Description and Wear of Uniform Components
Coat, Dinner Dress Blue Jacket
A single-breasted, long sleeved, mess jacket made from authorized navy blue fabric.
a. Males. Jacket is semi-peaked with narrow lapels and the back tapered to a point. There are three 35‑line, Navy eagle, buttons down each side of the front, with a front closure held in by buttons placed inside each front facing secured with an elastic closure (older style). Newer style jacket is without buttons placed inside each front facing and is secured with two 28-line Navy eagle gilt buttons with a link chain closure. Buttons are gold for officers/CPOs and silver for E6 and below. Required buttons are described in article 5403.
b. Females. Jacket is bolero style and has a narrow shawl collar. There are three 22-1/2-line Navy eagle buttons down each side of the front, without front closure. Buttons are gold for officers/CPOs and silver for E6 and below. Required buttons are described in article 5403.
Officer/CPO men wear with gold elastic or link chain closure; E-6 and below men wear with black or silver elastic or link chain closure fastened. Females wear jacket open. For insignia, see article 4101 for officers, 4211 for chief petty officers, and 4221 for E6 and below.