Navy News Stand Article – Service Dress Khaki

Release Date: 9/24/2007 5:17:00 PM

By Sharon Anderson, Chief of Naval  Personnel Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) — Selected officers and Sailors will begin limited
wear testing of new uniform proto types, service dress khaki for chiefs and
officers and service dress blue and  white for E-6 and below, late this fall or
early winter.

“The service dress khaki uniform is in a  traditional style, last worn during the
Vietnam era,” said Robert Carroll, head, Uniform Matters Office.

The E-6 and below service uniforms, which still look much like the “Crackerjack” of today, will feature hidden zippers for ease of dressing and new piping for service dress white. The service dress blue will be for men only, he explained.

Uniform testing is expected to run for 90 to 120 days. The selected officers and Sailors will evaluate the uniforms’ functionality, appearance and acceptability and provide their feedback
to the Navy Uniform Matters Office, according to Carroll.

Testing of the dress khaki and service blues and whites will be in Norfolk, Washington, Millington, Tenn., and Pearl Harbor. An overseas testing site may be added later according to Carroll. The service dress whites will have limited wear tests in Key West, Fla., and Pearl Harbor. About 225 officers and Sailors are expected to take part in the wear tests.

Carroll also said delivery of a single Navy working uniform for wear by all Sailors E-1 to O-10, and a year round service uniform for all Sailors E-6 and below is on track to get to the Fleet in summer 2008. The new Navy PT uniform is on track for spring 2008.

For more information on Navy uniforms go to http://www.npc.navy.mil/CommandSupport/USNavyUniforms/.

NAVADMIN 351/06 Task Force Uniform Update

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NAVADMIN 351/06
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SUBJ/TASK FORCE UNIFORM UPDATE//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN FOR THE NEW E-1
THROUGH O-10 NAVY WORKING UNIFORM AND THE E1 THROUGH E6 YEAR ROUND SERVICE UNIFORM. IT IS THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF MESSAGES TO INFORM OUR SAILORS AND PREPARE THEM FOR THE INTRODUCTION OF THESE NEW UNIFORMS.

2. INTRODUCTION OF THE NAVY WORKING UNIFORM AND SERVICE UNIFORM WILL OCCUR OVER A 24 MONTH PERIOD USING NAVY EXCHANGE UNIFORM CENTERS BEGINNING IN THE SUMMER OF 2008. FLEET OUTFITTING WILL BE INCREMENTAL AND START FIRST WITH THE LARGEST FLEET CONCENTRATION AREAS. RECRUIT
TRAINING COMMAND GREAT LAKES WILL BEGIN RECEIVING THE NEW UNIFORMS IN THE BEGINNING OF FY-09. UNIFORMS SHOULD BE AVAILABLE TO ALL REGIONS WITHIN 24 MONTHS OF THE INITIAL ROLLOUT.

3. THIS UNIFORM INTRODUCTION APPROACH PERMITS FLEXIBILITY DURING THE UNIFORM PHASE-IN PROCESS (TO MANAGE RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY WITHIN EXISTING LOGISTICAL CONSTRAINTS), ENSURES THE NEW UNIFORMS CONFORM TO FLEET STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS, AND FACILITATES THE PHASE OUT OF THOSE UNIFORMS ITEMS THAT WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE SEABAG. DURING THE
24 MONTH PHASE-IN PERIOD BOTH CURRENT AND NEW UNIFORMS WILL BE AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR.

4. TO HELP ENLISTED SAILORS PURCHASE THE NEW UNIFORMS DURING THE PHASE-IN PERIOD, ANNUAL CLOTHING REPLACEMENT ALLOWANCES WILL INCREASE IN FY-08 AND FY-09. DRILLING RESERVISTS (E-1 THROUGH E-9), WILL RECEIVE NEW UNIFORMS THROUGH THEIR NAVY OPERATIONAL SUPPORT COMMAND.

5. NAVY UNIFORM REGULATIONS ARE BEING REVISED TO REFLECT POLICY GUIDANCE ON THE MANNER AND OCCASIONS FOR WEAR FOR THE NAVY WORKING UNIFORM AND SERVICE UNIFORM. A COMPLETELY REVISED UNIFORM REGULATION MANUAL WILL BE ISSUED PRIOR TO THE ROLL OUT OF THESE NEW UNIFORMS.
DURING THE TWO-YEAR TRANSITION PERIOD, SAILORS ARE REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN A COMPLETE INVENTORY OF SEA BAG ITEMS REFLECTING A PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCE.

6. ADDITIONAL DETAILS ON THE ROLLOUT OF THE NEW UNIFORMS AND OTHER TASK FORCE UNIFORM INITIATIVES WILL BE ANNOUNCED VIA FUTURE NAVADMINS AND POSTED ON THE TASK FORCE UNIFORM WEB SITE AT HTTP://WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/COMMANDSUPPORT/USNAVYUNIFORMS/TASKFORCEUNIFOR
M/ UNDER THE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS TAB.

7. POC: CNOCM(SS) CARROLL AT (703) 614-5076 OR AT ROBERT.B.CARROLL@NAVY.MIL.

8. RELEASED BY VADM J. C. HARVEY, JR., N1.//

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NAVADMIN 274/06 – Senior Enlisted Identification Badge

Additional NAVADMIN's can be found at the NAVADMIN Library

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NAVADMIN 274/06

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SUBJ/NAVY UNIFORMS//
REF/A/INST/OPNAVINST 1306.2D/19DEC2000//
REF/B/DOC/CHNAVPERS/20MAY2005//
NARR/REF A IS FLEET, FORCE, CNO-DIRECTED, AND COMMAND MASTER CHIEF
PROGRAM INSTRUCTION. REF B IS U.S. NAVY UNIFORM REGULATIONS,
NAVPERS 15665 ON JUL 06 BUPERS DIRECTIVE CD ROM.//

GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. COMMAND SENIOR ENLISTED LEADER IDENTIFICATION BADGE: EFFECTIVE 25 SEP 06, AUTHORIZED TO WEAR INSIGNIA: MCPON, FLEET MASTER CHIEF, FORCE MASTER CHIEF, CNO-DIRECTED COMMAND MASTER CHIEF, COMMAND MASTER CHIEF, CHIEF OF THE BOAT AND COLLATERAL DUTY COMMAND MASTER CHIEF, COMMAND SENIOR CHIEF AND COMMAND CHIEF.
A. THE FULL SIZE COMMAND SENIOR ENLISTED LEADER IDENTIFICATION BADGE WILL BE WORN ON ALL UNIFORMS EXCEPT THE DINNER DRESS UNIFORMS.
(1) INCUMBENTS.
(A) MEN WEAR ON THE LEFT POCKET. ON POCKETS WITH FLAPS, CENTER THE BADGE BETWEEN THE LOWER POINT OF THE FLAP AND BOTTOM OF THE POCKET, MIDWAY BETWEEN THE SIDES. ON POCKETS WITHOUT FLAPS, CENTER THE BADGE ON THE POCKET. ON THE FULL DRESS UNIFORMS, CENTER THE BADGE ON THE LEFT POCKET 1/4 INCH BELOW THE LOWEST ROW OF MEDALS OR BELOW THE SECOND BREAST INSIGNIA, IF AUTHORIZED. IF BREAST INSIGNIA, MEDALS AND IDENTIFICATION BADGE COMBINED CAUSE THE IDENTIFICATION BADGE TO BE POSITIONED ON OR BELOW THE LOWER SEAM OF THE POCKET, DO NOT WEAR THE SECONDARY BREAST INSIGNIA.
(B) WOMEN WEAR THE FULL SIZE BADGE CENTERED 1/4 INCH ABOVE THE RIGHT BREAST POCKET. ON UNIFORMS WITHOUT BREAST POCKETS, PLACE THE BADGE IN THE SAME RELATIVE POSITION AS RIBBONS/MEDALS. WHEN WEARING A NAME TAG, CENTER THE DEVICE 1/4 INCH ABOVE NAMETAG. AS AN OPTION, THE COMMAND SENIOR ENLISTED LEADER IDENTIFICATION BADGE MAY BE WORN CENTERED ON THE LEFT BREAST POCKET. ON POCKETS WITH FLAPS, CENTER THE BADGE BETWEEN THE LOWER POINT OF THE FLAP AND BOTTOM OF THE POCKET, MIDWAY BETWEEN THE SIDES. ON POCKETS WITHOUT FLAPS, CENTER THE BADGE ON THE POCKET. ON THE FULL DRESS UNIFORMS, CENTER THE BADGE ON THE LEFT POCKET 1/4 INCH BELOW THE LOWEST ROW OF MEDALS OR BELOW THE SECOND BREAST INSIGNIA, IF AUTHORIZED. THE
BADGE WILL BE WORN IN SUCH MANNER TO PRESERVE THE DIGNITY AND APPEARANCE OF THE NAVY UNIFORM.
(C) DINNER DRESS UNIFORMS. MEN AND WOMEN WEAR THE MINIATURE SIZE BADGE 1/4 INCH BELOW THE LOWEST ROW OF MINIATURE MEDALS OR SECONDARY BREAST INSIGNIA.
(2) POST-TOUR SENIOR ENLISTED LEADERS HOLDING A VALID 9580/9579 NEC WHO ARE NOT ASSIGNED TO A 9580/9579 BILLET MAY WEAR THE MINIATURE COMMAND SENIOR ENLISTED LEADER IDENTIFICATION BADGE AS FOLLOWS:
(A) CENTER THE BADGE ON THE LEFT BREAST POCKET 1/4 INCH BELOW THE TOP SEAM OF THE POCKET/FLAP.
(B) IF QUALIFIED TO WEAR TWO BREAST INSIGNIA AND OR TWO IDENTIFICATION BADGES, CENTER THE BADGE BETWEEN THE LOWER POINT OF THE FLAP AND BOTTOM OF THE POCKET, MIDWAY BETWEEN THE SIDES. ON POCKETS WITHOUT FLAPS, CENTER THE BADGE ON THE POCKET.
(C) WHEN WEARING FULL DRESS UNIFORMS, MEN CENTER THE BADGE 1/4 INCH BELOW THE LOWER OF EITHER THE MEDALS OR SECONDARY BREAST INSIGNIA. WOMEN, CENTER THE BADGE 1/4 INCH ABOVE THE LEFT POCKET, MEDALS OR PRIMARY BREAST INSIGNIA.
(D) POST-TOUR WEAR ON FORMAL, DINNER DRESS, AND WORKING UNIFORMS IS NOT AUTHORIZED.
(E) WHEN WEARING FULL DRESS WHITE, THE COMBINATION OF BREAST INSIGNIA, MEDALS, AND IDENTIFICATION BADGE SHALL NOT EXTEND BELOW THE LOWER SEAM OF THE POCKET.

B. COMMANDS WITH FEWER THAN 250 ENLISTED AUTHORIZATIONS MAY ASSIGN A COLLATERAL DUTY COMMAND MASTER CHIEF/SENIOR CHIEF/CHIEF FROM WITHIN COMMAND RESOURCES. ORGANIZATIONS WHICH ARE NOT COMMANDS (DETACHMENTS, DEPARTMENTS, ETC), SHALL NOT DESIGNATE A COLLATERAL DUTY COMMAND MASTER CHIEF/SENIOR CHIEF/CHIEF. PER REF A, THE CRITERIA FOR SELECTION, RESPONSIBILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY AS A COLLATERAL DUTY COMMAND MASTER CHIEF/SENIOR CHIEF/CHIEF ARE THE SAME AS THOSE FOR A 9579/9580 COMMAND MASTER CHIEF/SENIOR CHIEF/CHIEF OR CHIEF OF THE BOAT. COMMANDING OFFICERS ARE RESPONSIBLE TO ENSURE THE HIGHEST PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL STANDARDS ARE REQUIRED OF ALL PERSONNEL IN COLLATERAL DUTY COMMAND MASTER CHIEF/SENIOR CHIEF/CHIEF BILLETS. COMMANDS WITH A DESIGNATED COLLATERAL DUTY COMMAND MASTER CHIEF, COMMAND SENIOR CHIEF, OR COMMAND CHIEF WILL WEAR THE APPROPRIATE COMMAND MASTER/SENIOR/CHIEF BADGE. THE POST-TOUR MINIATURE-SIZED INSIGNIA, IS ALSO AUTHORIZED FOR THESE MASTER CHIEFS, SENIOR CHIEFS, OR CHIEFS WHO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE A COLLATERAL DUTY ASSIGNMENT OF NO LESS THAN 12 MONTHS AND WERE DESIGNATED IN WRITING BY THE COMMANDING OFFICER OF THAT PARTICULAR COMMAND.

2. THE ABOVE UNIFORM CHANGES WILL BE INCORPORATED INTO A FORTHCOMING CHANGE TO REF B.

3. POC: CNOCM C. P. WEAVER AT (703) 614-4854.

4. RELEASED BY VADM J. C. HARVEY, JR., N1.//

NAVADMIN 165/06 Desert Camouflage Uniform


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NAVADMIN 165/06

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SUBJ/DESERT CAMOUFLAGE UNIFORM (DCU)//

GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. THE WEAR OF THE DESERT CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORM (DCU) FOR OEF/OIF PERSONNEL TRAVELING IN CONUS IS APPROVED.

2. THE DCU IS INTENDED FOR NAVY PERSONNEL ASSIGNED IN COMBAT/HOSTILE FIRE ZONES, WORKING UNDER ARDUOUS FIELD CONDITIONS, AND SERVING WITH JOINT COMMANDS IN ACCORDANCE WITH NAVY UNIFORM REGULATIONS.

3. WHILE OCONUS, PERSONNEL WHO ARE DEPLOYING, EXECUTING PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION ORDERS, OR ON REST AND RELAXATION LEAVE STATUS TO OR FROM THE FIFTH FLEET AOR WILL COMPLY WITH COMMANDER, U.S. NAVAL FORCES CENTRAL COMMAND/COMMANDER, FIFTH FLEET OPORD 1000-01,
PARAGRAPH 4, SUBPARAGRAPH G; “ALL TRAVEL IN THE USCENTCOM AOR WILL BE PERFORMED IN APPROPRIATE CIVILAIN ATTIRE. T-SHIRTS, SHORTS, SANDALS, ETC., ARE NOT CONSIDERED APPROPRIATE ATTIRE. UNIFORMS SHALL NOT BE WORN WHEN USING AMC, AMC CHARTER, OR COMMERCIAL TRAVEL.

4. WHILE IN CONUS, PERSONNEL TRANSFERRING TO AND FROM THE FIFTH FLEET AOR ARE AUTHORIZED TO WEAR THE DCUS ON U.S. FLAG COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS (I.E. FROM AIRPORT OF ENTRY TO HOME AND VICE VERSA). DCUS WILL BE CLEAN AND PRESENT A SHARP MILITARY APPEARANCE.

5. IN ALL CASES, AT LEAST ONE SET OF CIVILIAN ATTIRE IS TO BE PACKED IN CARRY-ON LUGGAGE FOR CONTINGENCY SITUATIONS.

6. TRAVEL IN THE DCU IS NOT AUTHORIZED ON ANY COMMERCIAL CARRIER FOR ANY REASON OTHER THAN STIPULATED IN THIS MESSAGE.

7. THIS POLICY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

8. POC: CNOCM(SS) ROBERT B. CARROLL AT (703) 614-5076/DNS 24-5076, OR EMAIL AT ROBERT.B.CARROLL@NAVY.MIL.

9. RELEASED BY VADM J. C. HARVEY, JR., N1.//

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NAVADMIN 110/06 – Regarding Tatoos, Body art and Dental Ornamentation


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NAVADMIN 110/06

SUBJ/NAVY UNIFORMS//

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REF/B/DOC/CHNAVPERS/01OCT2003//
NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 021/03, NAVY UNIFORMS. REF B IS U.S. NAVY UNIFORM REGULATIONS.//

GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. THIS NAVADMIN SUPERSEDES NAVADMIN 021/03, AMPLIFIES WAIVERABLE AND NON-WAIVERABLE CRITERIA, ESTABLISHES FINAL WAIVER AUTHORITY, AND PROVIDES PROCEDURES FOR ADMINISTRATIVE DOCUMENTATION AND PROCESSING OF TATTOOS/BODY ART/BRANDS/MUTILATIONS/
AND DENTAL ORNAMENTATION. THESE CHANGES ARE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY AND WILL BE REFLECTED IN THE NEXT CHANGE TO THE UNIFORM REGULATIONS.

2. FOR CLARITY, REVISIONS AND ADDITIONS TO NAVY UNIFORM REGULATIONS, ARTICLE 2201, ARE QUOTED BELOW IN THEIR ENTIRETY: ARTICLE 2201. PERSONAL APPEARANCE, BECAUSE IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PROVIDE EXAMPLES OF EVERY APPROPRIATE OR UNACCEPTABLE (“CONSERVATIVE” OR “ECCENTRIC”) GROOMING STANDARD, THE GOOD JUDGMENT OF LEADERS AT ALL LEVELS IS KEY TO THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE NAVYS PERSONAL APPEARANCE POLICY. THEREFORE, HAIR, GROOMING, AND PERSONAL APPEARANCE WHILE IN UNIFORM SHALL PRESENT A NEAT, PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCE.

3. TATTOOS/BODY ART/BRANDS. FOUR CRITERIA WILL BE USED TO DETERMINE WHETHER TATTOOS/BODY ART/BRANDS ARE PERMITTED FOR NAVY PERSONNEL: CONTENT, LOCATION, SIZE, AND COSMETIC.
A. CONTENT. TATTOOS/BODY ART/BRANDS LOCATED ANYWHERE ON THE BODY THAT ARE PREJUDICIAL TO GOOD ORDER, DISCIPLINE, AND MORALE OR ARE OF A NATURE TO BRING DISCREDIT UPON THE NAVAL SERVICE ARE PROHIBITED. FOR EXAMPLE, TATTOOS/BODY ART/BRANDS THAT ARE OBSCENE,
SEXUALLY EXPLICIT, AND OR ADVOCATE DISCRIMINATION BASED ON SEX, RACE, RELIGION, ETHNIC, OR NATIONAL ORIGIN ARE PROHIBITED. IN ADDITION, TATTOOS/BODY ART/BRANDS THAT SYMBOLIZE AFFILIATION WITH GANGS, SUPREMACIST OR EXTREMIST GROUPS, OR ADVOCATE ILLEGAL DRUG USE
ARE PROHIBITED.
B. LOCATION. NO TATTOOS/BODY ART/BRANDS ON THE HEAD, FACE, NECK, OR SCALP. THE NECK AREA FOR PURPOSES OF THIS REGULATION IS ANY PORTION VISIBLE WHEN WEARING A CREW NECK T-SHIRT OR OPEN COLLAR UNIFORM SHIRT. IN ADDITION, OTHERWISE PERMISSIBLE TATTOOS/BODY ART/BRANDS ON THE TORSO AREA OF THE BODY SHALL NOT BE VISIBLE THROUGH WHITE UNIFORM CLOTHING.
C. SIZE. INDIVIDUAL TATTOOS/BODY ART/BRANDS EXPOSED BY WEARING A SHORT SLEEVE UNIFORM SHIRT SHALL BE NO LARGER IN SIZE THAN THE WEARER S HAND WITH FINGERS EXTENDED AND JOINED WITH THE THUMB TOUCHING THE BASE OF THE INDEX FINGER. TATTOOS/BODY ART/BRANDS THAT EXCEED SIZE CRITERIA ARE WAIVERABLE PROVIDED THEY DO NOT VIOLATE THE CONTENT AND/OR LOCATION CRITERIA.
D. COSMETIC TATTOOS. THIS REGULATION DOES NOT PROHIBIT COSMETIC TATTOOING TO CORRECT MEDICAL CONDITIONS REQUIRING SUCH TREATMENT. FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS REGULATION, COSMETIC TATTOOING REFERS TO MEDICAL OR SURGICAL PROCEDURES CONDUCTED BY LICENSED, QUALIFIED MEDICAL PERSONNEL.
4. MUTILATION. INTENTIONAL MUTILATION OF ANY PART OF THE BODY IS PROHIBITED. MUTILATION IS DEFINED AS THE INTENTIONAL RADICAL ALTERATION OF THE BODY, HEAD, FACE, OR SKIN FOR THE PURPOSE OF AND OR RESULTING IN AN ABNORMAL APPEARANCE.
A. EXAMPLES OF MUTILATION INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
(1) A SPLIT OR FORKED TONGUE;
(2) FOREIGN OBJECTS INSERTED UNDER THE SKIN TO CREATE A DESIGN OR PATTERN;
(3) ENLARGED OR STRETCHED OUT HOLES IN EARS (OTHER THAN A NORMAL PIERCING);
(4) INTENTIONAL SCARRING ON NECK, FACE, OR SCALP; OR
(5) INTENTIONAL BURNS CREATING A DESIGN OR PATTERN.

5. DENTAL ORNAMENTATION. THE USE OF GOLD, PLATINUM, OR OTHER VENEERS OR CAPS FOR PURPOSES OF DENTAL ORNAMENTATION IS PROHIBITED. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS REGULATION, ORNAMENTATION IS DEFINED AS DECORATIVE VENEERS OR CAPS. TEETH, WHETHER NATURAL, CAPPED, OR VENEERED, WILL NOT BE ORNAMENTED WITH DESIGNS, JEWELS, INITIALS, ETC.

6. NAVY PERSONNEL WITH TATTOOS/BODY ART/BRANDS/MUTILATION/DENTAL ORNAMENTATION THAT DO NOT MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS AND HAVE NOT BEEN PREVIOUSLY WAIVED IN WRITING SHALL NOTIFY THEIR COMMANDING OFFICER, VIA THE CHAIN OF COMMAND, WITHIN 60 DAYS OF THE RELEASE OF THIS
NAVADMIN FOR SCREENING.
A. COMMANDING OFFICERS SHALL DETERMINE WAIVERABLE CONDITIONS AND DIRECT MEMBERS TO EXECUTE A NAVPERS 1070/613.

B. COMMANDING OFFICERS SHALL DETERMINE NON-WAIVERABLE CONDITIONS AND DIRECT THOSE MEMBERS, VIA A NAVPERS 1070/613, TO ALTER, OR REMOVE THE TATTOO/BODY ART/BRAND/MUTILATION/DENTAL ORNAMENTATION, IF FEASIBLE (THIS SHOULD OCCUR WITHIN 180 DAYS ABSENT
UNUSUAL CIRCUMSTANCES AS DETERMINED BY THE COMMANDING OFFICER).

7. DISPOSITION OF NAVY PERSONNEL WITH WAIVERABLE PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS: TATTOOS/BODY ART/BRANDS/MUTILATION/DENTAL ORNAMENTATION MAY BE WAIVED IF THEY EXISTED PRIOR TO 24 JANUARY 2003 AND ARE NOT PREJUDICIAL TO GOOD ORDER, DISCIPLINE, AND MORALE OR ARE OF A NATURE
TO BRING DISCREDIT UPON THE NAVAL SERVICE.

8. DISPOSITION OF NAVAL PERSONNEL WITH NON-WAIVERABLE PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS. IF REMOVAL OR ALTERATION OF TATTOO/BODY ART/BRAND/ MUTILATION/DENTAL ORNAMENTATION IS DETERMINED BY A MILITARY MEDICAL HEALTHCARE PROVIDER NOT TO BE FEASIBLE, THE MEMBER MAY BE PROCESSED
FOR INVOLUNTARY SEPARATION, IF DEEMED APPROPRIATE BY THE COMMANDING OFFICER.

9. DOCUMENTING WAIVERABLE AND NON-WAIVERABLE CONDITIONS. COMMANDING OFFICERS OF MEMBERS WHO HAVE WAIVERABLE AND NON-WAIVERABLE CONDITIONS SHALL DOCUMENT THE CONDITION ON A NAVPERS 1070/613. NAVPERS 1070/613 FOR ENLISTED PERSONNEL WILL BE SUBMITTED TO THE LOCAL PERSONNEL SUPPORT DETACHMENT FOR INCLUSION IN THE FIELD SERVICE RECORD. THE NAVPERS 1070/613 FOR OFFICER PERSONNEL WILL BE MAILED TO COMNAVPERSCOM (PERS 312) FOR INCLUSION IN THE ELECTRONIC SERVICE RECORD.

10. SAMPLE NAVPERS 1070/613 FOR WAIVERABLE CONDITION FOLLOWS: (DATE); “I UNDERSTAND THAT, EFFECTIVE 24 JANUARY 2003, NAVY PERSONAL APPEARANCE POLICY WAS CHANGED WITH REGARD TO TATTOOS, BODY ART, BRANDS, MUTILATION, AND DENTAL ORNAMENTATION. I HAVE THE FOLLOWING CONDITION THAT EXISTED PRIOR TO THE RELEASE OF NAVADMIN 021/03: (FULL DESCRIPTION AND LOCATION). MY PRE-EXISTING CONDITION IS BEING WAIVED, AND I AM PROHIBITED FROM OBTAINING ADDITIONAL BODY ORNAMENTATION OR ALTERING EXISTING BODY ORNAMENTATION IN A MANNER THAT VIOLATES NAVY POLICY.”

11. SAMPLE NAVPERS 1070/613 FOR NON-WAIVERABLE CONDITION, WHEN REMOVAL OR ALTERATION IS FEASIBLE, FOLLOWS: (DATE); “I UNDERSTAND THAT, EFFECTIVE 24 JANUARY 2003, NAVY PERSONAL APPEARANCE POLICY WAS CHANGED WITH REGARD TO TATTOOS, BODY ART, BRANDS, MUTILATION AND DENTAL ORNAMENTATION. I HAVE THE FOLLOWING BODY ORNAMENTATION THAT EXISTED PRIOR TO THE RELEASE OF NAVADMIN 021/03: (FULL DESCRIPTION AND LOCATION). I UNDERSTAND THAT I AM PROHIBITED FROM OBTAINING ADDITIONAL BODY ORNAMENTATION OR ALTERING EXISTING BODY ORNAMENTATION IN A MANNER THAT VIOLATES NAVY POLICY. MY PRE-EXISTING CONDITION MUST, EXCEPT FOR DENTAL ORNAMENTATION, BE COVERED AT ALL TIMES BOTH WHEN IN UNIFORM AND WHEN IN CIVILIAN ATTIRE UNTIL I HAVE ACCESS TO PROPER FACILITIES FOR ALTERATION OR REMOVAL. ABSENT AN EXTENSION OF TIME FROM MY COMMANDING OFFICER, ALTERATION OR REMOVAL SHALL OCCUR WITHIN 180
DAYS.”

12. VIOLATIONS OF POLICY. MEMBERS NOT COMPLYING WITH THESE REQUIREMENTS MAY BE SUBJECT TO ADMINISTRATIVE OR DISCIPLINARY ACTION, TO INCLUDE INVOLUNTARY SEPARATION.

13. REENLISTMENTS. COMMANDING OFFICERS AND OFFICERS-IN-CHARGE SHALL REVIEW THE SERVICE RECORDS OF ALL REENLISTMENT ELIGIBLE SAILORS TO DETERMINE IF A NAVPERS 1070/613 WAS PREVIOUSLY ISSUED. IF SO, THE COMMANDING OFFICER OR OFFICER-IN-CHARGE SHALL ENSURE THE
MEMBER HAS COMPLIED WITH THE NAVPERS 1070/613 BEFORE EXECUTING THE REENLISTMENT.

14. ACCESSION POLICY. THIS SECTION REFERS TO INDIVIDUALS NEWLY ACCESSED AND GAINED IN THE ACTIVE OR RESERVE COMPONENT.
A. COMMANDER, NAVY RECRUITING COMMAND HAS FINAL TATTOO/BODY ART/BRANDING/MUTILATION/DENTAL ORNAMENTATION WAIVER AUTHORITY FOR ALL NAVY ENLISTED ACCESSIONS. NAVY RECRUITING COMMAND SHALL SCREEN ALL NAVY APPLICANTS FOR TATTOOS AND COMPLIANCE WITH THIS POLICY.
B. COMMANDER, NAVY RECRUITING COMMAND SHALL SCREEN ALL PRIOR SERVICE VETERANS PROCESSING FOR ENLISTMENT, REENLISTMENT, OR AFFILIATION INTO THE ACTIVE OR RESERVE COMPONENTS FOR TATTOOS/BODY ART/BRANDS/MUTILATION/DENTAL ORNAMENTATION.
(1) MEMBERS OF THE NAVY S ACTIVE AND RESERVE COMPONENTS WILL BE PROVIDED THE SAME OPPORTUNITY FOR WAIVERS.
(2) WAIVERS RECEIVED DURING PREVIOUS SERVICE PERIODS SHALL BE HONORED. HOWEVER, TATTOOS/BODY ART/BRANDING/MUTILATION/DENTAL ORNAMENTATION FOUND TO BE CONTRARY TO GOOD ORDER, DISCIPLINE, AND MORALE SHALL BE DISAPPROVED AND THE MEMBER REJECTED FOR AFFILIATION.
INDIVIDUALS UNABLE TO PROVIDE A DOCUMENTED WAIVER FOR PREVIOUSLY EXISITING TATTOO/BODY ART/BRAND/MUTILATION/DENTAL ORNAMENTATION OR WHO HAVE ADDITIONAL BODY ORNAMENTATION RECEIVED SINCE TERMINATION OF THEIR LAST ENLISTMENT MAY BE GRANTED A WAIVER BY COMMANDER, NAVY RECRUITING COMMAND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS POLICY.

15. COMMISSIONING PROGRAM ACCESSIONS. THE COGNIZANT COMMANDER SHALL ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH THIS POLICY FOR COMMISSIONING PROGRAMS.
A. COMMANDER, NAVY RECRUITING COMMAND HAS WAIVER AUTHORITY FOR ALL OCS/OIS COMMISSIONING PROGRAMS.
B. COMMANDANT, UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY HAS WAIVER AUTHORITY FOR NAVAL ACADEMY MIDSHIPMEN.
C. COMMANDER, NAVAL SERVICE TRAINING COMMAND HAS WAIVER AUTHORITY FOR NAVAL RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS (NROTC) MIDSHIPMEN.

16. FILE THIS NAVADMIN WITH REF B UNTIL REVISIONS ARE INCORPORATED INTO THE JUL 06 QUARTERLY BUPERS DIRECTIVE CD-ROM CHANGE.

17. POC: CNOCM CARROLL AT (703) 614-5076.

18. RELEASED BY VADM J. C. HARVEY, JR., N1/NT.//

NAVADMIN 097/06 — UNIFORM REGULATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH RATING MERGERS AND ESTABLISHMENTS

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NAVADMIN 097/06

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SUBJ/AMPLIFICATION OF UNIFORM REGULATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH RATING MERGERS AND ESTABLISHMENTS //

GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. THIS NAVADMIN AMPLIFIES UNIFORM REGULATIONS FOR RATINGS THAT HAVE BEEN RECENTLY MERGED OR ESTABLISHED.

2. PER UNIFORM REGULATIONS, PARA 4235, PERSONNEL SERVING IN RATINGS WHICH HAVE BEEN MERGED WITH ANOTHER RATING MAY CONTINUE WEARING THE OLD RATING BADGE UNTIL THEIR NEXT ADVANCEMENT OR UNTIL 24 MONTHS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE COMPLETION DATE OF THE MERGER, WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST. THE EFFECTIVE COMPLETION DATE IS DEFINED AS THE DATE IN THE APPLICABLE NAVADMIN THAT DELINEATES WHEN EACH RATING BY PAYGRADE AND COMPONENT WILL MERGE OR BE ESTABLISHED. RATING ESTABLISHMENT IS NOT DISCUSSED IN THE UNIFORM REGULATIONS, HOWEVER IT ADHERES TO THE MERGER REGULATIONS ABOVE AND AS DELINEATED BELOW.

3. APPLICABLE NAVADMINS REQUIRING UPDATE AND CLARIFICATION:
A. NAVADMIN 338/05 ANNOUNCED THE MERGER OF THE INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN (IT) AND CRYPTOLOGIC TECHNICIAN (COMMUNICATIONS) (CTO) RATINGS. THE INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN (IT) RATING BADGE WILL BE USED FOR THE NEW COMBINED RATING. CTO PERSONNEL, E1-E5, MAY CONTINUE WEARING THE CTO RATING BADGE UNTIL THEIR NEXT ADVANCEMENT, OR UNTIL 1 APR 08 FOR ACTIVE DUTY SAILORS, AND 31 MAY 08 FOR SELECTED RESERVE SAILORS. ALL CTO PERSONNEL, E6-E9, MAY CONTINUE WEARING THE CTO RATING BADGE UNTIL THEIR NEXT ADVANCEMENT, OR UNTIL 30 SEP 08.

B. NAVADMIN 339/05 ANNOUNCED THE MERGER OF THE ILLUSTRATOR DRAFTSMAN, JOURNALIST, LITHOGRAPHER, AND PHOTOGRAPHERS MATE RATINGS INTO THE MASS COMMUNICATIONS (MC) SPECIALIST RATING. A NEW RATING BADGE IS BEING CREATED FOR THE MC RATING. DM, JO, LI, AND PH
PERSONNEL MAY CONTINUE WEARING THEIR CURRENT RATING BADGE UNTIL THEIR NEXT ADVANCEMENT, OR UNTIL 30 JUN 08 FOR ACTIVE DUTY AND SELECTED RESERVE SAILORS.

C. NAVADMIN 003/06 ANNOUNCED THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NAVY DIVER (ND) RATING. THE ND RATING BADGE WILL BE THE CURRENT SECOND CLASS DIVER INSIGNIA. ALL NAVY DIVER PERSONNEL, E1-E5, MAY CONTINUE WEARING THEIR ULTIMATE SOURCE RATING BADGE UNTIL THEIR NEXT ADVANCEMENT, OR UNTIL 1 OCT 08 FOR ACTIVE DUTY SAILORS, AND 1 MAR 09 FOR SELECTED RESERVE SAILORS. ALL PERSONNEL, E6-E9, ACTIVE DUTY AND SELECTED RESERVE MAY CONTINUE WEARING THEIR ULTIMATE SOURCE RATING BADGE UNTIL THEIR NEXT ADVANCEMENT, OR UNTIL 1 JUN 08.

4. POCS FOR EACH RATING MERGER OR ESTABLISHMENT ARE LISTED IN THE APPLICABLE NAVADMIN.

5. POC: LCDR WILLIAM KRAMER AT (901) 874-2870/DSN 882, OR EMAIL AT WILLIAM.J.KRAMER1@NAVY.MIL.

6. RELEASED BY W. SCOTT SLOCUM, N1/NT, ACTING.//

Uniform Trivia

UNIFORM PHRASEOLOGY

Basic Uniform Components.  Uniform items required as part of the basic uniform.

These are the minimum items which must be worn unless the prescribing authority

directs otherwise.

Prescribable Items.  Uniform items which may be directed or authorized with the

basic uniform. Prescribable items may be worn with the basic uniform at the

individual’s discretion unless otherwise directed.

Optional Item.  Uniform items purchased at the wearer’s expense, which may be

worn with the basic uniform, but which are not prescribable.  Optional items may

be worn with the basic uniform at the individual’s discretion unless otherwise

directed.

Conspicuous.  Obvious to the eye, attracting attention, striking, bright in

color.  Should blend with, not stand out from, a professional appearance in

uniform.  What is conspicuous on one person my not be noticeable on another.  If

attention is naturally drawn to or distracted from the professional appearance,

it is conspicuous.

Conservative.  Not conspicuous or detracting from the professional appearance

while in uniform.

Faddish.  A style followed for a short period of time with exaggerated zeal.

Styles are enduring; fads are generally short in duration and frequently started

by an individual or event in the civilian community.  Fads are generally

conspicuous and detract from a professional appearance.

Compliments Skin Tone.  A conservative color which contributes to the wearer’s

natural skin tone.  Conservative colors are generally inconspicuous and do not

detract from a professional appearance in uniform.

–Military creases in shirts are optional and cannot be required.

–The standardized women’s purse has brass closures for Officers, CPOs and E-6

and below.

–UIM’s are not authorized on E-6 and below women’s Service Dress Blue uniforms.

–Wear of the post tour Command Master Chief/Senior Enlisted Advisor badge is

authorized for collateral duty assignments.

–Service Khaki (with ribbons) is made of 100% polyester Certified Navy Twill

(CNT), and 75/25 poly/wool. Working Khaki (without ribbons) is made of 65/35

poly/cotton ONLY.

–A sword is not worn with the all-weather coat.

–The only “other services” insignia authorized for wear on the Navy uniform is

Basic Parachutist and the Marine Combat Aircrew Insignia.

–Only the Chief of Naval Operations can authorize ceremonial uniforms other

than those listed in Chapter 11, Section 2 of Uniform Regulations.

–Leather flight jackets may be worn only with Summer Khaki, Working Khaki,

Winter Blue, Winter Working Blue, Aviation Working Green, Utilities, and flight

suits.

–Multiple braided hair is authorized for women in uniform, and woven

natural/synthetic hair is authorized if it presents a natural appearance.

–Personnel having diagnosed skin conditions are required to shave/cut/remove

facial hair based on the severity of the condition.  For mild or moderate

cases–every 2-3 days required, for severe cases–daily with barber clippers

required.

–Officers, CPOs and women’s Service Dress Blue Coats (including authorized

sweater and jacket replacements) may be removed in the immediate office space

only.

–Contact lenses must be a natural color–blue, green, brown, etc.

–Handbags are carried over the left shoulder or forearm, placing the top of the

handbag at the waist level.

–Decorated belt buckles may be worn, except for ceremonies or inspections, with

appropriate naval insignia, designs, or devices, to which the wearer is

entitled, or the current command.  If the current command does not have a buckle,

a previous sea command may be worn.

–Umbrellas will be carried in the left hand to permit saluting.

–CPO Combination Cover chinstraps will be worn with the grommet on the left.

(Over the heart)

–Women’s Berets are worn toward the front of the head, approx. 3/4″ from the

forehead hairline, and tilted slightly to the right. Align miniature sized

insignia above the left eye.

–Only scarlet rating badges are authorized on Peacoats (E4/5/6)

–No gold crows–No service stripes.

–Specialty marks are not authorized on utility crows.

–Women wearing slacks and service shoes must wear socks. (No hosiery)

–E-6/5/4 personnel wearing collar devices have the eagle face toward the front.

(Inward)

–Jackets when worn must be zipped at least 3/4 up-Coats completely buttoned up.

(If it’s not cold enough to zip or button it – Remove it!)

–Non-prescription sunglasses are not authorized for wear indoors unless there

is a medical reason for doing so.

–Crew neck/sleeved T-shirts are required on board ships for all personnel.

–No person in the naval service shall have any article of wearing apparel

belonging to any other person in the naval service without permission from

proper authority.

–Only one warfare device or breast insignia is authorized on sweater nametags.

No Officers crests or rating devices allowed.

–After childbirth, if a woman is unable to reach her normal body fat or

clothing size because of valid medical reasons, Commanding Officers can extend

maternity clothing wear for up to six months from the date of delivery.

–Bulk of hair for both males and females shall not exceed 2 inches.  Bulk is

defined as the distance that the mass of the hair protrudes form the scalp.

–Women’s hosiery is made of nylon and is worn in the individuals skin tone

color, undecorated, and seamless. (Hosiery may be panty/hose combination.)

–Seabag inspections are required for all E-1/2/3 personnel prior to transfer to

another ship or station.

–Fingernails for men shall not extend beyond the end of the finger; and

fingernails for women shall not exceed 1/4 inch beyond the end of the finger.

–The Black V-Neck sweater is authorized for wear with Summer White.

–For Officers and CPOs wearing the Black V-Neck sweater in lieu of the Service

Dress Blue coat—the blue windbreaker (with lay down collar) is not authorized

for wear.  Only the navy black jacket with stand up knit collar and cuffs may be

worn.

–Hems on trousers/slacks should hang approx. 2 inches from the floor at the

back of the shoe.  Hems on skirts may range from 1-1/2 inch above to 1-1/2 inch

below the crease behind the knee.  (This skirt hem length does not apply to

formal skirts.)

–For Officers and Chief Petty Officers visiting the Washington National Capital

Area– Winter Blues are not authorized for wear, and Service Khaki is authorized

year round.

–The White Jumper uniform is a seabag requirement for E1-6 women effective 1

October 1993.

–Stars on ribbons or medals are worn with two rays pointing down.

–Slacks are a prescribable item with women’s uniforms.

–For E-6 and below women, the Service Dress White Jumper should fall

approximately 2 inches below the bottom of the welt pocket on the white belted

skirt; and one inch above the bottom of the side pocket opening on the jumper

slacks.

–Unless a medically documented condition exists, white socks are authorized

ONLY with Summer/Service Dress Whites with slacks for Officer and CPOs.

–The cap or hat may be removed when riding a bicycle on or off base.  Personnel

may remove their cap or hat when traveling inside a private automobile off base.

Wearing a cover is mandatory when entering or within a military reservation

unless impractical or hazardous.

–Name/Identification tags, if worn, must be uniform throughout the command.

–Short sleeved utility shirts are an optional item.

–Blue cardigan sweaters (with button front) are authorized for wear in the

immediate office space only.

–Berets are an optional item for women.

–Earrings for women are an optional item, and are not required for wear.  When

worn the earring shall be a 4-6mm ball (gold for officers/CPOs, and silver for

E-6 and below), plain with brushed, matte finish, shinny, screw-on or post type.

Pearl earrings may be worn with Dinner Dress or Formal uniforms.

–Recommendations to be considered by the Navy Uniform Board must be forwarded

via the chain of command and Type Commander with appropriate comments and

recommendations.

–For Officers and CPOs there is no minimum number of uniforms required to be in

their possession; however sufficient quantities of uniform items shall be

procured and maintained in order to insure the highest possible standards of

personal hygiene and appearance.  (Rule of thumb for OFF/CPOs– if it’s a

required basic component or a prescribable item–you are expected to have it.

–Only one bracelet and one wristwatch may be worn while in uniform. Ankle

bracelets/chains are not authorized.

–Any procedure or components, regarding uniforms or grooming, not discussed in

Uniform Regulations are prohibited.  (If Uniform Regulations does not

specifically say it’s allowed–IT’S NOT AUTHORIZED)

–All E4-6 personnel wear silver miniature collar devices on collar tips of blue

windbreaker, blue all-weather coat and black dress jacket.

–Men are authorized to have one (cut, clipped or shaved) natural, narrow, fore

and aft part in their hair.  Hair cut or parted at an unnatural angle is faddish

and is not authorized.

–Polishing or plating of medals is prohibited.

–Personnel with “Shaving Waivers” signed by the Commanding Officer shall not

allow the hair to exceed 1/4″ in length. Hair will not be trimmed or manicured

to any style. (Shave it all-or none of it!)

–Boatswain’s Pipe and Lanyards may be worn only while carrying out official

ceremonial duties and military watches.

–Retired personnel wearing the uniform must comply with current grooming

standards set forth in Uniform Regulations.

–E1/2/3 do not wear collar devices on uniforms, unless they are assigned to

Marine Corps commands and have been prescribed i.e. medical personnel.

–Personnel who have earned gold service stripes for 12 years of consecutive

good service must remove the gold badge and service stripes if they are

convicted by court martial or at Captains Mast.  The privilege to again wear the

gold service stripes may only be earned by again fulfilling the requirements.

–For medals and ribbons–wear either the three senior ribbons, or all ribbons,

if you have earned more than three.  For miniature medals wear either the senior

five or all.

–Pregnant women in the Navy may wear outergarments (raincoat, overcoat,

peacoat, reefer, and sweater) unbuttoned when they no longer fit properly

buttoned.

–When sewing on service stripes–the stripe is used as the point of reference

for measurement not the background material.

–Uniform components acquired from other than Navy approved sources (Navy

Uniform Stores/Navy Exchanges) must conform to all military specifications

regarding fabric, style, and appearance.

–Rating devices (GM/BM/etc.) and Warfare Insignia are not authorized to be worn

on Navy/Command ball caps.

–When wearing the Navy issued blue jersey style sweater under a

dungaree/utility shirt–long sleeves are required.

–The gold metal frame worn on various ribbons is decorated with stalks of wheat

forming a “V”, open at the top and joining at the bottom.

–Navy/Command ball caps are made of standard navy blue (black in appearance)

wool or synthetic fabric or a blend.

–Service Aiguillettes, when authorized, may be worn with Aviation Working

Green, Service Uniforms, overcoat, reefer, pullover sweaters and black/khaki

jackets.

–Knee length socks are required with Tropical uniforms.

–Women’s underpants/brassieres shall be white or skin color when wearing

Whites, otherwise color is optional.  White undershorts/ boxers are required for

men when wearing Whites.

–Uniform headgear need not be worn when ships are at sea outside harbor limits,

except on specific watches specified by the commanding officer, or on ceremonial

occasions specified by the commanding officer or higher authority.

–Petty Officers entitled to wear gold rating badges wear gold chevrons, vice

silver, on their cap devices.

–No transfer or exchange of an enlisted person’s uniform clothing shall be made

without the commanding officer’s authorization.  When such transfers or exchanges

are authorized, or when clothing belonging to deserters is sold, the name of the

former owner shall be obliterated with a red D.C. stamp. Purchaser’s name shall

be placed above, below, or next to it.

–Brown shoes are an optional uniform item for all personnel with Service Khaki.

— If “required” for FOD or safety reasons, glasses retainer straps are

authorized. When worn they shall be plain, black, and worn snugly against the

back of the head.

–Personnel assigned to duties, which prematurely destroy uniform items, should

be issued coveralls or protective outer garments.  Uniform items, which are

destroyed due to lack of adequate protective garments, should be replaced by the

command. For additional information refer to NAVSUP Manual P485

–Uniforms may be tailored to provide a well-fitting, professional military

bearing.  They shall not be altered to the extent of detracting from a military

appearance, nor shall they be tailored to the point of presenting a tight form

fit.

Last Updated: Friday, Apr 1, 2005

Task Force Uniform Charter

In February 2003 Admiral Fallon, Vice Chief of Naval Operations created Task Force
Uniform and chartered them to develop a professional, sensible, cost-effective and
adaptable uniform. TFU was tasked to deliver its recommendations by 30 September 2003.

Specific tasking includes:
— Develop a working uniform for sea, ashore and across all communities from E-1 to O-10
— Develop a E-1 through E-6 service uniform which can be worn 12 months of the year
— Reduce the number of uniforms in the sailors seabag
— Design uniforms to accommodate various body shapes and sizes
— Streamline and simplify the Uniform Regulations
— Develop a range of proposals and cost/benefits for review by the CNO.

The TFU Charter can be downloaded below

TFU charter(link)