Navy Football Releases “Silent Service” Special Uniforms for Rivalry Game With Army

    The Navy football program has unveiled their special edition uniforms honoring the "Silent Service" ahead of the Army-Navy Game.

    Ahead of one of the greatest rivalry games in all of sports, the Navy Midshipmen football program has revealed the uniforms the Midshipmen will wear when they take the field to face Army in Foxboro on Dec. 9.

    Navy Football Releases “Silent Service” Special Uniforms

    For the 124th edition of the Army-Navy Game presented by USAA, the Navy football team will wear special uniforms dedicated to honoring the U.S. Submarine Force.

    The force is known as “Silent Device” due to the covert nature of their operations more than 600 feet below the surface of the sea.

    The uniform reveal day for the Army-Navy Game is one of the most hotly-anticipated amongst college football fans, with each year the two programs producing exceptional football artwork that honors the service of the academies while providing a visual treat for fans. Navy got their shot in first this year, producing a uniform that doesn’t disappoint in terms of honor and aesthetic.

    The design of the uniform, which replaces the traditional Navy football color scheme with Under Armour’s “Eclipse Navy” shade, proves that less is indeed more. The simplistic nature of the uniform is designed to replicate the stealth nature of the US Submarine Force.

    Despite the simplistic design, the uniform has incredible detailing that honors the “Silent Service,” including using contrasting white numbers to mimic the classification numbers of the submarine hull. There is also a “Silent Service” slogan on the neck with artwork that is a nod to the work of the US Submarine Force, while the sleeve patch also honors Naval history.

    “The sleeve path was executed using the Naval Academy Athletics anchor locked-up with the Submarine Warfare insignia or “dolphins/fish.” The design encompasses a historically inspired rendering of dolphins flanking a submarine in the middle,” the Navy official release explains.

    “The Submarine Warfare insignia was created in 1923 by Captain Ernest J. King, who proposed that the Navy create a warfare insignia device for qualified submariners. The hard-earned badge distinguishes and identifies the members of the submarine community and has since become a source of pride for the silent service.”

    The Navy football program will be looking to make fans proud when they take to the field in Foxboro for the Army-Navy Game. The Midshipmen still have the opportunity to gain bowl eligibility in the first year under head coach Brian Newberry, with games against SMU and Army still to come.

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