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REF/B/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/091445ZOCT15//
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NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 164/12, UNIFORM BOARD UPDATE.  REF B IS
NAVADMIN 236/15, NEW UNIFORM INTRODUCTION/HANDBAG POLICY UPDATE.
REF C IS NAVADMIN 174/16, UNIFORM POLICY UPDATE.  REF D IS NAVADMIN 082/16, 
NAVY TATTOO AND NWU TYPE II AND III BALL CAP POLICY CHANGE.
REF E IS NAVPERS 15665I, UNITED STATES NAVY UNIFORM REGULATIONS.
REF F is NAVADMIN 208/15, UNIFORM POLICY CHANGES.//

RMKS/1.  This NAVADMIN announces uniform program updates and policy revisions 
regarding Navy Security Force (NSF) identification badges/patches, 
implementation schedule for the Navy fitness suit, female Sailor dress 
covers, expanded manner of wear of female officers and chief petty officers 
Service Dress Blue (SDB) uniform, safety boot wear, wear of Coyote Brown 
Command Ball Cap and optional Cold Weather Parka, new uniforms availability 
update and uniform regulations improvement initiative.

2.  NSF Identification Badges.   Effective immediately, reference
(a) is revised regarding the eligibility criteria to wear NSF identification 
badges and patches as follows:
    a.  NSF Badge/Patch.  All security limited duty officers/chief warrant 
officers (649X/749X) and masters-at-arms will wear the NSF badge/patch for 
the duration of their duty within the career path. Personnel who change 
designators or transition out of the NSF career field will no longer be 
authorized continuous wear of the NSF badge.
    b.  Correction Specialist Badge/Patch.  Personnel assigned the Navy 
Enlisted Classifications 2008/9575/9516 and performing Correction Specialist 
duties will wear the Corrections Specialist badge/patch for the duration of 
their assignment only.
    c.  Command Master-At-Arms.  Command master-at-arms will now be referred 
to as chief master-at-arms (CMAA).  Personnel assigned permanent change of 
station to CMAA duties will be authorized to wear the CMAA badge/patch for 
the duration of their assignment only.

3.  Navy Fitness Suit.  Due to unforeseen technical production issues, the 
introduction of the Navy fitness suit as announced in reference (b) is 
postponed.  Target release date for introduction of the Navy fitness suit at 
Recruit Training Command (RTC), Great Lakes is 1 April 2017, with fleet 
availability for personal purchase at Navy Exchange (NEX) Uniform Centers and 
Uniform Call Centers to follow.  A future NAVADMIN will provide an update on 
introduction and fleet availability schedules.

4.  Female Dress Covers.  The deadline for mandatory wear of the alternate 
and unisex Combination Covers for female officers and chief petty officers 
(CPO) as directed by reference (b) is extended from 31 October 2016 to 31 
October 2018.  The enlisted White Hat remains mandatory for wear with jumper 
style uniforms only.  The enlisted E1-E6 female combination cover is required 
for wear with the four button coat SDB uniform until 31 December 2019.  
Female Sailors E1-E6 may optionally wear the enlisted White Hat or female 
Combination Cover with maternity uniforms until 31 December 2019 to coincide 
with the termination wear date of the female E1-E6 four button SDB uniform.  
Female officer/CPO female combination covers are no longer available for 
purchase at the NEX Uniform Centers. Female E1-E6 Combination Cover 
availability is very limited through the NEX Uniform Call Center at 1-800-
368-4088.

5.  Female Officer and Chief Petty Officer Service Dress Blue Uniform.  
Effective immediately and until further notice, optional wear of male E7 and 
above SDB trousers is authorized with the female SDB uniform.  The manner of 
wear of male trousers is per current uniform policy.

6.  Safety Boots.  As directed by reference (c), black leather safety boots 
(steel toed) are the standard boots worn with the Navy Working Uniform (NWU) 
Type III uniform for CONUS and U.S. territories.  Authorized black safety 
boots include the 9-inch black smooth leather NWU boot, the 9-inch black 
rough-side-out leather NWU boot and the 8-inch flight deck safety boot.  
Black leather safety boots (steel toed) are sea-bag-required items and are 
required afloat and ashore in environments mandating safety shoe wear. 
Authorized exceptions for wearing black safety boots with the NWU Type III 
are as follows:
    a.  Brown safety boots when issued as organizational clothing for wear in 
environments such as flight duty, construction battalion duties or similar 
requirements.
    b.  Navy certified desert tan or coyote brown rough-side-out leather non-
safety boots in environments not requiring safety boot wear may be worn 
optionally at the discretion of the commanding officer.  Optional boots not 
required as organizational clothing will be procured at the expense of the 
Sailor and not the authorizing command. 

7.  Coyote Brown Command Ball Cap.  Reference (d) authorized the optional 
wear of Coyote Brown Command Ball Caps with the NWU Type II and III uniforms.  
The manner and occasion for wear of the Coyote Brown Command Ball Cap is 
consistent with the Blue Command Ball Cap as outlined in reference (e).  For 
officers O5 and above, Navy head gear visor ornamentation shall be gold in 
color consistent with Navy standards.

8.  Cold Weather Parka.  The wearing of rank insignia as announced in 
reference (f) is updated as follows:  Until further notice, the display of 
rank insignia by Sailors E4 through O10 will be via metal rank insignia or 
NWU Type I slip-on rank insignia centered on the rank tab of the Cold Weather 
Parka.  A black slip-on rank insignia is being developed for replacement of 
the NWU Type I insignia and will be announced pending availability.

9.  New Uniform Availability.  The new jumper-style female enlisted SDB began 
introduction at RTC on 1 October 2016.  Fleet availability is expected to 
commence at fleet concentration areas beginning February 2017.  The new 
female officer and CPO Service Dress White coat is available now for purchase 
at NEX Uniform Centers and Uniform Call Centers.  The NWU Type III is on 
schedule for introduction at RTC Great Lakes beginning 1 October 2017.  Fleet 
availability via NEX Uniform Centers is tentative for fall 2017. Future 
NAVADMINs will provide fleet updates on new uniform availability to include 
the NWU Type III fielding plan.

10.  Uniform Regulations Update.  The Navy Uniform Matters Office (UMO) is 
committed to providing quality content and modern depiction of Navy uniform 
policies and uniform components via its website. The website modernization 
initiative is underway and serves to enhance rapid dissemination of 
information regarding uniform policy changes, improved user experience, and 
to post updates of new uniform features and illustrations.  The UMO website 
update is part of a broader collaborative initiative starting with color 
illustrations and timely updates of the latest uniform policies.  To ensure 
we are addressing the needs of the Navy fleet input, recommendations and 
feedback are welcomed and encouraged.  Future changes will encompass 
recommendations based on majority input and fiscal viability.  When providing 
recommendations, please send to Ask The Master Chief via: 
HTTP://WWW.PUBLIC.NAVY.MIL/BUPERS-
NPC/SUPPORT/UNIFORMS/ or umo_cmc(at)navy.mil.  All recommendations will be 
responded to in the order received.

11.  Navy uniform policies and update announcements are driven by feedback 
received from the fleet requesting policy change, update or clarification.  
The official method of communicating uniform policies to the fleet is 
promulgated by Navy leadership via a NAVADMIN with follow-on publication in 
the U.S. Navy Uniform Regulations (reference (e)).  Please direct feedback to 
Ask The Master Chief via http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-
npc/support/uniforms/ or umo_cmc(at)navy.mil.

12.  Direct questions regarding the contents of this NAVADMIN to the UMO 
Office via e-mail to Mr. Robert B. Carroll, Head of Navy Uniform Matters at 
robert.b.carroll(at)navy.mil, LSCS(AW/EXW/SW) Judith P. Nelson-Williams, 
Deputy Head at judith.nelson(at)navy.mil, or PSC(SW/AW) Manuel A. Guiracocha 
at manuel.guiracocha(at)navy.mil.

13.  Direct questions regarding the specifications and authorized procurement 
sources of the Coyote Brown Command Ball Cap to NWU Type II/III Program 
Office, Navy Exchange Service Command, Mr. Mark Stephens, Director at 
mark.stephens(at)nexweb.org.

14.  Direct questions regarding Navy Security Badge/Patch occasion for wear 
to CDR Charles Cowart, Director, Navy Security Forces - Code N1SF, U.S. Fleet 
Forces Command at charles.cowart(at)navy.mil.

15.  This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or cancelled.  File 
this NAVADMIN until reference (e) has been updated to reflect the new policy 
changes.

16.  Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//

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