Q3. When wearing a peacoat over a dress blue
jumper uniform, the uniform collar should be
Q4. When added to a service dress white uniform,
what uniform component makes the service
dress white uniform a full dress uniform?
PROPER CARE OF UNIFORMS
Learning Objectives: When you finish this chapter,
you will be able to
Identify the methods for caring for and
maintaining uniforms to include marking
enlisted clothing and transferring clothing.
Identify the contents and layout of the seabag.
Identify the uniform components that can be
worn with civilian clothes and recognize the
rules for wearing civilian clothes.
All Navy personnel must maintain their full
requirement of authorized uniforms and are forbidden
to possess or wear unauthorized uniforms. Division
officers are required to inspect the uniforms of all
nonrated personnel at regular intervals. The purpose of
the inspection is to make sure that each person has the
prescribed outfit. Insignia, decorations, medals, badges,
and ribbons are worn as prescribed. All uniforms must
be kept scrupulously clean; gold bullion lace, devices,
and insignia must be kept free of tarnish and corrosion.
Shoes should be kept well shined and in good repair.
You should not wear a uniform if any of the
following conditions exist:
Frayed, torn, ill fitting, badly wrinkled, badly
stained, or dirty uniforms. (A little leeway is
permitted in the dungaree uniform, but if it is
d a m a g e d b e y o n d t h e p o s s i b i l i t y o f a
professional-looking repair, the item of clothing
should be discarded.)
Discolored or frayed piping.
Cracked, badly stained, or nonregulation shoes.
Badly faded, discolored, or frayed ribbons or
rate/rating badges; tarnished or corroded metal
You may not wear any uniform, article, insignia, or
decoration that is not yours or to which you are not
Further, you should not wear a uniform in the
Rolled up sleeves, hat not squared, cuffs
unbuttoned, or shirttails hanging out
Incomplete or nonregulation uniforms
MARKING ENLISTED CLOTHING
You should mark your clothing legibly with your
name and social security number. Use black marking
fluid for marking white clothing and chambray shirts.
Use white marking fluid for marking blue clothes and
dungaree trousers. Where labels are provided, mark
them with indelible ink.
If available, mens and womens clothing should be
marked with a 1/2-inch stencil or stamp. If a 1/2-inch
stamp is not available, a stencil no larger than 1 inch may
Required items of mens and womens clothing
(tables 10-1 and 10-2) are marked according to current
Navy uniform regulations and as indicated in the chart
shown below. Where the word right or left appears in
marking instructions, it means the owners right or left
when wearing the garment. On towels and similar
articles, it means the owners right or left when standing
behind the article.