NAVADMIN 020/10 – Service Dress Khaki

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R 191542Z JAN 10

FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//

TO NAVADMIN

INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//

NAVADMIN 020/10

MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/JAN//

SUBJ/NAVY UNIFORM UPDATE – SERVICE DRESS KHAKI//

RMKS/1. THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE APPROVAL FOR FINAL DEVELOPMENT OF SERVICE DRESS KHAKI (SDK) AS AN OPTIONAL UNIFORM, AND PROVIDES INITIAL DETAILS OF OCCASION FOR WEAR POLICY.

2. SDK WEAR TEST BEGAN IN APRIL 2008 AND COMPLETED IN OCTOBER 2009. 125 SAILORS PARTICIPATED IN THE WEAR TEST IN SIX GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS. TWO WEAR TEST DESIGNS WERE EVALUATED. THE FIRST, A TRADITIONAL DESIGN, WAS BASED ON THE ORIGINAL SDK UNIFORM DISESTABLISHED IN 1975. THE SECOND, A CONTEMPORARY DESIGN, INCORPORATED MORE UPDATED DESIGN FEATURES SUCH AS AN UNBELTED WAIST AND PEAKED LAPELS. BASED ON FEEDBACK PROVIDED IN WRITTEN SURVEYS AND FOCUS GROUPS, THE CLEAR PREFERENCE OF WEAR TEST PARTICIPANTS WAS THE CONTEMPORARY DESIGN UNIFORM. THE PARTICIPANTS PROVIDED RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FURTHER SDK UNIFORM COMPONENT MODIFICATIONS. NEXCOM WILL PURSUE A 75/25 POLY/WOOL FABRIC BLEND JACKET, SUCH THAT IT MAY BE WORN WITH THE EXISTING SERVICE KHAKI PANTS OR SKIRT.

3. WE ANTICIPATE THE UNIFORM WILL BE AVAILABLE BY FY 2012. SDK WILL BE FOR OPTIONAL WEAR BY E7 THROUGH O10 IN LIEU OF SUMMER WHITE AND SERVICE KHAKI DURING PERIODS WHEN SUMMER UNIFORMS ARE PRESCRIBED, AND  DURING SITUATIONS WHERE WEARING A TIE IS APPROPRIATE, SUCH AS AN OFFICE ENVIRONMENT. AS SUCH, IT WILL SERVE AS AN OPTIONAL CONFIGURATION OF SERVICE KHAKI (LONG SLEEVE SHIRT AND TIE, WITH OR WITHOUT JACKET). DETAILED REGULATIONS FOR WEAR WILL BE PROMULGATED AT A LATER DATE, CONSISTENT WITH ART 1201 OF REF A.

4. NEXCOM ANTICIPATES A PERIOD OF 18 MONTHS TO COMPLETE DEVELOPMENT OF SDK AND MAKE IT AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. ONCE AVAILABLE, SDK WILL BE SOLD VIA SPECIAL ORDER FROM NAVY EXCHANGE  SERVICE COMMAND (NEXCOM) UNIFORM CENTERS. BECAUSE IT WILL BE AN OPTIONAL UNIFORM, THE COST TO OWN WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE INDIVIDUAL AND NO UNIFORM ALLOWANCE WILL BE PROVIDED.

5. DURING FINAL DEVELOPMENT, A SMALL SDK WEAR TEST WILL BE ESTABLISHED TO HELP EVALUATE THE FINAL UNIFORM COMPONENTS. FINAL COST INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE FOLLOWING COMPLETION OF THIS TEST.

6. FILE THIS NAVADMIN UNTIL CHANGES ARE INCORPORATED INTO THE QUARTERLY BUPERS DIRECTIVE CD-ROM CHANGE CONTAINING REF A. IN THE INTERIM, FOR MORE INFORMATION ON UNIFORMS AND UNIFORM POLICY, VISIT THE NAVY UNIFORM MATTERS WEBSITE HTTP://WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/COMMANDSUPPORT/USNAVYUNIFORMS/.

7. POINTS OF CONTACT:
– HEAD, NAVY UNIFORM MATTERS OFFICE: MR. ROBERT B. CARROLL AT
(703) 614-5076/DSN 224 OR EMAIL AT ROBERT.B.CARROLL(AT)NAVY.MIL.
– ASSISTANT HEAD, NAVY UNIFORM MATTERS OFFICE: CMDCM(SW) JERRY FEATHERSTONE AT (703) 614-5075 OR EMAIL AT JERRY.FEATHERSTONE(AT)NAVY.MIL.
– NEXCOM: MR. GENE GONZALEZ (757) 631-4125 OR EMAIL AT EUGENE_GONZALEZ(AT)NEXWEB.ORG.

8. RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.//
BT

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3 Responses to “NAVADMIN 020/10 – Service Dress Khaki”

Comment from JD
Time June 24, 2010 at 1:35 pm

I had to laugh when I heard this. Really? We are really increasng our seabag again? When will the madness end? Oh, maybe we should bring back the old Aviation Greens….

Comment from NUR
Time June 24, 2010 at 3:56 pm

Exactly, Where did we go wrong here? It seemed like a good idea at the time.

Comment from RD
Time July 19, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Officers and chiefs get a concession for the loss of working khaki…it’s optional. Don’t like it, don’t buy it.

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