The DA Photo begins with the soldier. Taking the time to ensure your uniform is
properly fitted and reflects only the awards and citations annotated on your
ERB/ORB is the first step in creating a good DA Photo. Our photographers and
staff can assist you by inspecting your uniform and pointing out obvious flaws,
i.e. wrinkles, improper fit, damage…but it is your responsibility to ensure
awards, decorations, unit crests and badges are worn correctly and match your ERB/ORB
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Army Regulation 640-30 states that Officer and NCO’s photos are valid for
five (5) years. Three (3) years for General Officers. Policy allows soldiers to
update their photo when they are awarded an Army Commendation Medal or higher,
or there has been a significant change to the soldier’s appearance as outlined
in AR 640-30
. New unit patches, service
stripes or awards lower than an ARCOM are not justifiable reasons for a new
Only Authorized Visual
Information (VI) activities may take official DA Photographs, as required by AR
files of “Official DA Photos” WILL NOT be issued to the
Reshoots will only be done if
images are damaged or if major discrepancies are identified, such as
unacceptable levels of moiré or stair stepping in digital photographs.
Photographers, Soldiers or anyone providing assistance to the Soldier while
taking the official photograph will not stuff, clip, or otherwise change or
alter the appearance of the uniform to make it fit properly. Pockets, lapels and
the front of the jacket may be taped.
Photographers will not alter the photograph, to include adding new rank,
ribbons, stars or erasing waistlines or wrinkles by using photo imaging software
such as cloning or healing tools.
DO NOT WEAR:
- INFANTRY CORDS, BLUE
DISKS, OR FLASH
UNIT CITATIONS (only if the award is annotated on your ORB/ERB)
Male Uniform - 1/8"
Above pocket, 1/4" Above citations
Female Uniform - 1/2" Above
nametag, 1/4" Above citations
GOOD CONDUCT RIBBON:
1st Award is the
2nd Award is 2 bronze
3rd Award is 3 bronze
4th Award is 4 bronze
5th Award is 5 bronze loops,
6th Award is 1 silver loop, etc.
Campaign Star(s) must be worn in accordance
w/ MILPER 08-123 & MILPER 10-078 which can be accessed below in the
THE DA PHOTO LAB IS
EQUIPPED WITH CHANGING ROOMS FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE.