NAVY UNIFORM POLICY UPDATE:
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AMPN/REF A IS NAVPERS 15665I, U.S. NAVY UNIFORM REGULATIONS.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces an update to the Navy uniform policy. Navy
uniform policy updates directly support Sailor 2025 objectives to attract and
retain the very best Sailors by finding greater flexibility in our policies
and practices, including uniforms. Navy uniform policy updates are the
result of Fleet feedback, command sponsored requests and direction from Navy
leadership. This uniform policy update authorizes optional wear of the cold
weather parka (CWP) rank insignia on Navy working uniform Type III (NWU Type
III) components. Approval of this policy change is based on the feedback
received from the Fleet via the rank insignia wear evaluation, question of
the day video responses regarding insignia options and ongoing complaints
regarding the limited visibility of the camouflage pattern NWU Type III rank
2. Alternate NWU Type III Rank Insignia.
a. Effective immediately, the CWP black slip-on rank insignia is
authorized for optional wear on the NWU Type III parka, black fleece liner
and shirt for E-4 through O-10 personnel unless otherwise prescribed for
tactical operations and training. When tactical operations or training
requires complete camouflage wear, the NWU Type III camouflaged pattern rank
insignia will be worn.
(1) Description. The insignia consists of solid black fabric with
color thread (gold, silver, scarlet) denoting the wearers rank. The back of
the insignia is sewn together in the center to form a loop which facilitates
placement on the NWU Type III rank tab.
(2) Manner of wear. Slide the insignia right side up on the rank tab
of the NWU Type III parka, black fleece liner and shirt rank tab.
3. Questions regarding this NAVADMIN should be addressed to Mr.
Robert B. Carroll, Navy Uniform Matters and Emerging Issues Branch (OPNAV
N13X), via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org,
CMDCM(SW/AW/IW/EXW) Marisol S. Dumlao, Deputy Head, OPNAV N13X, via e-mail at
email@example.com or ETC(SW) Ryan P. Cameron, OPNAV N13X, via e-mail
4. Feedback and recommendations regarding uniform policy, uniform components
and uniform availability are welcome and can be provided via 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
5. Retain this NAVADMIN until policy changes are incorporated in reference
(a), superseded or cancelled, whichever occurs first.
6. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//