Description and Wear of Uniform Components
3603.5. Trousers (NWU)
a. Description. The NWU Type III trousers (see Figure 3603.5–1) contains four front buttons (three front buttons are concealed by fly, and one button closure for the waistband), side elasticized waist with belt loops, two quarter top pockets, two bellowed thigh cargo pockets (one each leg), two back pockets with buttoned flaps (one on each side), and drawstring closures at the end of the trouser leg (one through each opening). The knees and seat are reinforced.
b. Correct Wear. Wear fastened fully on the waist with belt buckle centered over the trouser fastener. Each trouser leg will be bloused using blousing straps (article 3603.9) and will cover the top three rows of the boot eyelets. The drawstrings at the bottom of the NWU trousers may be used in lieu of blousing straps. When authorized by the appropriate authority trousers may be worn unbloused and the leg length will not touch the deck. Organizationally issued or personally purchased thermal underwear is authorized to be worn underneath the NWU trousers. Thermal underwear will not be visible when worn. When granted by appropriate authority (regional commander/SOPA/commanding officer) in the case of extreme environmental conditions, the NWU trousers may be worn unbloused on job sites or in work spaces.
c. Ownership Markings. Last name, first initial and middle initial (if applicable), on label provided inside the trousers.