NAVADMIN 260/11 – UNIFORM BOARD UPDATE

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R 301451Z AUG 11
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
TO AL NAVADMIN
 
NAVADMIN 260/11
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:

    A.  REVISED SPECIFICATIONS FOR WOMEN'S HANDBAG.  EFFECTIVE 60 DAYS FROM
RELEASE OF THIS MESSAGE, THE POLICY ON WEARING A WOMEN'S HANDBAG IN UNIFORM IS
IN THE MANNER PRESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
        (1) DESCRIPTION:  WOMEN MAY WEAR CIVILIAN HANDBAGS WHILE IN UNIFORM.
THE HANDBAG MUST BE OF PLAIN BLACK, BROWN, WHITE GRAIN LEATHER OR SYNTHETIC
LEATHER, RECTANGULAR IN SHAPE AND DESIGNED WITH A FLAP (MAGNETIC OR ZIPPER).
THE COLOR OF THE HANDBAG WILL MATCH THE COLOR OF THE SHOES WORN. DIMENSIONS
MUST BE BETWEEN 7 1/2 TO 14 INCHES IN WIDTH, 5 1/2 TO 11 INCHES IN HEIGHT, AND
2 TO 4 INCHES DEEP.  EXOTIC MATERIALS SUCH AS EEL, ALLIGATOR, OR OSTRICH SKIN
ARE NOT AUTHORIZED. THE HANDBAG MAY NOT HAVE ANY VISIBLE ORNAMENTATION,
DECORATIVE STITCHING, EMBOSSED DESIGN, OR MANUFACTURER'S LOGO. THE CLOSURE
HARDWARE WILL BE BRASS-PLATED, SILVER OR GOLD-COLORED (NO OVER-SIZED BUCKLES
OR STRING TIES ARE ALLOWED). THE STRAP
(SINGLE OR DOUBLE) WILL BE OF THE SAME MATERIAL AS THE PURSE AND MAY HAVE A
GOLD-COLORED OR BLACK-COLORED BUCKLE. HANDBAGS MAY BE PROCURED FROM COMMERCIAL
SOURCES, PROVIDED THE ABOVE CRITERIA ARE FOLLOWED.
        (2) CORRECT WEAR:  CARRY OVER THE LEFT SHOULDER OR FOREARM, PLACING
THE TOP OF THE HANDBAG AT WAIST LEVEL.
        (3) OWNERSHIP MARKINGS:  ON MANUFACTURER'S TAG INSIDE THE LARGE
POCKET.
    B.  NUCLEAR WEAPONS SECURITY (NWS) BREAST INSIGNIA.  EFFECTIVE
IMMEDIATELY, THE NUCLEAR WEAPONS SECURITY (NWS) BREAST INSIGNIA IS APPROVED
AND AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR BY ENLISTED PERSONNEL ASSIGNED TO SPECIAL WEAPONS
FACILITIES (SWF) WHO HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE QUALIFICATION
REQUIREMENTS OUTLINED IN THE FORTHCOMING MILPERSMAN ARTICLE 1220-061.
        (1) THE NWS BREAST INSIGNIA IS A ONE AND ONE-FOURTH INCH BY ONE INCH
SILVER (ANODIZED OR OXIDIZED) SHIELD (METAL OR EMBROIDERED) SHOWING A TRIDENT
SURROUNDED BY AN ATOM SYMBOL.  AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SHIELD, THERE IS A SCROLL
WITH FIVE SMALL OPENINGS.  GOLD OR SILVER STARS ARE MOUNTED ON THE SCROLL OF
THE METAL VERSION TO INDICATE EACH ADDITIONAL YEAR OF CREDITABLE SERVICE IN
THE NWS MISSION.
        (2) MANNER OF WEAR:  THE NWS BREAST INSIGNIA WILL BE WORN IN
ACCORDANCE WITH REF A, CHAPTER 2, SECTION 2, ARTICLE 5201.2C.  THE NWS BREAST
INSIGNIA, WHEN WORN WITHOUT STARS, INDICATES ONE YEAR CREDITABLE SERVICE TO
THE NWS MISSION.  AN AFFIXED GOLD STAR WILL INDICATE AN ADDITIONAL YEAR OF
CREDIBLE SERVICE.  THREE GOLD STARS AFFIXED TO THE NWS BREAST INSIGNIA
SIGNIFIES FOUR YEARS OF CREDIBLE SERVICE.  AN AFFIXED SILVER STAR INDICATES
FIVE YEARS OF CREDITABLE SERVICE.
        (3)  THE NWS BREAST INSIGNIA (METAL OR EMBROIDERED) IS NOT AUTHORIZED
FOR WEAR ON THE NWU TYPE II AND III UNIFORMS.
        (4) THE NWS BREAST INSIGNIA METAL AND EMBROIDERED BADGE WILL BE
AVAILABLE VIA NAVY EXCHANGE UNIFORM CENTERS OR VIA THE NEX UNIFORM WEBSITE
STARTING AUGUST 2012.  PURCHASE WILL BE FACILTATED THROUGH YOUR LOCAL NAVY
EXCHANGE UNIFORM CENTER OR VIA THE NEXCOM WEBSITE AT
HTTPS://WWW.NEXNET.NEXWEB.ORG/PLS /NEXAUTH/WG_SELECT_SPEED (ALL LOWERCASE) OR
NEX CALL CENTER AT             1-800-368-4088      .

2.  SERVICE DRESS KHAKI UPDATE.  PHASE II OF THE 75/25 POLY/WOOL FABRIC
EVALUATION IS IN ITS FINAL STAGES.  WEAR TEST AND FOCUS GROUP DATA IS BEING
EVALUATED AND WILL BE COMPILED INTO A FINAL REPORT WITH RECOMMENDATION TO THE
NAVY UNIFORM BOARD AND CNO.  UPON DETERMINATION OF FINAL DESIGN APPROVAL, THE
SDK IS PLANNED TO BE AVAILABLE FOR ORDER AND PURCHASE BY SEPTEMBER 2012 VIA
THE NAVY EXCHANGE UNIFORM CENTERS AND UNIFORM CALL CENTER.  TO FACILITATE THE
OPPORTUNITY FOR FURTHER FLEET EXPOSURE OF THE EXISTING DESIGN CONCEPT, THE
CURRENT
CONTEMPORARY PROTOTYPE DESIGN SDK UNIFORMS ARE AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR UNTIL 1
OCTOBER 2011.

3.  UNIFORM POLICY CHANGES ARE A DIRECT RESULT OF FLEET FEEDBACK AND STAFFED
RESEARCH.  THE PROCEDURES TO SUBMIT RECOMMENDED UNIFORM CHANGES CAN BE FOUND
IN CHAPTER 1, SECTION 1, ARTICLE 1101.1.B (4) OF REF A.

4.  FILE THIS NAVADMIN UNTIL REVISIONS ARE INCORPORATED INTO THE 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 AT HTTP://WWW.PUBLIC.NAVY.MIL/BUPERS-
NPC/SUPPORT/UNIFORMS/PAGES/DEFAULT2.ASPX.

5.  POINTS OF CONTACT:
    A.  MR. ROBERT B. CARROLL, OPNAV N131U, VIA E-MAIL AT
ROBERT.B.CARROLL(AT)NAVY.MIL;
    B.  CMDCM(SW/AW) MARTHA KASTLER VIA E-MAIL AT MARTHA.KASTLER (AT)NAVY.MIL;
    C.  PSC(SW/AW) SHAWN LAFFERTY VIA E-MAIL AT SHAWN.LAFFERTY(AT)NAVY.MIL.

6.  RELEASED BY MS. STEFFANIE B. EASTER, N1 (ACTING).//
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2 Responses to “NAVADMIN 260/11 – UNIFORM BOARD UPDATE”

Comment from V. Mazzarella
Time February 15, 2012 at 11:42 am

http://navy-uniform-regulations.com/?page_id=315

When will the photos of women officers in formal dress and both mess dress jackets be updated to show the new tuxedo style shirt with gold buttons and new tie, rather than showing the old ruffled blouse with pearl buttons? IF selected from the component list, the next level down does show the new shirt. But since Oct 2003, new one replaced it, so please update the photos.

Comment from Charles R. Kletz CWO3 USN(ret)
Time March 5, 2012 at 9:38 am

Lets get that Service Dress Khaki Uniform to the troops…We love it, and want it back!….Thanks

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