SPECIAL UNIFORM SITUATIONS
ORGANIZATIONAL CLOTHING AND PRIVATELY OWNED
GENERAL (ORGANIZATIONAL CLOTHING)
(NAVY WORKING UNIFORM (NWU) TYPE II/III)
PROTECTIVE CLOTHING FOR OPERATORS OF
VEHICLES OTHER THAN AUTOMOBILES
6801. GENERAL (ORGANIZATIONAL CLOTHING)
1. DEFINITION. Organizational clothing is defined as any clothing loaned to an individual by a naval activity, for which there is a requirement above and beyond authorized Navy uniforms. It remains the property of the Navy and is returned to the activity when the individual is transferred. Organizational clothing includes such items as foul weather jackets, green/brown flight jackets, flight suits, coveralls, Command ball cap, etc. Organizational clothing is worn with working uniforms only while performing duties for which the garments are designed. Only the brown leather flight jacket has been authorized for wear with service uniforms as described in <article 6803.2b(2)>.
2. ISSUE. Some specially designed organizational clothing are issued as follows:
a. Special Clothing. Allowances for special clothing, which include cold weather clothing, utility clothing, and wet weather clothing are established by the Chief of Naval Operations and published in NAVSUP Manual.
b. CBR Protective Clothing. Allowances for Chemical Biological Radiological (CBR) protective clothing are established by NAVSUP and published in NAVSUP Manual.
c. Medical Clothing. Allowances for medical clothing are established by Bureau of Medicine and Surgery and published as allowance lists for applicable units.
d. Coveralls. Coveralls shall be provided to all engineering personnel and to any other personnel who are performing dirty work which would permanently soil or prematurely destroy personal clothing.
e. Navy Band Clothing and Uniforms. Navy band members get organizational clothing described in <article 6301>.
3. INSIGNIA/PATCHES. Guidelines for wearing insignia/patches on organizational clothing, excluding camouflage utility uniforms, flight suits and brown leather flight jackets, are set by the sponsor, or the command issuing the clothing.
4. ACCOUTREMENTS. Appropriate accoutrements (such as leggings, guard belts, badges, brassards, security equipment, insignia, embroidery, patches, etc.) to special uniforms may be prescribed if provided at no cost to the individual.
6802. CAMOUFLAGE UNIFORMS (NAVY WORKING UNIFORM (NWU) TYPE II/III).
1. GENERAL. The NWU Type II (Desert) and NWU Type III (Woodland) uniforms are camouflage utility uniforms issued as organizational clothing. The initial issue of organizational clothing items, the required accoutrements (including nametags, rank devices, force badges, breast insignia, and other authorized devices), and the sewing of the accoutrements on the uniform are funded by the authorizing command. All costs associated with the survey of unserviceable organizational clothing items resulting from normal use and wear, and the reissue on a one-for-one replacement basis, will be borne by the authorizing command. Replacement of organizational clothing lost or rendered unserviceable due to negligence will be the assigned individual’s responsibility. Purchasing and wearing the NWU Type II/III uniform at the wearer’s expense is not authorized. The Chief of Naval Operations has approved the wearing of the NWU Type II/III as follows:
a. Authorization to Wear NWU Type II. The NWU Type II is authorized for wear only for the following personnel when a Desert Tactical Uniform in the Theater of Operations is required:
(1) Navy Special Warfare (NSW).
(2) Sailors (including United States Coast Guard) assigned to NSW units.
(3) Sailors (including United States Coast Guard) assigned to units directly supporting NSW missions.
b. Authorization for Daily Wear of NWU Type III. The following commands are approved for daily wear of the NWU Type III:
(1) NSW and Sailors assigned to NSW Units.
(2) Naval Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) Forces.
(3) Navy Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC).
(4) Naval Beach Group (NBG) Commands.
(5) Naval Education Training Centers responsible for training NECC/NBG/NSW core rates (specifically, Center for EOD and Diving, Center for Seabees and Facilities Engineering, Center for SEAL/Special Warfare Combat-craft crewman, and Expeditionary Warfare Training Groups).
(6) Navy Expeditionary Medical Support Command.
(7) Occupational Support Health Units.
(8) Strategic Command Wing ONE/Task Force 124.
(9) Fleet Readiness Center Northwest.
(10) Commander Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing (CTF 57).
(11) Expeditionary Naval Aviation units directly ISO USMC and NSW operations.
(12) Navy Experimental Diving Unit.
(13) Commander Submarine Development Squadron 5 (Saturation Projects).
(14) Naval Research Laboratory Site Detachment Sea Component.
(15) Naval Support Activity Thurmont.
(16) Seabee/CEC assigned to United States Marine Corps activities, to include MCB Kaneohe Bay, Camp Butler Okinawa, MCAS Iwakuni, MCB Quantico.
(17) Overseas Shore Commands non-NSW personnel previously wearing the CUU Desert Uniform.
(18) United States Coast Guard (USCG) personnel are authorized to wear the NWU Type III in compliance with this regulation and applicable NAVADMIN messages. Funding is the responsibility of USCG.
(19) Commander Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing (CTF 67).
(20) Commander Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing (CTF 68); NAVSPEC Task Force Europe.
(21) Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) contingency operations division (OP-ONC).
c. Authorization for Deployment and Pre-deployment Training Wear of NWU Type III:
(1) A consolidated list of commands approved by the Chief of Naval Personnel is maintained on the U.S. Navy Uniforms website:
(2) Fleet Commander (USFF and PACFLT) have authorizing authority for wear of the NWU Type III for deployment and pre-deployment work-up/training. Those commands authorized wear by USFF and PACFLT for deployment and deployment training will purchase NWU Type III uniforms and components via command OPTAR.
(3) When not in a deployment or pre-deployment training status, personnel will wear the NWU Type I or Service Uniform as appropriate. Daily wear of the NWU TYPE III in CONUS is not authorized for those commands designated for deployment and pre-deployment training wear only.
a. The NWU Type II/III are of unisex design and include the Navy’s logo anchor, constitution, and eagle (ACE) design in the print of the fabric. The NWU Type II/III coloring schemes consist of two unique four-shaded digital camouflage profiles (Desert and Woodland-figure 6-8-1 and figure 6-8-2) developed by Naval Special Warfare (NSW) under the authority and guidance of United States Special Operations command for NSW and Maritime Special Operations Forces.
3. OCCASSION FOR WEAR.
(1) NWU Type II/III wear is authorized for commuting and all normal tasks and associated stops (e.g. stops at child care, gas stations, off-base shopping, banking, DMV, and dining) before, during, and after the workday. Since NWUs are not a liberty uniform, consumption of alcohol while off-base in NWUs is not permitted. Per Article 1201.2, the area of Regional Commander may further restrict policy within their geographic limits.
(2) The NWU Type II/III are authorized for wear at all locations with the exception of inside the Pentagon building (Metro, public transportation, and slug lines are authorized) and the National Mall area bounded by Capitol Hill and surrounding Senate and House Staff offices, the White House and Executive Office Building, State Department and all monuments and memorials. Wear on CONUS commercial travel is authorized only on military and government contracted flights between military airfield installations (e.g. NAS Oceana to NAS Fallon). The NWU’s are not authorized for wear during commercial travel (e.g. airlines, railways, or bus). However, wear on commuter transportation (e.g. MetroRail, MetroBus, commuter bus, VRE, ferries) is authorized.
(1) While OCONUS, personnel who are deploying, executing permanent change of station orders, on rest and relaxation leave status to or from OCONUS AORs, or transiting in an emergency leave status will travel in appropriate civilian attire. T-shirts, shorts, sandals, etc., are not considered appropriate attire. Uniforms will not be worn when using commercial travel.
(2) Upon entering or departing CONUS, personnel on official travel transferring to and from any AOR are authorized to wear the NWU TYPE II/III only on U.S. Flag commercial airlines and government contracted flights. Personnel will only wear the NWU Type II/III at the CONUS port of entry or debarkation and will not wear NWUs when arriving or departing any OCONUS civilian airport point of debarkation/entry at the APOD/E. Personnel will wear civilian clothes per PARA 3.b.(1), when debarking at the APOD/E. NWUs will be clean and present a sharp military appearance.
(3) In all cases, at least one set of civilian attire is to be packed in carry-on luggage for contingency situations.
(4) Travel in NWUs is not authorized on any commercial carrier for any reason other than stipulated in this guidance.
(5) When deployed, personnel requiring a uniform for outside the wire operations will continue to use current flame-resistant (FR) compliant uniforms (Flame-Resistant Organization Clothing/Gear (FROG I/FROG II)). Personnel are authorized to wear the NWU Type III when a FR uniform is not required.
(6) Individual Augments (IA) outfitted through ECRC will be issued a set of uniforms determined by the billet to be filled.
a. Basic components include brown cotton undershirt, black boot socks, blousing straps, Navy certified desert tan or brown rough-side out/brushless, 1 3/4-inch wide coyote brown nylon riggers belts with subdued black finished buckle, eight-point utility cap, unisex blouse (shirt) and trousers, service and name tapes.
b. Prescribed components include matching pattern rain parka with slip on rank insignia; removable coyote brown fleece liner with slip on rank insignia, coyote brown fleece, coyote brown (100% Polyester Micro) Fleece and Navy blue wool knit watch cap.
c. Optional components include NWU Type I black fleece liner, desert tan or coyote brown rough-side out, 1 3/4 inch wide coyote brown one piece adjustable nylon webbing riggers belt with forged steel buckle, 1 ¼ inch wide black cotton belt with silver clip and buckle for E1-E6 and 1 ¼ inch wide khaki cotton belt with gold clip and buckle for officers and chiefs D-ring and hook and loop fastener, brown, green or black boot socks, earmuffs (with outer garments only) earrings (gold ball for female E-7 and above and silver ball for female E6 and below), black leather gloves, sun hat, thermal underwear, matching pattern rain trousers and Navy approved hard hats.
5. MANNER OF WEAR. Standards of appearance for all personnel wearing the NWU Type II/III uniform are as follows:
a. Headgear. The following headgear may be worn with the NWU Type II/III:
(1) Cap, Eight-Point Utility. The cap will be worn squarely on the head so that the visor is on a line and just above the level of the eyes. Rate/rank insignia is required for E4 and above personnel. The NWU 8-point utility cap will not be starched or artificially stiffened.
(2) Hat, Sun. When authorized by appropriate authority, will be worn squarely on the head so the visor is on a line just above the level of the eyes. Rate/rank insignia or service logo is not authorized on the sun hat. The Sun Hat is authorized for wear during training exercises and deployed operations.
(3) Cap, Watch. When authorized by appropriate authority, will be worn during cold weather conditions that may result in personal injury if not worn. The watch cap will be worn diagonally from the base of the back of the head, across the ears and on the forehead. Rank/rate insignia is not authorized to be worn on the watch cap.
(4) Navy and Command Ball Cap (navy blue and coyote brown in color) are authorized optional headgear worn with the Navy Working Uniform (NWU) Type II and III. Wear squarely on the head, with bottom edge parallel to and 1-1/2 inch above the eyebrows. The eight-point cover will remain the basic uniform component cover for the NWU Type II and III and thus the only appropriate cover for wear during personnel inspections, special occasions and as determined by the commanding officer.
b. Undershirts. Undershirts shall be brown, cotton, quarter-length sleeve, with an elliptical (crew-neck) collar. Organization issued or personally purchased thermal underwear is authorized to be worn underneath the NWU Type II/III undershirt and trousers. Thermal underwear will not be visible.
c. Socks. Socks shall be black, brown, or green, and extend above the top of the footwear to ensure comfort.
d. NWU Type II/III Blouse. Normal wear of the blouse is outside the waistband of the NWU Type II/III trousers. When directed by appropriate authority, the blouse will be worn inside the trouser waistband (tucked in). When worn in garrison, the mandarin collar folds down flat and the neck tab extension is secured under the left collar with hook and loop fastener tape (Velcro). For tactical application only (such as when wearing chemical biological radiation gear, body vest armor and carrying weapons with a sling) the collar is worn in the up position with the Velcro tab pulled across the center of the neck and secured to the underside of the opposite collar. Sleeves may be rolled up as directed by appropriate authority. When authorized, NWU Type II/III sleeves will be rolled (cuff right side out) forming a roll approximately 3 inches wide band covered by the cuff of the shirt (the outside fabric of the NWU Type II/III will show). The termination point of the roll is approximately 2 inches above the elbow. This manner of sleeve roll presents a short sleeve appearance and facilitates expeditious de-rolling and fastening during emergent situations. Only the Seabee logo is authorized to be embroidered on the uniform (refer to para k).
e. NWU Type II/III Trousers. Normal wear of the trousers is fastened fully on the waist with belt buckle centered over the trouser fastener. The trouser legs shall be bloused with blousing straps so the blouse covers the top three rows of eyelets. When authorized to wear the trousers un-bloused, the trouser leg length will not extend below the bottom of the boot heel.
f. Riggers Belt. All personnel will wear the 1 3/4-inch wide coyote brown one piece nylon woven riggers belt, with subdued black finished buckle; or the 1 3/4-inch wide coyote brown one piece adjustable nylon webbing riggers belt with forged steel buckle, D-ring and hook and loop fastener. The excess end of the fastening tip will be oriented to the left of the buckle of the wearer's body. When properly worn, the belt tip will extend 2-4 inches from the buckle.
g. Footwear. Authorized footwear worn with the NWU Type II/III is the Navy certified desert tan or brown rough-side out boots (including optional American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved safety boots). Smooth black leather and rough-side out boots are also authorized. Smooth leather boots will be blackened and buffed when worn in garrison. Bootlaces will be tucked in a manner to present a well-kept appearance.
h. Parka. The parka is the standard outerwear worn with the NWU Type II/III. It has a detachable coyote brown fleece liner that provides extra protection during cold weather.
(1) The parka is equipped with a fold-out hood located inside the Velcro closure section of the collar. The hood is designed to provide additional protection during inclement weather.
(2) To ensure its watertight integrity, puncturing, pinning, or sewing items to the parka is not authorized.
i. Parka Fleece Liner. The coyote brown parka fleece liner is the only liner authorized to be worn with the NWU Type II/III. The coyote brown fleece liner is authorized for wear as a stand-alone outer garment with the NWU Type II/III uniforms only. When worn as an outer garment, it shall be zipped at least 3/4 up, cover the NWU blouse, with the appropriate slip on rank insignia displayed for E4 through O10 personnel. The fleece is interchangeable with both Type II and III.
j. Female Maternity Uniform. Matching pattern maternity uniforms are available for the NWU Type III only. Appropriate authority may authorize the NWU Type III uniform for wear by pregnant unit members as a substitute for the maternity NWU Type I uniform, should they desire to maintain uniformity throughout their commands. If worn, it will be embroidered with the following:
(1) Rank/rate insignia prescribed in <article 6802.5.o> will be worn on the NWU Type III maternity blouse.
(2) Name and service fabric strips prescribed in <article 6802.5.n> will be worn on the maternity work uniform. On the maternity blouse, the top of the fabric strips will be placed approximately on line with the second buttonhole from the top of the shirt. Placement of the fabric strips may be adjusted to the individual as necessary to ensure proper appearance and comfort. Each fabric strip will be the length normally worn on the NWU Type III shirt.
(3) The approved force insignia is not required on this item.
Blouse, women maternity work
Slacks, women maternity work
NSNs provided to assist in correct item identification; ensure correct sizes by NSN are ordered.
k. Gloves. When worn with outer garments, black leather gloves are authorized for wear with the NWU Type II/III uniform.
l. Earmuffs. When worn with outer garments, black earmuffs are authorized for wear with the NWU Type II/III uniform.
m. Off-base wear is standardized as follows:
(1) NWU shirt/blouse required to be worn at all times.
(2) Trousers bloused.
(3) Head gear (8-point, Navy and command ball cap only); No watch caps or sun hats).
(4) Parka hood stowed unless being donned.
(5) Fleece with chest rank tab (if worn as an outer garment; rank insignia required for E4 and above).
(6) Regional Commanders will stipulate authorized wear for official ceremonies and functions (e.g. Independence Day, Flag Day, Fleet Week, Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day, Celebrations and Parades, Public sporting events with media interest).
(7) Regional Commanders determine off-base safety requirements (e.g. reflective vest for motorcycles, bicycles, etc.).
n. Insignias/Name Tapes:
(1) All rank/rate, service and name tapes, breast insignia, warfare pins, and identification badges will be embroidered on either NWU Type II material or NWU Type III material without black ink pixels on the NWU Type III print.
(2) Cap insignia (rate/rank) will be worn centered on the front of the NWU Type II/III eight point cap by all Officers, Chief Petty Officers, and Petty Officers. The bottom of the insignia will be approximately 1 1/4-inch from the visor.
(a) Officers will wear the regular size embroidered grade insignia. When wearing the Eagle insignia, the Eagle faces to the wearer’s right.
(b) Chief Petty Officers will wear the 1 1/4-inch embroidered cap insignia.
(c) Petty Officers will wear the regular size embroidered Petty Officer cap insignia, the Eagle faces to the wearer’s right.
(d) E3 and below will not wear a cap insignia.
o. Rank insignia (pull on/pull off) shall be worn by E4 and above personnel on the parka, fleece and blouse center chest rank tab (centered on the tab) as follows:
(1) Officers, with the exception of Vice Admirals and Admirals (O-9 and O-10), will wear a regular (approx. 11/16 inch) size embroidered grade insignia. When wearing the eagle insignia, the eagle faces to the wearer’s right. Admirals and Vice Admirals will wear a slightly smaller size insignia (approx. 9/16 inch) to accommodate the insignia’s proper fit on the tab. The stars will be stacked vertically with the point up.
(2) Master, Senior, and Chief Petty Officers will wear a 1 1/4-inch embroidered cap device on the tab.
(3) First, Second, and Third Class Petty Officers will wear the appropriate embroidered petty officer cap device on the tab. The eagle faces to the wearer’s right.
(4) Rating specialty insignias and staff corps devices (with the exception of Navy Chaplains Staff Corps insignia) are not authorized to be worn on the NWU Type II/III.
(5) The rank tab is centrally located on the parka, fleece, and blouse. The tab is 3 1/2 inches tall and 1 1/2 inches wide. All rank tabs are centrally located for a consistent focal point for identification. On the blouse, the rank tab top edge is in alignment with the top seam of the chest pockets. On the parka, the rank tab edge is located two inches to the wearer’s left form the primary zipper. On the fleece, the rank tab edge is 1/2 inch from the zipper on wearer’s left side and extends down from the chest seam.
p. Chaplain Corps Staff Insignia: Navy Chaplains serving in units authorized to wear the NWU Type II/III may wear the Chaplain Corps Staff Insignia on the NWU Type II/III.
(1) Description. A 1 1/2-inch by 1 1/2-inch matching NWU Type II or III fabric patch with embroidered Chaplain Corps insignia centered on the fabric. The Chaplain Corps insignia shall be embroidered with black thread and positioned upright on the fabric patch.
(2) Manner of wear. The embroidered Chaplain Corps Staff Insignia shall be sewn above the blouse rank tab. Placement of the Chaplain Staff Insignia above the rank tab facilitates a single focal point for rank identification and chaplain faith affiliation.
q. Breast Insignia. The Breast Insignia will be embroidered in the applicable matching fabric strip of the NWU Type II/III pattern and worn as follows:
(1) Command Insignia (Command-at-Sea, Command Ashore/Project Manager) is worn on the NWU Type II/III blouse above the right pocket centered 1/4-inch above the name strip. The Command insignia shall be embroidered on a strip of the applicable matching NWU Type II/III fabric.
(2) When applicable, a maximum of two warfare/qualification insignia may be worn on the NWU Type II/III. The size of the fabric on which they are embroidered will be rectangular and the approximate size of the breast insignia. The primary breast insignia will be worn centered above and flush with the “U.S. Navy” identification marking on the blouse. The secondary breast insignia will be worn centered on the left pocket flap. Enlisted (E1-E10) personnel authorized to wear two warfare/qualification insignia and an identification badge may wear the primary and secondary warfare/qualification insignia centered and flush above the “U.S. Navy” identification marking on the blouse. Primary and secondary warfare insignia positions will be as prescribed in <article 5201.2.c.3>.
r. Identification Badges. The following identification badges are authorized to be worn on the NWU Type II/III: Navy Fleet/Force /Command Master, Senior, Chief badges, Command Career Counselor, Recruit Division Commander, and Security/Law Enforcement. The wearing of authorized badges is as follows:
(1) All enlisted personnel will wear identification badges on the NWU Type II/III blouse centered on the wearer's left pocket flap.
(2) All officers will wear identification badges above the wearer's right pocket centered 1/4-inch above their name.
(3) Post-tour command insignia will be embroidered on a strip of the applicable NWU Type II/III fabric and worn on the left pocket flap centered one-fourth of an inch below the service tape (U.S. NAVY).
(4) Identification badges, with exception of Command Senior Enlisted Advisor badges, shall be embroidered on a strip of the applicable matching NWU Type II/III fabric. Command Senior Enlisted Identification Badges are an embroidered oval and shall be brown or green respectively for Type II and Type III.
(5) Security/Law Enforcement badge, metal, will be worn above the wearer’s right pocket centered 1/4-inch above their name. The embroidered badge will be worn above the wearer’s right pocket flush with the name tape.
s. Identification Markings. Identification markings will be embroidered in approximately 3/4-inch block letters on approximately 1 1/4-inch wide fabric strips in a matching pattern. Names exceedingly long can be embroidered in approximately 1/2-inch letters. Proper locations of fabric strips are as follows:
(1) NWU Type II/III Blouse.
(a) A fabric strip containing the wearer's surname will be sewn above and flush with the top of the wearer's right breast pocket.
(b) A fabric strip containing the words "U.S. NAVY" will be sewn above and flush with the top of the wearer's left breast pocket.
(c) Rating badges will not be worn or stenciled on the NWU Type II/III.
(d) The Seabee force logo (authorized for Seabees, Civil Engineer Corps Officers and Navy personnel assigned to Naval Construction Force units) is the only authorized force/unit logo worn on the NWU Type II/III. It may be worn on the wearer's right breast pocket. When worn the Seabee logo shall be embroidered on the pocket centered on the pocket below the pocket flap and shall not exceed 3- 1/2 inches in length/width/diameter. The orientation of the logo shall point toward the center of the chest for NWU Type I/II/III.
(e) No badges, insignia, accoutrements, logos/patches or devices of any type will be worn on the left breast pocket.
(f) Navy certified subdued matching NWU Type II/III pattern Don’t Tread On Me (DTOM) and Reverse U.S. Flag (Reverse Flag) patches Certified matching pattern NWU Type II and NWU Type III DTOM and Reverse Flag patches are authorized for wear, In garrison per unit commander discretion a non-tactical DTOM and Reverse Flag pact is authorized for wear. During tactical deployment training evolutions and tactical operations the tactical DTOM and Reverse Flag patches may be worn when issued by the command and at the unit commanding officer or Task Force Commander discretion. Wear DTOM patches on the wearer’s left upper arm pocket flap. Wear Reserve Flag patches on the wearer’s right upper arm pocket flap.
(g) Velcro (hook and loop fastener) attachments during tactical operations: Velcro attached accoutrements are authorized for wear and removal on the NWU Type II/III at the discretion of the Navy Unit Commander and approval from the Task Force or Joint Task Force Commander during tactical operations. Accoutrements include service tape, name tape, command insignia, all identification badges and all breast insignia.
(2) NWU Type II/III Trousers. A fabric strip containing the wearer's surname will be sewn centered above and flush with the top of the right rear trouser pocket.
(3) Authorized Modifications For Environmental Extremes. For environmental extremes the following modifications are authorized when prescribed by appropriate authority (Regional Commander/Commanding Officer).
(a) The NWU Type II/III blouse may be removed on job sites or in work spaces.
(b) The NWU Type II/III trousers may be worn un-bloused on job sites or in workspaces.
(c) During the winter or inclement periods, the parka hood is authorized for wear in addition to head gear.
(d) Black leather gloves and matching pattern rain trousers are authorized.
(e) Organization issued or personally purchased thermal underwear is authorized to be worn underneath the NWU Type II/III undershirt and trousers. Thermal underwear will not be visible.
t. Care and Cleaning. The following instructions must be followed when caring for the NWU Type II/III in order to maximize service life and maintain optimum performance:
(1) Follow the wash and care instructions indicated on each NWU article.
(2) Do not starch the Type II and III under any circumstances. The use of starch and any process that involves dry-cleaning or a steam press will adversely affect the treatments and durability of the uniform and is not authorized.
(3) When washing and drying, turn garments inside out, close hook and loop fasteners to prevent snagging, machine wash in cold or warm water (not to exceed 120 degrees Fahrenheit), permanent press cycle. At most, use mild detergent containing no optical brighteners or bleach.
(4) Tumble-dry at low heat (not to exceed 120 degrees Fahrenheit). Remove immediately from the dryer and fold flat or place on a rustproof hanger. To drip dry, remove from the washer/water and place on a rustproof hanger. Do not wring or twist.
(5) Light ironing is authorized if needed. Creating creases in the NWU is not authorized. Do not commercially hot press. Alternate care instructions: follow Shipboard Formula II.
u. Commanding Officers are to ensure grooming standards outlined in the U.S. Navy Uniform Regulations, chapter 2, section 1 are strictly enforced. Navy personnel will present a proud and professional appearance that will reflect positively on the individual, the Navy and the United States.
6. FLAME-RESISTANT UNIFORMS.
a. Background. Flame-Resistant Organization Clothing/Gear (FROG) provides increased protection from flash fire situations which have been prevalent with the threat of Improvised Explosive Devices and other safety hazards. The FROG components consist of two layers. FROG I (Figure 6-8-3) (base layer) components: lightweight or medium-weight balaclava, long sleeve t-shirt, and flame-resistant gloves. FROG II (Figure 6-8-4) (outer layer) components: Flame-Resistant Combat Ensemble (FRCE) (shirt and trousers), and Inclement Weather Combat Shirt (IWCS).
b. Manner of Wear. FROG components are not authorized uniform changes; rather, they are exceptions which may be granted by appropriate authority, Navy Component, or JTF Commander. FROG is intended for personnel requiring a flame-resistant uniform while deployed during tactical operations. Other flame-resistant uniforms include, but are not limited to, the Flame Resistant Army Combat Uniform (FRACU), NOMEX flight suit, and the Operation Enduring Freedom Camouflage Pattern (OCP).
6803. FLIGHT CLOTHING
1. GENERAL. Flight clothing is organizational clothing which has been approved by the Chief of Naval Operations.
2. OCCASION FOR WEAR. Occasion for wear for all personnel wearing flight clothing are as follows:
a. Flight suits may be worn by aircrew members and individuals engaged in flight or flight-related duties that working day. This authorization does not include ground support, non-aircrew maintenance or non-aircrew support personnel. Flight suits may be worn to/from home and work to include brief and appropriate stops, on military transport aircraft, and to official business meeting away from home station when the wear of flight suits is appropriate for transportation, or for the level of meeting (i.e. working meeting). Allowances for flight clothing and flight deck clothing are established by Commander, Naval Air Systems Command and published in Naval Air Systems Command Allowance List. Flight suits wear is authorized for commuting and all normal task and associated stops (e.g. stops at child care, gas stations, off-base shopping, banking, DMV and dining) before, during and after the workday. Flight suits are not a liberty uniform. Consumption of alcohol while off-base in flight suit is not permitted. The area or regional commander may further restrict uniform policies within their geographical limits regarding wear of the flight suits.
b. Within the National Capital Region (NCR) the flight suit is authorized for wear at all locations with the exception of inside the pentagon building, national mall area bounded by capitol hill and surrounding senate and house staff offices, the white house and executive office building, state department and all monuments and memorials.
3. MANNER OF WEAR. Standards of appearance for all personnel wearing flight clothing are as follows:
a. Flight suits shall be clean and well kept. Sleeves will be worn full length with hook and pile (Velcro) sleeve cuffs closed or with a maximum of two outward rolls when not engaged in flight operations. All zippers will be closed and FOD flaps will be closed on pen pockets.
(1) Headgear. Officers and CPOs are authorized optional wear of the Service Khaki garrison cap with appropriate insignia and command/Navy ball cap. Officers and CPOs are not authorized to wear their black garrison cap with the flight suit. E1 through E6 Sailors are authorized to wear the black service garrison cap with appropriate insignia, with command/Navy ball cap optional.
(2) Footwear. Standard issue black leather flight boots or flight approved black, brown, or tan boots with matching laces. Brown boots may be worn by E-7 and above. Tan boots may be worn with the tan flight suit. Flight boots are to be clean, well shined and in good repair. Lace shoes from inside out through all eyelets and tie. Socks will be either 100 percent cotton, 100 percent wool or special use socks as approved by NAVAIRSYSCOM. Socks shall be sage green or white with no visible stripes or logos.
(3) Undershirts. Crew neck undershirt or turtleneck flight deck jersey authorized. Undershirts will be 100 percent cotton, plain front, and without a collar. Shirts will be black or NWU Type issue undershirts with the exception of Blue Angels (blue flight suits/yellow undershirt) and Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center (light blue undershirt). Tan flight suits will be worn with brown, 100 percent cotton undershirts. Undershirts will be in good repair, not faded, stretched, nor torn. Aramid fiber long underwear may be worn in addition to the undershirt/turtleneck during cold weather conditions for which the clothing was designed. Shirts with a neck zipper shall be worn with the zipper closed to at least the bottom of the collar.
(4) Flight Suits Insignia/Patches.
(a) Attachments. All flight suit logos (except rank insignia) will be affixed with hook and pile (Velcro) fasteners. For sage green flight suits the hook and pile shall be green or black. For tan flight suits the hook and pile shall be tan. The pile shall be attached to the flight suit using a matching thread, while all logos will have pile material affixed in the color of the outer edge of the logo. All hook and pile material will be cut to the shape of the logo to be affixed.
(b) Rank Insignia. Officers - embroidered or cloth sew-on grade insignia, All-Weather Coat size, required on flight suits. Place insignia approximately 5/8 inch from the flight suit shoulder seam, centered on top of each shoulder. Enlisted personnel - no rank insignia worn, and rank shall be indicated on required nametag.
(c) Left Breast. Required nametags shall be centered on the left breast above the slash pocket and below the shoulder seam. Nametags will be black or brown leather or cloth embroidered in squadron colors, and 2 inches by 4 inches in size. (Refer to <article 5201.4b>.) Centered in the top field will be the aircrew designation insignia (i.e., pilot, NFO, aircrew, EAWS, etc.). The name in block letter will occupy the lower field and will include a minimum first name or initial and last name. Where appropriate, billet title (i.e., CO, XO, CAG, etc.) is optional.
(d) Right Breast. One command logo may be centered on the right breast above the slash pocket and below the shoulder seam. Logo shall be embroidered cloth, no wider than 3-1/2 inches in any measured span.
(e) Left Shoulder. The U.S. flag patch shall be worn centered on the shoulder arch, approximately 1 inch below the seam.
(f) Right Shoulder. Weapons school patch (if authorized) shall be worn centered on the shoulder arch, approximately 1 inch below the seam.
b. Flight Jackets
(1) CWU-45/P Winter Flyers Jacket, CWU-36/P Summer Flyers Jacket, Multi-Climate Fleece Jacket, Climate Fleece Vest, Multi-Climate Shell Jacket. May be worn with flight suits, but are not authorized for wear off base. Sage Green or tan jackets may be worn with green or tan flight suits. The vest may only be worn with either the green or tan flight suit. Sage green jackets may also be worn with working uniforms in the immediate area of requirement if issued by the command. Sage green jackets are not authorized with any service uniform (with ribbons). The jacket will be worn with the zipper zipped at least 3/4 of the way. Jacket shall be maintained in a clean and serviceable condition. If torn, stained, or frayed beyond reasonable repair, it should be exchanged for a new jacket.
(a) Insignia/Patches. Rank shall be indicated on the nametag. Required nametags shall be centered on the left breast above the slash pocket and below the shoulder seam. Nametags for sage green jackets or vest will be black or brown leather or cloth embroidered in squadron colors, and 2 inches by 4 inches in size. Nametags for tan jackets shall be brown leather or matching tan cloth embroidered in squadron colors and 2 inches by 4 inches in size. Centered in the top field will be the aircrew designation insignia (i.e., pilot, NFO, aircrew, EAWS, etc.). The name block letter will occupy the lower field and will include a minimum first name or initial and last name. Where appropriate, billet title (i.e., CO, XO, CAG, etc.) is optional. Patches may be affixed to the CWU-36/P Summer weight jacket either by hook and pile (Velcro) or directly to the jacket at the discretion of the individual, subject to commanding officer guidance. Patches shall not be affixed to the Multi-Climate Shell jacket. In all cases, patches shall be in good taste and will be reflective of Naval aviation professionalism.
(2) Brown Leather Jacket. Naval aviators, pilots, flight officers, undergraduate pilots, NFOs, and flight surgeons, aerospace experimental psychologists, and aerospace physiologists may wear the leather flight jacket with flight suits, Service Khaki and Navy Blue Coveralls. Eligible enlisted air crewmen, E7-E9, are authorized to wear the leather flight jacket with flight suits, Service Khaki and Navy Blue Coveralls. Eligible enlisted aircrewmen E6 and below are authorized to wear the leather flight jacket with flight suits, Service Uniform (SU), and Navy Blue Coveralls. Only direct point to point transit is appropriate when the flight jacket is worn to and from work with working uniforms (excluding Navy Blue Coveralls, which may be worn in immediate working spaces only). Close zipper at least 3/4 of the way when worn. Management and control of leather flight jackets are outlined in <OPNAVINST 10126.4 series>.
(a) Brown Jacket Insignia/Patches. Insignia/patches shall be worn on brown leather flight jackets as follows:
(1) Attachments. Logos may be affixed either hook and pile or directly to the jacket. Hook and pile fasteners will be black or brown and cut to the shape of the logo to be affixed.
(2) Left Breast. Black or brown 2 inches by 4 inches leather name tag. Centered in the top field will be the aircrew designation insignia (i.e., pilot, NFO aircrew EAWS, etc.). The name in block letters will occupy the lower field and will include a minimum first name or initial and last name. Where appropriate, billet title (i.e., CO, XO, CAG, etc.) is optional.
(3) Optional Logos. One command patch may be worn over the right breast pocket. Maximum width may not exceed 4-1/2 inches. No other patches are authorized.
6804. PROTECTIVE CLOTHING FOR OPERATING VEHICLES OTHER THAN AUTOMOBILES
1. WEAR. Naval personnel may wear protective clothing with their uniform only while operating or riding as a passenger on two or three wheeled vehicles, and while going between a parking area and immediate work space.
a. Protective clothing is clothing which could prevent or limit accidental injury.
b. Protective clothing includes a helmet, long sleeve shirts or jacket, long trousers, chaps, leather jacket and gloves, and hard soled shoes with heels (boots).
c. Boots or heavy shoes, worn instead of uniform shoes, must be plain. The jacket and chaps are plain leather or other protective material, unadorned except for safety markings. Leather gloves or other protective gloves are authorized.
3. PROCUREMENT RESPONSIBILITY. Individuals are responsible for buying their own protective clothing. Protective clothing may be stowed aboard ship, if space permits.