Tradition, sacrifice, honor and courage paired together with innovation and technological advancement make up the lifeblood of the United States Naval Academy. Similar concepts unite when Navy straps up the Nike Pro Combat system of dress on December 10th in their attempt to beat Army for the 10th-consecutive season. The uniform features the legendary Naval phrase "Don¹t Tread on Me" which is visible throughout the uniform, both on the back inner collar as well as the upper sock. The time-tested Navy anchor is also prominent on both the front collar and pant leg.
Navy is known for its classic white gloves and dapper style, so the Nike Pro Combat gloves are predominantly traditional white. These interlocking gloves provide a stunning anchor visual for Navy, sure to strike fear in their Army opponents when they fittingly clash in our nation's capital on December 10.
The technologically advanced Nike Pro Combat system of dress features a baselayer exemplifying the Navy Jack featuring a snakeskin look with a new modern interpretation. This first Navy Jack harkens back to the one-year anniversary of 9/11 when all U.S. Navy ships flew the flag to honor those who were lost.
Additionally, the rattlesnake features 13 layers representative of the original 13 colonies. Navy is one of nine schools wearing the 2011 Nike Pro Combat system of dress uniforms this season and will look to honor all the men and women who are serving or have proudly served our country.