Description and Wear of Uniform Components
Cold Weather Parka
The Cold Weather Parka (CWP) is black single breasted, made of water proof and wind resistant material. It features include a hidden center-front zipper fastener, a hidden hood housed in the shell of the collar, a center-chest rank tab and constructed to facilitate wearing the zip-in zip-out NWU black fleece liner.
Worn optionally with Service and Service Dress Uniforms. Rank insignia is required for wear by E4 through O10 centered on the center chest rank tab. Rank insignia may be metal or matching fabric sold through Navy Exchange Uniform Centers. Name tags are not authorized for wear. When the rank insignia is removed from the parka, personnel may wear the coat with civilian clothing. For insignia, officers see article 4103, CPOs see article 4213 and E6 and below see article 4227.
The CWP will become a mandatory sea bag requirement for all Sailors on 30 April 2021.