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Description and Wear of Uniform Components

3501.8. Cap, Ball
 Navy Ball Cap
Figure 3501.8-1
Cap, Ball
a.  Description.  Made of standard navy blue or coyote brown, wool, synthetic, or blended fabric.  The cap shall be a conventional baseball cap style with NAVY embroidered or sewn in approximately 1-1/4 inch gold block letters cen­tered on the front and may have adjustable hat band and mesh back section.  NAVY logo may be substituted with the command name, designation, and/or command logos in good taste.  If the individual's name is affixed, it is centered on the back of the cap in sewn or embroidered letters.  The lettering may be in traditional command colors.  The cap ma​y be worn with civilian attire on or off base, without insignia. Authorized position held or rank titles (i.e., CO, XO, CMC, Plankowner, CHENG, OPS, DECK LCPO, etc.) or rank/rate with surname that are professional and in good taste may be centered on the back of the cap in sewn or embroidered letters and the lettering may be in traditional command colors.  (No nicknames.)  Ball caps with titles are not authorized for wear with civilian attire.  Visor ornamentation, standard gold color, is authorized for officers.
b.  Rank Insignia.  Officers may wear miniature size cap insignia and chief petty officers may wear the garrison cap insignia.  E4-E6 personnel may wear insignia consisting of a silver eagle and chevron(s).  Petty officers entitled to wear gold rating badges and service stripes on their Service Dress Blue uniform may wear gold chevrons vice silver on their cap device.
c.  Correct WearWear squarely on the head, with bottom edge parallel to and 1-1/2 inch above the eyebrows.  Center insignia 1 1/4 inches from the visor.
d.  Occasion for Wear.  The Navy blue and Command Ball Caps are authorized for optional wear with the NWU Types II and III, Navy Coveralls (Article 3501.18), Flight Suits, and the Physical Training Uniform (PTU) (Shirt/Shorts/Fitness Suit/Sweat Shirt/Sweat Pants).  The coyote brown Command Ball Cap is authorized for optional wear with the NWU Types II and III, Navy Coveralls, and Flight Suits.  
For the NWU Types II and III, the eight-point cover will remain the standard head gear worn during uniform inspections, special events, and as determined by the Regional Commander or unit commanding officer.
e.  Ownership Markings.  Last name, first initial and middle initial (if applicable) on sweatband.
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