The Navy Working Uniform

U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps - American Veterans Division

Everyday wear for sailors at sea and ashore.

The NWU Type I is designed to accommodate male and female sailors and to fulfill multi-functional and geographical uniform requirements at sea and ashore in environments that do not require special or organizational clothing. The NWU Type I is intended for year-round wear and is the standard working uniform ashore. Components of the uniform include: a unisex shirt and trousers, unisex eight-point cap, 9-inch leather safety boots, Navy blue undershirt and cotton or nylon web belt. 


The NSCC version of the NWU must include the USSCC Insignia Patch over the right breast pocket as well as on the cover (the Navy does not call them hats or caps). 

The Navy Working Uniform Type I is a utility-style uniform constructed of 50/50 nylon cotton twill fabric. It is a four-color (deck gray, haze gray, black and Navy blue) digital pattern design. Embedded throughout the fabric are miniaturized features of the inner emblem of the Navy flag with the letters “USN” directly beneath it. The emblem includes an anchor, a three-masted square-rigged ship and an eagle. The emblem is abbreviated as an “ACE,” which stands for anchor, US Constitution and eagle. An embroidered ACE is located on the wearer’s left breast pocket.