CNO Approves Physical Fitness Uniform

WASHINGTON  (NNS) -- Adm. Mike Mullen, Chief
of Naval Operations, approved the first Navy
physical fitness uniform for all Sailors E-1 through
O-10 this week.

“The goal was to design a uniform for wear during
command directed group and unit PT activities
and that our Sailors will be proud to wear,” said
Vice Adm. John C. Harvey Jr., Chief of Naval
Personnel. “What CNO has delivered more than
meets that goal.”

The uniform consists of a gold short sleeved shirt and Navy blue shorts. The shirt is moisture
wicking and odor resistant polyester with Navy in reflective lettering on back with and front.

The nylon moisture wicking and odor resistant Navy blue shorts come in six and eight inch
lengths, providing standard appearance among different height Sailors, it also has reflective
piping and reflective Navy lettering. The shorts have side pockets with a hidden ID card pocket
inside the waistband.

“We carefully evaluated the materials, styling and functionality in designing this uniform,” said
Harvey. “We looked at the lessons learned from the other services and got feedback from our
Sailors – young, mature, male, female, officer and enlisted – and arrived at this design.”

“This is a high quality, high performance product that I know our Sailors will be proud to wear,
because we asked them,” Harvey added.

Upon delivery to the fleet, anticipated to be spring 2008, all command directed physical
training and semi-annual physical fitness tests will be performed while wearing the PT uniform.
However, the uniform does not have to be worn during individual exercise.

“Sailors may still wear personal PT gear when not participating in command PT activities or the
semi annual fitness tests,” said Robert Carroll, Head, Navy Uniform Matters Office.

Uniform availability at uniform centers and command uniform distribution activities will be
phased in beginning with major Fleet concentration areas in spring 2008. Reserve enlisted will
be issued uniforms by their commands.

Sailors’ clothing replacement allowance will be adjusted starting October 1, 2007 to allow for
the purchase of two sets of short sleeve shirts and shorts.

“We have designated optional items including a long-sleeved shirt, compression shorts, head
gear and running shoes which can be worn during these events,” said Carroll. A Navy wind suit
is also in the works.

A NAVADMIN providing more detailed information on uniform wear policy will be released soon

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CNO Approves New
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