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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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