Description and Wear of Uniform Components
a. NWU Type I Shirt. The NWU Type I shirt has two outside patch pockets with top entry flaps. The left pocket of the blouse has a concealed pencil pocket. The NWU Type I collar is a lay down style with rounded collar points.
b. NWU Type III Shirt. The NWU Type III shirt has a mandarin style collar. The blouse also contains five front concealed buttons covered by a fly opening. The elbows have reinforcement patched elbow pads. Each sleeve has an angled shoulder pocket with a 2-inch by 4-inch Velcro patch on flaps.
Normal wear of the NWU shirt is outside the waistband of the NWU trousers. The NWU Type III mandarin collar folds down flat and the neck tab extension is secured under the left collar with hook and loop tape (Velcro). When directed for tactical or damage control application (such as when wearing chemical biological radiation gear, body vest armor and carrying weapons) 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 will be fully extended and fastened at the cuff. When directed by appropriate authority, the shirt will be worn inside the trouser waistband (tucked in). Sleeves may be worn rolled up as directed by appropriate authority. When authorized, NWU sleeves will be rolled (cuff right-side out) forming a 3 inch wide band covered by the cuff of the shirt (the outside digital camouflage pattern of the NWU 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 unrolling and fastening during emergent situations. All closures shall be secured with sewn buttons/holes.