SPECIAL UNIFORM SITUATIONS
NAVAL PERSONNEL SERVING WITH OTHER SERVICES
GENERAL (UNIFORMS FOR NAVAL PERSONNEL
WITH ARMY, AIR FORCE, OR COAST GUARD
6601. GENERAL (UNIFORMS FOR NAVAL PERSONNEL WITH ARMY, AIR FORCE, OR COAST GUARD)
1. ARMY, AIR FORCE, OR COAST GUARD. Naval personnel on duty with Army, Air Force, or Coast Guard organizations wear naval uniforms corresponding to those prescribed for personnel of the associated service as listed in <Table 6-6-1> Table of Service Equivalent Uniforms. In combat areas or under other circumstances where wearing Navy uniforms would be inappropriate, naval personnel may wear the uniform of the other service if they are provided at no cost to the member by the other service. Wear appropriate naval insignia with other services' working uniforms.
2. GROOMING. U.S. Navy grooming standards apply.
3. CHAPLAIN CORPS. Officers of the Chaplain Corps assigned to a Coast Guard unit may wear the Coast Guard uniforms prescribed by the Coast Guard authority. Wear naval insignia, including corps and rank devices with Coast Guard uniforms.
4. SPECIAL UNIFORM SITUATIONS FOR NAVY PERSONNEL ASSIGNED TO AND SERVING WITH AN ARMY UNIT. This article describes Navy policies regarding those special uniform situations for Navy personnel assigned to and serving with an Army unit.
(1) Navy personnel assigned to and embedded in an Army unit that meets the criteria of special uniform situations are authorized to wear the Army’s camouflage uniform. Sailors wearing Army’s camouflage uniform will do so in accordance with U.S. Army Uniform Regulations. The following additional regulations apply:
a. Headgear. Sailors shall only wear the patrol cap or sun (Boonie) hat as authorized headgear when not wearing the Kevlar helmet. Sewn-on or pin-on rank insignia are authorized on the patrol cap, sun hat, and Kevlar camouflage cover.
b. Identification Tapes. Name, rank insignia and service name tapes shall be made with universal camouflage background. The placing of rank insignia will follow Army guidelines. Name tape is authorized on the patrol cap.
c. Identification Badges. Skill badges/skill tabs, and identification badges are not authorized.
d. Unit Patches. Army Unit patches and the First Navy Jack (Don’t Tread On Me) patch are authorized for wear at the discretion of the local U.S. Army Commander.
e. Insignia. The wear of a subdued pin on breast insignia (primary warfare only) is authorized in garrison (i.e., CONUS) at the discretion of the local U.S. Army Commander. The wearing of subdued breast insignia while deployed is permitted on forward operating bases or in areas that do not require the wear of personnel protective equipment at the discretion of the local U.S. Army Commander. Insignias will be attached to the uniform in accordance with U.S. Army Uniform Regulations.
f. U.S. flag. U.S. flag insignia shall be worn in accordance with U.S. Army Uniform Regulations.
g. Footwear. As authorized by local U.S. Army commander.
h. Handbags. As authorized per local U.S. Army commander.
i. Optional Outerwear. Green or Black Fleece Liner of the gortex cold weather coat is authorized.
(2) The Army’s camouflage uniform will be loose fitting and comfortable; alterations to make them fit tightly are not authorized. The only alterations authorized are those listed in AR 700-84. Items should be fitted loosely enough to allow for some shrinkage without rendering the garment unusable.
(3) The wear of organizational clothing for inclement weather conditions or other applicable purposes is permitted as directed by the local U.S. Army Commander.
(4) Sailors may request reimbursement for all costs directly associated to required purchase of uniform items not previously issued by submitting form SF 1164 via their chain of command.
TABLE OF SERVICE EQUIVALENT UNIFORMS