"Wear the uniform once each week according to the schedule published in the Plan of the Week”.
"The Uniform recruits for us, it shows pride in what you do."
Failure to wear the uniform will result in a uniform grade of zero.
New Female Hair grooming standards Link
Highlights of the changes and guidelines include:
- Hairstyles must allow for the proper fit of cover
- When in uniform, hair may touch, but not fall below a horizontal line level with the lower edge of the back of the collar. With service dress jumper uniforms, hair may extend a maximum of 1 1/2 inches below the top of the jumper collar.
- Layered hairstyles are authorized, provided that the layers present a smooth graduated appearance. No portion of the bulk of the hair (except the bun) as measured from the scalp will exceed 2 inches.
- The bulk of the bun shall not exceed 3 inches from scalp. The diameter of the bun will not exceed 4 inches. Loose ends must be tucked-in and secured. Buns must not protrude through the opening in the back of a ball cap.
- Angled hairstyles may not exceed 1 1/2 inches difference in length from front to back.
- All hairstyles must minimize scalp exposure.
- Two strand braids (a type of twist) are authorized. Braided hairstyles shall be conservative and conform to the grooming standard guidelines.
- No bright colored hair (i.e hot pink)
This is the link for ALL HANDS and Navy Regs:
Hair Guidance: from the Cadet Field Manual: Neat, clean, trimmed and present a well-groomed appearance. Above the ears and around the neck: must be tapered upwards 3/4 inch and outwards not greater than 3/4-inch. Must not touch the collar. No longer than 3 inches and the bulk shall not exceed 2 inches. (In no case shall the bulk or length of hair interfere with the proper wearing of the cap. Bulk is defined as the distance that the mass of the hair protrudes from the scalp as indicated by the line in the drawing on the next page). One narrow part in the hair is authorized. This may be cut, clipped, or shaved. Plaited or braided hair is unauthorized. Hair may not show under the front brim of any uniform cap. Below are examples of male haircuts which conform to NJROTC regulations.
Note: Ethnic hairstyles are permitted provided they are groomed to fit within the guidelines stated above. Bizarre hairstyles and faddish or outrageous multicolor hair are unauthorized.
Sideburns: Neatly trimmed and tailored as described above. Shall not extend below a point level with the middle of the ear, as indicated by line “A”, and shall be of even width (not flared). Shall end with a clean-shaven horizontal line.
Things you will need: Black calf high socks, White Crew Neck T shirt, and Shirt, for male NSU (all issued by unit), Black Shoe Polish (Kiwi) & boot polish brush kit
Mustaches or beards: Cadets are not allowed to have either mustaches or beards unless they conform to the NJROTC Grooming Standards.
Fingernails: Will not extend past the fingertips. Nail polish color shall complement skin tone/no shine (nude color)
Earrings/Studs: Not authorized for male cadets. Female cadets ranked as a Chief may wear a small gold ball, one per ear, and centered on the earlobe. Female cadets ranked lower than a Chief must wear a silver ball with the same requirements. Nose, eyebrow, tongue, lip, or any other body visible piercings are prohibited.
Necklaces: Approved for wear on a case-by-case basis by the Senior Naval Science Instructor. Necklaces must not be visible under the uniform and are usually authorized for religious purposes.
Rings: One per hand is authorized but not worn on uniform inspection day.
Wristwatch/Bracelet: Bracelets are not worn on uniform inspection day unless they are authorized by an instructor for religious purposes or sentimental value.
Sunglasses: A conservative pair is permitted when authorized by the naval science instructor. Sunglasses are never authorized in military formations. Retainer glasses straps are not authorized.