NAVY UNIFORM UPDATE

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NAVADMIN 015/10

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SUBJ/NAVY UNIFORM UPDATE// 


REF/A/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/021922ZDEC08// 
REF/B/DOC/NAVPERS 15665I/01JAN2003/ 
NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 343/08, UNIFORM UPDATE.  REF B IS UNITED STATES NAVY 
UNIFORM REGULATIONS.// 

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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