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Description and Wear of Uniform Components

Article 3501.101
Undershirt, White


Figure 3501.101-1
White Undershirt



Figure 3501.101-2
White Nursing Undershirt



a.  Description.  Made of white cotton or poly/cotton.  May be sleeveless, V-neck, or crew neck (figure 3501.101-1).
b.  Nursing Undershirts.  Nursing undershirts are authorized as an optional uniform item for nursing Sailors (figure 3501.101-2).  Nursing T-shirts may be long or short sleeve.  Long sleeve nursing T-shirts will be worn with fully extended long sleeve uniform shirts/blouses only (i.e. not with short sleeve uniforms/rolled up sleeves).  Nursing T-shirt will be worn tucked-in unless worn with maternity uniforms.  When worn with maternity uniforms, the T-shirt will not extend beyond nor be visible below the hem of the maternity top being worn.  Removal of a uniform shirt/blouse when wearing a nursing T-shirt is authorized only in designated lactation rooms.  Nursing T-shirts are not authorized in environments requiring safety or organizational clothing.

c.  Correct Wear. 
Wear right side out, front of shirt to front of body.  Crew neck shirts must be worn with Jumper Style uniforms and with all uniforms aboard ship and in areas where an industrial fire hazard exists.  Other than as required above, women may wear undershirts optionally at shore commands, except when wearing utility and jumper style uniforms, crew neck undershirts are required.  For shipboard restrictions, refer to article 1101.5.

d.  Ownership Markings (Optional for Officers/CPOs). 
Surname, first initial and middle initial (if applicable) on outside of the front, 1 inch from the bottom of the shirt and at right of the center.


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