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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, 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.   

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

"Ask the Chiefs" 



- NAVADMIN 073/20 Temporary Relaxation of Hair Grooming Standards in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak has been released.  See below in 'NAVADMIN and Messages' section.

Policy Alert:  Due to COVID-19 force health protection measures maximizing social distancing, commanding officers are authorized to relax the Navy hair length grooming standards for Sailors assigned to their command.  Relaxed hair length grooming standards will only apply to the area of the scalp.  Regulations regarding sideburns, hair styles and shaving requirements remain in effect.  Commanding officers may allow for additional hair length and bulk on the sides, top and back of the head, but at no time will relaxed grooming interfere with the proper wearing of Navy head gear and proper use of protective personal equipment (helmets, masks, hoods, etc.). (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


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
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

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

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