United States Navy Uniform Regulations
NAVPERS 15665I
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CHAPTER ONE - GENERAL UNIFORM REGULATIONS
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SECTION 1 GENERAL INFORMATION
1. POLICY 1101.1
2. HISTORY 1101.2
3. ENFORCEMENT 1101.3
4. HEADGEAR 1101.4
5. SHIPBOARD RESTRICTIONS 1101.5
6. CLOTHING REPLACEMENT ALLOWANCES 1101.6
     
SECTION 2 AUTHORITY TO PRESCRIBE  
1. GENERAL 1201.1
2. PRESCRIBING AUTHORITY 1201.2
3. SENIOR OFFICER PRESENT AFLOAT (SOPA) 1201.3
4. PRESCRIBED UNIFORMS 1201.4
5. REGULATIONS 1201.5
6. REGIONAL COORDINATORS 1201.6
     
SECTION 3 TRAVEL UNIFORM  
1. GENERAL 1301.1
2. REGIONAL TRAVEL 1301.2
3. GOVERNMENT TRANSPORTATION 1301.3
4. COMMERCIAL TRANSPORTATION 1301.4
5. COMMUTING 1301.5
     
SECTION 4 LAWS, DIRECTIVES, U.S. NAVY REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO UNIFORMS  
1. GENERAL 1401.1
2. U.S. NAVY REGULATIONS 1401.2
3. EXCERPTS OF LAWS AND AMPLIFYING DIRECTIVES 1401.3
4. DISTINCTIVE INSIGNIA 1401.4
5. DISPLAY AND USE OF THE FLAG 1401.5
     
SECTION 5 UNIFORM STANDARDS   
1. STANDARD PHRASEOLOGY 1501.1
2. REGULATION CLOTHING AND INSIGNIA 1501.2
3. AUTHORIZED FABRICS 1501.3
4. SPECIFICATIONS AND STANDARD SAMPLES 1501.4
5. UNIFORM REVIEW AND DEVELOPMENT 1501.5
6. CONTINUING REVIEW 1501.6
     
CHAPTER TWO - GROOMING STANDARDS
     
SECTION 1 GENERAL INFORMATION  
1. GENERAL 2101.1
2. NAVY PERSONNEL ASSIGNED TO MARINE CORPS 2101.2
3. PROFESSIONAL MILITARY APPEARANCE 2101.3
4. CARE OF THE UNIFORM 2101.4
5. CLEANING 2101.5
     
SECTION 2 PERSONAL APPEARANCE  
1. HAIR 2201.1
2. SHAVING AND MUSTACHES 2201.2
3. HAIRPIECES 2201.3
4. COSMETICS 2201.4
5. FINGERNAILS 2201.5
6. JEWELRY 2201.6
7. TATTOOS/BODY ART/BRANDS 2201.7
8. MUTILATION 2201.8
9. DENTAL ORNAMENTATION 2201.9
10. NAVY PERSONNEL WITH WAIVERABLE PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS 2201.10
11. NAVY PERSONNEL WITH NON-WAIVERABLE PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS 2201.11
     
CHAPTER THREE - UNIFORM COMPONENTS
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SECTION 1 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS AND INFORMATION  
1. UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS (OFFICERS/CPOS) 3101.1
2. UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS (E1-E6)  3101.2
3. AUTHORIZED FABRICS 3101.3
4. INSPECTIONS 3101.4
5. OWNERSHIP MARKINGS 3101.5
6. U.S. NAVY TAPES 3101.6
7. TRANSFER OF CLOTHING 3101.7
8. RESTRICTIONS 3101.8
9. NON-AVAILABILITY OF WOMEN'S UNIFORM ITEMS 3101.9
     
SECTION 2 OFFICER UNIFORMS  
     
1. FORMAL AND DINNER DRESS UNIFORMS  
  a.  FORMAL DRESS (MEN) 3201
  b.  FORMAL DRESS (WOMEN) 3202
  c.  DINNER DRESS BLUE JACKET (MEN) 3203
  d.  DINNER DRESS BLUE JACKET (WOMEN) 3204
  e.  DINNER DRESS WHITE JACKET (MEN) 3205
  f.  DINNER DRESS WHITE JACKET (WOMEN) 3206
  g.  DINNER DRESS BLUE (MEN) 3207
  h.  DINNER DRESS BLUE (WOMEN) 3208
  i.  DINNER DRESS WHITE (MEN) 3209
  j.  DINNER DRESS WHITE (WOMEN) 3210
     
2. CEREMONIAL UNIFORMS  
  a.  FULL DRESS BLUE (MEN) 3213
  b.  FULL DRESS BLUE (WOMEN) 3214
  c.  FULL DRESS WHITE (MEN) 3215
  d.  FULL DRESS WHITE (WOMEN) 3216
     
3. SERVICE DRESS UNIFORMS  
  a.  SERVICE DRESS BLUE (MEN) 3217
  b.  SERVICE DRESS BLUE (WOMEN) 3218
  c.  SERVICE DRESS WHITE (MEN) 3219
  d.  SERVICE DRESS WHITE (WOMEN) 3220
     
4. SERVICE UNIFORMS  
  a.  SERVICE KHAKI (MEN)  3223
  b.  SERVICE KHAKI (WOMEN) 3224
  c.  SUMMER WHITE (MEN) 3225
  d.  SUMMER WHITE (WOMEN) 3226
     
5. WORKING UNIFORMS  
  a.  COVERALLS (MEN) 3239
  b.  COVERALLS (WOMEN) 3240
     
SECTION 3 CHIEF PETTY OFFICER UNIFORMS  
     
1. DINNER DRESS UNIFORMS  
  a.  DINNER DRESS BLUE JACKET (MEN) 3301
  b.  DINNER DRESS BLUE JACKET (WOMEN) 3302
  c.  DINNER DRESS WHITE JACKET (MEN) 3303
  d.  DINNER DRESS WHITE JACKET (WOMEN) 3304
  e.  DINNER DRESS BLUE (MEN) 3305
  f.  DINNER DRESS BLUE (WOMEN) 3306
  g.  DINNER DRESS WHITE (MEN) 3307
  h.  DINNER DRESS WHITE (WOMEN) 3308
     
2. CEREMONIAL UNIFORMS  
  a.  FULL DRESS BLUE (MEN) 3311
  b.  FULL DRESS BLUE (WOMEN) 3312
  c.  FULL DRESS WHITE (MEN) 3313
  d.  FULL DRESS WHITE (WOMEN) 3314
     
3. SERVICE DRESS UNIFORMS  
  a.  SERVICE DRESS BLUE (MEN) 3315
  b.  SERVICE DRESS BLUE (WOMEN) 3316
  c.  SERVICE DRESS WHITE (MEN) 3317
  d.  SERVICE DRESS WHITE (WOMEN) 3318
     
4. SERVICE UNIFORMS  
  a.  SERVICE KHAKI (MEN) 3321
  b.  SERVICE KHAKI (WOMEN) 3322
  c.  SUMMER WHITE (MEN) 3323
  d.  SUMMER WHITE (WOMEN) 3324
     
5. WORKING UNIFORMS  
  a.  COVERALLS (MEN) 3337
  b.  COVERALLS (WOMEN) 3338
     
SECTION 4 ENLISTED MEN AND WOMEN (E6 AND BELOW)  
     
1. DINNER DRESS UNIFORMS  
  a.  DINNER DRESS BLUE JACKET (MEN) 3401
  b.  DINNER DRESS BLUE JACKET (WOMEN) 3402
  c.  DINNER DRESS WHITE JACKET (MEN) 3403
  d.  DINNER DRESS WHITE JACKET (WOMEN) 3404
  e.  DINNER DRESS BLUE (MEN) 3405
  f.  DINNER DRESS BLUE (WOMEN) 3406
  g.  DINNER DRESS WHITE (MEN) 3407
  h.  DINNER DRESS WHITE (WOMEN) 3408
     
2. CEREMONIAL UNIFORMS  
  a.  FULL DRESS BLUE (MEN) 3411
  b.  FULL DRESS BLUE (WOMEN) 3412
  c.  FULL DRESS WHITE (MEN) 3413
  d.  FULL DRESS WHITE (WOMEN) 3414
     
3. SERVICE DRESS UNIFORMS  
  a.  SERVICE DRESS BLUE (MEN) 3415
  b.  SERVICE DRESS BLUE (WOMEN) 3416
  c.  SERVICE DRESS WHITE (MEN) 3417
  d.  SERVICE DRESS WHITE (WOMEN) 3418
     
4. SERVICE UNIFORMS  
  a.  SERVICE UNIFORM (MEN) 3419
  b.  SERVICE UNIFORM (WOMEN) 3420
     
5. WORKING UNIFORMS  
  a.  COVERALLS (MEN) 3431
  b.  COVERALLS (WOMEN) 3432
     
SECTION 5 DESCRIPTION AND WEAR OF UNIFORM  COMPONENTS 3501
     
SECTION 6 DESCRIPTION AND WEAR OF THE NEW UNIFORM COMPONENTS  
3600
1. PHYSICAL TRAINING UNIFORM (PTU) 3601
2. SERVICE UNIFORMS 3602  
  a.  SERVICE UNIFORM (SU) MEN E 6 AND BELOW 3602.1
  b.  SERVICE UNIFORM (SU) WOMEN E6 AND BELOW 3602.2
3. NAVY WORKING UNIFORM (NWU) 3603
     
     
CHAPTER FOUR - RANK/RATE INSIGNIA
     
SECTION 1 OFFICER RANK INSIGNIA  
1. SLEEVE INSIGNIA 4101
2. SLEEVE DEVICES FOR LINE AND STAFF CORPS 4102
3. SHOULDER INSIGNIA 4103
4. COLLAR GRADE INSIGNIA 4104
     
SECTION 2 ENLISTED RATE/RATING INSIGNIA  
  PART 1:  CPO RATE INSIGNIA  
  1.  CPO RATING BADGES     4211
  2.  CPO COLLAR INSIGNIA 4212
  3.  METAL RANK INSIGNIA ON OUTERGARMENTS  4213
  4.  SOFT SHOULDER BOARDS 4214
     
  PART 2:  E-1 TO E-6 RATE INSIGNIA  
  1.  RATING BADGES 4221
  2.  GROUP RATE MARKS 4222
  3.  STRIKER MARKS 4223
  4.  APPRENTICE TRAINING GRADUATES 4224
  5.  UNIT IDENTIFICATION MARKS 4225
  6.  SPECIALTY MARKS 4226
  7.  COLLAR INSIGNIA 4227
     
  PART 3:  SERVICE STRIPES  
  1.  SERVICE STRIPES 4231
  2.  GOLD RATING BADGE AND SERVICE STRIPES 4232
  3.  CONTINUED WEARING OF GOLD 4233
  4.  FLEET RESERVE PERSONNEL 4234
  5.  RATING MERGERS 4235
     
SECTION 3 HEADGEAR INSIGNIA  
  PART 1:  COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND WARRANT OFFICERS HEADGEAR INSIGNIA  
  1.  CAP DEVICE 4311.1
  2.  VISOR ORNAMENTATION 4311.2
  3.  CHIN STRAPS 4311.3
  4.  HEADGEAR 4311.4
     
  PART 2:  CHIEF PETTY OFFICER (CPO) HEADGEAR INSIGNIA  
  1.  CAP DEVICE 4321.1
  2.  CHIN STRAP 4321.2
  3.  HEADGEAR 4321.3
     
  PART 3:  El - E6 HEADGEAR INSIGNIA  
  1.  CAP DEVICE 4331.1
  2.  HEADGEAR 4331.2
     
     
CHAPTER FIVE - IDENTIFICATION BADGES/AWARDS/INSIGNIA
     
SECTION 1 IDENTIFICATION BADGES  
  1.  PROVISIONS FOR WEAR 5101.1
  2.  AUTHORIZED IDENTIFICATION BADGES 5101.2
  3.  ELIGIBILITY AND DESCRIPTION OF AUTHORIZED IDENTIFICATION BADGES 5101.3
     
SECTION 2 BREAST INSIGNIA  
  1.  COMMAND INSIGNIA 5201.1
  2.  WARFARE AND OTHER QUALIFICATION INSIGNIA 5201.2
  3.  DESCRIPTION OF BREAST INSIGNIA 5201.3
  4.  NAMETAGS 5201.4
     
SECTION 3 AWARDS  
  1.  AWARDS (GENERAL PROVISIONS) 5301
  2.  DEFINITION OF TERMS 5302
  3.  WEARING AWARDS ON CIVILIAN CLOTHES  5303
  4.  PRECEDENCE OF AWARDS 5304
  5.  MILITARY DECORATIONS 5305
  6.  UNIT AWARDS 5306
  7.  NON-MILITARY DECORATIONS 5307
  8.  CAMPAIGN AND SERVICE AWARDS 5308
  9.  FOREIGN DECORATIONS AND NON-U.S. SERVICE AWARDS 5309
  10.  MARKSMANSHIP AWARDS (BADGES) 5310
  11.  AWARDS OF MILITARY SOCIETIES AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS 53­11
  12.  RIBBONS 5312
  13.  RIBBONS WITH MEDALS 5313
  14.  LARGE MEDALS 5314
  15.  MINIATURE MEDALS 5315
  16.  ATTACHMENTS TO BE WORN ON RIBBONS AND MED­ALS 5316
  17.  LETTER DEVICES 5317
  18.  CLASPS 5318
  19.  MISCELLANEOUS DEVICES 5319
     
SECTION 4 AIGUILLETTES/BRASSARDS/BUTTONS  
  1.  AIGUILLETTES 5401
  2.  BRASSARDS 5402
  3.  BUTTONS 5403
  4.  BOATSWAIN'S PIPE AND LANYARD 5404
  5.  GOLD STAR LAPEL BUTTON (GSLB) AND NEXT OF KIN LAPEL BUTTON (NKLB) 5405
 
CHAPTER SIX - SPECIAL UNIFORM SITUATIONS
     
SECTION 1 OFFICER ACCESSION PROGRAMS  
  1.  GENERAL 6101.1
  2.  CAP INSIGNIA 6101.2
  3.  SLEEVE CLASS INSIGNIA (USNA AND NROTC ONLY) 6101.3
  4.  SLEEVE RANK INSIGNIA (USNA) 6101.4
  5.  SLEEVE RANK INSIGNIA (NROTC) 6101.5
  6.  SLEEVE RANK INSIGNIA (OTHER OFFICER CANDIDATE PROGRAMS) 6101.6
  7.  DISTINGUISHING MARKS 6101.7
  8.  SHOULDER BOARDS (FOR USNA AND NROTC) 6101.8
  9.  OUTERGARMENT SHOULDER INSIGNIA (OTHER OFFICER CANDIDATE PROGRAMS) 6101.9
  10.  COAT COLLAR ANCHOR INSIGNIA AND COAT COLLAR STAR INSIGNIA 6101.10
  11.  SHIRT COLLAR INSIGNIA 6101.11
  12.  BUTTONS 6101.12
  13.  AIGUILLETTES (USNA ONLY) 6101.13
  14.  USNA BREAST INSIGNIA 6101.14
     
SECTION 2 CEREMONIAL UNIFORMS  
  1.  U.S. NAVY CEREMONIAL GUARD 6201.1
  2.  HONOR GUARDS AND OTHER CEREMONIAL PERSONNEL 6201.2
  3.  USS CONSTITUTION CREW 6201.3
     
SECTION 3 U.S. NAVY BANDS  
  1.  THE U.S. NAVY BAND 6301.1
  2.  U.S. NAVY BAND UNIFORMS 6301.2
  3.  U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY BAND UNIFORMS 6301.3
  4.  OTH ER U.S. NAVY BANDS 6301.4
     
SECTION 4 SPECIFIC SITUATIONS  
  1.  QUARTERDECK CEREMONIES 6401
  2.  RECRUIT SPECIAL DRILL UNITS 6402
  3.  MAIL CLERKS, ORDERLIES, ETC 6403
  4.  FUNERAL DETAILS 6404
  5.  RELIGIOUS DRESS AND APPEARANCE PRACTICES 6405
  6.  CULINARY SPECIALIST (CS RATE) 6406
  7.  WEDDING ATTIRE 6407
  8.  SECURITY PERSONNEL 6408
     
SECTION 5 PERSONNEL SERVING WITH MARINE CORPS  
  1.  GENERAL (UNIFORMS FOR PERSONNEL SERVING WITH MARINE UNITS) 6501
     
SECTION 6 NAVAL PERSONNEL SERVING WITH ARMY, AIR FORCE, OR COAST GUARD
 
 
  1.  GENERAL (UNIFORMS FOR NAVAL PERSONNEL WITH ARMY, AIR FORCE, OR COAST GUARD) 6601
     
SECTION 7 MATERNITY UNIFORMS  
  1.  GENERAL (MATERNITY UNIFORMS) 6701
  2.  DESCRIPTION OF MATERNITY UNIFORM COMPONENTS  6702
     
SECTION 8 ORGANIZATIONAL CLOTHING AND PRIVATELY OWNED PROTECTIVE CLOTHING  
  1.  GENERAL (ORGANIZATIONAL CLOTHING) 6801
  2.  CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORMS 6802
  3.  FLIGHT CLOTHING      6803
  4.  PROTECTIVE CLOTHING FOR OPERATING VEHICLES OTHER THAN AUTOMOBILES                                             6804
  5.  SUBMARINE SWEATER 6805
  6.  SURFACE WARFARE OFFICER (SWO) LEATHER JACKET  6806
     
SECTION 9 MEDICAL PERSONNEL  
  1.  DEPLOYED MEDICAL UNIT PERSONNEL 6901
  2.  INDOOR DUTY WHITE 6902
     
SECTION 10 RESERVE/RETIRED PERSONNEL  
  1.  UNIFORMS FOR RESERVE PERSONNEL 61001
  2.  UNIFORMS FOR RETIRED PERSONNEL 61002
     
     
CHAPTER SEVEN - CIVILIAN CLOTHING
     
SECTION 1 GENERAL INFORMATION  
  1.  CIVILIAN CLOTHING 7101.1
  2.  CASUAL CIVILIAN ATTIRE 7101.2
  3.  DRUG ADVOCATION PROHIBITED 7101.3
  4.  EARRINGS 7101.4
  5.  BODY PIERCING 7101.5
  7.  TATTOOS/BODY ART/BRANDS 7101.6
  8.  MUTILATION 7101.7
  9.  DENTAL ORNAMENTATION 7101.8
     
SECTION 2 GENERAL REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO THE WEARING OF CIVILIAN CLOTHES BY NAVAL PERSONNEL  
  1.  WEAR OF CIVILIAN CLOTHES IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES 7201
  2.  CIVILIAN CLOTHES FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL ON SPECIAL DUTY 7202
  3.  WEARING UNIFORM ARTICLES WITH CIVILIAN CLOTHES 7203
  4.  CIVILIAN CEREMONIAL REGALIA WORN WITH NAVAL UNIFORM 7204
  5.  GOVERNMENT   TRANSPORTATION 7205
       
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