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The mission of the Navy Uniform Matters Office is to maintain and interpret the Navy Uniform Regulations, monitor implementation of uniform policy, and 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.   

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- Single Breasted All Weather Coat.  The original sundown date for the single breasted all weather coat of 1 October 2020, is extended to April 30, 2021, to align with the mandatory possession and wear date of the black cold weather parka (CWP).    
- FY-21 Chief Petty Officer Uniform Newsgram.  CPO Uniform Allowances and Requirements along with helpful facts can be viewed via the Fall 2020 Uniform Newsgram by clicking here.
- Navy Uniform Policy Update.  Per NAVADMIN 292/20, the optional wear of the Cold Weather Parka (CWP) black slip-on rank insignia is authorized with the NWU Type III Shirt, NWU Type III Parka, and Black Fleece Liner.
- MyNavy UNIFORMS Mobile Application - The MyNavy UNIFORMS application has been updated as of August 2020.  To read about the latest update to the App, please click here.
- Face Covering Update.  Per NAVADMIN 298/20, face coverings with an exhaust valve and bandannas are prohibited.  These type of face coverings do not entrain moisture in exhaled breath, failing to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus and failing to protect other personnel.  Commands may issue local guidance authorizing use of multi-layer neck gaiters meeting NAVADMIN 194/20 and all safety requirements where a separate ear strap or neck strap face covering is not suitable for the operational environment.  The face covering NSN list below has been updated as of 9 October 20.
 Face Masks, Cloth, Non-medical 9 Oct 20
 Active NSNs / Colors (DLA Troop Support continuing to procure) (all are two-ply)
FSC NIIN Nomenclature Color Manufacturer Unit of Issue Price per Case Price per Mask
8415 01-688-9494 Mask, Cloth, Woven Black (Layered) Aurora CS (1000) $4,629.91 $4.63
8415 01-688-9494 Mask, Cloth, Woven Black Propel CS (1000) $4,629.91 $4.63
8415 01-688-9494 Mask, Cloth, Woven Black BISM CS (1000) $4,629.91 $4.63
8415 01-687-7080 Mask, Cloth, Woven Black Outdoor Research CS (1000) $4,629.91 $4.63
8415 01-687-7077 Coyote Brown Coyote Brown Outdoor Research CS (1000) $4,629.91 $4.63
8415 01-687-5812 Mask, Cloth, Woven Light Grey Outdoor Research CS (1000) $4,629.91 $4.63
8415 01-687-5541 Mask, Cloth, Woven Hunter Green Propel CS (1000) $4,629.91 $4.63
8415 01-688-9516 Mask, Cloth, Woven Hunter Green BISM CS (1000) $4,629.91 $4.63
  NOTE: Outdoor Research Face Coverings include a disposable filter.  Replacement filters must be ordered separately. 

*COVID-19 Uniform Policy Alerts*

NAVADMIN 194/20 - Face Coverings in Uniform
- Policy Alert 8 Jul 20: NAVADMIN 194/20Click here to view the face covering guidance infographic. 
NAVADMIN 100/20 - Navy Guidance on the Use of Face Coverings
- Policy Alert 5 Apr 20: NAVADMIN 100/20.  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has issued guidance on how to easily make home-made cloth face coverings, which can be accessed HERE.

NAVADMIN 073/20 - Temporary Relaxation of Hair Grooming Standards in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

- Policy Alert 18 Mar 20: NAVADMIN 073/20


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

Subject, Key Policy or Initiative Updates


US Navy COVID-19 Standardized Operational Guidance Version 3.1.

(Face coverings with an exhaust valve, bandana and neck gaiter style face coverings).
​NAVADMIN 292/20 ​Navy Uniform Policy Update.  Optional wear of the Cold Weather Parka black slip-on rank insignia with NWU Type III Shirt, NWU Type III Parka, and Black Fleece Liner.
NAVADMIN 196/20 ​Navy Working Uniform Type III and Flight Suit Wear Restriction in the National Capital Region.
NAVADMIN 194/20 ​Face Coverings in Uniform. 
NAVADMIN 186/20 ​Uniform Policy Update Surface Warfare Officer Leather Jacket.


​Navy Guidance on the Use of Face Coverings.
NAVADMIN 073/20 ​Temporary Relaxation of Hair Grooming Standards in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak.
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.  Gold Star Lapel Button/Next of Kin Lapel Button, Black Neck Gaiter, Optional PRT Swim Wear, Acoustic Technician Chief Warrant Officer Insignia, Summer White/Service Dress White Maternity Shirt, Improved Black Fleece Liner, MyNavy UNIFORMS App, I-Boot 5.
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.  Navy Working Uniform Type II and III manner of wear, enlisted gold rating badges and service stripes, female officer/chief petty officer Service Uniform slacks and skirts, female Service and Dress Uniform footwear (flats), female hair grooming standards, nursing T-shirts, Joint/Unified command identification badges, Service Dress White Choker Coat collar fit, I-Boot 4, OPTU.

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