This is a standard issue M1912/1917 United States Army Air Service uniform coat. This coat was worn by the donor, Charles W. Slaughter, during his cadet training in World War I.
Donated by Charles W. Slaughter
United States Army Air Service (USAAS) Type M1912/1917 officer cadet's uniform coat; single breasted drab wool with five brass buttons down front; two upper patch pockets and two lower patch pockets with brass buttoned flap; stiff or "choker" collar; single gold officer's lace on each cuff; epaulets; brass "U.S.R." insignia on right collar and Signal Corps crossed flag insignia on left collar; red wool "discharge" chevron left arm; overseas service chevron on left cuff.