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Uniform Components
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Description and Wear of Uniform Components
Cap, Ball
Article 3501.8








Navy Ball Cap




Made of standard navy blue,  wool, synthetic, or blended fabric. 
The cap shall be a conventional baseball cap style with NAVY embroidered or sewn in approximately 1-1/4 inch gold block letters cen­tered on the front and may have adjustable hat band and mesh back section.  NAVY logo may be substituted with the command name, designation, and/or command logos in good taste. 

If the individual's name is affixed, it is centered on the back of the cap in sewn or embroidered letters.  The lettering may be in traditional command colors.  The cap may be worn with civilian attire on or off base, without insignia. 

Authorized position held or rank titles (i.e., CO, XO, CMC, Plankowner, CHENG, OPS, DECK LCPO, etc.) or rank/rate with surname that are professional and in good taste may be centered on the back of the cap in sewn or embroidered letters and the lettering may be in traditional command colors.  (No nicknames.)  Ball caps with titles are not authorized for wear with civilian attire.  Visor ornamentation is authorized for officers.

Officers may wear miniature size cap insignia and chief petty officers
may wear the garrison cap insignia.  E4-E6 personnel may wear insignia consisting of a silver eagle and chevron(s).  Petty officers entitled to wear gold rating badges and service stripes on their Service Dress Blue uniform may wear gold chevrons vice silver on their cap device.

Correct Wear
Wear squarely on the head, with bottom edge parallel to and 1-1/2 inch
above the eyebrows.

Ownership Markings 
Surname, first and middle initial (if applicable) on sweatband.



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