510.22 Grooming and Personal Appearance
It is the responsibility of officers in com-
mand to ensure their personnel are neat
and well groomed at all times. (See U.S.
Navy Uniform Regulations, NAVPERS
15665G, for current standards.)
No naval personnel will, on a public
road, street, or highway, endeavor by
words, gestures, or otherwise to beg,
solicit, or hitchhike a ride in or on any
motor vehicle. Accepting rides at established
service personnel pickup stations is
Since indebtedness brings a discredit
to the naval service, debts shall not be
incurred when there is no reasonable
expectation of repaying them. The Com-
manding Officers interest in the matter of
indebtedness of personnel attached to a
naval unit will be directed principally to
the establishment of facts so that corrective
or disciplinary measures may be taken.
510.32 Mess Gear
The removal of mess gear from the
mess decks is prohibited. The senior petty
officer in charge of the compartment in
which mess gear is found will ensure its
immediate return to the mess decks.
510.37 Outfits, Uniforms, and Clothing
No person will:
a. Wear frayed, torn, dirty, or other-
wise mutilated clothing.
b. Wear any article of clothing which
is not prescribed as a part of the uniform
of the day.
c. Wear any article of a naval uniform
in a manner that would bring discredit to
the naval service.
d. If that person is enlisted, have any
article of uniform clothing which is not
legibly marked with his/her name and/or
service number; or any article of clothing
or bedding marked with the name and/or
service number of another person which
has not been marked DC by the Chief
Master-At-Arms and recorded in the DC
clothing record book.
e. Sell, barter, exchange, lend, or give
away clothing, arms, military outfits, or
equipment furnished by the government.
No names, designs, or marks except the
number prescribed for official identifica-
tion will be placed on any foul weather
clothing or other equipment furnished by
f. Wear or have exposed upon the
uniform, articles such as watch chains,
fobs, pins, jewelry, handkerchiefs, combs,
cigars, cigarettes, pipes, or similar items,
except that tie clasp, cuff links, shirt studs,
and earrings will be worn as prescribed in
Uniform Regulations. Wearing of wrist
identification bracelets, and
inconspicuous rings is permitted. No
eccentricities in dress will be permitted.
510.40 Personal Effects
The command and individuals have a
shared responsibility to safeguard the
personal property of members of the unit.
a. No person will maintain personal
belongings or other articles in any locker
closet, peacoat locker, or space other than
that regularly assigned to him/her or
authorized by proper authority to use.
b. Each person is responsible for
obtaining a lock and keeping his/her
locker locked at all times. Any evidence of
tampering with locks or unauthorized
entry into a personal locker will be
reported to the Chief Master-At-Arms
c. When any enlisted person on board
a naval unit is declared a deserter or
becomes mentally or physically incapaci-
tated to the extent that he/she can no
longer care for his/her personal effects,
they will be collected, inventoried, and
sealed by a division petty officer in the
presence of the division officer and a
master-at-arms and delivered to the Chief
Master-At-Arms for safekeeping and dis-
position in accordance with current
instructions. Only personnel designated
will handle or disturb in any way the
personal effects of another person.