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Male Enlisted (E1-E6)
Working Uniform
Navy Working Uniform Type III (NWU III)

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BASIC UNIFORM COMPONENTS
 
·       Shirt, NWU III
·       Trousers, NWU III
·       Cap, Eight Point, with ACE logo
·       Boot, Black Leather 9"
·       Socks, Black, Boot
·       Undershirt, Coyote Brown, Crewneck
·       Undershorts
·       Belt, Black, Cotton or Nylon w/Silver Clip
·       Buckle, Silver
·       Insignia, Chest (Embroidered)
·       Name/U.S. NAVY Service Tapes
·       Straps, Blousing
 
PRESCRIBABLE ITEMS
 
·       Parka, NWU Type III (w/Black Fleece Liner)
·       Cap, Knit Watch 8
·       Gloves, Black Leather
·       Mockneck, Black
 
OPTIONAL ITEMS
 
·       Belt, Rigger
·       Boot, Black, Coyote Brown, Desert Tan 8 or 9 inch Rough Out
·       Black Neck Gaiter (w/authorized outergarment only)
·       Earmuffs (w/Outergarment Only)
·       Trouser, Gore-tex
·       Gloves, Black Non-Leather
·       Cap, Ball
·       Umbrella 
·       Shoulder, Patch
  ARTICLE
 
·       3603.4
·       3603.5
·       3603.1
·       3603.8
·       3603.3
·       3603.2
 
·       3501.102
·       3501.2
 
·       3501.7
·       3603.12
·       3603.15
·       3603.9
 
 
 
·       3603.10/
3603.11
·       3501.11
·       3501.24
·       3603.7
 
 
 
·       3603.6a
·       3603.8
 
·       3501.5
 
·       3501.22
·       3603.16
·       3501.24
·       3501.8
·       3501.99
·       3603.4a
 
OCCASION FOR WEAR
 
NWU wear is authorized for commuting and all normal task and associated stops (e.g. stops at child care, gas stations, off-base shopping, banking, DMV and dining) before, during and after the workday.  The NWU is not a liberty uniform.  Wear while conducting official business, when business attire is appropriate and participating in social events is not permitted.  Consumption of alcohol in the NWU off-base is not permitted.  Consumption of alcohol in the NWU on base is authorized as promulgated by regional commanders.  The area or regional commander may further restrict uniform policies within their geographical limits regarding wear of the NWU. 
 
Within the National Capital Region (NCR), the NWU Type III is authorized for wear with commanding officer or officer-in-charge authorization, on Department of Defense installations, commands and facilities with the exception of inside the Pentagon building or the Pentagon Library and Conference Center (PLC2), the National Mall area bounded by Capitol Hill and surrounding Senate and House Staff offices, the White House and Executive Office building, Department of State and all monuments and memorials unless specifically authorized for a Joint Task Force National Capital Region (JTF-NCR) mission.  Wear of the NWU Type III in the Pentagon and PLC2 is authorized for Navy personnel performing watch standing in the National Military Command Center (NMCC), Navy Operations Center (NOC) and DiLorenzo TRICARE Health Clinic (DTHC).  The NWU Type III is not authorized for wear off DoD installations in the NCR before, during or after the workday, for routine stops or to conduct business.  The NWU Type III may be worn as the alternate uniform of the day per commanding officer or officer-in-charge permission except in the restricted areas established above.  Travel to home and work while wearing the NWU Type III in the NCR in privately owned vehicles or government conveyance is authorized.  Non emergency off-base/installation stops between home and work is not authorized.  Recruiters are authorized to wear the NWU Type III in the continental United States (CONUS), Hawaii and Guam (e.g., malls, schools, normal recruiting areas).
 
 

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