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6701 - Maternity Uniforms

 

 

 

SPECIAL UNIFORM SITUATIONS

SECTION 7

MATERNITY UNIFORMS

 

 

Article

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GENERAL (MATERNITY UNIFORMS)

6701

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DESCRIPTION OF MATERNITY UNIFORM  COMPONENTS

6702

 

 

6701.  GENERAL (MATERNITY UNIFORMS)

     1.  WEAR.  Certified maternity uniforms are mandatory for all pregnant women in the Navy when a uniform is prescribed, and regular uniforms no longer fit.  Personnel are expected to wear regular uniforms upon return from convalescent leave, however, commanding officers may approve the wear of maternity uniforms up to six months from the date of delivery based on medical officer diagnosis/recommendation.

     2.  OUTERGARMENTS 

          a.  Pregnant Sailors may wear authorized uniform outergarments unbuttoned or unzipped when a proper fastened fit is no longer possible or becomes uncomfortable.  Authorized uniform outergarments include the cold weather parka, all-weather coat, overcoat, peacoat, reefer, cardigan sweater, black relax jacket, NWU parka and black fleece liner.

          b.  A maternity cardigan sweater is also an authorized outergarment for optional wear.  When worn with a dress shirt and necktab, the shirt collar is worn inside the sweater.  When worn with an open collar shirt, the shirt collar will be outside the sweater.  The addition of epaulets on the current maternity sweater has been approved.  Officers/CPOs are required to wear soft shoulder boards and E6 and below wear no insignia.  E6 and below may continue to wear the maternity cardigan sweater without epaulets as long as serviceable.

6702.  DESCRIPTION OF MATERNITY UNIFORM COMPONENTS

     1.  MODIFICATIONS.  Maternity uniforms are designed like corresponding primary uniforms, but proportional to fit pregnant women.

     2.  SERVICE DRESS UNIFORMS

          a.  Service Dress Blue

               (1) Coat.  A single-breasted coat made from 100% polyester (texturized) plain weave navy blue material, with a convertible collar, seven black plastic buttons down the front.  Ribbons, insignia, badges, and nametags may be worn if applicable.  Officers wear removable soft shoulder boards on epaulets.  Enlisted personnel wear scarlet or gold rating badges, but no service stripes.              

               (2) Skirt.  Plain, two panel tailored A-line skirt with elasticized waist and stretch front panel.  Skirt matches the coat's color and material.

               (3) Shirt.  Made of white authorized material with a convertible, turndown, pointed, collar, short or long sleeved, with epaulets.  Officers must wear soft shoulder boards on the epaulets.

               (4) Slacks.  Flared slacks of the same material as the jacket.  Front panel and waist are the same as the skirt.

          b.  Service Dress White.  When Service Dress White is prescribed, wear Summer White with ribbons.

          c.  Summer White

               (1) Summer White maternity uniforms are authorized for wear when prescribed.  The design is similar to the blue maternity skirt, slacks, and white short sleeved shirt.  A vertical fabric match is required.  Wear the uniform, with ribbons, unbuttoned at the collar.  Officers wear hard shoulder boards, chief petty officers wear collar devices.  E-6 and below personnel wear navy blue rating badge or the appropriate group rate mark.

          d.  Service Khaki

               (1) Shirt.  Made of authorized khaki fabric, with short sleeves, and two side seam pockets at waistline.  The shirt has an open collar forming a V-neck.  Officers and Chief Petty Officers wear collar insignia.

               (2) Skirt.  Plain, two panel tailored A-line khaki skirt of the same fabric as the shirt, with elasticized waist and stretch front panel.

               (3) Slacks.  Khaki flared slacks of the same fabric as the shirt.  Front panel and waist are the same as the skirt.

         e.  Service Uniform

               (1) Shirt.  Made of authorized khaki fabric, with short sleeves, and two side seam pockets at waistline.  The shirt has an open collar forming a V-neck.  For E2-E6 personnel, anodized (highly polished) miniature rank/collar devices will be worn per article 4227.

               (2) Skirt.  Plain, two panel tailored A-line black skirt made of black, authorized material, with elasticized waist and stretch front panel.

               (3) Slacks.  Black flared slacks of the same fabric as the shirt.  Front panel and waist are the same as the skirt.

     3.  DINNER DRESS UNIFORMS

          a.  When Dinner Dress Blue is prescribed, wear Service Dress Blue with miniature medals. 

          b.  When Dinner Dress White is prescribed, wear Summer White with ribbons.

     4.  FULL DRESS UNIFORMS

          a.  When Full Dress Blue is prescribed, wear Service Dress Blue with large medals. 

          b.  When Full Dress White is prescribed, wear Summer White with ribbons.

     5.  WORKING UNIFORMS

          a.  NWU.  NWU Maternity shirts and trousers may be worn by pregnant women of any rank.  They will be stenciled in the same relative position as non-maternity utilities.



 

 

             Service Dress Blue

             E1-E6 Service Uniform

 

*NOTE:  Female Sailors E1-E6 may optionally wear the enlisted White Hat or female Combination Cover with maternity uniforms until 31 January 2020 to coincide with the termination wear date of the female E1-E6 four button SDB uniform.

  



 



  

Service Khaki      

     Summer/Service Dress White

          Navy Working Uniform

 

 

 
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