3 General Uniform Regulations Chapter 1General Uniform Regulations
4 Policy The purpose of the U.S. Navy Uniform Regulation is to: Provide descriptions of all authorized U.S. Navy uniforms and componentsProvide guidance for all Navy activities prescribing uniform wear in order to present uniform image world-wide.It is issued by direction of the Chief of NavalOperations and carries the force of a GeneralOrder.
5 EnforcementThe prescribing authority determines when and where the uniforms in the Uniform Regulations are appropriate for wearWhile in uniform, it is inappropriate and detracts from military smartness for personnel to have their hands in their pockets and when walking to be smoking, using tobacco products, or eating and/or drinking
6 HeadgearPersonnel may remove their cap or hat when traveling inside a private automobile or riding a bicycle off baseA cover is mandatory when entering or within a military reservation, unless wearing the cap is impractical or hazardous
7 Clothing Replacement Allowance (CRA) CRA is a cash allowance provided for replacing a minimum quantity of each required uniform and paid over the estimated useful life of the articlesUniform items which are destroyed due to lack of adequate protective garments should be replaced by the command
8 Authorized Brief Stops Working Khakis, Utilities, Winter Working Blue, Flight Suits, and Camouflaged Utility uniform may also be worn for brief and appropriate stops off-base during duty hours, or while commuting to and from place of dutyExamples: Dropping/Picking children from daycare or school; getting gas; ATMs
10 Unauthorized StopsSailors are prohibited from wearing the above working uniforms as a liberty uniform off-base or during inappropriate circumstancesExamples: restaurants; commercial airports/bus stations; grocery stores; movie theaters
12 Excerpts of Laws and Amplifying Directives Wearing of uniforms is prohibited under any of thefollowing circumstances (active duty, retired, andreserve):During or in connection with political activities, private employment or commercial interest, that imply official sponsorship of the activity or interestWhen participating in activities such as public speeches, interviews, picket lines, marches, rallies or any public demonstration which implies the service supports the principles of the demonstration or activity.When wearing of the uniform would discredit Armed Forces.
13 Excerpts of Laws and Amplifying Directives Former members of the Armed Forces whowere honorably discharged, may wear theuniform when:Military funerals, memorial services, weddings and inauguralsPatriotic parades or ceremonies in which any active or reserve US military unit is taking part
14 A cover is _____ when entering or within a military reservation, unless wearing the cap is impractical or hazardous.MandatoryOptionalNot requiredNone of the Above
16 General InformationNo articles shall protrude from or be visible on the uniform, such as, pencils, pens, cigarettes or similar itemsCommunication DevicesWorking and Service uniforms: One wireless communication device may be worn on the belt, either side of the body and aft of the elbow
17 Civilian Bags All bags worn must be solid black or Navy blue Working and Service uniformsComputer bags/Brief cases may be worn across the left shoulder (fore & aft)Backpacks may be worn over both shoulders when wearing the working uniform
19 HairTapered above the ears and around the neck from the lower natural hairline upwards at least ¾ inch and outward not greater than ¾ inchHair shall be no longer than 4 inches and cannot touch ears, collar, extend below eyebrows when headgear is removedBulk of the hair must be no longer than 2 inchesOne (cut, clipped or shaved) natural, narrow, for and aft part is authorized.
21 Hair No outrageously multicolored or faddish hairstyles Haircuts and styles shall present a balanced appearance. Lopsided and extremely asymmetrical styles are not authorized. Ponytails, pigtails, widely spaced individual hanging locks, and braids which protrude from the head, are not authorized. Multiple braids are authorized. Shall be of uniform dimension, small in diameter (approx. 1/4 inch), and tightly interwoven to present a neat, professional, well groomed appearance.
22 HairHair shall not show from under the front of the brim of the combination hat, garrison, or command ball caps. Hairstyles which do not allow headgear to be worn in this manner, or which interfere with the proper wear of protective masks or equipment are prohibited.
23 HairNo portion of the bulk of the hair as measured from the scalp will exceed approximately 2 inchesA maximum of two small barrettes/combs/ clips, similar to hair color, may be used in the hair. Additional bobby pins or rubber bands matching hair color may be used to hold hair in place, if necessary. When in uniform, the hair may touch, but not fall below a horizontal line level with the lower edge of the back of the collar. With jumper uniforms, hair may extend a maximum of 1-1/2 inches below the top of the jumper collar.
24 Shaving and Mustaches (Men) The face shall be clean shaven unless a shaving waiver is authorized by the Commanding OfficerMust be kept neatly and closely trimmedNo portion of the mustache shall extend below the lip line of the upper lip nor beyond a horizontal line extending across the corners of the mouth and no more than 1/4 inch beyond a vertical line drawn from the corner of the mouthThe length of an individual mustache hair fully extended shall not exceed approximately ½ inch
25 HAIRPIECESMenWigs or hairpieces may be worn by active duty personnel while in uniform or duty status only for cosmetic reasons to cover natural baldness or physical disfigurement. Wigs may be worn by Naval Reserve personnel engaged in inactive duty for trainingWomenWigs or hairpieces meeting women's grooming standards are authorized for wear by personnel while in uniform or duty status
26 Fingernails Men Shall not extend past finger tips Women Shall not exceed ¼ inch measured from fingertipNail polish must complement the skin tone
27 JewelryOne ring per hand, plus a wedding/engagement ring set. Not authorized for wear on thumb.EarringsMen: Not authorized while in uniform or in civilian clothes on at any military function or on any base.Women: One earring per ear (center of earlobe)Shall be 4mm – 6mm ball (approx. 1/8 – 1/4 inch)Gold for Officers/CPOs and Silver for enlisted personnelSmall single pearls are authorized for wear with Dinner and Formal Dress uniforms
28 TATTOOS/BODY ART/BRANDS Four criteria determine whether tattoos, body art and brands are permitted for Navy personnelContentLocationSizeCosmetic
29 ContentTattoos/body art/brands located anywhere on the body that are prejudicial to good order, discipline, and morale or are of a nature to bring discredit upon the Naval service are prohibited. Tattoos/body art/brands that symbolize affiliation with gangs, supremacist or extremist groups, or advocate illegal drug use are prohibited.
30 LocationNo tattoos/body art/brands on the head, face, neck, or scalp. The neck area for purposes of this regulation is any portion visible when wearing a crew neck T-shirt or open collar uniform shirt. Permissible tattoos/body art/brands on the torso area of the body shall not be visible through white uniform clothing.
31 SizeIndividual tattoos/body art/brands exposed by wearing a short sleeve uniform shirt shall be no larger in size than the wearer’s hand with fingers extended and joined with the thumb touching the base of the index finger. Tattoos/body art/brands that exceed size criteria are waiverable provided they do not violate the content and/or location criteria
32 CosmeticFor the purpose of this regulation, cosmetic tattooing refers to medical or surgical procedures conducted by licensed, qualified medical personnel
33 CosmeticEffective 1 November 2009, cosmetic permanent makeup is authorized for eyebrows, eyeliner, lipstick and lip liner. Permanent makeup will be in good taste and blend naturally with the skin tone. Lipstick colors shall be conservative and complement the individual.
34 Hair for men shall be no longer than ____ inches. 264don’t know
35 With jumper uniforms, women’s hair may extend a maximum of _____ inches below the top of the jumper collar.212-1/21-1/2
38 Service Uniform Year-round wear Authorized to be worn for office work, watchstanding, liberty or business ashoreMandatory wear date: July 2010
39 Overblouse (Women)Shall be worn outside the slacks or skirt and hang comfortably over the hips and chestPlacement of ribbons: 6-1/4 inches down from the intersection of the front seam and shoulder seam and centered over the front seam***Overblouse should not extend below the bottom of the jacket or sweater***
40 Khaki Shirt (Men) Shall be tucked into the trousers All buttons fastenedRibbons: ¼ inch above pocket
44 Line and Staff Corps Device Description Line Medical Nurse Supply Chaplain Christian Medical ServiceJewish Muslim Civil Engineer Dental Judge Advocate Law Community
45 Special Rating Badges MCPON Fleet/Force Master Chief Petty Officers Wear three gold stars above the eagle and one gold star in place of the specialty markFleet/Force Master Chief Petty OfficersWear two gold stars above the eagle and one gold star in place of the specialty markCommand Master Chief Petty OfficersWear silver stars above the eagle and a silver star in place of the specialty mark
46 E4 –E6 Rating Badges Description Chevrons on rating badges for men measure 3-1/4 inches wideChevrons on rating badges for women measure 2-1/2 inches wide
47 What distinguishes the MCPON from Fleet/Force Master Chief Petty Officers? MCPON wears three silver stars above the eagle and one gold star in place of the specialty markMCPON wears two gold stars above the eagle and one gold star in place of the specialty markMCPON wears three gold stars above the eagle and one gold star in place of the specialty markMCPON wears two silver stars above the eagle and one silver star in place of the specialty mark
48 Chevrons of men rating badges measure what? 2-1/2 inches wide3-1/4 inches wide3-1/2 inches long2 inches long
50 Identification Badges Only one identification badge may be worn at a time, except the post-tour Navy Fleet/Force/Command Master Chief BadgeIf you qualify for more than one badge, wear the badge representing your present assignment, otherwise, wear the badge you prefer
51 Authorized Identification Badges Presidential Service BadgeVice Presidential Service BadgeOffice of the Secretary of DefenseJoint Chiefs of StaffNavy Fleet/Force/Command Master ChiefRecruiting CommandCareer CounselorRecruit Division CommanderMerchant Marine Service EmblemMAA/Law Enforcement Badge
52 Nametags Velcro Shall be plain black leather Gold lettering for Officers/CPOsSilver lettering for E6 and belowOnly one earned breast insignia may be worn
53 SPECIAL UNIFORM SITUATIONS Chapter 6SPECIAL UNIFORM SITUATIONS
54 Uniforms for Naval Personnel Serving with Marine Units Navy officers may purchase and wear Marine Corps service uniforms at their option. When the Marine Corps service uniform is worn, Navy officers will abide by Marine Corps grooming and physical appearance standards and the uniform will be worn in the manner prescribed for Marine officers, except as otherwise specified in the USMC uniform regulations. Enlisted Navy personnel assigned to Marine Corps organizations may wear service uniforms prescribed for enlisted personnel of the Marine Corps following applicable directives
55 Uniforms for Naval Personnel Serving with Marine Units Navy personnel assigned to Marine Corps units may wear Marine Corps uniforms on temporary additional duty. Enlisted Navy personnel who elect to wear Marine Corps service uniforms must maintain only those naval uniforms and accessories needed during their assignment to Marine Corps units and for travel to and from those assignments.
56 Organizational Clothing Defined as any clothing loaned to an individual by a naval activity, for which there is a requirement above and beyond authorized Navy uniformsExamples: Foul weather jackets, green/brown flight jackets, flight suits, coveralls, etc.Only worn with working uniforms while performing duties for which the garments are designed
58 GeneralCommands are authorized to suspend the wear of civilian clothing for individuals who fail to wear civilian clothing as outlined in Chapter 7, Section 1 of the U.S. Navy Uniform RegulationsCivilian clothes privilege may also be suspended for those whose appearance may bring discredit upon the Navy, or who fail to maintain adequate uniforms or seabag requirements properly. Regional commanders and the senior officers present may suspend the privilege of wearing civilian clothing to meet local conditions.
59 Drug Avocation Prohibited Wearing or displaying clothing, jewelry, tattoos, etc., depicting marijuana or any other controlled substance or advocating drug abuse is PROHIBITED at all times on any military installation or under any circumstance which is likely to discredit the Navy.