Description and Wear of Uniform Components

Article 3601.6a
Shorts, Optional Physical Training Uniform (OPTU)

The navy blue optional PTU shorts is 100% nylon shell and 100% polyester (moisture wicking anti-microbial/odor resistant fabric) liner.  Elastic and drawstring waistband with one semi-hidden zipper pocket on the back right side.  The shorts also contain the word “NAVY” in reflective 1½” capital letters affixed to the front left leg.  Shorts come in various unisex sizes with 5” in seam.
Correct Wear
Shorts will be worn fully on the waist.  The length of the shorts will not extend below the top of the knee.  Additionally, the OPTU shorts will be worn in conjunction with the OPTU shirt as outlined in article 3601.2a.
Ownership Markings
Last name placed on inside of front left leg, one inch from the seam.

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