UNIFORMS FOR RESERVE PERSONNEL
UNIFORMS FOR RETIRED PERSONNEL
61001. UNIFORMS FOR RESERVE PERSONNEL
1. ON ACTIVE DUTY
a. Reserve personnel ordered to active duty wear the uniform prescribed for officers and enlisted personnel of their respective grade or rate.
b. When ordered to active duty, for purposes other than training, reserve personnel must have the same uniforms required of similarly rated or ranked regular Navy personnel. Reserve officers, on active duty for periods less than six months, need not have a sword, sword accessories, or Dinner Dress Jackets.
2. NOT ON ACTIVE DUTY
a. General. Members of the Naval Reserve, who are not on active duty, wear the uniform of their grade or rate when,
(1) Performing inactive duty for training as a member of a Naval Reserve program.
(2) Performing active duty for training and the necessary travel in connection therewith.
(3) The above requirements may be waived by the Commander, Naval Military Personnel Command for specific members or units in the Naval Reserve.
b. Special Occasions. Members of the Naval Reserve, who are not on active duty, may wear the prescribed uniform of their grade or rate on occasions of an official nature, and on other occasions when the individual's presence is due primarily to membership in the Naval Reserve and wearing a uniform is appropriate.
c. Instruction. Officers and enlisted personnel of the Naval Reserve, who are not on active duty may wear the uniform of their grade while instructing a cadet corps or similar organization at approved naval or military academies or other approved academic institution.
d. Foreign Countries. Reserve personnel, who are not on active duty living or visiting a foreign country, may only wear the uniform when on an invitation to ceremonies or social functions, or the regulations or customs of the country demand that attendants wear uniforms.
e. The uniform requirements for Reserve personnel are outlined in COMNAVRESFOR P7300.1 (series).
61002. UNIFORMS FOR RETIRED PERSONNEL
1. GENERAL. Retired officers and enlisted personnel, who are not on active duty, may wear the uniform, insignia, and qualifications corresponding to the rank or rating indicated on the retired list.
2. UNIFORM AUTHORIZED
a. Retired personnel may wear uniforms at ceremonies or official functions when the dignity of the occasion and good taste dictate. Wearing a uniform is appropriate for memorial services, weddings, funerals, balls, patriotic or military parades, ceremonies in which any active or reserve United States military unit is participating, and meetings or functions of military associations.
b. Retired personnel may wear the uniform of their grade while instructing a cadet corps or similar organization at approved naval or military academies or other approved academic institutions.
3. UNIFORM NOT AUTHORIZED. Retired personnel are prohibited from wearing the uniform in connection with personal enterprises, business activities, or while attending or participating in any demonstration, assembly or activity for the purpose of furthering personal or partisan views on political, social, economic, or religious issues.
4. FOREIGN COUNTRIES. Retired personnel, who are not on active duty, living or visiting a foreign country, may only wear a uniform to attend ceremonies or social functions when wearing a uniform is required by the terms of the invitations of customs of the country.
5. GROOMING STANDARDS. Retired personnel must comply with the grooming standards in these regulations, but uniforms and equipment may either be those prescribed here or those authorized at the time of their retirement.
6. RETURN TO ACTIVE DUTY. If retired personnel are ordered to active duty, they wear the uniforms prescribed for officers or enlisted personnel on active duty.
7. WEARING AWARDS ON CIVILIAN CLOTHES
a. Miniature Medals and Miniature Breast Insignia. You may wear miniature medals and breast insignia on civilian evening dress (white tie) or civilian dinner dress (black tie) in the same manner as for dinner dress jackets.
b. Medal of Honor. The Medal of Honor, for which there is no miniature, may be worn with civilian evening dress (white tie) and civilian dinner dress (black tie) in the same manner as for military uniforms.
c. Miniature Replicas. You may wear miniature replicas of ribbons made in the form of lapel buttons, or ribbons made in rosette form, on the left lapel of civilian clothes except civilian evening dress (white tie) and civilian dinner dress (black tie).
d. Miniature Distinguished Marksmanship and Pistol Shot Badges. You may wear miniature distinguished marksmanship and pistol shot badges as a lapel pin or as part of a tie clasp on civilian clothing.
e. Honorable Discharge and Service Buttons. You may wear honorable discharge and service buttons on left lapel of civilian clothes except civilian evening dress (white tie).