Uniform Wear and Care MIDN 3/C Sutton Objectives • Identify Officer Uniforms • Identify Chief Petty Officer Uniforms • Identify male/female E1-E6 uniforms • Understand how to properly maintain a uniform • Understand grooming standards • All contents of this slide come directly or are paraphrased from NSCC/NLCC Uniform Regulations (NSCPUB 500) Shoulder flashes • “NSCC cadet shoulder flash, embroidered yellow lettering on a navy blue field will be worn on ALL NSCC uniforms.” Officer/Chief Uniforms (Service Dress Blues) • Officer • Gold combo cover lining • Sleeve stripes and insignia • NSCC Officer crest on cover • Chief • Black combo cover lining • No sleeve stripes or insignia • Thingy Officer/Chief Uniforms (Service Khaki) • Officer • • • • Gold combo cover lining Gold belt buckle Tan belt Rank insignia • Chief • • • • Black combo cover lining Gold belt buckle Tan belt Rank insignia Officer/Chief Uniforms (Summer Whites) • Officer • Gold lining on combo cover • Gold belt buckle • Officer shoulder boards • Chief • • • • Black lining on combo cover No shoulder boards Gold buckle Rank insignia on collar Officer/Chief Uniforms (Winter Blue) • Officer • Gold combo cover lining • NSCC Officer insignia on cover • Gold tie clasp/belt • Chief • Black combo cover lining • Gold tie clasp/belt • Rank insignia Officer/Chief NWU’s • Officers/Chiefs • Gold name tapes • Collar rank insignia NSCC Dress Blues, Male NSCC Dress Blues, Female NSCC Dress White, Male NSCC Dress White, Female NSCC Summer White, Male NSCC Summer White, Female NSCC Winter Blue, Male NSCC Winter Blue, Female Cadet NWU Uniform Regulations • “The primary consideration is to have a neatly groomed appearance while wearing the NSCC uniform.” • “NSCC Personnel must set and maintain the highest possible standard of smartness in uniform appearance.” • Articles • “No article shall protrude from or be visible on the uniform.” • To include: • Pencils, pens, large wallets, music devices, headphones, etc. Uniform Regulations • Backpacks • “Civilian bags … may be worn with the working and service uniforms as prescribed in the manner below.” • May be worn across left or both shoulder(s) of service uniform • All bags worn with the uniform must conceal its contents and be solid black or navy blue in color. • While in dress uniform, civilian bags will be hand carried only. • Shoe shine • Shoes must be clear of dirt, dust, and debris • Shoes should maintain normal black color Uniform Regulations • Hair • Males • • • • Hair on back of neck may not touch collar. Hair shall not be longer than 4 inches and groomed so it does not touch ears or collar. Bulk of hair shall not exceed two inches Sideburns will not extend below point mid level with ear • Females • Ponytails, pigtails, widely spaced hanging locks, and braids are not authorized • Hair may touch, but not fall below a horizontal line level with the collar Uniform Regulations • Facial Hair • “Male cadets shall be clean shaven” • “The wearing of mustaches and beards is not authorized for Sea Cadets” • Jewelry • Rings- One ring per hand is authorized • May not be worn on thumb • Earrings• Males- Not authorized while in uniform • Females- One earring per ear. 4mm-6mm ball. Gold for officers, midshipman, and CPO’s. Silver for all others. Uniform Regulations • Necklaces • One single strand necklace, conservatives in nature, may be worn and shall not be visible. • Wristwatches/Bracelets • Only one of each may be worn • Ankle bracelets are not authorized Common Sense Handling • Launder according to tag on uniform • Hang up or fold • Iron when needed • Etc. Questions? Remember, you represent YOUR United States Navy!