NAVADMIN 366/11 — NAVY WORKING UNIFORM TYPE I, II AND III EXPANDED OCCASION FOR W EAR AND REVISED MANNER OF WEAR

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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.

2.  THE INTENT OF THIS POLICY IS TO EXPAND THE AUTHORIZED STOPS FOR  WHICH
NWUS MAY BE WORN WHEN COMMUTING TO AND FROM HOME AND WORK, AND TO ALLOW WEAR
OF THE NWU DURING SELECTED VENUES WHEN AUTHORIZED BY THE REGIONAL COMMANDER OR
COMMANDING OFFICER AS APPROPRIATE.

3.  NWU TYPE I, II AND III OCCASION FOR WEAR:
    A.  CONUS
       (1) THIS GUIDANCE UPDATES AND REPLACES REF A, PARA 5.A.(1).
 NWU TYPE I, II AND III WEAR IS AUTHORIZED FOR COMMUTING AND ALL NORMAL TASKS
AND ASSOCIATED STOPS (E.G. STOPS AT CHILD CARE, GAS STATIONS, OFF-BASE
SHOPPING, BANKING, DMV AND DINING) BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THE WORKDAY.
SINCE NWUS ARE NOT A LIBERTY UNIFORM, CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL WHILE OFF-BASE IN
NWUS IS NOT PERMITTED.  PER NAVY UNIFORM REGULATIONS, CHAPTER 1, SECTION 2,
PARAGRAPH 1201.2, THE AREA OR REGIONAL COMMANDER (PER TABLE 1-2-1) MAY FURTHER
RESTRICT UNIFORM POLICY WITHIN THEIR GEOGRAPHIC LIMITS.
       (2) THIS GUIDANCE UPDATES AND REPLACES REF A, PARA 5.A.(2).  THE NWU
TYPE
I, II AND III ARE AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR AT ALL LOCATIONS WITH THE  EXCEPTION OF
INSIDE THE PENTAGON BUILDING (METRO, PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AND SLUG LINES  ARE
AUTHORIZED) AND THE NATIONAL MALL AREA BOUNDED BY CAPITOL HILL AND SURROUNDING
SENATE AND HOUSE STAFF OFFICES, THE WHITE HOUSE AND EXECUTIVE OFFICE BUILDING,
STATE  DEPARTMENT AND ALL MONUMENTS AND MEMORIALS.  SERVICE UNIFORM AND
SERVICE DRESS UNIFORMS WILL REMAIN THE UNIFORM OF THE DAY AT THESE RESTRICTED
LOCATIONS WITHIN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION (NCR).   NWU TYPE I WEAR IS
AUTHORIZED IN OFFICE ENVIRONMENTS AT HEADQUARTERS STAFFS OUTSIDE THESE NCR
RESTRICTED AREAS.  NWU TYPE I WEAR IS AUTHORIZED FOR ALL CNRC RECRUITERS IN
CONUS, HAWAII AND GUAM (E.G. MALLS, SCHOOLS, NORMAL RECRUITING AREAS).  SLIDES
DEPICTING NCR PROHIBITED AREAS CAN BE FOUND AT THE NAVY UNIFORM MATTERS
WEBSITE:
HTTP://WWW.PUBLIC.NAVY.MIL/BUPERS-NPC/SUPPORT/UNIFORMS/PAGES/DEFAULT2.ASPX

    B.    WEAR ON CONUS COMMERCIAL TRAVEL (E.G. AIRLINES, RAILWAYS, OR BUS) IS
PROHIBITED.  HOWEVER, WEAR ON COMMUTER TRANSPORTATION (E.G. METRORAIL,
METROBUS,
COMMUTER BUS, VRE, FERRIES) IS AUTHORIZED.
    C.  OCONUS POLICY IN REF A, PARA 5.B REMAINS UNCHANGED.

4.  WEAR RESTRICTIONS:
    A.  THIS GUIDANCE UPDATES AND REPLACES REF A, PARA 5.A.(3). EXCEPT AS
INDICATED IN PARAGRAPH 5.B.(1)(B), CONUS AIR TRAVEL IN NWU TYPE I,  II, AND
III UNIFORMS IS AUTHORIZED ONLY ON MILITARY AND GOVERNMENT CONTRACTED  FLIGHTS
BETWEEN MILITARY AIRFIELD INSTALLATIONS (E.G., NAS OCEANA TO NAS FALLON). THE
NWU TYPE I, II AND III ARE NOT AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR DURING COMMERCIAL TRAVEL
(E.G. AIRLINES, RAILWAYS OR BUS, ETC.), BUT ARE AUTHORIZED ON COMMUTER
TRANSPORTATION PER PARA 3.B ABOVE.

5.  MANNER OF WEAR; THIS GUIDANCE IS IN ADDITION TO THE POLICY DIRECTED IN REF
A, PARA 7 AND APPLIES TO ALL NWU UNIFORMS WORN OFF-BASE:
    A.  OFF-BASE WEAR IS STANDARDIZED AS FOLLOWS:
        (1) NWU SHIRT/BLOUSE REQUIRED TO BE WORN AT ALL TIMES.
        (2) TROUSERS BLOUSED.
        (3) HEAD GEAR (8 POINT COVER ONLY; NO WATCHCAPS, BALLCAPS OR SUN
HATS).
WEAR OF COMMAND BALLCAP WITH NWU ON BASE, UNDERWAY AND FIELD EXERCISE WEAR
POLICY PER REF B REMAINS UNCHANGED.
        (4) PARKA HOOD STOWED UNLESS BEING DONNED.
        (5) FLEECE WITH CHEST RANK TAB (IF WORN AS AN OUTER GARMENT; RANK
INSIGNIA REQUIRED FOR E4 AND ABOVE).
        (6) REGIONAL COMMANDERS WILL STIPULATE AUTHORIZED WEAR FOR  OFFICIAL
CEREMONIES AND FUNCTIONS (E. G. INDEPENDENCE DAY; FLAG DAY; FLEET  WEEK;
MEMORIAL DAY; VETERAN'S DAY, CELEBRATIONS AND PARADES, PUBLIC SPORTING EVENTS
WITH  MEDIA INTEREST).
    B. REGIONAL COMMANDERS DETERMINE OFF-BASE SAFETY REQUIREMENTS (E.G.
REFLECTIVE VEST FOR MOTORCYCLES, BICYCLES, ETC.).

6.  COMMANDING OFFICERS ARE TO ENSURE GROOMING STANDARDS OUTLINED IN REF B,
CHAPTER 2, SECTION 1, ARE STRICTLY ENFORCED.   NAVY PERSONNEL WILL PRESENT A
PROUD AND PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCE THAT WILL REFLECT POSITIVELY ON THE
INDIVIDUAL, THE NAVY AND THE UNITED STATES.

7.  REQUESTS FOR CLARIFICATION/WAIVERS TO THE ABOVE OCCASION OF WEAR POLICY
SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS (MANPOWER,
PERSONNEL, TRAINING AND EDUCATION) (N1) VIA THE NAVY UNIFORM MATTERS OFFICE
(N131U).

8.  SLIDES DEPICTING NCR PROHIBITED AREAS CAN BE FOUND AT THE NAVY UNIFORM
MATTERS WEBSITE: HTTP://WWW.PUBLIC.NAVY.MIL/BUPERS-
NPC/SUPPORT/UNIFORMS/PAGES/DEFAULT2.ASPX

9.  POINTS OF CONTACT ARE MR. ROBERT B. CARROLL, HEAD, NAVY UNIFORM MATTERS
OFFICE (OPNAV N131U) VIA EMAIL AT ROBERT.B.CARROLL(AT)NAVY.MIL OR
CMDCM(SW/AW) MARTHA KASTLER, ASSISTANT HEAD, VIA EMAIL AT
MARTHA.KASTLER(AT)NAVY.MIL OR PSC(SW/AW) SHAWN LAFFERTY VIA E-MAIL AT
SHAWN.LAFFERTY(AT)NAVY.MIL.

10.  RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL S. R. VAN BUSKIRK, N1.//
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10 Responses to “NAVADMIN 366/11 — NAVY WORKING UNIFORM TYPE I, II AND III EXPANDED OCCASION FOR W EAR AND REVISED MANNER OF WEAR”

Comment from WATCH CAP or BLACK KNIT CAP
Time February 26, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Can Watch Cap or Black knit cap be worn with NWU on base or within ship and off the ship on the peir instead of NWU CAP? What is the NAVADMIN. Read NAVADMIN 366/11 with zero clarification but an Officer showed me the regulations showing it can be worn or authorized to wear with the NWUs while not on watch, and on base?

Comment from MMC (SW) James E. Patterson
Time February 29, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Are NWU T-Shirts authorized to be worn during individual PT?

Comment from Karla
Time March 30, 2012 at 3:01 am

Currently stationed in Kandahar Afghanistan. We are allowed to wear black/blue shorts with either the Tan T-shirt or Navy yellow. CO has not been really stricht on socks. I have been wearing both black adn white. An Army SGM has said we HAVE to wear the white socks above the ankle. I don’t know why this is such a huge issue since we aren’t falling under the Army’s uniforms except for the desert ones we have to wear. Is it really such a big deal that we wear black sometimes? Can our CO say it’s ok sometimes to wear them? Need your help and advise so that I can bring it to attention of SGM. Hard enough to be here without someone worrying about what color my socks are. I do take my Navy pride seriously, I am not a slob in ANY uniform I wear. Thank you, IT2 Southern

Comment from OS3 David Reese
Time April 29, 2012 at 2:42 pm

To whom it may concern,

I was wondering what the proper way to wear the NWU Parka Fleece Liner is. i know in NAVADMIN 259/11 it states that you have to have the rank tab with proper rank ensigna. My concern is where it states the shirt. Is it required to have the NWU Type 1 Blouse on or are you authorized to wear it with just the undershirt as a replacement for the blouse?.

V/R

OS3 David Reese

Comment from FLORES
Time July 18, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Is the NWU type authorize to wear for PT like running with Blouse off?

Comment from Ryan
Time July 25, 2012 at 8:12 am

While Driving, can the blouse be relaxed, and just wear the Blue under shirt?

Comment from LSCS Carlock
Time August 2, 2012 at 1:35 am

Is rank authorized on the Navy Type III boonie hat in theater?

Deployed in Horn of Africa, Camp Lemonnier and have seen several issued boonie hats with the rank sewn on. From NAVADMIN 259/11 no boonie hats are authorized. They are issued, so am looking for more current guidance on rank on boonie hats in theater, specifically Camp Lemonnier.

Comment from IT3 THOMPKINS
Time August 9, 2012 at 10:29 am

I’ve been trying to research the regulation on running while in NWU’s. Is there a chapter that in the uniform regulations that covers this?

Comment from chad
Time October 19, 2012 at 2:22 pm

can I individually pt in my NWU’s debloused with bates lites (non-steel toes) (buds boots)

Comment from HN DC
Time March 9, 2015 at 12:33 pm

TO anyone who can help,
During my lunch brake I go to the base gym and PT and there has been a few occasions when I forget my PT shoes so I de-blouse and workout in boots. I have seen several 1st classes do this so I thought it was acceptable but I have recently been confronted by a retired chief saying it is wrong (not in a respectable way either). I would like to know the instruction on tis matter.

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