2010 Marine Corps Uniform Regulations
US Marine Corps News
By Lance Cpl. Claudio A. Martinez, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni
As stated in Marine Administrative Message 0704/09, the Marine Corps commandant rendered the following decisions on Marine Corps Uniform Board No. 211.
OFFICER SWORD: The officer sword and its accessories continue to be a required uniform item.
MARINE GUNNER BURSTING BOMB COLLAR INSIGNIA: The commandant of the Marine Corps changed the placement guidance of the insignia and changed paragraph 4006.6 of Reference B to read: The miniature service insignia will be worn on the left collar point of khaki shirts and utility coats. The insignia will be placed on the collar in a line bisecting the angle of the point of the collar with the lower edge of the bomb equally spaced 1/2 inch from the sides of the collar of the utility uniform and 3/4 inch from the sides of the collar of the khaki shirt.
WHITE SYNTHETIC UNDERSHIRTS: White synthetic shirts are authorized for wear with the service and dress blue uniforms.
HEADGEAR WITH THE DESERT FLIGHT SUIT: Marine Corps combat utility uniform garrison and field caps/hats are authorized for wear with the flight suits at the commander’s discretion. Green MARPAT with green flight suits, desert MARPAT with tan flight suits. Olive green service garrison caps remain approved flight suit headgear.
EXTREME COLD WEATHER SYSTEM ITEMS: The wear of command issued and personally owned generation 1 and 2 extreme cold weather system items, all purpose environmental clothing systems, combat desert jacket, Marine Corps Combat utility uniform caps/hats are immediately prohibited for wear as civilian attire.
RIBBONS AND BADGES ON FEMALE DRESS AND SERVICE COATS: CMC approved the changes to the placement of ribbons and badges on the female dress and service coats. The order states, “On coats without the faux pocket, the top of the bottom row holding bar will be placed on a horizontal line 1 1/2 to 3 1/2 inches above the top of the first visible coat button and centered. On women’s coats with horizontal pockets and on women’s khaki shirts, ribbon bars will be placed even with or up to 2 inches above the top of the first visible button and centered. On coats without the faux pocket, ribbon bars will be placed on a horizontal line with the bottom edge of the ribbon bar 1 1/2 to 3 1/2 inches above the top of the first visible coat button and centered so that they are in about the same position as when worn on the shirt. On women’s coats with horizontal pockets, ribbons will be worn as prescribed above. To determine the proper location for marksmanship badges on women’s coats with slanted upper pockets, a horizontal line tangent to the highest point of the pocket is considered the top of the pocket. On women’s khaki shirts badges will be placed even with or up to 2 inches above the top of the first visible button and centered. On coats without the faux pocket, badges will be placed on a horizontal line 1 1/2 to 3 1/2 inches above the top of the first visible coat button and centered so that they are in about the same position as on the shirt. On the khaki maternity shirt, badges are worn in the same manner as on the standard khaki shirt, except they are placed 1/2 to 1 inch above the horizontal yoke seam stitching and may be adjusted to the individual to present a military appearance.
MARINE CORPS COMBAT UTILITY UNDERSHIRT COLOR AND FABRIC: Undershirts for both the desert and woodland uniforms will continue to be the olive green undershirt. Marines will be required to maintain 6 green cotton undershirts. Up to 3 may be synthetic at the individual’s option.
Anyone wishing to view the details of this MARADMIN order can visit www.MARCORSYSCOM.USMC.MIL/SITES.MCUB.
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