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Coveralls (Navy)
Article 3501.18


Navy Coveralls 



Made of 65/35% Navy blue poly/ cotton fabric with zippered front, buttoned long sleeves, belt loops, and two side pockets and two back pockets.


Correct Wear 

Close zipper all the way, button sleeves and wear a belt through all loops. Coveralls shall hang approximately 2 inches from the floor at the back of the shoe.  Coveralls should be tailored to include a 2 inch hem to provide material for adjustments.  Embroidered tapes (i.e., name, U.S. NAVY, breast insignia (if worn), collar devices, etc.) are required.  Present command crest/logo patch may be worn optionally, centered on the right breast pocket.  Embroidery directly onto the Navy coveralls fabric is not authorized.  Refer to articles 3101.5b, 3101.6, 4104, 4212 and 4227.  Sleeves may be rolled up at the option of local commanders.  When authorized, sleeves will be rolled with the inside out, forming a roll approximately 3 inches wide, and terminating at a point approximately 2 inches above the elbow.  Wear the belt with clip to the LEFT of the buckle.  The buckle is centered on the zipper flap.  When authorized to wear a decorated buckle, which is larger than the standard Navy buckle, it shall be worn centered with the clip end concealed.


Ownership Markings

On the waistband inside front at the right of center line.  Also, owner’s last name shall be embroidered on a name tape, centered approximately 1/4 inch above the right front pocket (measured from the bottom of the lettering to the top stitch of the pocket).  U.S. NAVY shall be embroidered on a tape, centered approximately 1/4 inch above the left front pocket (measured from the bottom of the lettering to the top stitch of the pocket).  Refer to articles 3101.5 and 3101.6.



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