Type III NWUs approved for 12 More Commands, Uniform Regs Updated for 3 Insignias

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Story Number: NNS140207-21Release Date: 2/7/2014 1:44:00 PM

From From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Chief of Naval Personnel announced the following uniform changes in a NAVADMIN released Feb 7.

Wear of the NWU Type III for deployment and pre-deployment training has been approved for the following

12 commands:

* Joint Staff J7 Coalition Warfighting Division;

* USCENTCOM Headquarters;

* Military Sealift Command, Central Command;

* Naval Strike Air Warfare Center;

* Helicopter Sea Combat Wing, US Pacific Fleet; Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWO ONE Detachment Five; Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWO FIVE Detachment Five;

* Office of Military Commissions;

* Fleet Logistics Support Wing, and all subordinate squadrons;

* Navy Element, Defense Intelligence Agency;

* Department of Defense Inspector General;

* Navy Information Operations Command, Bahrain;

* Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa;

* United States Southern Command.

Navy Chaplains serving in units authorized to wear the Navy Working Uniform (NWU) Type II and III can wear the Chaplain Corps Staff Insignia on these uniforms. The embroidered insignia will be sewn above the rank tab on the shirt. Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) will selling the insignia beginning in April.

Navy Expeditionary Supply Corps Officer (NESCO) Warfare Insignia was approved for wear by Supply Corps officers with a 310X, 651X, or 751X designator that are assigned to Navy Expeditionary Combat Command or Naval Special Warfare units and who have successfully completed the qualification requirements outlined in OPNAVINST 1412.15.

A new Navy Security Forces Badges (NESCO) warfare insignia will available for purchase in NEXCOM and Navy Exchange Uniform Centers and the Navy Exchange Uniform Support Center this June. To ensure proper control and authenticity of the new NSF metal badges, the fourth scroll (line 4) of the badge will be engraved with a four digit number by Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support (DLA-TS). Metal badges are authorized to be worn on all uniforms.

Embroidered badges are authorized to be worn on the Navy Working Uniform (NWU Type I, II, and III) only.

Deadline for the mandatory wear of the new NSF badge and patches is Oct. 1.

Fleet feedback directly impacts uniform changes. Sailors may send a letter with uniform policy change recommendations through their chain of command to the Uniform Board.

Recommendations should reflect Navy-wide application with an eye towards standardization and uniform policy reduction.

Endorsements of uniform change proposals are required by each echelon.

For more news from Chief of Naval Personnel, visit www.navy.mil/local/cnp/.

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