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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 APPROVED 
UNIFORM POLICY CHANGES AS PROPOSED BY THE 16 DECEMBER 2010 NAVY UNIFORM BOARD 
(NUB).  THE NUB IS LED BY THE CHIEF OF NAVAL PERSONNEL (PRESIDENT).  THE 
FUNCTIONS OF THE NUB ARE OUTLINED IN REF A.  APPROVED UNIFORM CHANGES ARE AS 
FOLLOWS:
    A.  CHIEF PETTY OFFICER (CPO) CUTLASS DESIGN.  THE APPROVED
    CPO CUTLASS DESIGN DESCRIPTION IS
AS FOLLOWS:
        (1) THE CPO CUTLASS BLADE IS MADE FROM STAINLESS
        STEEL, IS NICKEL IN COLOR, AND IS 26 INCHES IN LENGTH.
        (2) AT THE BASE OF ONE SIDE OF THE BLADE ARE FOUR
        LASER ENGRAVED CPO ANCHORS (CPO, SCPO, MCPO AND MCPON).
        (3) ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE BASE OF THE BLADE ARE
        LASER ENGRAVED INITIALS "USN."
        (4) THE POMMEL IS BRASS IN COLOR AND CONTAINS THE
        DESIGN OF THE 1897 CPO CAP INSIGNIA.
        (5) THE HANDLE OF THE CUTLASS INCLUDES A BRASS
        COLORED HAND GUARD WITH BLACK LEATHER HANDLE WRAPPED IN GOLD WIRE.
        (6) THE CUTLASS IS ACCOMPANIED BY A MATCHING LEATHER
        SCABBARD WITH BRASS TOP MOUNT AND TOE PLATE.
        (7) THE BUCKLE IS GOLD PLATED IN COLOR WITH TWO
        INTERLOCKING FASTENERS.
        (8) MOUNTED ON THE CENTER OF THE BUCKLE WILL BE THE
        APPLICABLE CPO RANK INSIGNIA (CPO, SCPO, MCPO, OR MCPON).
        (9) THE ADJUSTABLE BELT IS MADE FROM BLACK LEATHER
        WITH AN ADJUSTABLE SHOULDER STRAP.
        (10) THE FROG IS MADE FROM BLACK LEATHER AND CUSTOM
        MADE TO FIT THE CPO CUTLASS SCABBARD.
UPON AVAILABILITY, THE CUTLASS IS AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR BY CPOS DESIGNATED AS 
MEMBERS OF THE OFFICIAL PARTY DURING CEREMONIES THAT REQUIRE OFFICERS TO WEAR 
SWORDS.  TO FACILITATE UNIFORMITY IN APPEARANCE, THE CPO CUTLASS MAY ONLY BE 
WORN IF ALL CPO MEMBERS OF THE OFFICIAL PARTY ARE WEARING THE CUTLASS.  THE 
CUTLASS IS EXPECTED TO BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON
1 AUGUST 2011.  PURCHASE OF
THE CUTLASS SHALL BE AT THE MEMBER'S EXPENSE VIA SPECIAL ORDER AT NAVY 
EXCHANGE UNIFORM CENTERS OR VIA THE NEX UNIFORM WEBSITE AT 
HTTPS://WWW.NEXNET.NEXWEB.ORG/PLS /NEXAUTH/WG_SELECT_SPEED (ALL
LOWERCASE) OR NEX CALL CENTER AT 1-800-368-4088.
    B.  USE OF PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICES.  EFFECTIVE 60 DAYS
    FROM THE RELEASE OF THIS MESSAGE,
COMMUNICATION DEVICES (E.G. CELL PHONES, BLACKBERRIES, PAGERS, ETC.) ARE 
AUTHORIZED FOR USE AND WEAR WHILE IN UNIFORM (TO INCLUDE WALKING) IN THE 
MANNER PRESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
        (1) COMMUNICATION DEVICES SHALL BE CONSERVATIVE IN
        COLOR AND DESIGN AND SHALL NOT DISTRACT FROM THE APPEARANCE OF THE 
UNIFORM.
        (2) ONLY ONE COMMUNICATION DEVICE IS AUTHORIZED FOR
        WEAR AND CAN ONLY BE WORN ON THE BELT OF WORKING AND SERVICE UNIFORMS 
AFT OF THE ELBOW.
        (3) WEARING OF COMMUNICATION DEVICES ON SERVICE DRESS
        UNIFORMS IS NOT AUTHORIZED.
        (4) COMMUNICATION DEVICES WILL NOT BE VISIBLE FROM
        THE FRONT AND WORN IN SUCH A MANNER AS TO IMPEDE THE NORMAL WEAR AND 
APPEARANCE OF THE UNIFORM (E.G.
SAGGING, BUNCHING, BULGING,
PROTRUDING ETC.).
        (5) WHENEVER THERE IS A CONCERN FOR OPERATIONAL
        SECURITY, THE AUTHORIZED USE OF COMMUNICATION DEVICES SHALL BE AT THE 
COMMANDING OFFICER'S DISCRETION.
        (6) THE USE OF PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICES SHALL
        NOT INTERFERE WITH THE RENDERING OF MILITARY COURTESIES AND HONORS NOR 
VIOLATE LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS.
        (7) WHEN NOT BEING WORN ON THE UNIFORM AND IN USE,
        COMMUNICATION DEVICES WILL BE PLACED AT THE SIDE OF THE LEG AND IN THE 
APPROPRIATE HAND WHEN RENDERING SALUTES, GREETINGS AND OTHER MILITARY 
COURTESIES/HONORS.
        (8) THE USE OF AN EARPIECE, BLUE TOOTH TECHNOLOGY,
        HEADSETS OR HANDS-FREE DEVICE WHILE IN UNIFORM INDOORS OR OUTDOORS IS 
PROHIBITED UNLESS SPECIFCALLY AUTHORIZED FOR THE EXECUTION OF OFFICIAL DUTIES 
(E.G. NSW, SECURITY PERSONNEL, DETAILERS, ETC.).
        (9) THE USE OF BLUE TOOTH TECHNOLOGY, HEADSETS AND
        OTHER HANDS-FREE DEVICES ARE ONLY ALLOWED IN UNIFORM IN A VEHICLE WHEN 
AUTHORIZED BY LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL LAW.  REGIONAL COMMANDERS MAY FURTHER 
RESTRICT ON BASE USE OF HANDS-FREE DEVICES.
    C.  KHAKI OVERBLOUSE FOR FEMALE OFFICERS AND CPOS.  EFFECTIVE
    60 DAYS FROM RELEASE OF THIS
MESSAGE, FEMALE OFFICERS AND CPOS ARE AUTHORIZED TO WEAR THE POLY /WOOL KHAKI 
OVERBLOUSE AS AN OPTIONAL SERVICE KHAKI UNIFORM COMPONENT IN THE MANNER 
PRESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
        (1) THE POLY/WOOL OVERBLOUSE IS AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR
        WITH POLY/WOOL SERVICE KHAKI SLACKS OR SKIRTS ONLY.
        (2) THE OVERBLOUSE SHALL BE WORN OUTSIDE THE SLACKS
        OR SKIRT AND SHALL HANG COMFORTABLY OVER THE HIPS AND CHEST WITHOUT 
PULLING OPEN.
        (3) WHEN WORN WITH THE BLACK RELAX FIT JACKET OR V
        -NECK SWEATER, THE OVERBLOUSE WILL BE TUCKED SO THAT THE BOTTOM OF THE 
BLOUSE WILL NOT PROTRUDE BEYOND THE BOTTOM OF THE JACKET OR SWEATER.
        (4) THE LENGTH OF THE OVERBLOUSE SHALL BE LONG ENOUGH
        TO FALL APPROXIMATELY ONE INCH ABOVE THE BOTTOM OF THE SIDE POCKET 
OPENING.  ALL BUTTONS SHALL BE FASTENED .
        (5) ALL RIBBONS, WARFARE DEVICES, ID BADGES AND
        NAMETAGS SHALL BE WORN AS PRESCRIBED FOR THE SUMMER WHITE UNIFORM WITH 
THE EXCEPTION OF PLACEMENT OF RIBBONS AND NAMETAGS. PLACEMENT OF RIBBONS SHALL 
BE SIX AND ONE QUARTER INCHES DOWN FROM THE INTERSECTION OF THE FRONT SEAM AND 
SHOULDER SEAM AND CENTERED OVER THE FRONT SEAM.
        (6) NAMETAGS SHALL BE PLACED IN THE SAME MANNER ON
        THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE OVERBLOUSE.
        (7) THE OVERBLOUSE WILL BE PURCHASED AT THE
        INDIVIDUAL'S EXPENSE AND WILL NOT BE PRESCRIBABLE.
        (8) THE KHAKI OVERBLOUSE IS NOT AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR
        WITH THE 100% POLYESTER (CNT) SLACKS OR SKIRT.  THE OVERBLOUSE IS 
AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE VIA THE NAVY EXCHANGE UNIFORM CENTER, THE NEX UNIFORM 
WEBSITE AT HTTPS://WWW.NEXNET.NEXWEB.ORG/PLS/NEXAUTH/WG
_SELECT_SPEED (ALL LOWERCASE) OR CALL
CENTER AT 1-800-368-4088.
    D.  FLIGHT SUIT MANNER OF WEAR.  EFFECTIVE 1 OCTOBER 2011,
    STANDARDIZED WEAR OF FLIGHT SUITS
WILL BE IN THE MANNER PRESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
        (1) CONUS:  ONLY GREEN FLIGHT SUITS WILL BE WORN IN
        CONUS.  GREEN FLIGHT SUITS WILL BE WORN WITH BLACK UNDERSHIRTS.
        (2) OCONUS:  TAN FLIGHT SUITS WILL BE WORN OCONUS AS
        DETERMINED BY THE NAVY COMPONENT COMMANDER.  TAN FLIGHT SUITS WILL BE 
WORN WITH BROWN UNDERSHIRTS.
        (3) THE GRADUATE LEVEL AIRCREW TRAINING PATCH SHALL
        BE WORN ON THE RIGHT SHOULDER ONLY.
        (4) GARRISON CAPS ARE TO BE STORED IN EITHER LEG
        POCKET WITHOUT THE POCKET BEING ZIPPED.
EXPOSURE OF THE GARRISON CAP WHEN STORED IN THE LEG POCKET IS AUTHORIZED.
        (5) THE ONLY EXCEPTION TO THIS POLICY IS THE FLIGHT
        SUIT AND COMPONENTS WORN BY THE U.S.
NAVY'S FLIGHT DEMONSTRATION SQUADRON (BLUE ANGELS).
    E.  CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY OF NAVAL AVIATION.  THE CNO HAS
    APPROVED THE WEARING OF FLIGHT
SUITS AT DESIGNATED AVIATION CENTENNIAL CELBRATION EVENTS DURING CALENDAR YEAR 
2011.  THE WEARING OF FLIGHT SUITS TO APPROVED CENTENNIAL EVENTS IS CONTROLLED 
BY COMMANDER, NAVAL AIR FORCES.
APPROVAL OF DESIGNATED VENUES WILL OCCUR ON A QUARTELY BASIS.  COMMANDER, 
NAVAL AIR FORCES WILL PROVIDE FURTHER DETAILS AND GUIDANCE OF AUTHORIZED 
EVENTS AND FLIGHT SUIT MANNER OF WEAR TO DESIGNATED NAVY ORGANIZATIONS VIA 
SEPARATE CORRESPONDENCE.

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

3.  POINTS OF CONTACT:
- POLICY CHANGES:  MR. ROBERT B. CARROLL, HEAD, NAVY UNIFORM MATTERS OFFICE, 
AT ROBERT.B.
CARROLL(AT)NAVY.MIL, CMDCM(AW) JERRY FEATHERSTONE, NAVY UNIFORM MATTERS, AT 
(703) 695-3977/DSN 224, OR EMAIL AT JERRY.FEATHERSTONE(AT)NAVY.MIL AND PSC(SW) 
SHAWN LAFFERTY, NAVY UNIFORM MATTERS, AT
(703) 614-5075.
- ORDERING THE CPO CUTLASS:  MS. MARIAN NELSON, (757) 502-7506 OR E -MAIL AT 
MARIAN.NELSON(AT)NEXWEB.ORG
- AVIATION CENTENNIAL FLIGHT SUIT WEAR:  CDR TAMI RYLEY, (619) 545
-4171 OR E-MAIL AT
TAMARA.RYLEY(AT)NAVY.MIL.

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

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