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

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  • Shirt, NWU III
  • Trousers, NWU III
  • Cap, Eight Point
  • 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
  • Parka, NWU Type III (w/Black Fleece Liner)
  • Cap, Knit Watch8
  • Gloves, Black Leather
  • Mockneck, Black
  • 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


Occasions 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 at all locations with the exception of 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.  The NWU Type III is authorized for wear at the Pentagon as the alternate uniform of the day Saturday through Thursdays only.  NWU wear is authorized while commuting to and from work using public commuter transportation (metro bus, metro rail, rideshare, commuter vans, taxis and ferries) and slug lines outside the Pentagon.  Wear is also authorized in office environments at headquarters staffs within the NCR less identified restricted areas.  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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