NAVADMIN 260/11 – UNIFORM BOARD UPDATE

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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:

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Service Khaki Uniform Wear Testing

The new service Khaki Uniform is now being wear tested!

The navy is now starting wear testing of the new service khaki uniform.

Wear testing is now being conducted in six locations to include Washington DC, Norfolk, Millington TN, Yokosuka Japan, Newport, and Pearl Harbor.

Once the wear test concludes in August, a decision will be made on whether this will be come an official new navy uniform.

Even more important than the “official wear testing” is our sailors reaction to this new uniform. Leave your comments and let me know how you like the throwback khakis.
Thanks,
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NAVADMIN 020/10 – Service Dress Khaki


R 191542Z JAN 10

FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//

TO NAVADMIN

INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//

NAVADMIN 020/10

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

SUBJ/NAVY UNIFORM UPDATE – SERVICE DRESS KHAKI//

RMKS/1. THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE APPROVAL FOR FINAL DEVELOPMENT OF SERVICE DRESS KHAKI (SDK) AS AN OPTIONAL UNIFORM, AND PROVIDES INITIAL DETAILS OF OCCASION FOR WEAR POLICY.

2. SDK WEAR TEST BEGAN IN APRIL 2008 AND COMPLETED IN OCTOBER 2009. 125 SAILORS PARTICIPATED IN THE WEAR TEST IN SIX GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS. TWO WEAR TEST DESIGNS WERE EVALUATED. THE FIRST, A TRADITIONAL DESIGN, WAS BASED ON THE ORIGINAL SDK UNIFORM DISESTABLISHED IN 1975. THE SECOND, A CONTEMPORARY DESIGN, INCORPORATED MORE UPDATED DESIGN FEATURES SUCH AS AN UNBELTED WAIST AND PEAKED LAPELS. BASED ON FEEDBACK PROVIDED IN WRITTEN SURVEYS AND FOCUS GROUPS, THE CLEAR PREFERENCE OF WEAR TEST PARTICIPANTS WAS THE CONTEMPORARY DESIGN UNIFORM. THE PARTICIPANTS PROVIDED RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FURTHER SDK UNIFORM COMPONENT MODIFICATIONS. NEXCOM WILL PURSUE A 75/25 POLY/WOOL FABRIC BLEND JACKET, SUCH THAT IT MAY BE WORN WITH THE EXISTING SERVICE KHAKI PANTS OR SKIRT.

3. WE ANTICIPATE THE UNIFORM WILL BE AVAILABLE BY FY 2012. SDK WILL BE FOR OPTIONAL WEAR BY E7 THROUGH O10 IN LIEU OF SUMMER WHITE AND SERVICE KHAKI DURING PERIODS WHEN SUMMER UNIFORMS ARE PRESCRIBED, AND  DURING SITUATIONS WHERE WEARING A TIE IS APPROPRIATE, SUCH AS AN OFFICE ENVIRONMENT. AS SUCH, IT WILL SERVE AS AN OPTIONAL CONFIGURATION OF SERVICE KHAKI (LONG SLEEVE SHIRT AND TIE, WITH OR WITHOUT JACKET). DETAILED REGULATIONS FOR WEAR WILL BE PROMULGATED AT A LATER DATE, CONSISTENT WITH ART 1201 OF REF A.

4. NEXCOM ANTICIPATES A PERIOD OF 18 MONTHS TO COMPLETE DEVELOPMENT OF SDK AND MAKE IT AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. ONCE AVAILABLE, 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 NO UNIFORM ALLOWANCE WILL BE PROVIDED.

5. DURING FINAL DEVELOPMENT, A SMALL SDK WEAR TEST WILL BE ESTABLISHED TO HELP EVALUATE THE FINAL UNIFORM COMPONENTS. FINAL COST INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE FOLLOWING COMPLETION OF THIS TEST.

6. FILE THIS NAVADMIN UNTIL CHANGES ARE INCORPORATED INTO THE QUARTERLY 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 HTTP://WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/COMMANDSUPPORT/USNAVYUNIFORMS/.

7. 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.

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