The first U.S. Navy uniform was non-descript and consisted of pantaloons often tied at the knee or knee breeches, a jumper or shirt, neckerchief, short waisted jacket and low crowned hats. The Navy didn't begin to standardize their uniforms until 1841, which reflected British Naval traditions. Today's Navy uniforms include the new Working Uniform (blue camouflage pattern) and Service Uniform, numerous forms of the Service Dress, Dinner Dress, Ceremonial, Tropical and Winter uniforms, in addition to the more traditional enlisted Full Dress uniforms.
Navy Uniform Resources:Navy Uniform Board
Navy Uniform History
Navy Uniform Images
Navy Ribbon Checker (unofficial)
Navy Uniform Regulations
A complete guide to the Navy's uniform policy including medals, awards, grooming standards and associated images and regulations can be found in the Navy Uniform Regulations.
Click on the following links to learn more about each service’s current uniforms, uniform policies, changes and updates:
Retiree Uniform Regulations
Military Insignia and Ranks (Officers)
Military Insignia, Ranks, and Rates (Enlisted)
Obtaining Medals and Awards
Purchasing Medals and Ribbons
Military Clothing (Uniform) Allowance Rates