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Description and Wear of Uniform Components

Article 3603.2
Undershirt, Cotton, Crewneck

a.  Description
(1) Standard Shirt
Coyote brown, plain without lettering or designs, made of 100% cotton, quarter-length sleeve, with an Elliptical (crew-neck) collar (see Figure 3603.2–1).

(2) Command Logos/Navy Pride Shirts
At the Commanding Officer’s discretion, command logos are authorized on t-shirts for Optional wear with all Working/Utility uniforms (NWU Type II/III, Navy coveralls, and Flight suits).  Command logos may be applied via heat transfer, silk screen or embroidery to one-hundred percent cotton t-shirts. Logos may be worn on the front and back of t-shirts that are conservative, enhance unit esprit de corps and reflect well upon the Navy and the Unit they represent.  Logo placement is as follows: 

(a) The front logo will be placed on the left side of the wearer above the breast and will be no larger than 3 inches in height and width.

(b) The logo placed on the back of the t-shirt will be centered and may encompass the entire back.

(c) Logo colors will be conservative, non-reflective and will not be visible when worn with the Uniform shirt, Coveralls or Flight suit.

b.  Correct Wear
Wear right side out, front of shirt to front of body.  When worn with Uniform trousers, the T-shirt will remain tucked in. The Coyote brown undershirt is worn with the NWU Type III and Coveralls, Navy article  3501.18.  Organizationally issued or personally purchased thermal underwear is authorized for wear underneath the Undershirt and will not be visible when worn.

c.  Nursing Undershirts
Nursing undershirts are authorized as an Optional uniform item for nursing Sailors.  Nursing T-shirts may be long or short sleeve and must be Coyote brown when worn with the NWU Types II and III (see Figure 3603.2–2).  Long sleeve nursing T-shirts will be worn with fully extended long sleeve Uniform shirt/Blouses only (i.e. not with Short sleeve Uniforms/Rolled up sleeves).  Nursing T-shirt will be worn tucked-in unless worn with Maternity uniforms.  When worn with Maternity uniforms, the T-shirt will not extend beyond nor be visible below the hem of the Maternity top being worn.  Removal of a uniform shirt/Blouse when wearing a nursing T-shirt is authorized only in designated lactation rooms.  Nursing T-shirts are not authorized in environments requiring Safety or Organizational clothing.

d.  Ownership Markings
Last name, first initial and middle initial on outside of the front, 1 inch from the bottom of the shirt and at right of the center.​


Figure 3603.2-1
Undershirt (NWU Type III)

Figure 3603.2-2
Nursing Undershirt
(NWU Type III)
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