Are Photos of All Naval Service Members in Their Dress Uniform Taken Officially?


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All naval service members do get their official photos taken in the dress uniform. Their photos are kept in their individual files for official military purposes.

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A naval service member's photo is usually taken based on specific requirements at the United States Navy's facility. Requirements include a full-length size photo with a blank background for bringing out the details of the uniform and photograph date.

The U.S. Navy, which is one of the country's seven uniformed forces, is the seaborne equivalent of the U.S. Army. Its key functions include power projection, sea control, and sealift responsibilities. Established on October 13, 1775, the U.S. Navy is headed by the U.S. Secretary of the Navy.

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