NAVADMIN 164/12 — NAVY UNIFORM BOARD UPDATE

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. Continue reading “NAVADMIN 164/12 — NAVY UNIFORM BOARD UPDATE”

NAVADMIN 118/10 – Uniform Board Update


R 312021Z MAR 10

FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//

TO NAVADMIN

NAVADMIN 118/10

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 4 FEBRUARY 2010 NAVY UNIFORM BOARD. THE NAVY UNIFORM BOARD IS LED BY THE CHIEF OF NAVAL PERSONNEL (PRESIDENT). THE FUNCTIONS OF THE UNIFORM BOARD ARE OUTLINED IN REF A.  APPROVED UNIFORM CHANGES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

A.  CHIEF PETTY OFFICER (CPO) CUTLASS:  UPON FINAL DESIGN APPROVAL, A CEREMONIAL CUTLASS IS APPROVED FOR OPTIONAL WEAR.  THE CUTLASS IS AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR BY CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS DESIGNATED AS MEMBERS OF THE OFFICIAL PARTY DURING CEREMONIES THAT PRESCRIBE FULL DRESS UNIFORMS.  TO ENSURE UNIFORMITY IN APPEARANCE, THE CUTLASS MAY ONLY BE WORN IF ALL MEMBERS OF THE OFFICIAL PARTY ARE WEARING CUTLASSES OR SWORDS.  THE CUTLASS SHALL BE PURCHASED AT THE MEMBER?S EXPENSE.

B.  POST-TOUR COMMAND SENIOR ENLISTED LEADER (SEL) IDENTIFICATION BADGE: EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, THE POST-TOUR COMMAND SEL IDENTIFICATION BADGE MANNER OF WEAR (POSITION WORN ON UNIFORM) SHALL BE THE SAME AS PRESCRIBED FOR THE INCUMBENT COMMAND SEL IDENTIFICATION BADGE PER REF A, CHAPTER FIVE, SECTION ONE.

C.  NAVY AND COMMAND BALL CAP:  EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, NAVY AND COMMAND BALL CAPS ARE AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR WITH THE FOLLOWING UNIFORMS ONLY:  WASH KHAKI, UTILITIES, PHYSICAL TRAINING UNIFORM, COVERALLS, AND FLIGHT SUIT.  BALL CAPS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR WITH THE NAVY WORKING UNIFORM (NWU)/ CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORM (CUU) WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTIONS:
(1) WHEN UNDERWAY ONBOARD U.S. NAVY VESSELS, BALL CAPS MAY BE AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR WITH THE NWU/CUU ONLY BY BRIDGE WATCH TEAMS AND COMMAND TRAINING TEAMS AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COMMANDING OFFICER.
(2) ASHORE, BALL CAPS MAY BE WORN WITH THE NWU AND CUU BY COMMAND TRAINING TEAMS DURING FIELD EXERCISES HELD IN RESTRICTED AREAS TO PROVIDE VISUAL IDENTIFICATION OF SUPERVISORS, CONTROLLERS AND SAFETY OBSERVERS.  THIS POLICY MODIFICATION IS ALLOWED DURING THE PRESCRIBED WINDOW OF TRAINING/EVOLUTION.  WEARING OF BALL CAPS IS NOT AUTHORIZED DURING TRANSIT TO AND FROM EXERCISE EVENTS, OR IN THE VICINITY OF THE COMMAND AREA.

D.  NAVY BLUE COVERALL:  BEGINNING 1 JANUARY 2011, THE NAVY BLUE COVERALL OCCASION FOR WEAR SHALL BE LIMITED TO AN UNDERWAY UNIFORM (I.E. FROM STATIONING AND SECURING THE SEA AND ANCHOR DETAIL/MANEUVERING WATCH WHEN LEAVING AND ENTERING PORT RESPECTIVELY). COMMANDING OFFICERS CAN AUTHORIZE THE WEAR OF NAVY BLUE COVERALLS ASHORE IN ENVIRONMENTS THAT PLACE AN EXCESSIVE AMOUNT OF WEAR ON WORKING UNIFORMS. PER REF A, THIS POLICY DOES NOT ALLEVIATE THE COMMAND?S RESPONSIBILITY TO PROCURE COVERALLS FOR WORK IN AREAS THAT ARE LIKELY TO PERMANENTLY SOIL OR PREMATURELY DESTROY THE UNIFORM.

E.  BLUE 100 PERCENT COTTON T-SHIRT:  BEGINNING 1 JANUARY 2011, THE BLUE 100 PERCENT COTTON T-SHIRT (THE T-SHIRT AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR WITH THE NWU) WILL REPLACE THE WHITE T-SHIRT AS THE ONLY AUTHORIZED T-SHIRT WORN WITH NAVY BLUE COVERALLS.

F.  BACKPACKS:  EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY BACKPACKS MAY BE WORN OVER EITHER THE LEFT SHOULDER OR BOTH SHOLDERS WHILE WEARING SERVICE AND WORKING UNIFORMS. AUTHORIZED COLORS OF BACKPACKS INCLUDE BLACK, NAVY BLUE, AND WHEN AVAILABLE THE MATCHING NWU PATTERN (BLUE/GREY/BLACK).  THE MATCHING NWU PATTERN BACKPACK IS ONLY AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR WITH THE NWU.  NO PERSONAL ORNAMENTATION SHALL BE ATTACHED ON OR TO THE BACKPACK.

G.  SERVICE GARRISON CAP OCCASION FOR WEAR:  EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, THE E1 – E6 BLACK GARRISON CAP IS AUTHORIZED FOR OPTIONAL WEAR WITH THE NAVY FLIGHT SUIT BY E1 ? E6 PERSONNEL WHO ARE AUTHORIZED TO WEAR THE FLIGHT SUIT.  THE SERVICE KHAKI GARRISON CAP IS AUTHORIZED FOR OPTIONAL WEAR WITH THE NAVY FLIGHT SUIT BY OFFICER AND CHIEF PETTY OFFICER PERSONNEL AUTHORIZED TO WEAR THE FLIGHT SUIT.

2.  ADDITIONAL DETAILS ON THE FINAL DESIGN AND MANNER OF WEAR OF THE CPO CUTLASS AND OTHER UNIFORM INITIATIVES WILL BE ANNOUNCED VIA FUTURE NAVADMINS AND POSTED ON THE UNIFORM MATTERS WEBSITE AT: HTTP://WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/COMMANDSUPPORT/USNAVYUNIFORMS/ .

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

4.  POINTS OF CONTACT:
– MR. ROBERT B. CARROLL, HEAD, NAVY UNIFORM MATTERS OFFICE, AT (703) 614-5076/DSN 224, OR EMAIL AT ROBERT.B.CARROLL(AT)NAVY.MIL.
– CMDCM(AW) JERRY FEATHERSTONE, DEPUTY HEAD, NAVY UNIFORM MATTERS, AT (703) 614-5075/DSN 224, OR EMAIL AT JERRY.FEATHERSTONE(AT)NAVY.MIL.
5.  RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1. MINIMIZE CONSIDERED.

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NAVADMIN 351/06 Task Force Uniform Update

141322Z DEC 06

FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
TO NAVADMIN INFO RHMFIUU/CNO WASHINGTON

NAVADMIN 351/06
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/DEC//

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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