NAVADMIN 191-08 – Navy PT Uniform

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FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
TO NAVADMIN

NAVADMIN 191/08

SUBJ/NAVY UNIFORMS//

REF/A/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/050019ZAPR08//
REF/B/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/211455ZNOV07//
REF/C/DOC/NAVPERS 15665I/01JAN2003// NARR/REF A IS
NAVADMIN 094/08, NAVY UNIFORMS. REF B IS NAVADMIN 310/07, NAVY UNIFORM BOARD. REF C IS U.S. NAVY UNIFORM REGULATIONS, NAVPERS 15665I.//

RMKS/1. THIS NAVADMIN CODIFIES THE GUIDELINES FOR THE NEW PHYSICAL TRAINING UNIFORM (PTU) MANNER OF WEAR. REF A ANNOUNCED THE APPROVAL OF A NAVY PTU FOR ALL SAILORS, E-1 THROUGH O-10. AFTER SIGNIFICANT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, AND FEEDBACK FROM THE FLEET, THE NAVY PTU ROLL OUT COMMENCED IN APRIL, BEGINNING WITH SENIOR OFFICER AND ENLISTED LEADERSHIP, FOLLOWED BY RECRUIT DIVISION COMMANDERS AND RECRUITS AT RTC GREAT LAKES. CURRENTLY THE PTU IS BEING DISTRIBUTED TO NAVY EXCHANGES FOR PURCHASE AT DESIGNATED LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE FLEET.

2. THE NEW PTU APPROPRIATELY REFLECTS OUR NAVY COLORS; IS TAILORED FOR A PROGRESSIVE FIT AND APPEARANCE; AND IS MADE OF MODERN, MOISTURE WICKING AND ODOR-RESISTANT FABRIC. INITIAL FEEDBACK ON THE PTU HAS BEEN POSITIVE WITH REGARD TO LOOK, FIT AND PERFORMANCE. WE WILL BE MAKING ADJUSTMENTS TO FUTURE PRODUCTION LOTS, TO INCLUDE FLEET FEEDBACK, SO WE CONTINUE TO IMPROVE YOUR UNIFORMS AND PROVIDE THE APPEARANCE, FEATURES AND FUNCTIONALITY YOU NEED AND DESIRE.

3. MANNER OF WEAR – THE PTU IS DESIGNED PRIMARILY FOR GROUP/UNIT PHYSICAL TRAINING ACTIVITIES AND THE SEMI-ANNUAL PHYSICAL FITNESS ASSESSMENT (PFA); HOWEVER, IT CAN BE WORN BOTH ON AND OFF BASE FOR FITNESS AND/OR LEISURE UNLESS DETERMINED OTHERWISE BY REGIONAL COORDINATORS OR COMMANDING OFFICERS.
A. IN-PORT AND WHEN PERFORMING COMMAND DIRECTED “GROUP/UNIT” PHYSICAL TRAINING ACTIVITIES, SEMI-ANNUAL PFA (TO INCLUDE BODY COMPOSITION ASSESSMENT (BCA) AND PHYSICAL READINESS TEST (PRT)), THE PTU SHIRT WILL BE TUCKED INTO THE SHORTS. SHORTS WILL BE WORN FULLY ON THE WAIST. THE LENGTH OF THE SHORTS WILL NOT EXTEND BELOW THE TOP OF THE KNEE. RUNNING SHOES WILL BE COMFORTABLE AND SUPPORT THE PLANNED EXERCISE. ATHLETIC SOCKS MUST BE WORN AND SHALL NOT EXTEND ABOVE MID-CALF. LOW CUT SOCKS ARE PERMITTED. PREGNANT SAILORS WILL WEAR THE SHIRT OUT AND WILL DISCONTINUE WEARING THE PTU WHEN IT BECOMES TOO TIGHT. FEMALE SAILORS WILL WEAR A SPORT OR DRESS BRASSIERE WHEN WEARING THE PTU. ADDITIONAL UNDERGARMENTS ARE AUTHORIZED FOR ALL HANDS.
B. AT SEA, THE WEARING OF THE PTU WILL BE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COMMANDING OFFICER. REQUIREMENTS FOR FEMALE SAILORS REMAIN AS STATED WHETHER WEARING THE PTU OR OTHER PERSONAL FITNESS ATTIRE.
C. DURING INDIVIDUAL PT, SHIRTS MAY BE WORN IN OR OUT OF SHORTS. ALL OTHER REQUIREMENTS ARE THE SAME AS “IN-PORT.”
D. WHILE ON LIBERTY, COMPONENTS OF THE PTU ARE AUTHORIZED TO WEAR INDIVIDUALLY OR COLLECTIVELY. THE PTU WILL NOT BE WORN WHILE IN A DUTY STATUS OR WHEN CONDUCTING OFFICIAL BUSINESS ON BASE (E.G., PSD’S, MEDICAL TREATMENT FACILITIES, GALLEYS, LEGAL).
E. THE PTU IS NOT AUTHORIZED TO BE WORN IN LIEU OF THE WORKING, SERVICE, OR DRESS UNIFORM WHILE IN A LIMITED OR LIGHT DUTY STATUS.
F. OPTIONAL COMPONENTS ARE PROVIDED FOR ADDITIONAL COMFORT AND SUPPORT. LONG SLEEVED PTU SHIRTS AND/OR NAVY KNIT WATCH CAPS ARE AUTHORIZED WHEN WEATHER CONDITIONS WARRANT. COMPRESSION SHORTS/MODESTY LINERS ARE AUTHORIZED BUT MUST NOT BE VISIBLE WHILE STANDING AND WILL BE EITHER BLACK OR NAVY BLUE IN COLOR.
G. IN ALL CASES, THE PTU WILL BE WORN IN SUCH A MANNER SO AS TO REFLECT CREDIT UPON THE NAVY AND THE INDIVIDUAL WEARING THE PTU.

4. THE WEAR LIFE OF THE PTU COMPONENTS IS PLANNED FOR 12 MONTHS BASED ON CURRENT PHYSICAL TRAINING REQUIREMENTS. PTU COMPONENTS WEAR LIFE CAN BE EXTENDED IF MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS PRINTED ON EACH COMPONENT ARE CLOSELY FOLLOWED. PERSONNEL SHOULD USE THE LOW TEMPERATURE SETTINGS ON SELF-SERVICE WASHING/DRYING MACHINES. USE OF INDUSTRIAL OR BULK LAUNDRY FACILITIES IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

5. POINT OF CONTACT IS MR. ROBERT B. CARROLL, N131U, AT(703) 614-5076/DSN224, OR EMAIL ROBERT.B.CARROLL(AT)NAVY.MIL.

6. RELEASED BY VADM M. E. FERGUSON III, N1.//