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Midshipmen Uniform Regulations

2200. Wear Of Uniform Components

  1. Belt, Bayonet, White

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As prescribed in Chapter 2, Section 1.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Worn with silver buckle in the front. Fidelity is up and Obedience is down.
  2. Belts, All

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As required in Chapter 2, Section 1.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Wear the belt through all loops. Men wear the belt with clip to the LEFT of the buckle and women wear the belt with clip to the RIGHT of the buckle. Belt Buckles will be plain Navy brass buckles.
  3. Blouse, NWU Type I

    1. Authorized Wear.
      NWU Blouse is intended to be worn with the trousers at all time. Unit commanders are authorized to modify uniform for specific physical training evolutions. When transiting between evolutions, midshipmen shall remain bloused.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Normal wear of the NWU shirt is outside the waistband of the NWU trousers. Sleeves may be worn rolled up as directed by appropriate authority. When authorized, NWU sleeves will be rolled (cuff right-side out) forming a 3-inch wide band covered by the cuff of the shirt (the outside digital camouflage pattern of the NWU will show). The termination point of the roll is approximately 2 inches above the elbow. This manner of sleeve roll presents a short sleeve appearance and facilitates expeditious unrolling and fastening during emergent situations. All closures shall be secured with sewn buttons through holes.
  4. Boot, Combat, Black

    1. Authorized Wear.
      Combat boots are authorized for wear in NWUs during physical training evolutions as directed by unit commander. They are not authorized for wear in NWUs when transiting to and from class or when on YPs. Combat boots are never authorized for wear with NWUs in the Fleet.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Keep clean, well blackened, and in good repair. Lace shoes from inside out through all eyelets and tie.
  5. Boot, Steel Toed 9", Black
    1. Authorized Wear.
      As required in Chapter 2, Section 1. They are the authorized boot for wear with NWUs when not conducting physical training evolutions and in the Fleet. Sea boots or half-Wellington boots are not regulation shoes for midshipmen and are not authorized for uniform wear.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Keep clean, well blackened, and in good repair. Lace shoes from inside out through all eyelets and tie.
  6. Cap, Ball, USNA
    1. Authorized Wear.
      Ball caps are authorized for wear with the following uniforms only: Physical Education Uniform, Flame Resistant Variant (FRV) coveralls, Midshipmen Casual (Blue over Khaki) and Blue and Gold Jogging Suit.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Wear squarely on the head, with bottom edge parallel to and 1-1/2 inch above the eyebrows.
  7. Cap, Combination

    1. Authorized Wear.
      The midshipman cover is an integral part of the uniform and is to be worn, not carried. Covers should not be worn indoors except when on watch and during indoor formations or under arms. When in uniform, midshipmen shall remove covers (to include ball caps and watch caps) when transiting inside buildings or other enclosed areas. A midshipman standing a watch normally remains covered and will only uncover in areas where food is being served, such as King Hall, Drydock and Steerage at mealtime, in Memorial Hall, and where religious services are being conducted. Midshipmen shall always uncover where decorum or intimacy indicates, such as in private quarters, offices, elevators, in spaces where food is being served, where religious services are in progress, in churches, in Memorial and Smoke Halls, and Steerage. Midshipmen shall uncover and stow their covers when proper stowage is provided, e.g., the cloakroom in Alumni Hall, coat hooks in academic buildings, the hat bins outside the USNA store, etc. When outdoors, personnel remain covered at all times unless ordered to uncover, or during religious services not associated with a military ceremony. Personnel remain covered during invocations or other religious military ceremonies such as changes of command, commissioning ceremonies, launchings, and military burials, etc. The chaplain conducting a religious ceremony will guide participants following the customs of the church. Personnel on crutches shall be covered outside and handle their covers once indoors in accordance with instructions above. Midshipmen may remove their cover when traveling inside a private automobile off base. A cover is mandatory when entering or within the Naval Academy Yard, unless wearing the cap is impractical or hazardous.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Wear squarely on the head, with bottom edge parallel to and 1-1/2 inch above the eyebrows.
  8. Cap, Eight Point, NWU Type I and NWU Type III

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As required in Chapter 2, Section 1.
    2. Correct Wear.
      The cap will be worn squarely on the head so that the visor is on a line and just above the level of the eyes. Rank/rate insignia is not required on cap for midshipmen.
  9. Cap, Garrison, Khaki

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As required in Chapter 2, Section 1.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Wear squarely on the head, with fore and aft crease centered vertically between the eyebrows and the lowest point approximately 1 inch above the eyebrows. Anchor insignia is placed on the left, 2” from the front of the cap and 1.5” from the bottom.
  10. Cap, Knit, Black

    1. Authorized Wear. 
      Knit Caps (or watch caps) are authorized for wear with the following uniforms without further guidance: Physical Education Uniform and Blue and Gold Jogging Suit. During inclement/cold weather, watch caps may be worn with NWU Type I or NWU Type III uniforms, with or without the NWU parka, if prescribed.
    2. Correct Wear.
      The watch cap will worn with a single fold approximately 3 1/2 inches - 4 inches diagonally from the base of the back of the head, across the ears and on the forehead with the bottom of the fold one fourth of an inch above the eyebrows. The watch cap will be worn snugly on the head. Rank insignia is not authorized to be worn on the watch cap. When authorized by appropriate authority, will be worn during cold weather conditions that may result in personal injury if not worn.
  11. Coat, All-Weather, Blue, Double Breasted

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As prescribed in Chapter 2, Section 1.
    2. Correct Wear.
      The All-Weather Coat shall be buttoned, except for the neck closure, which personnel may close during inclement weather. Male coats are buttoned and belted to the right and female coats are buttoned and belted to the left. Anodized metal shoulder rank insignias shall be worn by all midshipmen on each epaulet (with the exception of plebes), centered from side to side with the bottom edge of the device approximately three quarter inches from the squared end of the epaulet. Name tags are not authorized for wear. When the rank insignia is removed from the coat, midshipmen may wear the coat with civilian clothing. For insignia, see article 3102. Rain gear, when carried, shall be folded and carried in the left hand.
  12. Coat, Service Dress, Blue and White

    1. Authorized Wear.
      Unlike the overcoat, reefer, raincoat, or relaxed fit jacket, the blouse for the Service Dress Blue (SDB) uniform is integral to the uniform. It is not a protective layer to be taken off when the wearer comes inside from out of doors or sits down in a social environment. Midshipmen shall wear their SDB blouses in King Hall and in the classrooms. Midshipmen shall not remove the SDB blouse in public (e.g., in restaurants, theaters, airplanes, and other public or social settings). The SDB Coat can be removed in someone's room in their company area and when moving temporarily around or inside a company area, or in a private residence of a family member or sponsor. In the classrooms, the blouse shall be worn unless there is a lab, during which there could be damage to the blouse, and then the blouse can come off but only for that portion of the lab where it is impracticable to wear the blouse.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Button all buttons. Coat may be removed in immediate office space. Midshipmen wear soft shoulder boards on the epaulettes of the white dress shirt.
  13. Coveralls, Flame Resistant Variant (FRV)

    1. Authorized Wear.
      FRV Coveralls are authorized for wear on YPs only if prescribed and as required for summer training while on summer cruise. FRV Coveralls shall normally be issued to a midshipman by their assigned ship/submarine during summer cruise. They are not intended for daily wear or transit around the yard except when authorized by the Commandant (e.g. Warrior Fridays, etc).
    2. Correct Wear.
      Close zipper all the way, button sleeves and wear a khaki web belt through all loops. FRV Coveralls shall hang approximately 2 inches from the floor at the back of the shoe. FRV Coveralls should be tailored to include a 2 inch hem to provide material for adjustments. Sleeves may be rolled with the inside out, forming a roll approximately 3 inches wide, and terminating at a point approximately 2 inches above the elbow. Male midshipmen wear the belt with clip to the LEFT of the buckle and female midshipmen wear the belt with clip to the RIGHT of the buckle. The buckle is centered on the zipper flap. The standard leather name patch that is also worn on the Navy V-Neck sweater shall be worn with the FRV coveralls. Rank insignia shall be worn on the collar in accordance with chapter 3 of this instruction.
  14. Cover, Dixie, Blue Rim

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As required in Chapter 2, Section 1.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Wear squarely on the head with the lower front edge approximately 1-1/2 inch above the eyebrows and not crushed, bent, or rolled.
  15. Cuff Links, Gold (males only)

    1. Authorized Wear.
      Midshipmen are not required to wear cuff links for daily use with SDBs. The link or stud pattern shall be gold and of conservative design. Cuff links should be worn during special events, dinners or when going on liberty.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Wear with the face of the cuff link directed outboard from the wearer.
  16. Cummerbund, Gold

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As required in Chapter 2, Section 1.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Wear with pleats up, around the waist overlapping the skirt or trouser top at least 1 inch.
  17. Earmuffs, Black

    1. Authorized Wear.
      Authorized for wear with outer garments only (e.g. O-Coat, Reefer, Ike jacket, NWU Parka, etc) as prescribed in Chapter 2, Section 1  with the exception of when in formation or directed.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Wear earmuff retainer underneath the cap/hat.
  18. Earrings (Females only)

    1. Authorized Wear.
      Earrings shall be 4 mm – 6 mm ball (approximately 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch), plain with shiny or brushed matte gold finish, screw on or with posts. Additionally, the wear of white pearl earrings 4 mm - 6 mm (approximately 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch) with Dress Uniforms and white diamond earrings 4 mm - 6 mm round cut (approximately 1/8 inch 1/4 inch) with Dinner Dress Blue and White Jacket uniforms. Synthetic variants of pearl or diamond  earrings are acceptable if they meet color and size requirements.
    2. Correct Wear.
      One earring per ear (centered on earlobe) may be worn in uniform.
  19. Gloves, Black and White

    1. Authorized Wear.
      Members of the watch, chapel and church parties shall wear white gloves. White gloves will be worn by midshipmen on usher duty wearing Service Dress Blue or Service Dress White.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Black leather gloves shall be worn with overcoats and reefers (optional with black relaxed fit jacket). Black leather gloves are worn, never carried.
      White gloves (when required) may be worn or carried with uniforms. Gloves shall not have any visible ornamentation, decorative stitching, embossed design, or manufacture’s logo. Glove stitching shall be the same color as the basic glove material. Gloves are removed to shake hands.
  20. Handbags (Females only)

    1. Authorized Wear.
      Women may wear civilian handbags while in uniform in the manner prescribed below. The handbag must be of plain black or white leather or synthetic leather, generally rectangular or square in shape with magnetic or zipper closure. The color of the handbag will match the color of the shoes worn. Dimensions must be between 5 1/2 to 16 inches in width, 5 1/2 to 14 inches in height, and 2 to 6 inches in depth. The handbag may have one visible manufacturer's logo that does not exceed 2 inches in height by 2 inches in depth by 2 inches in width. Exotic materials such as eel, alligator, or ostrich skin are not authorized. The handbag may not have any visible ornamentation, decorative stitching or embossed designs (excluding authorized logo mentioned above). Women may wear civilian handbags with or without flaps while in uniform. The closure hardware will be black, silver or gold-colored (no over-sized buckles or string ties are allowed). The strap (single or double) will be of the same material as the handbag and may have a silver-colored, gold-colored or black-colored buckle. Handbags may be procured from commercial sources, provided the above criteria are followed. The black or white dress handbag is only authorized when wearing the Dinner Dress Blue (black handbag), Dinner Dress White (black handbag), Service Dress White (white handbag) and Formal Dress White (white handbag) uniforms. The dress handbag is a small clutch type black or white handbag depending upon the uniform that it is worn with. A collapsible inside handle is optional.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Carry over the left shoulder, on the left forearm or in the left hand. When carried over the shoulder or on the forearm, place the body of the handbag between the natural waist and upper most part of the hip.
  21. Jacket, Full Dress, Blue (Drill & Parades)

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As required in Chapter 2, Section 1
    2. Correct Wear.
      Button all buttons to include collar clip. Three cuff links on sleeves are required. If piping is not sewn on jacket, midshipmen are required to wear inserts. Anchors worn IAW Section 3101.2 .
  22. Jacket, Dinner Dress, Blue

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As required in Chapter 2, Section 1. For men, the Jacket is semi-peaked with narrow lapels and the back tapered to a point. There are three 35-line, Navy eagle, buttons down each side of the front, with a front closure held in by buttons placed inside each front facing secured with an elastic closure (older style). Newer style jacket is without buttons placed inside each front facing and is secured with two 28-line Navy eagle gilt buttons with a link chain closure. For women, the jacket is bolero style and has a narrow shawl collar. There are three 22-1/2-line Navy eagle buttons down each side of the front, without front closure.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Male midshipmen wear held together using two 28-line Navy eagle buttons with a link approximately 3/4 inch long fastener. Female midshipmen wear jacket open.
  23. Jacket, Dinner Dress, White

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As required in Chapter 2, Section 1. For men, the jacket is semi-peaked with narrow lapels with the back tapered to a point, and loops for shoulder boards. There are two 35-line, Navy eagle, buttons down each side of the front, with a front closure held together by two 28-line Navy eagle buttons with a link approximately 3/4 inch long. For women, the jacket is bolero style and has a narrow shawl collar. There are three 22-1/2-line Navy eagle buttons down each side of the front, without front closure.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Male midshipmen wear held together using two 28-line Navy eagle buttons with a link approximately 3/4 inch long fastener. Female midshipmen wear jacket open.
  24. Jacket, Relaxed Fit, Black

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As prescribed in Chapter 2, Section 1. A black jacket, 55/45% poly/wool with a stand-up knit collar and knit cuffs and bottom. Jacket is single-breasted with a zipper front closer, two inverted slant pockets, and shoulder epaulets.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Close zipper at least 3/4 of the way. May be worn with liner. For insignia, see section 3102.4. Patches and name tags are not authorized for wear on jackets. Authorized when wearing Service Dress Blues without coat, see section 2160 and section 2161.
  25. Jogging Suit, Blue and Gold

    1. Authorized Wear.
      Per reference (a).
    2. Correct Wear.
      Close jacket zipper at least 3/4 of the way. Hood is authorized for wear in inclement weather. When not being worn, hood must be rolled and zipped in jacket. Sleeves shall be rolled down and zippers on pant legs will be closed at least 3/4 of the way. Only athletic shoes are authorized for wear with the jogging suit. Any conservative athletic shoe may be worn. (Does not include flip-flops, sandals or boat shoes.) All uniform regulations are maintained (e.g., authorized jewelry and headgear).
  26. Jumper, White Works

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As prescribed in Chapter 2, Section 1.
    2. Correct Wear.
      When wearing an outer garment, the collar of the jumper is inside the garment.
  27. Name Tags

    1. Authorized Wear.
      Name Tags will be worn on Service Khaki and Plebe Summer Uniforms. Name Tapes will be worn on NWUs in accordance with this instruction.
    2. Correct Wear.
      In accordance with section 3104.1.
  28. Neckerchief

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As required in Chapter 2, Section 1.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Fold diagonally from corner to corner and roll continuously to end. Wear the rolled neckerchief with a large square knot, tied at the bottom of the V-neck opening of jumper, with ends of the neckerchief even. Cheater knots are not authorized . Upper edge of the knot should be even with point where the collar opens.
  29. Necktabs, Crossover and Formal

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As required in Chapter 2, Section 1.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Wear under the collar with the front slightly above the top of the shirt.
  30. Necktie, Black

    1. Authorized Wear.
      Wear hand tied knotted with a four-in-hand or a Windsor Knot. Windsor knots are required in Service Dress Blue uniform and four-in-hand knots are required in Working Blue uniform.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Wear the top of the knot parallel to and slightly above the top of the shirt collar closure, hiding the shirt button. The bottom hangs within 1 inch of the top of the belt buckle. The tie does not cover the belt buckle. Neckties are worn knotted so a "dimple" is formed in the tie centered just below the knot. The top of the knot is always worn parallel with and slightly above the top of the shirt collar closure (two blocked) hiding the shirt (e.g., shirt will not be visible above the knot). The tie will be tucked into the shirt between the second and third button on the Working Blue uniform. Midshipmen shall NEVER loosen their ties or unbutton their top button while in class or in public.
  31. Necktie, Bow, Black

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As required in Chapter 2, Section 1. Shall be plain style with square ends between 2 inches and 2-3/4 inches in vertical width. May be clip-on or hand tied.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Bow tie should cover the top shirt button.
  32. Overcoat, Blue

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As prescribed in Chapter 2, Section 1.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Button all buttons except collar button. Collar button may be buttoned in inclement weather. Sleeves are to reach about three-quarters of distance from the wrist to the knuckles when arms hang naturally at side. White scarf, Anchor and Black leather gloves are required.
  33. Reefer, Blue

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As prescribed in Chapter 2, Section 1.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Button all buttons except collar button. Sleeves are to reach about three-quarters of distance from the wrist to the knuckles when arms hang naturally at side. Black, Leather gloves are required.
  34. Scarf, White

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As prescribed in Chapter 2, Section 1. Plain white scarf made of knitted or woven silk or synthetic fabric. Scarf is required to be worn with Overcoat.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Center back, inside and folded lengthwise twice with one inch of the folded side protruding above the collar of the Overcoat. The scarf will follow the contour of the Overcoat allowing the white shirt collar and necktie to show. Secured in front with anchor (same as Garrison cap Anchor).
  35. Shirt, Blue Rim

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As required in Chapter 2, Section 1.
    2. Correct Way.
      Wear right side out, front of shirt to front of body with sleeves rolled down.
  36. Shirt, Dress, White

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As required in Chapter 2, Section 1.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Button all buttons. Midshipmen wear appropriate soft shoulder boards on the epaulettes.
  37. Shirt, Working  Blue

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As required in Chapter 2, Section 1.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Button all buttons. 
  38. Shirt, Formal, White

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As required in Chapter 2, Section 1.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Wear with all studs, buttons and cuff links fastened. Shirts shall be worn with all buttons buttoned and sleeves full down.
  39. Shirt, Service, Khaki

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As required in Chapter 2, Section 1. Service Khaki is the required uniform for summer training evolutions.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Button all buttons.
  40. Shirt Studs, Gold

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As required in Chapter 2, Section 1.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Wear fastened on the formal wing collar and the formal turndown collar shirts.
  41. Shirt, Polo, Blue USNA

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As required in Chapter 2, Section 1.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Button all buttons except top shirt collar. This shirt shall normally be the issued USNA blue “polo style” shirt with the USNA gold crest. No other shirt is authorized without the approval of the Commandant (or delegated approval). Shirt shall be worn tucked in.
  42. Shirt, Summer, White

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As required in Chapter 2, Section 1.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Button all buttons. Female Midshipmen wear appropriate hard shoulder boards on the epaulettes. Male Midshipmen wear appropriate hard shoulder boards through loops. Shirts shall be worn with all buttons buttoned and sleeves full down.
  43. Shoes, Boat, Brown

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As required in Chapter 2, Section 1. Boat shoes shall not be worn in Blue and Gold Jogging Suits.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Keep clean and in good repair. Laces will be tied and socks will be worn as prescribed.
  44. Shoes, Dress, Black and White (Pump, female only)

    1. Authorized Wear.
      Plain black or white dress pumps made of smooth leather or synthetic leather, with closed heels and toes. Heels shall be no higher than approximately 2-5/8 inches nor less than approximately 5/8 inch measured from the forward edge, and no wider than approximately 1-3/4 inches at the base. Sole shall be no thicker than approximately 1/4 inch. Wedge heels are not authorized.
      Note: pumps/heels are not authorized when a formation and/or marching is required (e.g. outside formations, football game march-on, etc.)
    2. Correct Wear.
      Keep well shined and in good repair.
  45. Shoes, Dress, Black

    1. Authorized Wear.
      Corframs are required as listed in Chapter 2, Section 1. Corframs are authorized in lieu of Service black shoes if there is inclement weather or if participating in drill.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Keep well shined and in good repair. Lace shoes from inside out through all eyelets and tie.
  46. Shoes, Service, Black and White

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As required in Chapter 2, Section 1.
    2. Males.
      Plain toed, oxford style black or white, low quarter, lace shoe, made of smooth leather or synthetic leather. The heel shall be an outside heel 3/4 inch - 7/8 inch high with a flat sole.
    3. Females.
      Plain stitch toed, oxford style black or white, low quarter, lace shoe, made of smooth leather or synthetic leather. The heel shall be an outside heel 5/8 inch - 1 inch high, and the sole shall be 3/16 inch - 3/8 inch thick.
    4. Correct Wear.
      Keep well shined and in good repair. Lace shoes from inside out through all eyelets and tie.
  47. Shoes, Athletic

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As required in Chapter 2, Section 1.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Athletic shoes will be conservative in appearance.
  48. Shorts, Compression

    1. Authorized Wear.
      Any commercially available compression short designed to support planned exercise. Shall be navy blue or black in color.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Will be worn fully on the waist. May not extend beyond the length of the short and must not be visible while standing.
  49. Shorts, Gym, Blue USNA

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As required in Chapter 2, Section 1.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Shorts will be worn fully on the waist. The length of the shorts will not extend below the top of the knee.
  50. Slacks, Unbelted, Belted, and Summer White and Working Blue

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As required in Chapter 2, Section 1.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Button all buttons, close all fasteners and wear a belt through all loops when applicable. Slacks shall hang approximately 2 inches from the floor at the back of the shoe. Slacks should be tailored to include a 2-inch hem to provide material for adjustments.
  51. Skirt, Formal, Black (females only)

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As required in Chapter 2, Section 1.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Wear zipper on the left side. Skirt slit may range from 1-1/2 above to 1-1/2 below the. crease behind the knee. When wearing skirts, hosiery is required instead of socks and a slip if the skirt worn is unlined.
  52. Skirts, Service

    1. Authorized Wear.
      Skirts may be prescribed for attending Forrestal Lectures, professional receptions, indoor formations, church or chapel, and when on liberty. Plebe women will wear slacks to evening meal formation but have the option to wear skirts or slacks to town liberty or when departing on leave. Upperclass female midshipmen have the option of wearing skirts with SDBs and Summer Whites on leave, liberty, and evening meal formations. Skirts will be worn with stockings as prescribed in Chapter 2.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Length may range from 1-1/2 inches above to 1-1/2 inches below the crease behind the knee. Unbelted skirts wear the zipper on the left side and belted skirts wear the zipper centered on the back. Belted skirts are to be "A" lined in design and are not to be tailored as a straight skirt. When wearing skirts, hosiery is required instead of socks and a slip if the skirt worn is unlined.
  53. Socks, Hosiery and Slip

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As required in Chapter 2, Section 1.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Wear right side out. For male and female midshipmen, socks color shall match service shoes (black). For both men and women, when wearing slacks with shoes, socks are required. For women, when wearing skirts, hosiery is required instead of socks and a slip if the skirt worn is unlined. Hosiery must be made of nylon, wearer's skin tone, undecorated and seamless. They may be panty/hose combination.
  54. Straps, Blousing

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As required in Chapter 2, Section 1.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Place blousing strap three eyelets down from top of the boot and fasten to boot. Tuck pant leg up under the strap to present a neat tucked in appearance.
  55. Suspenders, White

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As required in Chapter 2, Section 1.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Wear fastened to the top of the trousers. They may be crossed in the back.
  56. Sweat Suit, Gray USNA

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As prescribed in Chapter 2, Section 1.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Sweatpants and sweatshirts are not required to be worn as a pair. Sleeves and pant legs will be worn all the way down.
  57. Swimsuit and Swim Trunks

    1. Authorized Wear.
      Midshipmen are permitted to wear a solid Navy blue or a Navy blue and gold competitive swimsuit for personal swimming workouts outside of PE classes. Suit must conform to similar body coverage as the Regulation swimsuit. Regulation swimsuits are prescribed for PE classes. Swim Trunks are not intended to be worn just as shorts.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Trunks are worn at waist and swimsuit should not be overly revealing.
  58. Tie Clasp/Tack

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As required in Chapter 2, Section 1.
    2. Correct Wear.
      The tie clasp shall be plain (no accompanying insignia) and gold; 1/8 inch wide. It shall be worn 1 inch below the center of the tie in a horizontal position. If wearing the Service Dress Blue jacket, the tie clasp should not be visible. If wearing Winter Working Blues, the tie is worn as prescribed in Article 2200.30.
  59. Trousers, (Drill, Hi-Rise, Khaki, Summer)

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As required in Chapter 2, Section 1.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Button all buttons, close all fasteners, and wear a belt through all loops. Trousers shall hang approximately 2 inches from the floor at the back of the shoe. Khaki trousers worn with the Blue over Khaki uniform with a length that falls below the knee and above the ankles (i.e. “capri” style) are not authorized and no side pockets (i.e. cargo pants style) are authorized. The fit of the khaki pants shall be loose/relaxed. Tight fitting, leggings or “spandex style” pants are not authorized. Color of additionally purchased khaki pants for the Blue over Khaki uniform will be the same as the issued khaki pants for the Blue over Khaki uniform.
  60. Trousers, NWU Type I

    1. Authorized Wear.
      Unit commanders are authorized to modify uniform for specific physical training evolutions. When transiting between evolutions, midshipmen shall still remain bloused.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Trousers will be worn fastened fully on the waist with belt buckled centered over the trouser fastener. The trouser legs shall be bloused with blousing straps so the blouse covers the top three rows of  boot eyelets. When authorized to wear the trousers unbloused, the trouser leg length will not extend below the bottom of the safety boot heel. Organization issued or personally purchased thermal underwear is authorized to be worn underneath the NWU trousers. Thermal underwear will not be visible when worn.
  61. Trousers, White Works

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As required in Chapter 2, Section 1.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Close all buttons and tie in front. Trousers shall hang approximately 2 inches from the floor at the back of the shoe.
  62. Umbrella

    1. Authorized Wear.
      Midshipmen may utilize a plain, solid black, collapsible (in length) umbrella when on liberty. It shall be no greater than 2 feet.
    2. Correct Wear.
      May be carried when weather conditions warrant, provided safety regulations or practices are not violated (for example, FOD hazard). The umbrella should be carried in the left hand to permit saluting. The umbrella shall not be carried during military formations.
  63. Undergarments

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As required in Chapter 2, Section 1.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Wear right side out. Appropriate undergarments will be worn with all uniforms to preserve their dignity and appearance. Underwear, including boxer shorts, briefs, brassieres, athletic brassieres, and panties shall never be visible when in uniform or civilian clothes. White undershorts and underpants only shall be worn in white uniforms. Gym shorts are not authorized to be worn as undergarments.
  64. Undershirts, White

    1. Authorized Wear.
      A midshipmen's undershirt shall never be visible in uniform. V-Neck undershirts are worn with uniforms with open collars and Crew Neck undershirts shall be worn with all others.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Wear right side out, front of shirt to front of body.
  65. Undershirts, Crew Neck, Blue (NWU Type I)

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As required in Chapter 2, Section 1.
    2. Correct Wear.  
      Wear right side out, front of shirt to front of body. Organization issue or personally purchased thermal underwear is authorized to be worn underneath undershirt and trousers. Thermal underwear will not be visible when worn underneath the undershirt with the following exception: A black, long sleeve pullover mock turtleneck with nylon/polyester/spandex blended fabric. No brand name insignia shall be visible on the turtle neck collar.
  66. Undershirts, Crew Neck, Brown (NWU Type III)

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As required in Chapter 2, Section 1.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Wear right side out, front of shirt to front of body. Organization issue or personally purchased thermal underwear is authorized to be worn underneath undershirt and trousers. Thermal underwear will not be visible when worn underneath the undershirt with the following exception: A black, long sleeve pullover mock turtleneck with nylon/polyester/spandex blended fabric. No brand name insignia shall be visible on the turtle neck collar.
  67. "N" Sweater

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As prescribed in Chapter 2, Section 1.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Sweater will be worn buttoned. On all sweaters, sleeves will not be pushed or rolled up.
  68. Coat, Parka (NWU Type I with Black Fleece Liner)

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As prescribed in Chapter 2, Section 1.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Parka is authorized outer wear worn with the NWU. Close zipper at least 3/4 of the way. It is designed to be worn with or without the detachable black fleece liner. The black fleece liner is the only liner authorized to be worn with the NWU, but is authorized to be worn as a stand-alone outer garment. When wearing as an optional outer garment, the fleece will be worn over the NWU shirt/blouse, zippered at least 3/4 of the way and have a sewn-on center chest rank tab.
  69. Blouse, NWU (Type III)

    1. Authorized Wear.
      NWU Blouse is intended to be worn with trousers at all times. Unit commanders are authorized to modify uniform for specific physical training evolutions. When transiting between evolutions, midshipmen shall remain bloused.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Normal wear of the NWU shirt is outside the waistband of the NWU Type III trousers. Sleeves may be worn rolled up as directed by appropriate authority. When authorized, NWU Type III sleeves will be rolled (cuff right-side out) forming a 3-inch wide band covered by the cuff of the shirt (the outside fabric of the NWU Type III will show). The termination point of the roll is approximately 2 inches above the elbow. This manner of sleeve roll presents a short-sleeve appearance and facilitates expeditious de-rolling and fastening during emergent situations. All closures shall be secured with the sewn buttons through holes.
  70. Trousers, NWU (Type III)

    1. Authorized Wear.
      Unit commanders are authorized to modify uniform for specific physical training evolutions. When transiting between evolutions, Midshipmen shall remain bloused.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Normal wear is fastened fully on the waist with belt buckle centered over the trouser fastener. The trouser legs shall be bloused with blousing straps so the blouse covers the top three rows of eyelets. When authorized to wear the trousers unbloused, the trouser leg length will not extend below the bottom of the boot heel. All personnel will wear the 1 3/4 -inch coyote brown one piece nylon woven riggers belt, with subdued black finished buckle or 1 3/4-inch wide coyote brown one piece adjustable nylon webbing riggers belt with forged steel buckle, D-ring and hook and loop fastener. The excess end of the fastening tip will be oriented to the left of the buckle of the wearer's body. When properly worn, the belt tip will extend 1/2 inch from the buckle.
  71. Coat, Parka (NWU Type III with Tan Fleece Liner)

    1. Authorized Wear.
      As prescribed in Chapter 2, Section 1.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Parka is authorized outer worn with the NWU Type III. Close zipper at least 3/4 of the way. It is designed to be worn with or without the detachable tan fleece liner. The tan fleece liner is the only liner authorized to be worn with the NWU Type III, but is authorized to be worn as a stand-alone outer garment. When wearing as an optional outer garment, it shall be zipped at least 3/4 up, cover the blouse with the rank tab and appropriate slip-on rank insignia displayed.
  72. Shorts, Khaki
    1. Authorized Wear.

      As required in Chapter 2, Section 1.
    2. Correct Wear.
      Length of shorts for male and females will be from the top of the knee to no more than 4 inches above the top of the knee. Shorts with a length that falls below the knee (or capri style) are not authorized. No side pockets (i.e. cargo pants style) are authorized. The fit of the khaki shorts shall be loose/relaxed. Tight fitting, leggings or “spandex style” shorts are not authorized. Color of shorts will be the same as the issued khaki pants for the Blue over Khaki uniform.
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