You will purchase all necessary uniforms during your first week of
training at NSI. Until uniform fitting and issue, Officer Candidates
will wear PT gear as the Uniform of the Day. Do not purchase uniform
items prior to arrival. Uniform items are very specific, and purchasing
them from any source other than an authorized Navy Uniform Store may
result in you having to repurchase items and have unnecessary
Any uniform items you may already own that are the same for both
officer and enlisted (i.e. raincoat, Navy issue PT gear, black leather
gloves, ribbons/medals/warfare devices) can be brought with you so as to
prevent repurchasing of these particular items. Prior Chiefs should
bring all khaki uniform components. However, if the Class Officer or
Senior Enlisted Class team member determines items are unserviceable,
Officer Candidates will be required to purchase new items.
The typical Uniform of the Day at NSI will be Service Khakis. If you
have these items, bring them with you. You will have the opportunity to
purchase and/or update uniforms while at NSI.
All Officer Candidates with the exception of prior Chief Petty
Officers will receive a one-time uniform allowance to cover the cost for
the initial uniform issue. For further questions concerning uniform
allowances, please see the below link.
Click here DoD
7000.14-R ‘Clothing Monetary Allowances’ (Click on Volume 7A,
Chapter 29 - Clothing Monetary Allowances)