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Description and Wear of Uniform Components
Physical Training Uniform (PTU)
Article 3601







Physical Training Uniform



This section, supported by the articles in Chapter 3, section 5 (3501 series), describes new uniform components for the Physical Training Uniform (PTU) and pertain to all personnel unless speci­fied otherwise.  This section should be used in conjunction with the rest of the Uniform Regulations.


Occasion for Wear

The PTU is designed primarily for group/unit physical training activities and the semi-annual Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA); however, it can be worn both on and off base for fitness and/or leisure unless determined otherwise by regional coordinators or commanding officers.  The PTU is not authorized to be worn in lieu of the working, service, or dress uniform while in a limited or light duty status.


(1) In-port and when performing command-directed "group/unit" physical training activities, semi-annual Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) (to include Body Composition Assessment (BCA) and Physical Readiness Test (PRT)), the PTU shirt will be tucked into the PTU shorts.


(2) At sea, the wearing of the PTU will be at the discretion of the commanding officer.  During individual physical training activities, shirts may be worn tucked in or out of shorts.  Pregnant Sailors will wear the shirt out and will discontinue wearing the PTU when it becomes too tight.  Additional undergarments are authorized for all hands but must not protrude outside the PTU Shirt or Shorts.


Manner of Wear 

Standard of appearance for all personnel wearing the PTU is as follows



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