.

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Which Band Service in the UK military wears this Number 1 Full Dress?

This is for the Royal Marines Band Service. They call this the Number 1 Full Dress, worn only by this division.

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This is the full dismounted dress of the Blues and Royals in which UK branch?

The British Army’s Household Cavalry has two divisions. This is the Blues and Royals.

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This is the full dismounted dress of the Life Guards in which UK branch?

The British Army’s Household Cavalry’s other division is called the Life Guards. Their color differs from that of the Blues and Royals.

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This musical band’s full dress uniform is from which US branch?

This is the US Air Force Band. Yes, they play that way.

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This is called the Service Dress White for which branch?

The US Coast Guard has their own distinct dress uniforms. This is the Service Dress.

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This is called the Service Dress Blue for which branch?

This is for the US Coast Guard. They have various Service Dress colors in their requirement.

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