1. Dress uniform – The dress uniform consists of dark green trousers with a dark blue stripe, and an dark green shirt,
which may or may not have black shoulder straps. The campaign hat is worn with uniform.
2. Ceremonial uniform – When required, the following items are added to the dress uniform to complete the ceremonial uniform: forest
green Ike jacket (shoulder straps and cuffs, dark blue tie, brass tie tack, white gloves, and forest green felt campaign hat with leather
hat band. The campaign hat is worn with uniform.
3. Rough duty uniform – The rough duty uniform consists of forest green cargo pants and work shirt (in short or long sleeves).
Usually worn with forest green baseball cap or straw colored stetson with an embroidered badge.
4. Accessories, footwear, and outerwear – Additional items are worn in matching forest green or black colors as appropriate.
5. Organization patches – The Border Patrol wears two:
A. The CBP patch is worn on the right sleeves of the uniform. It contains the DHS seal against a black background with a "keystone" shape.
A "keystone" is the central, wedge-shaped stone in an arch, which holds all the other stones in place.
B. Border Patrol agents retain the circular legacy Border Patrol patch, which is worn on the left sleeve.
The Border Patrol uniform is getting its first makeover since the 1950s to appear more like military fatigues and less like a police officer's duty garb. Leather belts with brass buckles are being replaced by nylon belts with quick-release plastic buckles, slacks are being replaced by lightweight cargo pants, and shiny badges and nameplates are being replaced by cloth patches.