NAVADMIN 164/12 — NAVY UNIFORM BOARD UPDATE

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R 182102Z MAY 12 PSN 211438K19

FM CNO WASHINGTON DC

SUBJ: UNIFORM BOARD UPDATE

NAVADMIN 164/12

REF/A/DOC/NAVPERS 15665I/01JAN03//

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.

2. APPROVED UNIFORM POLICY CHANGES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
A. NAVY SECURITY FORCE IDENTIFICATION BADGES. U.S. NAVY SECURITY FORCE
IDENTIFICATION BADGE/PATCH WILL BE STANDARDIZED IN DESIGN AND COLOR REFLECTING
THREE CATEGORIES OF SECURITY DUTIES: U.S. NAVY SECURITY FORCES, U.S. NAVY
CORRECTIONS SPECIALIST AND U.S. NAVY COMMAND MASTER-AT-ARMS.
(1) DESCRIPTION: SECURITY BADGES WILL BE METAL OR EMBROIDERED
PATCHES, GOLD IN COLOR, BLACK LETTERING AND APPROXIMATELY 2 1/2 INCH IN HEIGHT
BY 1 3/4 INCH IN WIDTH. METAL BADGES WILL BE STAMPED WITH RAISED INSIGNIA.
THE FACE OF THE BADGE/PATCH WILL HAVE A RIGHT FACING EAGLE PERCHED ATOP A
WREATHED SHIELD. ADDITIONALLY:
(A) NAVY SECURITY FORCES (NSF): THE TOP SCROLL (LINE 1) WILL BE
STAMPED U.S. NAVY; THE SECOND SCROLL (LINE 2) WILL BE STAMPED SECURITY; THE
THIRD SCROLL (LINE 3) WILL BE STAMPED FORCES; AND THE FOURTH SCROLL (LINE 4)
WILL HAVE A BLACK EMBOSSED STAR. THE CENTER PIECE WILL BE THE MASTER-AT-ARMS
(MA) RATING INSIGNIA.
(B) CORRECTIONS SPECIALIST: THE TOP SCROLL (LINE 1) WILL BE
STAMPED U.S. NAVY; THE SECOND SCROLL (LINE 2) WILL BE STAMPED CORRECTIONS; THE
THIRD SCROLL (LINE 3) WILL BE STAMPED SPECIALIST; AND THE FOURTH SCROLL WILL
HAVE A BLACK EMBOSSED STAR. THE CENTER PIECE WILL BE A FOULED ANCHOR.
(C) COMMAND MASTER-AT-ARMS (CMAA): THE TOP SCROLL (LINE 1)
WILL BE STAMPED U.S. NAVY; THE SECOND SCROLL (LINE 2) WILL BE STAMPED CMAA,
THE THIRD SCROLL (LINE 3) WILL BE BLANK; AND THE FOURTH SCROLL (LINE 4) WILL
HAVE A BLACK EMBOSSED STAR. THE CENTER PIECE WILL BE A FOULED ANCHOR.
(2) OCCASION FOR WEAR. THE REDESIGNED U.S. NAVY IDENTIFICATION
BADGE/PATCH WILL BE STANDARDIZED AS FOLLOWS:
(A) NAVY SECURITY FORCES (NSF) BADGE/PATCH. ALL SECURITY LDO/CWO
(649X/749X) AND RATED MASTER-AT-ARMS WILL WEAR THE BADGE FOR THE DURATION OF
THEIR DUTY WITHIN THE CAREER PATH. PERSONNEL WHO CHANGE DESIGNATORS OR RATING
OUT OF THE NSF CAREER FIELD WILL NO LONGER BE AUTHORIZED CONTINUOUS WEAR OF
THE NSF BADGE. PERSONNEL ASSIGNED PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS) TO
SECURITY FORCE DUTIES, AUXILIARY SECURITY FORCE MEMBERS, AND RESERVE SECURITY
FORCE PERSONNEL WILL BE AUTHORIZED TO WEAR THE NSF BADGE/PATCH FOR THE
DURATION OF THEIR ASSIGNMENT ONLY.
(B) CORRECTIONS SPECIALIST BADGE/PATCH. PERSONNEL ASSIGNED
PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS) ORDERS TO CORRECTION FACILITIES WILL BE
AUTHORIZED TO WEAR THE U.S. NAVY CORRECTIONS SPECIALIST BADGE/PATCH FOR THE
DURATION OF THEIR ASSIGNMENT ONLY.
(C) COMMAND MASTER-AT-ARMS BADGE/PATCH. PERSONNEL ASSIGNED TO
COMMAND MASTER AT ARMS DUTIES WILL BE AUTHORIZED TO WEAR THE CMAA BADGE/PATCH
FOR THE DURATION OF THEIR ASSIGNMENT.
(3) MANNER OF WEAR. METAL BADGES WILL BE WORN ON ALL UNIFORMS
CENTERED ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH ABOVE THE RIGHT BREAST POCKET, NAME TAG OR
NAME TAPE, AS APPLICABLE, AND ON ALL UNIFORMS. EMBROIDERED PATCHES MAY BE
WORN ON WORKING UNIFORMS (NWUS AND NAVY BLUE COVERALLS) AS DETERMINED BY THE
TYCOM.
(4) AVAILABILITY. NEW SECURITY FORCE IDENTIFICATION BADGES WILL BE
AVAILABLE FOR COMMAND PURCHASE AS A CONTROLLED ITEM VIA THE DEFENSE LOGISTIC
AGENCY (DLA) COMMENCING IN JUNE 2013. THE PROCEDURE FOR ORDERING THE NEW
SECURITY BADGES WILL BE ANNOUNCED VIA FUTURE NAVADMIN.
B. STRATEGIC SEALIFT OFFICER WARFARE INSIGNIA (SSOWI). THE STRATEGIC
SEALIFT OFFICER WARFARE INSIGNIA IS APPROVED FOR WEAR BY OFFICERS WHO HAVE
SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS OUTLINED IN OPNAVINST
1534.1D.
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(1) DESCRIPTION. GOLD, TWO AND THREE-QUARTER INCHES BY SEVEN
EIGHTHS OF AN INCH IN DIMENSION, REFLECTING THE BACKGROUND OF AN EAGLE FROM
THE USS CONSTITUTION’S STERN, CROSSED NAVAL OFFICER SWORDS AND A U.S. SHIELD
WITH FOULED ANCHOR FROM THE US MERCHANT MARINE FLAG.
(2) MANNER OF WEAR. THE SSWOI WILL BE AVAILABLE IN TWO SIZES (NORMAL
AND MINIATURE). THE NORMAL SIZE SSOWI INSIGNIA SHALL BE WORN ON ALL UNIFORMS,
LESS DINNER DRESS. THE MINIATURE SSOWI INSIGNIA SHALL BE WORN WITH MINIATURE
MEDALS ON DINNER DRESS UNIFORMS.
(3) AVAILABILITY. THE SSOWI WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE VIA NAVY
EXCHANGE UNIFORM CENTERS, ON-LINE, AND 1-800 CALL CENTERS APPROXIMATELY 12
MONTHS AFTER THE RELEASE OF THIS NAVADMIN.
C. UNITED STATES CYBER COMMAND (USCYBERCOM) IDENTIFICATION
BADGE:
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, SAILORS ASSIGNED TO THE STAFF OF U.S. CYBER FORCES ARE
AUTHORIZED THE OPTIONAL WEAR OF THE USCYBERCOM IDENTIFICATION BADGE DURING THE
DURATION OF THEIR ASSIGNMENT ONLY.
(1) DESCRIPTION. CYBERCOM IDENTIFICATION BADGE IS AVAILABLE AS A
METAL BADGE OR AN EMBROIDERED PATCH. THE METAL BADGE IS BLUE WITH GOLD TRIM.
INLAID AROUND THE DISK IS USCYBERCOM IN GOLD WITH FOUR GOLDEN STARS ON EACH
SIDE. WITHIN THE BLUE DISK IS A GOLDEN CIRCLE LAID WITH USCYBERCOM’S MISSION
STATEMENT ENCRYPTED. IN THE CENTER OF THE DISK IS A PERCHED EAGLE ATOP THE
USCYBERCOM SHIELD WITH A DIGITAL GLOBE IN THE BACKGROUND. THE BADGE IS
AVAILABLE IN TWO SIZES. THE REGULAR SIZE BADGE IS TWO INCHES IN DIAMETER AND
THE MINIATURE BADGE IS ONE AND ONE HALF INCH IN DIAMETER. THE EMBROIDERED
PATCH IS OF THE SAME DESIGN BUT IN MATCHING COLORS OF THE UNIFORM WORN. THE
EMBROIDERED PATCH IS APPROXIMATELY 3 1/2 INCH IN DIAMETER.
(2) MANNER OF WEAR. WEAR THE REGULAR SIZE METAL BADGE ON SERVICE
DRESS UNIFORMS. WEAR THE MINIATURE SIZE BADGE ON SERVICE UNIFORMS. THE
EMBROIDERED PATCH SHALL BE WORN ON WORKING UNIFORMS.
THE USCYBERCOM BADGE MAY NOT BE WORN ON FORMAL, DINNER DRESS OR COVERALL
UNIFORMS.
(A) WOMEN WEAR THE BADGE CENTERED ONE-QUARTER INCH ABOVE THE LEFT
POCKET OR ONE-QUARTER INCH ABOVE AUTHORIZED RIBBONS/MEDALS/BREAST INSIGNIA.
(B) MEN WEAR THE BADGE ON THE LEFT POCKET CENTERED BETWEEN THE
LOWER POINT OF THE POCKET FLAP AND BOTTOM OF THE POCKET, MIDWAY BETWEEN THE
SIDES. ON POCKETS WITHOUT FLAPS, CENTER THE BADGE ON THE LEFT POCKET.
D. MARINE CORPS COMBATANT DIVER (MCD) BREAST INSIGNIA.
EFFECTIVE
60 DAYS FROM THE RELEASE OF THIS NAVADMIN, THE MCD BREAST INSIGNIA IS
AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR ON NAVY UNIFORMS BY PERSONNEL THAT SUCCESSFULLY MEET ALL
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS OUTLINED IN MILPERSMAN ARTICLE 1220-101.
(1) DESCRIPTION. THE MARINE CORPS COMBATANT DIVER INSIGNIA IS A GOLD
PIN APPROXIMATELY 1-INCH HIGH AND 15/16 INCH WIDE, CONSISTING OF WET SUIT
HEADGEAR AND LOW PROFILE FACEMASK WITH CHEST MOUNTED BREATHING APPARATUS. THE
INSIGNIA IS ALSO AVAILABLE IN A MINIATURE SIZE (1/2″ X 1/2″) FOR WEAR WITH
DINNER DRESS UNIFORMS. AN EMBROIDERED PATCH FOR WEAR WITH WORKING UNIFORMS
WILL BE AVAILABLE AT A LATER DATE AND WILL BE ANNOUNCED VIA FUTURE NAVADMIN.
(2) MANNER OF WEAR. THE MCD IS AUTHORIZED TO BE WORN ON ALL NAVY
UNIFORMS IN THE MANNER PRESCRIBED IN REF A REGARDING THE WEAR OF QUALIFICATION
BREAST INSIGNIA.
(3) AVAILABILITY. THE MCD IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE VIA NAVY
EXCHANGES UNIFORM CENTERS, ON-LINE AND 1-800 CALL CENTERS .
E. SERVICE DRESS KHAKI (SDK). THE CNO HAS APPROVED THE CONTEMPORARY
DESIGN SDK FOR OPTIONAL WEAR. DETAILED GUIDANCE ON THE OCCASION FOR WEAR,
FLEET AVAILABILITY AND WEAR COMMENCEMENT DATE WILL BE PROMULGATED IN A FUTURE
NAVADMIN. UPON AVAILABILITY, THE 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 THE SDK MUST ONLY BE PURCHASED FROM AN OFFICIAL NAVY-CERTIFIED SOURCE.
F. E1-E6 SERVICE DRESS BLUE (SDB). AN IMPROVED DESIGN OF THE MALE
E1-E6 SERVICE DRESS BLUE UNIFORM IS APPROVED. SPECIFIC DETAILS REGARDING
FLEET AVAILABILITY WILL BE ANNOUNCED VIA A FUTURE NAVADMIN.
(1) DESCRIPTION. THE NEW DESIGN INCORPORATES A SIDE ACCESS ZIPPER ON
THE JUMPER AND A HIDDEN CENTER ZIPPER ON THE TROUSERS. THE TRADITIONAL 13
BUTTONS ARE COSMETICALLY ATTACHED AND NON-FUNCTIONAL.
(2) OCCASION FOR WEAR. PRESCRIBED FOR WEAR YEAR-ROUND TO ALL OFFICIAL
FUNCTIONS WHEN DINNER DRESS OR FULL DRESS UNIFORMS ARE NOT PRESCRIBED AND
CIVILIAN EQUIVALENT DRESS IS COAT AND TIE.
(3) MANNER OF WEAR. WORN AS PER REF A, ARTICLE 3501.32.
WITH
MODIFIED VERBIAGE TO INCLUDE: ALL ZIPPERS SHALL BE CLOSED WITH TABS IN THE
LOCKED POSITION. THE SDB JUMPER SHALL FIT COMFORTABLY WITHOUT PULLING THE
SIDE CLOSURE OPEN.
(4) AVAILABILITY. INTRODUCTION OF THE NEW MALE E1-E6 SDB IS SCHEDULED
TO BEGIN 1 OCTOBER 2015 AT RTC GREAT LAKES. FLEET AVAILABILITY WILL COMMENCE
1 OCTOBER 2018.
G. E1-E6 SERVICE DRESS WHITE (SDW). AN IMPROVED DESIGN JUMPER STYLE
SERVICE DRESS WHITE JUMPER IS APPROVED. SPECIFIC DETAILS REGARDING FLEET
AVAILABILITY WILL BE PROVIDED VIA A FUTURE NAVADMIN.
(1) DESCRIPTION. THE IMPROVED DESIGN JUMPER STYLE SERVICE DRESS WHITE
JUMPER INCORPORATES A SIDE ACCESS ZIPPER, FRONT AND REAR YOKE, NAVY BLUE
PIPING ON THE FLAP, SLEEVE CUFFS WITH NAVY BLUE PIPING AND BUTTON FASTENERS.
(2) OCCASION FOR WEAR. MAY BE PRESCRIBED FOR SUMMER WEAR AND WHEN
DINNER DRESS OR FULL DRESS UNIFORMS ARE NOT PRESCRIBED AND CIVILIAN EQUIVALENT
IS COAT AND TIE.
(3) MANNER OF WEAR. WORN AS PER REF A, ARTICLE 3501.33.
WITH
MODIFIED VERBIAGE TO INCLUDE: ALL ZIPPERS SHALL BE CLOSED AND CLOSURES
FASTENED. SDW JUMPER SHALL FIT COMFORTABLY WITHOUT PULLING THE SIDE CLOSURE
OPEN.
(4) AVAILABILITY. INTRODUCTION OF THE NEW E1-E6 SDW WILL BEGIN 1
OCTOBER 2015 AT RTC GREAT LAKES. FLEET AVAILABILITY WILL COMMENCE
1 OCTOBER 2018.
H. KHAKI MATERNITY BLOUSE. A REDESIGNED KHAKI MATERNITY BLOUSE FOR
ENLISTED AND OFFICER FEMALES HAS BEEN APPROVED.
(1) DESCRIPTION. THE NEW KHAKI MATERNITY TOP IS MADE OF 100 PERCENT
POLYESTER FABRIC. DESIGN FEATURES INCLUDE: ADJUSTABLE WAIST SIDE TABS WITH
THREE BUTTONS, HIDDEN VERTICAL SIDE POCKETS THAT ARE ALIGNED WITH LEFT AND
RIGHT SIDE SEAMS AND AN OPENED NOTCHED COLLAR.
THE NEWLY DESIGNED MATERNITY TOP IS SHORTER IN LENGTH THAN THE CURRENT DESIGN
AND IS AVAILABLE IN REGULAR AND LONG LENGTHS.
(2) OCCASION FOR WEAR. THE REDESIGNED KHAKI MATERNITY BLOUSE WILL BE
AN OPTIONAL SERVICE UNIFORM COMPONENT WORN WITH APPLICABLE SERVICE UNIFORMS
UNTIL 1 APRIL 2015 WHEN IT WILL THEN BECOME MANDATORY AS NEEDED.
(3) MANNER OF WEAR. AS PER REF A, CHAPTER 6, SECTION 7.
(4) AVAILABILITY. THE REDESIGNED KHAKI MATERNITY TOP WILL BE
AVAILABLE FOR FLEET PURCHASE 1 JUNE 2013. UPON AVAILABILITY, THE NEW
MATERNITY TOP MAY BE PURCHASED VIA NAVY EXCHANGE UNIFORM CENTERS, ON-LINE AND
1-800 CALL CENTERS .
I. FLIGHT SUIT REVISED OCCASION AND MANNER OF WEAR. EFFECTIVE 60 DAYS
FROM THE RELEASE OF THIS MESSAGE, FLIGHT SUIT OCCASION FOR WEAR IS ALIGNED
WITH THE NWU OCCASION FOR WEAR POLICIES AS OUTLINED IN REF C, PARAGRAPHS 3 AND
4. THIS POLICY APPLIES TO ONE-PIECE FLIGHT SUITS ONLY.
THIS DECISION UPDATES THE MANNER AND OCCASION FOR WEAR POLICIES CONTAINED IN
REFS A AND C.
(1) OCCASION FOR WEAR:
(A) GREEN FLIGHT SUITS WILL BE THE PRIMARY FLIGHT SUIT WORN IN
CONUS.
(B) TAN FLIGHT SUITS WILL ONLY BE WORN IN CONUS IN HOT WEATHER
ENVIRONMENTS (FALLON, EL CENTRO, CHINA LAKE, LEMOORE, ETC.) AS AUTHORIZED BY
THE TYCOM.
(2) MANNER OF WEAR.
(A) GREEN FLIGHT SUITS WILL BE WORN WITH EITHER BLACK OR NWU TYPE
I BLUE UNDERSHIRTS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF BLUE ANGELS (RETAIN SIGNATURE BLUE
FLIGHT SUITS/YELLOW UNDERSHIRT) AND NAVAL STRIKE AND AIR WARFARE CENTER
(NSAWC)(RETAIN LIGHT BLUE UNDERSHIRT). UNDERSHIRTS SHALL BE 100 PERCENT
COTTON, CREW NECK AND PLAIN FRONT.
(B) TAN FLIGHT SUITS WILL BE WORN WITH BROWN, 100 PERCENT COTTON
UNDERSHIRTS. UNDERSHIRTS SHALL BE CREW NECK AND PLAIN FRONT.
(C) FLIGHT SUITS INSIGNIA/PATCHES. INSIGNIA/PATCHES SHALL BE WORN
ON FLIGHT SUITS AS FOLLOWS: THE US FLAG PATCH SHALL BE WORN ON THE LEFT ARM
SHOULDER APPROXIMATELY 1 INCH BELOW THE SEAM. A WEAPONS SCHOOL PATCH (IF
AUHTORIZED) SHALL BE WORN ON THE RIGHT SHOULDER ONLY, APPROXIMATELY 1 INCH
BELOW THE SEAM AND OFFICER RANK ON THE SHOULDERS.
ENLISTED PERSONNEL DO NOT WEAR RANK INSIGNIA ON FLIGHT SUITS, BUT RANK SHALL
BE INDICATED ON THE REQUIRED NAMETAG.
(D) OUTER WEAR: BROWN LEATHER JACKET. GREEN NOMEX JACKETS ARE
ONLY AUHTORIZED ON BASE AND AFLOAT.
(E) HEAD GEAR: KHAKI GARRISON CAP FOR OFFICERS AND CHIEFS, BLACK
GARRISON CAP FOR E1-E6. BALLCAPS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED FOR OFF-BASE WEAR.
(3) SINCE FLIGHT SUITS ARE NOT A LIBERTY UNIFORM, CONSUMPTION OF
ALCOHOL WHILE OFF-BASE IS NOT PERMITTED. PER REF A, 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.
J. NAVY WORKING UNIFORM TYPE I PARKA. EFFECTIVE 60 DAYS FROM THE RELEASE
OF THIS NAVADMIN, OPTIONAL WEAR OF NAMETAPES ON THE LEFT SHOULDER POCKET FLAP
OF THE NWU TYPE I PARKA IS AUTHORIZED. EFFECTIVE
1 OCTOBER 2013, NAME TAPES ON THE LEFT SHOULDER POCKET FLAP OF THE NWU TYPE I
PARKA WILL BE MANDATORY.
(1) DESCRIPTION. THE WEARER’S LAST NAME WILL BE EMBROIDERED QQQQ ON
THE MATCHING PATTERN NWU FABRIC STRIP. NAMETAPES WORN BY E1-E6 PERSONNEL WILL
BE SILVER IN COLOR. NAMETAPES WORN BY E7 AND ABOVE PERSONNEL WILL BE GOLD.
(2) MANNER OF WEAR. NAME TAPES SHALL BE SEWN CENTERED AND FLUSH ON
THE POCKET FLAP OF THE LEFT SLEEVE, ONE FOURTH OF AN INCH ABOVE THE BOTTOM OF
THE FLAP. NAMETAPE SPECIFICATIONS WILL BE PER EXISTING GUIDANCE CONTAINED IN
REF A, ARTICLE 3101.6.
(3) NAMETAPES MAY BE PURCHASED VIA NAVY EXCHANGE UNIFORM CENTERS, ON-
LINE AND 1-800 CALL CENTERS. DURING THE OPTIONAL WEAR PERIOD, NAMETAPES WILL
BE PURCHASED AT THE SAILOR’S EXPENSE. ONCE MANDATORY, ENLISTED SAILORS WILL
RECEIVE A CLOTHING REPLACEMENT ALLOWANCE (CRA) ADJUSTMENT TO FACILITATE
PURCHASE OF ONE ADDITIONAL NAMETAPE FOR THE NWU TYPE I PARKA.
K. NAVY WORKING UNIFORM TYPE I. EFFECTIVE 60 DAYS FROM THE RELEASE OF
THIS NAVADMIN, THE OPTIONAL WEAR OF A RIGGERS BELT IS AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR WITH
THE NWU TYPE I.
(1) DESCRIPTION. ONE AND THREE-FOURTH INCH WIDE, ONE PIECE ADJUSTABLE
NYLON WEBBING, METAL OR PLASTIC BUCKLE WITH OR WITHOUT D RING.
RIGGER BELTS WORN BY E1-E6 PERSONNEL WILL BE BLACK IN COLOR. RIGGER BELTS
WORN BY E7 AND ABOVE PERSONNEL WILL BE TAN/KHAKI.
(2) OCCASION FOR WEAR. RIGGERS BELTS ARE OPTIONAL UNIFORM ITEMS AND
WILL BE PURCHASED AT THE SAILOR’S EXPENSE.
L. NWU TYPE I GORE-TEX TROUSER. EFFECTIVE 60 DAYS FROM THE RELEASE OF
THIS NAVADMIN, PERSONAL PURCHASE OF NWU PATTERN FOUL WEATHER GORE-TEX TROUSERS
IS AUTHORIZED.
(1) DESCRIPTION. THE GORE-TEX TROUSER IS MADE OF LAMINATE MATERIAL
AND INCORPORATES LOWER LEG SIDE ZIPPERS TO FACILITATE EASY DONNING AND
DUFFING, AN ELASTICIZED WAIST TO PROVIDE FOR MULTIPLE SIZE WAISTS AND BELT
LOOPS FOR STANDARD NAVY BELTS OR RIGGERS BELTS. IT HAS A WATERPROOF ONE-WAY
FRONT ZIPPER CONCEALED BY A WELT WITH AN ADJUSTABLE WAIST DRAW CORD CLOSURES
WITH BARREL LOCKS. THE TROUSERS ALSO CONTAINS TWO ANGLED FRONT HIP OPENINGS
TO ACCESS NWU TYPE I TROUSER POCKETS WITH CONCEALED WATER RESISTANT SNAP
FASTENER OPENING AND TWO BELLOWED THIGH CARGO POCKETS WITH FLAPS AND
ADJUSTABLE LEG TABS. A NAMETAPE OF MATCHING NWU PATTERN AND FABRIC (CLOTH OR
GORE-TEX) WILL BE SEWN ON THE RIGHT LEG CARGO POCKET FLAP TO INDICATE
OWNERSHIP.
(2) OCCASION FOR WEAR. WORN WHEN TRANSITING TO AND FROM HOME AND WORK
DURING INCLEMENT WEATHER CONDITIONS. INDIVIDUALLY PURCHASED GORE-TEX TROUSERS
SHALL NOT BE WORN TO PERFORM OFFICIAL OR ASSIGNED DUTIES.
WHEN
REQUIRED IN THE PERFORMANCE OF DUTIES, COMMANDS SHALL PURCHASE AS
ORGANIZATIONAL CLOTHING AND PROVIDE AS NEEDED.
(3) MANNER OF WEAR. THE NWU FOUL WEATHER TROUSER SHALL BE WORN OVER
NWU TYPE I TROUSERS AND WITH THE NWU TYPE I GORE-TEX PARKA ONLY.
WHEN WORN,
BELTS (STANDARD OR RIGGER) WILL BE PROPERLY FASTENED, ZIPPERS WILL BE EXTENDED
CLOSED, VELCRO STRAPS FASTENED AND POCKETS SNAPPED SHUT. NAMETAPE WILL
REFLECT THE WEARER’S LAST NAME AND SEWN CENTERED ONE FOURTH OF AN INCH ABOVE
THE BOTTOM OF THE FLAP. PER REF A, ARTICLES 3101.5 AND 3101.6, NAMETAPE
LETTERING WILL BE BOLD AND THREE FOURTHS OF AN INCH IN HEIGHT, AND GOLD FOR
OFFICERS AND CHIEFS AND SILVER FOR E1-E6.
(4) AVAILABILITY. GORE-TEX TROUSERS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT
SELECTED NAVY EXCHANGE UNIFORM CENTERS AND THE NAVY EXCHANGE UNIFORM SUPPORT
CENTER VIA TELEPHONE AND ON-LINE COMMENCING 1 OCTOBER 2012.
OPTIONALLY PURCHASED GORE-TEX TROUSERS WILL BE PURCHASED AT THE SAILOR’S
EXPENSE.
(5) ORGANIZATIONAL CLOTHING REMAINS THE PROPERTY OF THE NAVY AND IS
RETURNED TO THE ACTIVITY WHEN THE INDIVIDUAL IS TRANSFERRED. COMMANDS ARE
STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO CLEARLY IDENTIFY COMMAND PURCHASED GORE-TEX TROUSERS IN
ORDER TO DISTINGUISH THEM FROM INDIVIDUALLY PURCHASED GORE-TEX TROUSERS.

3. NWU TYPE I QUALITY IMPROVEMENT: FLEET CONCERNS ANNOUNCED IN REF D THAT
PERTAINED TO THE PREMATURE DETACHMENT OF BUTTONS ON NWU TYPE I UNIFORMS ARE
CONSIDERED TO BE RESOLVED. FREE BUTTON REPLACEMENT SERVICES PROVIDED BY NAVY
EXCHANGE UNIFORM CENTERS WILL DISCONTINUE 30 DAYS AFTER THE RELEASE OF THIS
MESSAGE.

4. THE FOLLOWING COMMANDS ARE APPROVED FOR CENTRALLY FUNDED, INITIAL
OUTFITTING AND DAILY WEAR OF THE NWU TYPE III IN ADDITION TO THOSE COMMANDS
LISTED IN REF B PARAGRAPH 8.B.
A. COMMANDER PATROL AND RECONNAISSANCE WING (CTF-68), NAVSPEC TASK FORCE
EUROPE;
B. COMMANDER PATROL AND RECONNAISSANCE WING (CTF-67);
C. DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY (DTRA) CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS DIVISION
(OP-ONC)

5. THE FOLLOWING COMMANDS ARE APPROVED FOR CENTRALLY FUNDED, INITIAL
OUTFITTING AND DEPLOYMENT AND DEPLOYMENT TRAINING WEAR OF THE NWU TYPE III.
DAILY WEAR OF THE NWU TYPE III IN CONUS IS NOT AUTHORIZED.
A. JOINT COMMUNICATIONS SUPPORT ELEMENT;
B. UNITED STATES STRATEGIC COMMAND, JOINT ELIMINATION COORDINATION
ELEMENT;
C. JOINT TASK FORCE CIVIL SUPPORT;
D. SUPREME ALLIED COMMANDER TRANSFORMATION NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY
ORGANIZATION HEADQUARTERS (SACT HQ);
E. UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIVERSITY OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES;
F. JOINT MOBILE ASHORE SUPPORT TERMINAL PACIFIC;
G. JOINT ENABLING CAPABILITIES COMMAND (USTRANSCOM JECC);
H. NAVAL SEA SYSTEMS COMMAND DIVING COMMANDS;
I. U.S. PACIFIC FLEET DIVING COMMANDS;
J. SPAWAR CENTER PACIFIC DIVING COMMAND;
K. KENNEDY IRREGULAR WARFARE CENTER;
L. FOREIGN MATERIAL EXPLOITATION DIVISION, FARRAGUT TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
CENTER;
M. NAVY MEDICINE SUPPORT COMMAND, NAVY AND MARINE CORPS PUBLIC HEALTH
CENTER;
N. NAVAL MINE AND ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE COMMAND;
O. AIRCRAFT INTERMEDIATE MAINTENANCE DETACHMENT, SIGONELLA, ITALY;
P. NAVY IRREGULAR WARFARE OFFICE;
Q. FLEET COMBAT CAMERA GROUP PACIFIC;
R. COMMANDER NAVAL FORCES EUROPE, DETACHMENT MARITIME ASHORE SUPPORT
TEAM;
S. NR NAVY COMBAT DOCUMENTATION DETACHMENT 206;
T. COMMANDER, TACTICAL AIR CONTROL GROUP ONE;
U. TACTICAL AIR CONTROL SQUADRON 21/22;
V. SPECIAL PROJECTS PATROL SQUADRON TWO;
W. FLEET READINESS CENTER NORTHWEST;
X. NAVY SAFETY CENTER.

6. NWU TYPE III DEPLOYMENT WEAR APPROVAL. FLEET COMMANDERS (USFF AND
PACFLT) WILL NOW BE THE AUTHORIZING AUTHORITY FOR WEAR OF THE NWU TYPE III FOR
DEPLOYMENT AND PRE-DEPLOYMENT WORK-UP/TRAINING. THOSE COMMANDS AUTHORIZED
WEAR BY USFF AND PACFLT FOR DEPLOYMENT AND DEPLOYMENT TRAINING WILL PURCHASE
NWU TYPE III UNIFORMS AND COMPONENTS VIA COMMAND OPTAR.
WHEN NOT IN A DEPLOYMENT OR PRE-DEPLOYMENT TRAINING STATUS, PERSONNEL WILL
WEAR THE NWU TYPE I OR SERVICE UNIFORM AS APPROPRIATE.

7. UNIFORM POLICY CHANGES ARE A DIRECT RESULT OF FLEET FEEDBACK AND STAFFED
RESEARCH. SAILORS MAY MAKE UNIFORM REGULATION CHANGE RECOMMENDATIONS VIA
THEIR CHAIN OF COMMAND TO THE UNIFORM BOARD. PER REF A, PARA 1101.B.(4),
RECOMMENDATIONS ARE TO BE SUBMITTED IN LETTER FORMAT WITH SUBJECT LINE REQUEST
FOR UNIFORM BOARD POLICY CHANGE.
RECOMMENDATIONS SHOULD REFLECT NAVY-WIDE APPLICATION WITH AN EYE TOWARDS
STANDARDIZATION AND UNIFORM POLICY REDUCTION. UNIFORM CHANGE PROPOSALS ARE TO
BE ENDORSED VIA COVER LETTER BY EACH ENDORSING ECHELON.
UNIFORM
CHANGE PROPOSALS THAT HAVE FLEET-WIDE IMPACT WILL BE COORDINATED WITH BOTH
COMMANDER, FLEET FORCES COMMAND AND COMMANDER U.S. PACIFIC FLEET FOR REVIEW
AND ENDORSEMENT. THE FINAL ENDORSEMENT SHOULD INCLUDE THE PROPOSAL

SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT CONTACT INFORMATION. UNIFORM PROPOSALS WHICH ARE NOT
ENDORSED FAVORABLY AT ANY LEVEL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BY THE UNIFORM
BOARD. PROPOSALS FAVORABLY ENDORSED SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO NAVY UNIFORM
BOARD, DEPUTY CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS (N131U), 701 S. COURTHOUSE ROAD,
ARLINGTON, VA 22204-2164.

8. ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE NEWLY APPROVED UNIFORM COMPONENTS AND INSIGNIAS WILL
BE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW ON THE NAVY UNIFORM MATTERS OFFICE WEBSITE AT
HTTP://WWW.PUBLIC.NAVY.MIL/BUPERS-NPC/SUPPORT/UNIFORMS/PAGES/DEFAULT2.ASPX.

9. FILE THIS NAVADMIN UNTIL REVISIONS ARE INCORPORATED INTO THE BUPERS
DIRECTIVE CD-ROM CHANGE CONTAINING REF A.

10. 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)NAV Y.MIL.

11. RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL S. R. VAN BUSKIRK, N1.//

 

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One Response to “NAVADMIN 164/12 — NAVY UNIFORM BOARD UPDATE”

Comment from Jeffrey R. Rosado
Time September 17, 2012 at 12:27 am

With all of the uniform changes and these being made at the sailors’ expense, has anyone considered that the uniform allowance is hardly enough to cover a full uniform. Most of these uuniforms cover the same function, a working uniform. Why are we not mainstreaming in to one uniform to cut expenses for both the Navy and our sailors. The determination needs to be made as to what the majority of us need to be in whether or not it be Type I, II, or III. We will conform but get on the same page and put our money to a better cause.

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