NAVADMIN 299/10 – NWU Update

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NAVADMIN 299/10

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SUBJ/NAVY UNIFORM UPDATE – NAVY WORKING UNIFORM (NWU)//

REF/A/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/270135Z AUG 10//
REF/B/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/021922Z DEC 08//
REF/C/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/262243Z JUN 09//
REF/D/DOC/NAVPERS 15665I/01JAN03//

NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 287/10, NAVY UNIFORM UPDATE. REF B IS 343/08, UNIFORM UPDATE. REF C IS NAVADMIN 188/09, NAVY UNIFORM UPDATE. REF D IS US NAVY UNIFORM REGULATIONS.

RMKS/1. THIS NAVADMIN CANCELS REF A, AND PROVIDES CLARIFYING GUIDANCE ON THE MANDATORY WEAR DATES OF THE NAVY WORKING UNIFORM (NWU), AS ANNOUNCED IN REF B. THE NWU FACILITATES NAVY LEADERSHIP’S INTENT TO STANDARDIZE THE PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCE OF SAILORS WHEN WEARING A
WORKING UNIFORM ASHORE. FLEET-WIDE AVAILABILITY OF THE NWU HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY ACHIEVED SIX MONTHS IN ADVANCE OF THE ORIGINALLY ESTABLISHED MANDATORY WEAR DATE, AND THE NWU WILL NOW BE WORN AS THE WORKING UNIFORM ASHORE BY31 DECEMBER 2010.

2. CURRENT NWU COMPONENT INVENTORY INDICATES THAT SAILORS HAVE PURCHASED AN AVERAGE OF 1.3 UNIFORMS, WELL BELOW THE FOUR UNIFORMS PER SEA BAG WHICH MOST SAILORS HAVE BEEN PAID TO PROCURE. SEABAG CONTENT AND QUANTITY REQUIREMENTS ARE ESTABLISHED TO ENSURE DEPLOYMENT AND MISSION READINESS.

3. PER REF B, 31 DECEMBER 2010 REMAINS THE DEADLINE FOR SAILORS TO HAVE ALL REQUIRED NWU ITEMS. FOR E1-E9, THAT EQUATES TO FOUR SETS OF NWU, AS DESCRIBED IN PARA 6. OFFICER STANDARDS ARE ADDRESSED IN PARA 7.

4. THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTION EXISTS:
FOR THOSE SAILORS WHO COMMENCED RECRUIT TRAINING ANY TIME BETWEEN 1 OCTOBER 2007 AND 26 APRIL 2009, THE DEADLINE TO POSSESS FOUR SETS OF NWU IS 30 JUNE 2013. THIS FOLLOWS THE LATEST DATE WHEN ALL SAILORS IN THIS CATEGORY WILL HAVE RECEIVED FOUR YEARS OF CLOTHING REPLACEMENT
ALLOWANCE (CRA).ANNUAL CRA PROVIDES FOR ONE SET OF NWU PER YEAR PLUS A PERCENTAGE OF THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF NWU FOOTWEAR AND OUTERWEAR, BASED ON THEIR APPLICABLE WEAR LIFE.

5. PREVIOUSLY, GUIDANCE WAS PROVIDED TO SAILORS TO SAVE THESE ANNUAL UNIFORM ALLOWANCE INCREASES FOR THE PURCHASE OF NWU SEABAG REQUIREMENTS, IN ORDER TO AVOID ADVERSE IMPACT ON PERSONAL FINANCES AS THE MANDATORY WEAR DATE APPROACHES. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT LEADERSHIP
CONTINUE TO EDUCATE SAILORS TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF PROCURING NWU ITEMS WITH THE FUNDS THEY HAVE ALREADY BEEN PROVIDED.

6. BY 31 DECEMBER 2010, COMMANDERS AND COMMANDING OFFICERS SHOULD HAVE VERIFIED THAT ALL SAILORS UNDER THEIR COMMAND HAVE THE REQUIRED UNIFORM COMPONENTS IN THEIR SEA BAG, APPROPRIATE TO THE LEVEL OF UNIFORM ALLOWANCE THAT EACH SAILOR HAS RECEIVED. FULL NWU COMPONENT REQUIREMENTS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
A. FOUR NWU BLOUSES AND TROUSERS
B. ONE PAIR OF NWU BOOTS
C. TWO EIGHT-POINT UTILITY CAPS
D. FIVE 100% BLUE COTTON T-SHIRTS
E. FIVE PAIRS OF BOOT SOCKS
F. ONE MOCK TURTLE NECK SWEATER
G. ONE FLEECE LINER
H. ONE GORTEX PARKA

7. REF D ESTABLISHES UNIFORM QUANTITY REQUIREMENTS. OFFICERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR BUYING AND MAINTAINING UNIFORMS APPROPRIATE TO THEIR ASSIGNED DUTIES, AND AS REQUIRED BY THEIR PRESCRIBING AUTHORITY. THERE IS NO MINIMUM NUMBER OF UNIFORMS REQUIRED TO BE IN THEIR POSSESSION. SUFFICIENT QUANTITIES OF UNIFORM ITEMS SHALL BE PROCURED AND MAINTAINED TO ENSURE HIGH STANDARDS OF PERSONAL HYGIENE AND APPEARANCE.

8. NWU COMPONENTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE VIA NAVY EXCHANGE UNIFORM CENTERS.NAVY EXCHANGE UNIFORM SALES ASSOCIATES ARE AVAILABLE TO ENSURE PROPER FIT AND SIZING OF NWU COMPONENTS.

9. THE NWU OCCASION FOR WEAR, AS DETAILED IN REF C, REMAINS IN EFFECT.

10. YOUR LEADERSHIP AND SUPPORT IN THIS EFFORT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED TO ENSURE UNIFORM TANDARDIZATION, MISSION READINESS, AND REDUCTION OF EXCESS INVENTORY WHICH COULD IMPEDE FUTURE UNIFORM INITIATIVES.

11. POINTS OF CONTACT:
– MR. ROBERT B. CARROLL, HEAD, NAVY UNIFORM MATTERS OFFICE, AT ROBERT.B.CARROLL(AT)NAVY.MIL.
– CMDCM(AW) JERRY FEATHERSTONE, DEPUTY HEAD, NAVY UNIFORM MATTERS, AT JERRY.FEATHERSTONE(AT)NAVY.MIL.
– NEXCOM UNIFORM CENTER: MR. GENE GONZALEZ, (757) 631-4125 OR EMAIL AT EUGENE_GONZALEZ(AT)NEXWEB.ORG.

12. RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.//

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3 Responses to “NAVADMIN 299/10 – NWU Update”

Comment from MC1 Banfield
Time December 8, 2010 at 6:23 pm

Wear date Dec. 31, 2010… except for NCR right?

Comment from IT3 Ian Ward
Time April 16, 2011 at 3:10 am

i was told to starch my NWU and have the blousing straps above my boot what do I do?

Comment from Anonymous
Time June 2, 2011 at 10:40 pm

Print out the NAVADMIN on the proper way to wear the NWU and give it to the person that is not sure of the regs.

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