NAVY MATERNITY UNIFORM PILOT PROGRAM:
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SUBJ/NAVY MATERNITY UNIFORM PILOT PROGRAM//
REF/A/DOC/FY21 NDAA H.R. 6395//
NARR/REF A IS FY21 NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT.
REF B IS NAVPERS 15665J U.S. NAVY UNIFORM REGULATIONS.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the Navy Maternity Uniform Pilot Program
(MPP), background, planned introduction, program description, eligibility
criteria and application process.
2. Background. In line with reference (a), the Director of the Defense
Logistics Agency (DLA) in coordination with the Service Secretaries will
create a pilot program to issue maternity uniforms to pregnant Service
Members at no cost. Each Service will determine the number of pilot program
participants and number and type of maternity uniform components
issued. Maternity uniforms and components will be returned to the Service
after the period of pregnancy or required wear has ended.
3. Navy MPP Description. MPP management and oversight will be performed by
the Director, Military Personnel, Plans and Policy (OPNAV N13) via the Navy
Uniform Matters Office (OPNAV N13X). Execution management, maternity
component issue and control and program logistics will be performed by the
Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM). The MPP will officially commence on
2 January 2022 and continue through 30 September 2026. Applications will be
accepted upon the release of this NAVADMIN. During calendar year 2022, the
Navy will select 400 command approved volunteers comprised of enlisted,
officers, Active and Reserve Component Sailors from around the Fleet (world-
wide) and issue a full array of authorized Navy maternity uniforms in line
with reference (b). Issued maternity uniforms may be worn throughout the
period of required wear up to 12 months after receipt. Participant selection
will occur on a first-come, first-served basis. Uniforms will be provided to
participants fully hemmed and with all required sewn-on accoutrements
attached. Shipping of components will also be at no cost to the
participant. If the 2022 MPP is successful, allowable participation numbers
will be increased.
4. MPP Eligibility Criteria. Participants must meet the following criteria
for approved participation
a. Have current Navy status of either Active Duty, Training and
Administration of the Reserves (TAR) or Selective Reserve (SELRES).
b. Be pregnant and in receipt of medical notification or confirmation.
c. Have a minimum of 12 months of obligated service or remaining
obligated contract from date of request.
d. Have not received nor intend to receive a maternity clothing
allowance during this period of pregnancy and while participating in this
e. Abide by the rules and requirements of the program as it pertains to
receipt, care and return of issued maternity clothing. Participants will also
be expected to provide periodic feedback on the MPP process, uniforms and
5. MPP Application Process
a. Sailors desiring to apply and participant in the MPP should do so
only after receiving medical confirmation and documentation of their
b. After receipt of medical confirmation and documentation, log
Pilot-Program/ to review and download the application instructions,
attachments and information provided.
c. Command approval for participation is required and will be indicated
in line with the instruction guidance provided on the MPP webpage.
d. Final screening and approval of applications will be performed by
OPNAV N13X. Applicants will be notified of receipt and status of their
request via e-mail.
6. Questions regarding this NAVADMIN or the MPP application process should
be addressed to OPNAV N13X at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact
ETCM(SW/AW/EXW) Richard Baumert, Deputy Branch Head,
email@example.com or LS1 Meagan Cobia, Special Assistant,
7. Questions regarding NEXCOM MPP execution, maternity uniforms, components
and associated logistics should be addressed to
firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Mr. Paul Shields, Associate
Director, Uniform Program Management Office, email@example.com or
Mr. Peppino Panecaldo, Supply Systems Analyst,
8. Questions regarding the Navys parenthood and pregnancy policy should be
addressed to My Navy HR Parenthood and Pregnancy Policy Analyst,
CTICS(IW/NAC/SW) Nazma Rahman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
9. Feedback and recommendations regarding Navy uniform and grooming policies
are welcomed and can be provided via the MyNavy Portal at
https://www.mnp.navy.mil/, select Professional Resources, U.S. Navy Uniforms
and *Ask The Chiefs.* Feedback can also be provided via the MyNavy UNIFORMS
10. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//