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Midshipmen Uniform Regulations

Types Of Uniforms

  1. General.

    Midshipmen Uniform Regulations are a reflection of U.S. Navy Uniform Regulations NAVPERS 15665 and are intended to train midshipmen to  properly wear and understand uniform requirements upon graduation. Midshipmen are required to follow the uniform guidelines outlined below. For any uniform that is not covered in Midshipmen Uniform Regulations, midshipmen will adhere to U.S. Navy Regulations.

  2. Categories of Uniform.

    When making official reference to categories of uniforms or requirements for wear, the terms set forth in these regulations shall be used.
    1. Dinner Dress (Formal Dress).
      Dinner Dress is the most formal category of uniforms.
      They are the equivalent of civilian “black-tie.”
    2. Service Dress Uniforms.
      Service Dress uniforms are worn for official functions that do not warrant Dinner Dress uniforms.
      They are the equivalent to a civilian business suit.
    3. Service Uniforms.
      Service uniforms are the Navy’s daily wear uniforms.
      They are intended for everyday wear to class and watch.
    4. Working Uniforms.
      Working uniforms are worn when other uniforms may become unduly soiled or are otherwise inappropriate for a task.
    5. Plebe Summer Uniforms.
      Plebe Summer uniforms are authorized only for wear during Plebe Summer per guidance from the Officer-in-Charge of Plebe Summer.

  3. Standard Phraseology for Uniforms.

    When making official references to the uniforms, insignia, and grooming standards in any official publication, the terms set forth in these regulations shall be used.
    1. Required Items (Basic Uniform Components).
      Uniform items required as part of the basic uniform. These are the minimum items which must be worn unless the prescribing authority directs otherwise.
    2. Prescribable Items.
      Uniform items which may be directed or authorized to wear with the basic uniform. Prescribable items may be worn with the basic uniform at the individual or Unit Commander’s discretion unless otherwise directed.
    3. Optional Items.
      Uniform items purchased at the wearer’s expense, which may be worn with the basic uniform, but which are not prescribable. Optional items may be worn with basic uniform at the individual’s discretion unless otherwise directed.

  4. Uniform of the Day.

    The Uniform of the Day or the Working Uniform is the prescribed dress and will be worn at all times outside of Bancroft Hall unless specifically dictated otherwise in this instruction, reference (a), the Plan of the Day (POD) or by notice. Midshipmen may relax their uniform only when in their own rooms.
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