CTA 50-900 Clothing and Individual Equipment


Common Table of Allowances


From the Purpose:

“The purpose of this Common Table of Allowances is to provide an authorization document according to the provisions of AR 71-13. This CTA prescribes allowances of, and together with CTA 8-100 and CTA 50-970, constitutes the only Department of the Army authorization document for individual and organizational clothing and equipment authorized personnel of the Army components for procurement with appropriated funds. AR670-1 designates certain items of clothing as “optional items.” With exception of LIN 87786N in Tables 1 and 2, these items are not included in this CTA. They are not stocked in the Army supply system, but are obtained through the Army-Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) or other certified sources for optional purchase and wear. Military clothing worn by enlisted personnel, which are neither authorized by CTA nor designated as “optional items” will be withdrawn there from.”

US Army Field Manual Information

July 2003

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