Updating military uniform
Chief Petty Officers (E-7 through E-9) wear collar devices on their white and khaki uniforms and rate badges on their Service Dress Blues.
Navy Officers wear their rank devices in different places on their uniforms, depending on the uniform.
Start with an overview of uniforms and the significance of military insignias – including the basics of Navy rate and rank.
Among other things, the uniform will tell you whether a member is Enlisted or an Officer in the Navy or Navy Reserve.
There is some confusion about nail polish in the MCCUUs.
Uniform Board 209 changed the policy and allowed female Marines to wear manicures that mimic the natural nail in MCCUUs.
Below you can see the charts that correspond to Enlisted and Officer positions. Personnel in pay grade E-1 do not wear group rate marks.
Familiarize yourself with the path for advancement in each category. The rating badge, a combination of rate (pay grade) and rating (specialty), is worn on the left upper sleeve of all uniforms in grades E-4 through E-6.
S.-sponsored foreign military, Do D and uniformed services civilians, other personnel as directed by the Do D, and their family members. There are actually very few formal events, so most occasions, outside of the Birthday ball, will be semi formal or less formal and the nude hose will be worn.Most folks assume the smoke/off black hose are the default hose color because the blues are usually only worn once a year for the ball, and that is a formal occasion.They easiest way to determine the formality of the event is to figure out what the civilian dress code is.Use the ball gown rule - if civilians are told to wear formal attire (ball gowns and tuxedos), then you wear your smoke hose.
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How can you tell if a Sailor is Enlisted or an Officer? What’s an easy way to find out what various Sailors do?