Black belts are standard uniform components of several branches of the Armed Forces of the United States of America, as well as the Coast Guard Auxiliary, USPHS Commissioned Corps (USPHSCC), National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the U.S. Maritime Service/Merchant Marine (USMM), but the regulations regarding the authorized design varies slightly from service to service.

To help you choose a belt that meets your service’s requirements, we’ve included drop-down boxes to allow you to designate your gender (Male belts are 1.25” wide, Female belts are 1”), the finish on the belt’s tip, the type of material used to construct the belt, belt length, and whether or not you need a buckle or just a replacement belt. Navy regulations specifically state that the fabric of cloth belts must match the fabric of the uniform with which they are worn.

Army regulations, for instance call for a brass (gold-colored) tip, while the Navy specifies gold-colored tips for Officers and CPOs and silver tips for Petty Officers and non-rated. The Coast Guard specifies only one width (1.25”) and a brass-colored clip, while the Coast Guard Auxiliary uniform manual simply calls for a “black web belt with a silver buckle and tip.” The USPHSCC, NOAA, and USMM all follow Navy regulations.

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As a certified manufacturer of uniforms and insignia, The Salute Uniforms considers it a privilege to provide the members of our nation’s military services with superior-quality apparel and accoutrements. We guarantee that every product we offer is made in the USA and meets or surpasses Mil-Spec standards. Browse our online catalog and discover how our tradition of excellence and commitment to innovation makes us your best source for military uniforms, insignias, medals, and accessories.


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