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1 U.S. Navy Uniform Regulations

2 Overview Chapter 1: General Uniform Regulations
Chapter 2: Grooming Standards Chapter 3: Uniform Components Chapter 4: Rank/ Rate Insignia Chapter 5: Identification Badges/Awards/Insignia Chapter 6: Special Uniform Situations Chapter 7: Civilian Clothing

3 General Uniform Regulations
Chapter 1 General 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 components Provide 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 Naval Operations and carries the force of a General Order.

5 Enforcement The prescribing authority determines when and where the uniforms in the Uniform Regulations are appropriate for wear While 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 Headgear Personnel may remove their cap or hat when traveling inside a private automobile or riding a bicycle off base A 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 articles Uniform 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 duty Examples: Dropping/Picking children from daycare or school; getting gas; ATMs

9 Authorized

10 Unauthorized Stops Sailors are prohibited from wearing the above working uniforms as a liberty uniform off-base or during inappropriate circumstances Examples: restaurants; commercial airports/bus stations; grocery stores; movie theaters

11 Unauthorized

12 Excerpts of Laws and Amplifying Directives
Wearing of uniforms is prohibited under any of the following circumstances (active duty, retired, and reserve): During or in connection with political activities, private employment or commercial interest, that imply official sponsorship of the activity or interest When 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 who were honorably discharged, may wear the uniform when: Military funerals, memorial services, weddings and inaugurals Patriotic 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. Mandatory Optional Not required None of the Above


16 General Information No articles shall protrude from or be visible on the uniform, such as, pencils, pens, cigarettes or similar items Communication Devices Working 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 uniforms Computer bags/Brief cases may be worn across the left shoulder (fore & aft) Backpacks may be worn over both shoulders when wearing the working uniform

18 Men

19 Hair Tapered above the ears and around the neck from the lower natural hairline upwards at least ¾ inch and outward not greater than ¾ inch Hair shall be no longer than 4 inches and cannot touch ears, collar, extend below eyebrows when headgear is removed Bulk of the hair must be no longer than 2 inches One (cut, clipped or shaved) natural, narrow, for and aft part is authorized.

20 Women

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 Hair Hair 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 Hair No portion of the bulk of the hair as measured from the scalp will exceed approximately 2 inches A 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 Officer Must be kept neatly and closely trimmed No 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 mouth The length of an individual mustache hair fully extended shall not exceed approximately ½ inch

25 HAIRPIECES Men Wigs 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 training Women Wigs 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 fingertip Nail polish must complement the skin tone

27 Jewelry One ring per hand, plus a wedding/engagement ring set. Not authorized for wear on thumb. Earrings Men: 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 personnel Small single pearls are authorized for wear with Dinner and Formal Dress uniforms

Four criteria determine whether tattoos, body art and brands are permitted for Navy personnel Content Location Size Cosmetic

29 Content Tattoos/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 Location No 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 Size Individual 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 Cosmetic For the purpose of this regulation, cosmetic tattooing refers to medical or surgical procedures conducted by licensed, qualified medical personnel

33 Cosmetic Effective 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.
2 6 4 don’t know

35 With jumper uniforms, women’s hair may extend a maximum of _____ inches below the top of the jumper collar. 2 1 2-1/2 1-1/2


37 Service Uniform E1 – E6

38 Service Uniform Year-round wear
Authorized to be worn for office work, watchstanding, liberty or business ashore Mandatory wear date: July 2010

39 Overblouse (Women) Shall be worn outside the slacks or skirt and hang comfortably over the hips and chest Placement 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 fastened Ribbons: ¼ inch above pocket


42 Officer Sleeve Insignia

43 Warrant Officer Sleeve Insignia
W W W W W-1

44 Line and Staff Corps Device Description
Line Medical Nurse Supply Chaplain Christian Medical Service Jewish 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 mark Fleet/Force Master Chief Petty Officers Wear two gold stars above the eagle and one gold star in place of the specialty mark Command Master Chief Petty Officers Wear 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 wide Chevrons 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 mark MCPON wears two gold stars above the eagle and one gold star in place of the specialty mark MCPON wears three gold stars above the eagle and one gold star in place of the specialty mark MCPON 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 wide 3-1/4 inches wide 3-1/2 inches long 2 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 Badge If 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 Badge Vice Presidential Service Badge Office of the Secretary of Defense Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Fleet/Force/Command Master Chief Recruiting Command Career Counselor Recruit Division Commander Merchant Marine Service Emblem MAA/Law Enforcement Badge

52 Nametags Velcro Shall be plain black leather
Gold lettering for Officers/CPOs Silver lettering for E6 and below Only one earned breast insignia may be worn


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 uniforms Examples: 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 General Commands 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 Regulations Civilian 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.

60 Wearing Uniform Articles with Civilian Clothes
All-Weather Coat/Raincoat (w/o insignia) Command/Navy Ball Cap Handbag Peacoat (w/o insignia) Black V-Neck Pullover (w/o nametag)

61 What document governs the U.S. Navy Uniform Regulations?

62 Any procedures or components, regarding uniforms or grooming, not discussed in the U.S. Navy Uniform Regulations are PROHIBITED .

63 Questions?

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