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Navy Uniform Matters


The mission of the Navy Uniform Matters Office is to maintain and interpret the Navy Uniform Regulations.  Monitor implementation of uniform policy.  Serve as the administrative support to the Navy Uniform Board.

"Ask the Chiefs" forum is to facilitate obtaining more precise fleet feedback on uniform policies and to provide guidance to the fleet.   

To address your uniform inquiry, please click the following link:

"Ask the Chiefs" 



- WINTER 2019-2020 NEWSGRAM.  You can download the latest Uniform Matters Office Newsgram here

- Pseudofolliculitis Barbae (PFB), CO's Toolkit, click here

- PFB Instruction, click here

- NAVPERS 1000/1 - PFB Temporary Shaving Waiver and Treatment Regimen, click here 

- National Capital Region (NCR) NWU Type III Update, click here


- MyNavy UNIFORMS App.  To read about the latest update to the App, please click here


To download the app for the latest policy on Uniform Regulations, please go to:

          Apple iTunes          Google Play Store          Navy App Locker  

            Click here                      Click here                       Click here     
NAVADMINS and Messages
Please see the NAVADMIN Archive on the left menu bar for a full listing of uniform-related NAVADMINs and messages, which include a brief description of each topic covered in each message for ease of search.

NAVADMIN Number/Message


NAVADMIN 004/20​ ​OPNAVINST 10126.5 Management and Control of the Surface Warfare Officer Leather Jacket
NAVADMIN 282/19 ​Navy Uniform Policy and Uniform Initiative Update
NAVADMIN 231/19 ​BUPERSINST 1000.22C Management of Navy Uniformed Personnel Diagnosed with Pseudofolliculitis Barbae (PFB)
NAVADMIN 075/19 ​Navy Uniform Policy and Uniform Initiative Update
NAVADMIN 233/18 ​Navy Uniform Policy and Uniform Initiative Update
COMUSFLTFORCOM R DTG 171859Z JUL 18 ​Improved Flame Resistant Variant (IFRV) Coverall Manner of Wear Guidance Update and Closeout of the FRV Coverall



​Navy Uniform Policy and Uniform Initiative Update


Introduction of the Improved Flame Resistant Variant Coverall and Manner of Wear Promulgation

NAVADMIN 310/17​

​Navy Uniform Policy and Uniform Initiatives Update 


​Navy Working Uniform Type III and Navy Working Boots Update


Uniform Policy Update  - New Grooming Standards, Joint Identification Badges, Maternity Uniform and Standardized Prisoner Uniforms


​Navy Uniform Update - Physical Training Uniform and Female Officer/Chief Petty Officer Service Dress White Uniform

​Navy Uniform Policy Update

Announcing Approval of the Improved Flame Resistant Variant (IFRV) Coverall

NAVADMIN 174/16 Uniform Policy Update
Navy Tattoo and NWU Type II and III Ball Cap Policy Change


Clothing Allowance Regulations

 MILPERSMAN 7220-230 - Civilian Clothing Allowance
 DoD FMR Volume 7A - Military Pay Policy
 DoD Instr. 1338.18 - Armed Forces Clothing Monetary Allowance Procedures 


*Send Civilian Clothing Allowance requests to: PS2(SW) Philip Borisei at or mail to: Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (N13X), 701 S. Courthouse Road,  Arlington, VA 22204-2164

Other Services' Uniform Regulations/Policies 

- Marine Corps Uniform Board and MCO 1020.34H
- Army Uniforms & Insignia Regulations - AR-670-1 and DA-PAM 670-1
- Air Force Dress & Personal Appearance
- Coast Guard Military Uniforms Branch and COMDTINST M1020.6J

General Information

- List of Decorations
- USN Ribbon Checker
- Obtaining Awards
- Navy Exchange
- Navy Uniform Reg. CD-ROM
- Unit Identification Marks (UIM)

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