R 271406Z AUG 14 PSN 618143K23 FM CNO WASHINGTON DC TO NAVADMIN NAVADMIN 200/14 SUBJ/UNIFORM UPDATE NAVY AND COMMAND BALL CAP// MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/AUG// REF/A/DOC/NAVPERS 15665I/01JAN11// REF/B/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/011623ZAPR13// REF/C/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/022305ZDEC11// REF/D/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/312021ZMAR10// NARR/REF A IS NAVPERS 15665I, UNITED STATES NAVY UNIFORM REGULATIONS. REF B IS NAVADMIN 084/13, NAVY WORKING UNIFORM TYPE I UPDATE. REF C IS NAVADMIN 366/11, NAVY WORKING UNIFORM TYPE I, II AND III EXPANDED OCCASION FOR WEAR AND REVISED MANNER OF WEAR. REF D IS NAVADMIN 118/10, UNIFORM BOARD UPDATE. RMKS/1. Based on Fleet feedback, the Secretary of the Navy and the Chief of Naval Operations directed expansion of our ball cap policy. Effective 1 September 2014, the Navy and command ball cap may be worn in lieu of the eight-point cover with the Navy Working Uniform (NWU) Type I, II and III in accordance with reference (a). Read the rest of this entry »
R 071918Z FEB 14 PSN 291000K12
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
SUBJ/NAVY UNIFORM REGULATIONS UPDATE//
REF/B/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/182102ZMAY12//
NARR/REF A IS NAVPERS 15665I, U.S. NAVY UNIFORM REGULATIONS. REF B IS
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces changes to ref (a). Ref (b) previously
announced an update on the availability of Navy Security Badges.
2. Approved uniform policy changes are as follows:
a. Navy Working Uniform (NWU) Type II and III Chaplain Corps Staff
Insignia. Navy Chaplains serving in units authorized to wear the NWU Type II
or III may wear the Chaplain Corps Staff Insignia on the NWU Type II and III.
(1) Description. A 1 1/2-inch by 1 1/2-inch matching NWU Type II or
III fabric patch with embroidered Chaplain Corps insignia centered on the
fabric. The Chaplain Corps insignia shall be embroidered with black thread
and positioned upright on the fabric patch.
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Piping first appeared as a decorative device during the 1840s, which Sailors added to break up drabness of their uniform. In 1866 the collar flap was extended to nine inches to accommodate a standardized system of white piping to distinguish petty officers (three rows), ordinary seamen (two rows) and landsmen and boys (one row).
Corresponding rows were displayed on the cuff. In 1876 the white tape on the collar was standardized to three rows for all enlisted wearing the jumper, with rank to be determined by the petty officer insignia, and cuff stripes for the seaman ranks. In 1947, cuff piping was standardized at three rows for all hands since rating badges and added piping (diagonal white, red, green, or blue stripes on the left sleeve) to denote rank was repetitious.
Female Uniform Review
Female Uniforms fit evaluations this spring on resesigned aspects of the female service dress blue uniform will produce important information on the fit, comfort and function of the new slacks, jumper and a version of the Dixie Cup – style cover with a sweat and makeup band. Female chiefs and officers can expect new combination covers, designed to more closely resemble the male version
Lightweight Navy Working Uniforms
Also this spring, the Navy Uniform Matters office and the Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility will begin wear testing a lightweight version of the NWU Type I for Sailors assigned in regions with warm climates. The evaluation will focus on the comfort provided by two prototype uniforms made of different fabrics. If the evaluations are successful, Navy leadership will determine which version to add to the sea bag.
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R 182102Z MAY 12 PSN 211438K19
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
SUBJ: UNIFORM BOARD UPDATE
REF/B/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/301439ZAUG11//
REF/C/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/022305ZDEC11//
REF/D/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/261511ZJUN09//
NARR/REF A IS U.S. NAVY UNIFORM REGULATIONS. REF B IS NAVADMIN 259/11.
REF C IS NAVADMIN 366/11. REF D IS NAVADMIN 186/09.
RMKS/1. THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS (CNO) APPROVED
UNIFORM POLICY CHANGES PROPOSED DURING THE 24 JANUARY 2012 AND
3 APRIL 2012 NAVY UNIFORM BOARDS. THE NAVY UNIFORM BOARD IS LED BY THE CHIEF
OF NAVAL PERSONNEL (PRESIDENT) AND INCLUDES REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE FLEET,
OPNAV, RESERVE FORCES, COMMANDER, NAVAL INSTALLATIONS COMMAND, NAVAL SUPPLY
SYSTEM COMMAND, NAVAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING COMMAND, AND U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY.
THE FUNCTIONS OF THE UNIFORM BOARD ARE OUTLINED IN REF A. Read the rest of this entry »
R 071312Z MAY 12
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
SUBJ: WOMEN’S UNIFORM INITIATIVES
REF/A/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/032100ZMAR11//
REF/B/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/301451ZAUG11//
NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 075/11, NAVY UNIFORM UPDATE. REF B IS NAVADMIN 260/11,
NAVY UNIFORM UPDATE.//
RMKS/1. THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES NEW UNIFORM INTIATIVES THAT INVOLVE THE
EVALUATION OF FEMALE UNIFORMS, AND UNIFORM CHANGES TO ADDRESS NOTED CONCERNS.
AS A RESULT OF FLEET FEEDBACK RECEIVED FROM FEMALE SAILORS DURING NAVY
LEADERSHIP ALL HANDS CALLS AND INPUTS RECEIVED BY THE NAVY UNIFORM BOARD
REGARDING WOMEN’S UNIFORM QUALITY, DESIGN AND FIT ISSUES, THE CHIEF OF NAVAL
PERSONNEL, AS PRESIDENT OF THE NAVY UNIFORM BOARD, DIRECTED A COMPREHENSIVE
EVALUATION OF WOMEN’S UNIFORM CONCERNS. Read the rest of this entry »
NAVADMIN 366/11 — NAVY WORKING UNIFORM TYPE I, II AND III EXPANDED OCCASION FOR W EAR AND REVISED MANNER OF WEAR
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1// TO NAVADMIN NAVADMIN 366/11 SUBJ/NAVY WORKING UNIFORM TYPE I, II AND III EXPANDED OCCASION FOR WEAR AND REVISED MANNER OF WEAR// REF/A/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/301439ZAUG11// REF/B/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/312021ZMAR10// REF/C/DOC/NAVPERS 15665I/01JAN03// NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 259/11 NAVY WORKING UNIFORM TYPE I, II AND III. REF B IS NAVADMIN 118/10 UNIFORM BOARD UPDATE. REF C IS NAVY UNIFORM REGULATIONS.// RMKS/1. THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS DECISION TO EXPAND AND STANDARDIZE THE OCCASION FOR WEAR OF THE NAVY WORKING UNIFORM (NWU) - TYPE I, II AND III; UPDATES THE OCCASION FOR WEAR POLICIES CONTAINED IN REFS A AND C; AND REVISES THE MANNER OF WEAR POLICIES CONTAINED IN REF C. THIS POLICY IS EFFECTIVE 1 JANUARY 2012 AND APPLIES TO CONUS, HAWAII AND GUAM BASED COMMANDS.
R 301451Z AUG 11 FM CNO WASHINGTON DC TO AL NAVADMIN
SUBJ/UNIFORM BOARD UPDATE// REF/A/DOC/NAVPERS 15665I/01JAN03/ AMPN/REF A IS U.S. NAVY UNIFORM REGULATIONS.// RMKS/1. THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS (CNO) APPROVED UNIFORM POLICY CHANGES PROPOSED BY THE 18 JULY 2011 NAVY UNIFORM BOARD. THE FUNCTIONS OF THE UNIFORM BOARD ARE OUTLINED IN REF A. APPROVED UNIFORM CHANGES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
NAVADMIN 259/11 MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/AUG// SUBJ/NAVY WORKING UNIFORM TYPE I, II AND III, CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORMS// RMKS/1. THIS NAVADMIN: A. UPDATES REFS A AND B; B. SUPERSEDES REF C; C. ANNOUNCES THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS FINAL DESIGN APPROVAL OF THE NAVY WORKING UNIFORM (NWU) TYPE II (DIGITAL DESERT) AND III (DIGITAL WOODLAND) (NWU TYPE II/III); D. ANNOUNCES POLICY UPDATES ON THE NAVY WORKING UNIFORM TYPE I(NWU TYPE I); E. DESCRIBES THE NWU TYPE II/III FLEET IMPLEMENTATION PLAN; AND F. UPDATES STATUS OF THE DESERT CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORM (CUU DESERT).
UNIFORM PHRASEOLOGY and UNIFORM TRIVIA
Basic Uniform Components. Uniform items required as part of the basic uniform.
These are the minimum items which must be worn unless the prescribing authority
Prescribable Items. Uniform items which may be directed or authorized with the
basic uniform. Prescribable items may be worn with the basic uniform at the
individual’s discretion unless otherwise directed.
R 051519Z AUG 11 PSN 075960K27 FM CNO WASHINGTON DC TO NAVADMIN SUBJ: MINIMALIST FOOTWEAR REF/A/DOC/NAVPERS 156651/01JAN03// AMPN/REF A IS NAVY UNIFORM REGULATIONS// RMKS/1. THIS NAVADMIN AUTHORIZES THE WEARING OF MINIMALIST FOOTWEAR WITH THE NAVY PHYSICAL TRAINING UNIFORM (PTU) DURING COMMAND/UNIT DIRECTED PHYSICAL TRAINING (PT), INDIVIDUAL PT, AND ACTIVITIES TO INCLUDE THE SEMI-ANNUAL PHYSICAL READINESS TEST (PRT).
R 111947Z MAR 11 FM CNO WASHINGTON DC TO AL NAVADMIN NAVADMIN 081/11 SUBJ/NAVY UNIFORM UPDATE// RMKS/1. THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS APPROVAL OF A MATCHING NAVY WORKING UNIFORM (NWU) PATTERN GORE-TEX FOUL WEATHER TROUSER FOR SAILORS E1 THROUGH O10. 2. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, A MATCHING NWU PATTERN GORE-TEX FOUL WEATHER TROUSER IS AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR AS ORGANIZATIONAL CLOTHING. Read the rest of this entry »