Approximately 16,000 randomly selected female officers and enlisted are being asked to participate in the online survey on the fit, design and durability of Navy uniforms in a Fleet-wide survey announced in NAVADMIN 127/13.
Letters were mailed April 30 to participants notifying them of their selection and providing instructions on accessing and completing the survey. The online survey will be open for approximately 90 days.
The decision to do the fleet-wide survey was made after interviews and focus groups determined that there was a need to gather more feedback on women’s uniform concerns and recommendations.
Survey questions will address levels of satisfaction with service dress, service and working uniforms and components. The survey will also ask about fit and hip-to-waist ratio of slacks; the comfort of shirt collars; and preference for shirt lining, shoulder stitching and yoke on service uniform shirts.
Press Release, May 21, 2013; Image: US Navy