Ball Caps May be Worn with NWUs Beginning Sept. 1

Story Number: NNS140827-11Release Date: 8/27/2014 10:52:00 AM
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From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Beginning Sept. 1, Sailor are authorized to wear the Navy and command ball caps in place of the eight-point cover with the Navy Working Uniform (NWU) Type I, II or III.

Based on feedback from the Fleet, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert made the decision back in July to expand the ball cap wear policy.

According to NAVADMIN 200/14, command ball caps are organizational clothing that may be purchased with appropriated funds. Sailors may purchase command ball caps with personal funds, just as they purchase command badges, patches, belt buckles and other permissible uniform items.

Additionally, wardrooms, chief petty officer messes, first class petty officer associations, junior enlisted associations, and other organizations may purchase command ball caps with their funds. Department of Defense guidance prohibits the use of morale, welfare and recreation's non-appropriated funds to purchase command ball caps.

The eight-point cover remains the basic uniform component cover for the NWUs and will be the only appropriate cover for personnel uniform inspections and special occasions to ensure a uniform appearance within the command.

The Navy and command ball cap will remain authorized, optional head gear worn with Navy flight suits, Navy blue coveralls, flame resistant coveralls, and the Navy physical training uniform.

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