USNLCC League Cadet Uniform Guidelines

Uniforms

The unit will issue surplus Navy uniforms to cadets, typically for a reasonable fee or deposit. Uniforms are issued to the best of the units ability within the limits of 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 are used uniforms and not all sizes are available.

Though we try to do most alterations during “Rope Yarn”, it can fall on parents to be responsible for alterations as needed. If the cadet leaves the program, ALL ISSUED UNIFORMS MUST BE RETURNED! Not all required items may be issued; items such as white hats, black socks, second shoes, and other miscellaneous items may be required at the cadet’s expense.

Name Tapes and Flashes

Nametapes and NLCC flashes are required on all uniforms to identify the cadet and his/her affiliation with the NLCC. Nametapes are strips of material with the cadet’s name embroidered on it. Information regarding the proper placement and wearing of the Sea Cadet uniform can be found in the NLCC Uniform Regulations.  These can be purchased at 1800NameTape.com

Personal Grooming

Good grooming and personal appearance practices instill pride and self-confidence in 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 nametapes attached securely in the proper position. Cadets will be taught grooming customs and traditions early so that they may assimilate into the unit with as little disruption as possible. Parents can help by being aware of the following grooming standards and reminding the cadet that these are the grooming expectations while in uniform.

Male: Hair must be short, above ears, no sideburns and no facial hair. Nails trimmed even with end of finger and clean. No earrings may be worn; a religious medal may be worn if it is not visible.

Female: 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, if worn, should be light and natural looking 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.

Uniform Handbook 

Camouflage Utility Uniform

(CUU, BDU, Woodlands, or Cammies)

BDU Utility Blouse

BDU Utility Trousers

BDU 8 Point Cover

Black Combat Boots

Black Boot Socks

Brown Undershirt

Alternative: OD Green Undershirt

Black Belt with Silver Tip

Silver Buckle

Blousing Bands

 

 

 

 

Cadet Summer Dress Uniform

 

(Dress Whites)

White Summer Button Up Short Sleeve Blouse

Black Service Trousers

White Dixie Cup Cover

White Undershirt

Black Dress Shoes

Black Dress Socks

Black Belt with Silver Tip

Silver Belt Buckle

Ribbons

Name Plate

 

 

 

Cadet Winter Dress

(Dress Blues)

Black Long Sleeve Dress Blouse

Black Service Trousers

White Dixie Cup Cover

White Undershirt

Black Necktie

Black Belt with Silver Tip

Silver Buckle

Black Dress Shoes

Black Dress Socks

Ribbons

Name Plate