Uniform update NAVADMIN released
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Chief of Naval Personnel released a uniform policy update in NAVADMIN 208/15 Sept. 1, providing details of upcoming uniform releases and the end of wear date for some little worn uniform components.
Below are the key uniform NAVADMIN policy changes, which will go into effect Oct. 1:
- New Recruits at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, will be issued the double breasted all weather coat. The current single breasted all weather coat will remain optional for wear until Oct. 1, 2020, when the double breasted coat becomes mandatory. Enlisted clothing replacement allowances will be adjusted to cover the cost of this uniform change by the mandatory wear date.
- The sea bag requirement for the Navy Working Uniform (NWU) Type 1 will be three sets of uniforms instead of four. Enlisted clothing replacement allowances will be adjusted to support the three sets with a replacement cycle of one set every twenty-four months.
- A new optional black cold weather parka (CWP) will be authorized for wear. The parka is estimated to be available for purchase in November at Navy Uniform Stores at Norfolk Naval Base and Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall, Ft. Myer, Virginia, Newport, Rhode Island and the Navy Exchange Uniform Support Call Center. The CWP is made of a water proof and wind resistant fabric. Features of the CWP include a hidden hood, center-chest rank tab and ability to support the zip-in zip-out NWU Type 1 fleece liner for additional cold weather protection. It will be authorized for wear with service and service dress uniforms and with civilian clothing when the rank tab is removed.
- Based on the wear of the flame resistant coverall (FRV) at sea and the NWU type 1 ashore as the standard daily working uniform, the Navy Blue Coverall will be discontinued as a Navy uniform and re-designated as a dirty work component only. Sailors will wear only the name tape on the coveralls. This policy decision is based on the required wear of the flame resistant coverall at sea and the NWU1 ashore as the standard daily working uniforms. Two sets of coveralls will continue to be issued and maintained in the sea bag for all enlisted Sailors.
- Unit commanding officers at sea or regional commanders will be able to grant permission to wear the Navy Black Knit Watch Cap for Sailors during cold weather conditions. The watch cap can be worn with service dress and service uniforms, except service dress white and summer white uniforms when worn with appropriate outer wear (specifically, NWU and CWP, all weather coat, reefer, pea coat and bridge coat). The cap cannot be worn with the Eisenhower jacket as it is not considered cold weather outer wear.
Additionally, effective immediately, flag officers may now wear a command-at-sea or a command ashore/project manager insignia pin they previously earned. This change recognizes the importance and commitment the Navy places on command. Flag officers shall wear the pin in the post command position, and only one pin can be worn.
Some uniforms components are being discontinued, due to their infrequent wear and use by Sailors. The uniform items that will no longer be authorized for wear beginning Oct. 1, 2016, include the male officer and chief petty officer (CPO) boat cloak; the women's dress cape for officers and CPOs, tiara and beret; for men and women -- the khaki windbreaker for officers and CPO and overshoes.
For more information, please view NAVADMIN 208/15, posted on the NPC Web site at www.npc.navy.mil
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