How to Put on a Military Belt Buckle
4 OCT 2017
The military has specific regulations on the appearance of your uniform. Whether you are in the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force or National Guard, you will have a dress uniform. Your dress uniform must be kept in perfect condition and worn meeting all regulations, including how your belt buckle is attached. You are required to own a specific belt buckle, which varies by branch, when you are in the military. Attaching your belt buckle does not take much effort and can be accomplished in a few minutes.
Lay the belt strap out flat.
Take the first keeper, and slide it over the right side of the belt strap about 6 inches. A keeper is a flat piece of metal or brass that has a rectangular hole in the center, allowing the belt strap to slide through.
Fold the right side of the belt strap in toward the keeper. Fold it so when the belt is on the fold, it's on the inside of the belt and not visible from the outside.
Slide the belt buckle on from the left side of the belt strap over toward the keeper until they meet. The keeper keeps the belt buckle from sliding off the end of the belt. The face of the buckle should be facing out so that when the belt is on, you see the front of the buckle.
Slide the folded piece of the belt strap through the buckles loop, and push the buckle so it is snug against the keeper.
Slide the D-ring, which is the clasp that connects the belt buckle to the other side of the belt strap, on to the left side of the belt strap.
Fold the belt strap in about 6 inches.
Slide your second keeper on to the left side of the belt strap about 6 inches over on the strap.
Slide the D-ring over until it connects with the keeper. The keeper keeps the D-ring from sliding off the end of the belt strap.
Slide the folded piece of the belt strap through the D-ring's loop, and push the D-ring so it is snug against the keeper.
Connect the D-ring clasp and the belt buckle together, sliding the D-ring into the buckle.
Adjust the belt by pulling the folded straps in or out to release or reduce the length of the belt.