NAVADMIN 015/10 – Non-Regulation NWU T-Shirts


152122Z JAN 10
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
TO NAVADMIN

NAVADMIN 015/10

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

SUBJ/NAVY UNIFORM UPDATE//

RMKS/1. THIS NAVADMIN PROVIDES NOTIFICATION TO THE FLEET OF THE MARKETING OF A NON-REGULATION UNIFORM COMPONENT FOR THE NAVY WORKING UNIFORM (NWU) BY NEXCOM UNIFORM CENTERS.

2. NAVY EXCHANGE COMMAND (NEXCOM) UNIFORM CENTERS HAVE BEEN MARKETING A 50/50 COTTON/POLYESTER VERSION OF THE BLUE T-SHIRT FOR THE NWU (IDENTIFIED BY ?SOFFE? IN RED LETTERS ON COLLAR LABEL). REF A PROVIDED THE INITIAL DESCRIPTION OF THE NWU UNIFORM COMPONENTS AND REB B STATES THAT ONLY THOSE FABRICS WHICH ARE APPROVED BY THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED FOR MANUFACTURE. ADDITIONALLY REF B LISTS THE COTTON VERSION AS THE ONLY AUTHORIZED MATERIAL FOR THE NWU BLUE T-SHIRT.

3. THE 50/50 COTTON/POLYESTER VERSION OF THE BLUE T-SHIRT IS NOT AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR WITH THE NWU AND NEXCOM HAS CEASED MARKETING THIS VERSION IN ITS UNIFORM CENTERS. UNWORN 50/50 VERSION T-SHIRTS CAN BE RETURNED TO NEXCOM UNIFORM CENTERS FOR A REFUND (WITH RECEIPT) OR FOR STORE CREDIT (WITHOUT RECEIPT). ALTHOUGH NOT AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR, SAILORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO RETAIN (BUT NOT WEAR) THE 50/50 VERSION AND AWAIT THE OUTCOME OF A STUDY TO DETERMINE IF IT IS SUITABLE FOR WEAR IN ALL/ANY ENVIRONMENTS.

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

5. 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.

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