The unit will issue surplus Navy uniforms to cadets, typically for a reasonable fee or deposit. Cadets are issued uniforms, to the best of our ability and within the uniform supply available to the program
from the U.S. Navy. Typically, uniforms may be exchanged throughout the cadet’s participation in the program at no additional cost. Remember that these uniforms are used uniforms and not all sizes are available. Parents are responsible for alterations as needed. If the cadet leaves the program, they must return their uniforms. Not all required items may be issued. White hats, black socks, second shoes, second name tapes are among the items which the cadet may be required to purchase.
Name tapes and Flashes
Name tapes and sea cadet flashes are sewn onto uniforms to identify the cadet and that they are part of
the U.S. Sea Cadets Corps. Name tapes are strips of material with the cadet’s name embroidered on it.
Sea cadet flashes are a special patch sewn on each uniform sleeve. The flash must be one inch from
shoulder seam to top of flash and centered on the sleeve.
Follow the directions for USNSCC: Tapes come in a package deal
Good grooming and personal appearance instills pride and self-confidence in U.S. Naval Sea Cadets.
All cadets are expected to be clean and well groomed at all times. Uniforms are expected to be clean
and pressed with all patches and name tapes attached securely in the proper position. Your cadet will
be taught grooming customs and traditions early so they may move into the regular unit with as little
disruption as possible. You can help by being aware of the following grooming standards and
reminding your son or daughter that these are the grooming expectations while in uniform.
Males: Hair must be short, above ears, no sideburns and no facial hair. Nails trimmed even with end of finger and clean. No earring to be worn, a religious medal may be worn if it is not visible.
Females: Hair must not fall below the bottom of the collar. If long, it must be put up and pinned flat against the head. Ponytails and braids are not allowed. Hairpins should match the hair color. Makeup should be light and natural looking if worn and jewelry should be one pair of silver ball earrings only. A religious medal may be worn if not visible.
Fingernails may not be more than ¼ inch past the end of finger. The use of light natural nail polish is acceptable.
PLACEMENT OF NAME TAPES
BDU SHIRT RIGHT BREAST POCKET
BDU LEFT BREAST POCKET
**BDU JACKETS ARE WORN THE SAME AS SHIRTS**
NWU SHIRT RIGHT BREAST POCKET
NWU SHIRT LEFT BREAST POCKET
**NWU JACKET ARE WORN THE SAME AS SHIRTS
**Back seam faces in
**BIB has three seams and they all face out.