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Description and Wear of Uniform Components

Article 3501.83
Sweater, V-Neck 

a.  Description
UNISEX sweater worn by male and female Sailors.  Black or Navy blue in color.  Authorized fabrics include acrylic (figure 3501.83-1) and wool (figure 3501.83-2).  The V-neck sweater is configured with  epaulets, shoulder and elbow patches, and a Velcro backed, black leather nametag (2” x 4”) is required (article 5201.4b).  Identification badges are not authorized to be worn on the sweater.
b.  Occasion for Wear
(1) General Wear.  The sweater is authorized for daily wear to and from work, in public places, onboard ship (Wool only), on base and station, and for attending working level meetings/briefings.  For acrylic sweater shipboard restrictions, refer to article 1101.5e.

(2) Wear in Lieu of Service Dress Blue (SDB) Coat.  The black V-Neck Sweater is authorized for wear in lieu of the SDB coat for daily wear to and from work, in public places and for attending working level meetings/briefings. The V-neck sweater is not authorized to substitute wear of the SDB coat for ceremonies, high-level meetings/briefings, or when conducting business on Capitol Hill.
c.  Correct Wear
Wear squarely on the shoulders.  Officers and CPOs wear soft shoulder boards on the epaulets.  E1-E6 personnel wear no insignia on the sweater.  Shirt collar is worn inside the sweater when a tie/neck tab is worn and outside the sweater when no tie/neck tab is worn.  When worn over the khaki overblouse, the overblouse will not extend below the bottom of the sweater.  May be worn with appropriate outer garment for the uniform worn. 

d.  Ownership Markings (Optional for Officers/CPOs)
Complete the manufacturer's tag with indelible ink. 

Figure 3501.83-1
Sweater, V-Neck (Acrylic)

Figure 3501.83-2
Sweater, V-Neck (Wool)
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