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6701 - Maternity Uniforms

 

 

SPECIAL UNIFORM SITUATIONS

SECTION 7

MATERNITY UNIFORMS

 

 

Article

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GENERAL (MATERNITY UNIFORMS)

6701

2.

DESCRIPTION OF MATERNITY UNIFORM  COMPONENTS

6702

 

6701.  GENERAL (MATERNITY UNIFORMS)

     1.  WEAR.  Certified maternity uniforms are mandatory for all pregnant women in the Navy when a uniform is prescribed, and regular uniforms no longer fit.  Personnel are expected to wear regular uniforms upon return from convalescent leave, however, commanding officers may approve the wear of maternity uniforms up to six months from the date of delivery based on medical officer diagnosis/recommendation.

     2.  OUTERGARMENTS 

          a.  Pregnant women in the Navy may wear outergarments (all-weather coat, overcoat, peacoat, reefer, sweater, black jacket, NWU parka and black fleece liner) unbuttoned or unzipped when they no longer fit properly buttoned or zipped.

          b.  A maternity cardigan sweater is authorized for optional wear.  Shirt collar is worn inside the sweater when a tie is worn and outside the sweater when no tie is worn.  The addition of epaulets on the current maternity sweater has been approved.  The sweater is authorized for wear outside the working space.  Officers/CPOs are required to wear soft shoulder boards and E6 and below wear no insignia.  E6 and below may continue to wear the maternity cardigan sweater without epaulets as long as serviceable.

6702.  DESCRIPTION OF MATERNITY UNIFORM COMPONENTS

     1.  MODIFICATIONS.  Maternity uniforms are designed like corresponding primary uniforms, but proportional to fit pregnant women.

     2.  SERVICE DRESS UNIFORMS

          a.  Service Dress Blue

               (1) Coat.  A single-breasted coat made from navy blue authorized material, with a convertible collar, seven black plastic buttons down the front.  Ribbons, insignia, badges, and nametags may be worn if applicable.  Officers wear removable soft shoulder boards on epaulets.  Enlisted personnel wear scarlet or gold rating badges, but no service stripes.              

               (2) Skirt.  Plain, two panel tailored A-line skirt with elasticized waist and stretch front panel.  Skirt matches the coat's color and material.

               (3) Shirt.  Made of white authorized material with a convertible, turndown, pointed, collar, short or long sleeved, with epaulets.  Officers must wear soft shoulder boards on the epaulets.

               (4) Slacks.  Flared slacks of the same material as the jacket.  Front panel and waist are the same as the skirt.

          b.  Service Dress White.  When Service Dress White is prescribed, wear Summer White with ribbons.

          c.  Summer White

               (1) Summer White maternity uniforms are authorized for wear when prescribed.  The design is similar to the blue maternity skirt, slacks, and white short sleeved shirt.  A vertical fabric match is required.  Wear the uniform, with ribbons, unbuttoned at the collar.  Officers wear hard shoulder boards, chief petty officers wear collar devices.  E-6 and below personnel wear navy blue rating badge or the appropriate group rate mark.

          dService Khaki

               (1) Shirt.  Made of authorized khaki fabric, with short sleeves, and two breast pockets with button flaps.  The shirt has an open collar forming a V-neck.  Officers and Chief Petty Officers wear collar insignia.

               (2) Skirt.  Plain, two panel tailored A-line khaki skirt of the same fabric as the shirt, with elasticized waist and stretch front panel.

               (3) Slacks.  Khaki flared slacks of the same fabric as the shirt.  Front panel and waist are the same as the skirt.

         e.  Service Uniform

               (1) Shirt.  Made of authorized khaki fabric, with short sleeves, and two breast pockets with button flaps.  The shirt has an open collar forming a V-neck.  For E2-E6 personnel, anodized (highly polished) miniature rank/collar devices (article 4227) shall be worn on both shirt collars points.

               (2) Skirt.  Plain, two panel tailored A-line black skirt made of black, authorized material, with elasticized waist and stretch front panel.

               (3) Slacks.  Black flared slacks of the same fabric as the shirt.  Front panel and waist are the same as the skirt.

     3.  DINNER DRESS UNIFORMS

          a.  When Dinner Dress Blue is prescribed, wear Service Dress Blue with miniature medals. 

          b.  When Dinner Dress White is prescribed, wear Summer White with ribbons.

     4.  FULL DRESS UNIFORMS

          a.  When Full Dress Blue is prescribed, wear Service Dress Blue with large medals. 

          b.  When Full Dress White is prescribed, wear Summer White with ribbons.

     5.  WORKING UNIFORMS

          a.  NWU.  NWU Maternity shirts and trousers may be worn by pregnant women of any rank.  They shall be stenciled in the same relative position as non-maternity utilities.

 

 

Service Dress Blue

                      Service  

 

  

 

  

  Service Khaki    

       Service White

  Navy Working Uniform