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7201-7205 General Regulations
GENERAL REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO THE WEARING
OF CIVILIAN CLOTHES BY NAVAL PERSONNEL
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Summary of Changes
7101 - General Information
7201 - 7205 GENERAL REGULATIONS **
WEAR OF CIVILIAN CLOTHES IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES
CIVILIAN CLOTHES FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL ON SPECIAL DUTY
WEARING UNIFORM ARTICLES WITH CIVILIAN CLOTHES
CIVILIAN CEREMONIAL REGALIA WORN WITH NAVAL UNIFORM
7201. WEAR OF CIVILIAN CLOTHES IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES
1. If the laws of a country prohibit wearing foreign uniforms, wear civilian clothing.
2. Personnel traveling in a foreign country may wear civilian clothes, but wearing civilian clothes shall not conflict with (article
). Prescribing Authorities are responsible for setting civilian clothes guidelines appropriate for foreign countries.
7202. CIVILIAN CLOTHES FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL ON SPECIAL DUTY
1. Chief of Naval Operations (N131U) establishes the requirement for enlisted personnel to wear civilian clothing in the performance of their official duties. Commanding Officers will not direct enlisted personnel to wear civilian clothing in the performance of official duties unless a civilian clothing allowance has been authorized.
2. Prescribing Authorities within the continental United States may authorize inspectors of Navy Material Commands (SYSCOMs) and other personnel in special billets whose offices are separate from other naval activities and whose duties require them to associate principally with civilians, to wear civilian clothes while performing assigned duties.
3. Personnel under instruction at civilian educational institutions and in civilian industrial Establishments may wear civilian clothes at all times.
4. Medical and dental officers assigned to duty with veterans administration wear civilian clothes while performing such duty.
5. Medical officers serving as interns at civilian hospitals wear civilian clothes.
7203. WEARING UNIFORM ARTICLES WITH CIVILIAN CLOTHES
. Military personnel may wear military uniform articles with civilian clothing when the item cannot be identified as a navy uniform component. Navy uniform articles worn with civilian clothing will not include military accoutrements that identify affiliation with the Navy, including but not limited to nametags, rank insignia, buttons or other military insignia. This restriction does not preclude the wear of Command Logo/Navy Pride shirts (as described in article
). For command ball cap restrictions, see article
. Physical training uniforms may be worn with civilian clothing at the member’s discretion, unless otherwise prohibited by proper authority (Regional Commanders, SOPA, Commanding Officers). Examples of military articles that may be worn with civilian clothing in accordance with this article include the All-Weather Coat, Cold Weather Parka, Black Fleece Liner, Peacoat, Service and Dress shoes, Boots, V-Neck Sweater, socks, under garments, etc.
7204. CIVILIAN CEREMONIAL REGALIA WORN WITH NAVAL UNIFORM
. Normally, wearing civilian ceremonial regalia when in uniform is improper. Naval personnel may wear academic regalia with the naval uniform on occasions of academic ceremony. This authorization does not apply at U.S. Naval Academy graduation exercises and is limited to carrying of the appropriate academic hood over the left forearm by personnel who have been awarded degrees above the Bachelor of Arts or Science level.
7205. GOVERNMENT TRANSPORTATION
. Navy personnel traveling aboard any military organic or commercial contracted (chartered) aircraft may wear civilian clothing when traveling on regular/emergency leave or Space A travel. Personnel on PCS or TAD orders may travel in civilian clothing unless otherwise directed by cognizant authority. Those who wear a uniform will observe regional travel requirements. Navy personnel must ensure that their dress or personal appearance is appropriate for the occasion and conforms to required standards. Members wearing civilian clothing will ensure it is warm enough for in flight operations and destination. Personnel traveling overseas should consult the DoD Foreign Clearance Guide for any particular uniform or civilian clothing requirements for their destination.
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