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Description and Wear of Uniform Components

 
Article 3501.7
Buckle

 
Description
 
a.  Officers/CPOs.  A plain gold anodized Navy belt buckle is authorized for inspections and ceremonial functions.  A plain or decorated gold buckle with appropriate naval insignia, designs, or devices to which the wearer is entitled, the individual's present command, or if stationed ashore a previous sea command/squadron may be authorized for optional wear. 
 
b.  E6 and Below.  A plain silver anodized Navy belt buckle is authorized for inspections and ceremonial functions.  A plain or decorated silver buckle, with appropriate naval insignia, designs, or devices to which the wearer is entitled, the individual's present command, or if stationed ashore a previous sea command/squadron may be authorized for optional wear.
 
Correct Wear

a.  Males.  Wear the buckle so that the belt clip end touches the LEFT side of the buckle.  Align the right side of the buckle with the opening of the shirt and opening of the fly, forming a straight line.  When authorized to wear a decorated buckle which is larger than the standard Navy buckle, it shall be worn centered with the clip end concealed.


b.  Females.  Wear the buckle so that the belt clip end touches the RIGHT side of the buckle with the exception of the Navy Working Uniform (NWU) and Coveralls.  Unisex uniforms will have the belt clip to the LEFT of the buckle.  Align the left/right side of the buckle with the opening of the shirt forming a straight line.  When authorized to wear a decorated buckle which is larger than the standard Navy buckle, it shall be worn centered with the clip end concealed.
 
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