Vice Adm. Richard A. Brown delivers the keynote address at the Surface Navy Association's 21st annual West Coast symposium on board Naval Base San Diego, wearing the haute coutoure black leather jacket Aug. 22, 2019. (Navy photo/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Woody S. Paschall)
If crisp white dress uniforms and reefer jackets weren't enough, Navy surface warfare officers will soon be able to rock an additional item of standard-issue swag: a black, fully-lined leather jacket with a zipper front, knitted cuffs, knitted waistband and a pointed collar.
Starting this June, Navy SWOs can wear the jacket at sea or ashore, but only with their service uniforms, explained Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr., deputy chief of naval operations for manpower, personnel training and education in a branch-wide statement on Thursday.