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

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



RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN SUPERSEDES NAVADMIN 038/07 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.
SEWING OF RANK INSIGNIA ON THE ACU PATROL CAP, ACU SUN HAT, AND KEVLAR 
CAMOUFLAGE COVER IS AUTHORIZED.
    B.  NAME, 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.  SKILL BADGES/SKILL TABS, AND IDENTIFICATION BADGES ARE NOT 
AUTHORIZED.
    D.  UNIT PATCHES OR INSIGNIA AND SEWN-ON DEVICES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED 
FOR NAVY PERSONNEL.
    E.  THE WEAR OF SUBDUED PIN ON BREAST INSIGNIA (WARFARE ONLY) IS 
AUTHORIZED IN GARRISON (I.E. CONUS) ONLY.
    F.  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:  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.  SAILORS MAY REQUEST REIMBURSEMENT FOR ALL COSTS DIRECTLY ASSOCIATED 
TO REQUIRED PURCHASE OF UNIFORM ITEMS NOT PREVIOUSLY ISSUED BY 
SUBMITTING FORM SF 1164 VIA THEIR CHAIN OF COMMAND.

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

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

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