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Midshipmen Uniform Regulations

3106. Headgear

  1. Combination Cap

    1. Insignia.
      On the combination cap shall be a gold pin-on fouled anchor 1-13/16 inches in length attached to the mount of the cap band, unfouled arm of the stock shall be to the wearer's right.
    2. Chin Strap.
      Shall be 3/8 inch wide faced with gold lace and secured at each end by Navy eagle gilt buttons.
    3. Manner of Wear.
      Worn squarely on the head, bottom edge horizontal approximately 1 and 1/2 inches above the eyebrows.

  2. Garrison Cap

    1. Insignia.
      Shall be a gold metal fouled anchor 1 1/16 inches in length pinned to the left side of the cap in an upright position centered 2 inches from the front seam.
    2. Manner of Wear.
      Worn squarely on the head with the fore and aft crease centered vertically between the eyebrows with the lowest point 1 inch above the eyebrows.

  3. White Hat (Dixie Cup)

    1. Description.
      Made of white cotton twill with rounded crown and blue rim.
    2. Manner of Wear.
      Worn squarely on the head, the lower front edge 1 1/2 inches above the eyebrows. Shall not be crushed or bent in the middle.

  4. Religious Headgear.

    Navy personnel may wear religious headgear while in uniform if the headgear meets the following criteria.
    1. It must be black or hair colored.
    2. It must be of a style and size that can be completely covered by standard military headgear.
    3. It cannot interfere with the proper wear or functioning of protective clothing or equipment.
    4. It cannot bear any writing, symbols, or pictures.
    5. It will not be worn in place of military headgear when military headgear is required (outdoors, or indoors when required for duties or ceremonies) .
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