BLUF: As per NAVADMIN 015/17 the deadline for mandatory wear of the female combo cover has now been extended to 31 October 2018.
Female Dress Covers. The deadline for mandatory wear of the alternate and unisex Combination Covers for female officers and chief petty officers (CPO) as directed by reference (b) is extended from 31 October 2016 to 31 October 2018. The enlisted White Hat remains mandatory for wear with jumper style uniforms only. The enlisted E1-E6 female combination cover is required for wear with the four button coat SDB uniform until 31 December 2019. Female Sailors E1-E6 may optionally wear the enlisted White Hat or female Combination Cover with maternity uniforms until 31 December 2019 to coincide with the termination wear date of the female E1-E6 four button SDB uniform.
Female officer/CPO female combination covers are no longer available for purchase at the NEX Uniform Centers. Female E1-E6 Combination Cover availability is very limited through the NEX Uniform Call Center at 1-800-368-4088.