SPECIAL UNIFORM SITUATIONS FOR NAVY PERSONNEL ASSIGNED TO AND SERVING WITH AN ARMY UNIT

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AMPN/REF A IS NAVADMIN 042/10, SPECIAL UNIFORM SITUATIONS FOR NAVY PERSONNEL 
ASSIGNED TO AND SERVING WITH AN ARMY UNIT// 

NAVADMIN 116/10

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SUBJ/SPECIAL UNIFORM SITUATIONS FOR NAVY PERSONNEL ASSIGNED TO AND SERVING 
WITH AN ARMY UNIT//



RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN CANCELS REF A AND PROVIDES UPDATED GUIDANCE  REGARDING 
SPECIAL UNIFORM SITUATIONS FOR NAVY PERSONNEL ASSIGNED  TO AND SERVING WITH 
ARMY UNITS.

2.  NAVY PERSONNEL WHO MEET THE CRITERIA OUTLINED IN NAVY UNIFORM  REGULATIONS 
(NAVPERS 156651) CHAPTER SIX, SECTION SIX FOR AUTHORIZED  WEAR OF THE ARMY 
COMBAT UNIFORM (ACU), SHALL DO SO IN ACCORDANCE WITH U.S. ARMY UNIFORM 
REGULATIONS AND THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE:
    A.  HEADGEAR:  SAILORS SHALL ONLY WEAR THE PATROL CAP OR ACU SUN
(BOONIE) HAT AS AUTHORIZED HEADGEAR WHEN NOT WEARING THE KEVLAR HELMET. SEWN-
ON OR PIN-ON RANK INSIGNIA ARE AUTHORIZED ON THE ACU PATROL CAP, ACU SUN HAT, 
AND KEVLAR CAMOUFLAGE COVER.
    B.  IDENTIFICATION TAPES:  NAME, RANK INSIGNIA AND SERVICE NAME TAPES 
SHALL BE MADE WITH UNIVERSAL CAMOUFLAGE BACKGROUND.  THE PLACING OF RANK 
INSIGNIA WILL FOLLOW ARMY GUIDELINES.  NAME TAPE IS AUTHORIZED ON THE PATROL 
CAP.
    C.  IDENTIFICATION BADGES:  SKILL BADGES/SKILL TABS, AND IDENTIFICATION 
BADGES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED.
    D.   UNIT PATCHES:  ARMY UNIT PATCHES AND THE FIRST NAVY JACK
?DON'T TREAD ON ME FLAG? PATCH ARE AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR AT THE DISCRETION OF 
THE LOCAL U.S. ARMY COMMANDER.
    E.  INSIGNIA:  THE WEAR OF SUBDUED PIN ON BREAST INSIGNIA (PRIMARY WARFARE 
ONLY) IS AUTHORIZED IN GARRISON (I.E. CONUS) AT THE DISCRETION OF THE LOCAL 
U.S. ARMY COMMANDER.  THE WEARING OF SUBDUED BREAST INSIGNIA WHILE DEPLOYED IS 
PERMITTED ON FORWARD OPERATING BASES OR IN AREAS THAT DO NOT REQUIRE THE WEAR 
OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AT THE DISCRETION OF THE LOCAL U.S. ARMY 
COMMANDER.  SEWN-ON DEVICES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED.
    F.  U.S. FLAG:  U.S. FLAG INSIGNIA SHALL BE WORN IN ACCORDANCE WITH U.S. 
ARMY UNIFORM REGULATIONS.
    G.  FOOTWEAR:  AS AUTHORIZED BY LOCAL U.S. ARMY COMMANDER.
    H.  HANDBAGS:  AS AUTHORIZED BY LOCAL U.S. ARMY COMMANDER.
    I.  OPTIONAL OUTERWEAR:  GREEN OR BLACK FLEECE LINER OF THE GORTEX COLD 
WEATHER COAT IS AUTHORIZED.

3.  THE ACU WILL BE LOOSE FITTING AND COMFORTABLE; ALTERATIONS TO MAKE THEM 
FIT TIGHTLY ARE NOT AUTHORIZED.  THE ONLY ALTERATIONS AUTHORIZED ARE THOSE 
LISTED IN AR 700-84.  ITEMS SHOULD BE FITTED LOOSELY ENOUGH TO ALLOW FOR SOME 
SHRINKAGE WITHOUT RENDERING THE GARMENT UNUSABLE.

4.  THE WEAR OF ORGANIZATIONAL CLOTHING FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER CONDITIONS OR 
OTHER APPLICABLE PURPOSES IS PERMITTED AS DIRECTED BY THE LOCAL U.S. ARMY 
COMMANDER.

5.  SAILORS MAY REQUEST REIMBURSEMENT FOR ALL COSTS DIRECTLY ASSOCIATED WITH 
THE REQUIRED PURCHASE OF UNIFORM ITEMS NOT PREVIOUSLY ISSUED, BY SUBMITTING 
FORM SF 1164 VIA THEIR CHAIN OF COMMAND.

6.  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(AW) JERRY FEATHERSTONE, 
AT (703) 614-5075 OR EMAIL AT JERRY.FEATHERSTONE(AT)NAVY.MIL.

7.  RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.  MINIMIZE CONSIDERED.

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