Online Uniform Sales
Flag Voice #483

Online uniform sales from the Uniform Distribution Center (UDC) will resume on 1 March 2018.  Following the shutdown of the former system due to security concerns, a CG-1 directed Uniform Distribution System Work Group was formed to address several uniform distribution issues.  A key requirement of this work was to determine the best way to return secure online uniform sales.  Following a lengthy analysis of alternatives, approval, and implementation process it was determined that leveraging the capabilities of the Community Services Command (CSC) and the Coast Guard Exchange System provided the best option.  The Exchange System is capable of validating patron eligibility for Active, Reserve, Auxiliary, Retired, NOAA, PHS, Navy Chaplains, and Merchant Marine Academy Graduates assigned to the Coast Guard.  The web page has been in a beta test phase for approximately 45 days with several hundred secure payments processed and orders fulfilled.  In addition, the recent shortage of Operational Dress Uniforms has been overcome and all sizes are in stock, and are available online or in your local exchange.

To place an order after March 1st, visit the online store at, create a user profile on the secure web page, and shop for items in the “Uniform” section.  Initial eligibility to purchase uniforms will be verified through DEERS or AUXDATA.  Revalidation  must be done periodically to ensure patron eligibility, and is done by validating user profiles with name, last 4 digits of SSN, and birth date.  All personal data and payment information is processed by the Exchange System in accordance with industry security standards.  ALCGPSC 022-18 provides additional guidance for unit purchases and contact information. 

RDML William G. Kelly
Assistant Commandant for Human Resources

Issue date:  2/22/2018