POINT TO KEEP IN MIND: BALL CAPS SHOWING RANK
INSIGNIA MAY NOT BE WORN WITH CIVILIAN
The US Navy and command ball caps may be worn in place of the eight-point cover with the Navy Working Uniform Type I, II or III beginning Sept. 1, as outlined in NAVADMIN 200/14, released Aug. 27.
Optional wear of the Navy and command ball caps was authorized Sept. 1,2014 with Navy Working Uniforms (NSU) (Type I, II and III) as well as with flight suits, coveralls, Flame Resistant Variant (FRV) coveralls and the Navy physical training uniform. Here are five points to kep in mind about wearing ball caps: (1) replacements can be purchased using the annual clothing replacement allowance for enlisted personnel grades E1-E6 (2) Sailors may purchase command ball caps with their personal funds, however they may not be compelled to purchase it; (3) if a Sailor is authorized to wear NWUs out off ship or base he or she may wear the Navy or command ball cap; (4) ball caps may be worn with civilian clothes provided they do not have rank insignia or command titles reflected; and (5) the ball cap should not be worn if commands may prescribe the eight-point cover with the NWUs for Sailors in formation. For more information on uniform regulations and a list of FAQs relating to the ball caps, visit the Uniform Matters Office website. Emailumo_cmc@navy.mil for feedback on uniform matters