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Regulation permits retired personnel to wear uniforms
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UNITED STATES NAVY UNIFORM REGULATIONS
NAVPERS 15665I
 
Reference:
61002.  UNIFORMS FOR RETIRED PERSONNEL
 
    1.  GENERAL.  Retired officers and enlisted personnel, who are not on
active duty, may wear the uniform, insignia, and qualifications
corre-sponding to the rank or rating indicated on the retired list.
 
    2.  UNIFORM AUTHORIZED  
 
         a.  Retired personnel may wear uniforms at ceremonies or official
functions when the dignity of the occasion and good taste dictate.  Wearing
a uniform is appropriate for memorial services, weddings, funerals, balls,
patriotic or military parades, ceremonies in which any active or reserve
United States military unit is participating, and meetings or functions of
military associations.
 
         b.  Retired personnel may wear the uniform of their grade while
instructing a cadet corps or similar organization at approved naval or
military academies or other approved academic institutions.
 
    3.  UNIFORM NOT AUTHORIZED.  Retired personnel are prohibited from
wearing the uniform in connection with personal enterprises, business
activities, or while attending or participating in any demonstration,
assembly or activity for the purpose of furthering personal or partisan
views on political, social, economic, or religious issues.
 
    4.  FOREIGN COUNTRIES.  Retired personnel, who are not on active duty,
living or visiting a foreign country, may only wear a uniform to attend
ceremonies or social functions when wearing a uniform is required by the
terms of the invitations of customs of the country.
 
    5.  GROOMING STANDARDS.  Retired personnel must comply with the
grooming standards in these regulations, but uniforms and equipment may
either be those prescribed here or those authorized at the time of their
retirement.
 

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