combination hat, garrison, or command ball cap.
Hairstyles that dont allow headgear to be worn in this
way, or that interfere with the proper wear of protective
masks or equipment, are prohibited.
When in uniform, the hair may touch, but not fall
below a horizontal line level with the lower edge of the
back of the collar. With jumper uniforms, hair may
extend a maximum of 1 1/2 inches below the top of the
jumper collar. Long hair, including braids, that falls
below the lower edge of the collar must be neatly and
inconspicuously fastened, pinned, or secured to the
head. No portion of the bulk of the hair as measured
from the scalp will exceed approximately 2 inches.
A maximum of two small barrettes/combs/clips,
similar to hair color, may be used in the hair. Additional
bobby pins or rubber bands matching the hair color may
be used to hold hair in place, if necessary. Fabric elastics
and colored bands/pins arent authorized. Hair
ornaments will not present a safety or foreign object
damage (FOD). Hair nets will not be worn unless
authorized for a specific type of duty.
Fingernails must not exceed 1/4 inch measured
from the tip of the finger. Nail polish must be a soft
shade, complementary to the skin tone.
Cosmetics should be conservative in color and
applied sparingly. No eccentricities or faddishness of
dress, jewelry, or grooming is permitted. No pencils,
pens, pins, handkerchiefs, or jewelry may be worn or
exposed on the uniform. Earrings may be worn with the
uniform and must be the 6mm-ball (approximately 1/4
to 1/8 inch) type with a plain brushed matte finish or a
shiny finish; either the screw-on or post type. E-6 and
below must wear silver earrings; CPOs and officers
must wear gold. Small single pearl earrings are
authorized for dinner or formal dress uniforms. While in
uniform, women may wear one necklace or choker, but
it must not be visible.
The wearing of the maternity uniform is mandatory
for all pregnant women in the Navy when a uniform is
prescribed, and regular uniforms no longer fit.
REVIEW 6 QUESTIONS
Q1. While in uniform, how many (a) wristwatches
and (b) bracelets can be worn?
Q2. To what Navy publication should you refer for
further explanation of grooming standards?
Q3. When in uniform, what type of earrings is
authorized for E-6 and below and CPOs and
a. E-6 and below:
b. CPO and above:
DRILL AND FORMATIONS
Learning Objectives: When you finish this chapter,
you will be able to
Recognize the purpose of formations.
Identify facing movements within a formation.
Understanding and correctly following the basic
drill positions and facing movements are a necessary
part of your military life. Drills teach discipline and
instill habits of precision and automatic response to
What is the purpose for formations? Is it to see if
you know your right from our left? Not really!