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US Navy fatigue flak jacket worn by Admiral Michelle Howard

Catalog Data

Manufactured by:
Propper International, Inc., founded 1967  Search this
Worn by:
Admiral Michelle Janine Howard, American, born 1960  Search this
Subject of:
United States Navy, American, founded 1775  Search this
Medium:
nylon and cotton blend fabric with plastic buttons
Dimensions:
H x W (flat): 30 × 21 in. (76.2 × 53.3 cm)
Type:
flak jackets
military uniforms
Date:
2009
Description:
A US Navy fatigue jacket worn by Admiral Michelle Howard as rear admiral (lower half). The single-breasted flak jacket with a standard collar is made from a brown, tan, and beige toned camouflage print nylon and cotton blend fabric. It closes at the center front with five (5) tan plastic buttons hidden from the facing side with an additional placket. The wide straight cut sleeves have adjustable cuffs that can be closed at varying levels of tightness around the wrist using one buttonhole tab and three (3) tan plastic buttons. Each sleeve has a self-fabric rectangular elbow patch panel. There is a square of tan fabric with one (1) five-pointed star embroidered in black on each front collar. The jacket has four (4) exterior pleated patch pockets with flap closures that close with two concealed tan buttons, one at each breast and one at each waist. At the proper left breast above the pocket is a rectangular patch with a Surface Warfare Officer insignia embroidered in brown thread of a shield in front of crossed swords. Below it is a rectangular patch with brown thread reading "U.S. NAVY". On the proper right breast above the pocket is a patch with brown thread reading "HOWARD". A size and style tag is sewn at the interior center back neck. An additional tag is sewn at the interior proper right front waist that is illegible from washing and wearing.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Military  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Admiral Michelle J. Howard, U.S. Navy
Object number:
2014.146.2.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Historical
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ba68e8c8-4a50-4158-9876-c7fe18fca44a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.146.2.2