James F. Daniel, Jr. American Legion Post 3


Greenville, SC Post #3

Color guard honor guard uniform guide


Trousers (Pants):

  • Navy Blue with 1” gold stripe outside seam full length of trouser leg


  • White military style (see illustration 1)
  • Summer uniform, short sleeve (1 May to 1 November)
  • Winter uniform, long sleeve (1 November to 1 May)


  • Trouser belt dark blue or black web belt with brass buckle
  • White military pistol belt with white keepers


  • Black high gloss low quarters


  • White military parade gloves


  • Powder blue


  • American Legion Cap
    • Reference Legion Cap Etiquette section for decorating and wear criteria


Shirt, Patches and Ribbons

  • American Flag

Right sleeve 1” down from shoulder sleeve seam

  • Collar Insignia

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

  • Color Guard Patch

Left Sleeve 2” down from the shoulder sleeve seam

  • Honor Guard Patch

Left sleeve immediately below Color Guard patch




  • Military Ribbons

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

  • Post Pin

Right side breast above Unit Citations

  • Name Tag

Locate right side pocket flap, white lettering on black

  • DOD Memorial Training Award

Locate left side pocket flap

  • Shoulder Cord, Infantry Blue

Left shoulder


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

  • Large American Legion Patch (6” dia.)

Center on back, 6” below color seam

  • American Flag

Right sleeve 1” down from shoulder seam

  • Color Guard Patch

Left sleeve 2” down from shoulder seam

  • Honor Guard Patch

Left sleeve immediately below Color Guard patch

  • Post 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