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MARADMIN 299/14:  FIELDING INFORMATION FOR THE RUGGED ALL TERRAIN BOOT

Date Signed: 6/20/2014
MARADMINS Active Number: 299/14

R 201056Z JUN 14
UNCLASSIFIED//
MARADMIN 299/14
MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS(UC)/F002//
SUBJ/FIELDING INFORMATION FOR THE RUGGED ALL TERRAIN BOOT//
REF/A/DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC MCUB/25JUN2009//
REF/B/DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC MCUB/18MAR2008//
NARR/REF A IS CMC DECISION MEMORANDUM FOR THE RUGGED ALL TERRAIN (RAT) BOOT.  REF B IS MCO P1020.34G WITH CHANGES 1-5, MARINE CORPS UNIFORM REGULATIONS.//
POC/NH3 M. BOYT/-/MCUB/TEL: (703)432-3573 OR DSN 378-3573/ OR MR. R. SLOAN/-/MCUB/TEL:  (703)432-3667 OR DSN 378-3667/EMAIL: MARY.BOYT(AT)USMC.MIL OR RONALD.SLOAN.CTR(AT)USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/RMKS/1.  PER REFERENCE (A), THE HOT WEATHER AND TEMPERATE WEATHER MARINE CORPS COMBAT BOOTS (MCCB) WILL BE REPLACED BY THE HOT WEATHER AND TEMPERATE WEATHER RUGGED ALL TERRAIN (RAT) BOOT BEGINNING FISCAL YEAR 2015.  THE INTRODUCTION OF THE RAT BOOTS WAS DELAYED IN ORDER TO RESOLVE QUALITY AND CONTRACTUAL ISSUES.  THE FOLLOWING FIELDING INFORMATION IS PROVIDED.
A.  HOT WEATHER AND TEMPERATE WEATHER RAT BOOTS WILL BE ISSUED TO RECRUITS VIA THE SEABAG AND TO OFFICER CANDIDATES BEGINNING OCTOBER 2014.
B.  BEGINNING 1 OCTOBER 2016, THE CLOTHING REPLACEMENT ALLOWANCE (CRA) FOR ENLISTED MARINES WILL BE CHANGED TO REFLECT THE PRICE DIFFERENCE AND LONGER USEFUL LIFE OF THE RAT BOOT.  BECAUSE THE RAT BOOT USEFUL LIFE IS LONGER THAN THE MCCB'S, THE ANNUAL CRA WILL DECREASE $31.07 PER ACTIVE DUTY ENLISTED MARINE.
C.  THE MANDATORY POSSESSION DATE FOR BOTH THE HOT WEATHER AND TEMPERATE WEATHER RAT BOOTS IS 1 OCTOBER 2016.  THE HOT WEATHER AND TEMPERATE WEATHER RAT BOOTS MAY BE WORN IMMEDIATELY AND DO MEET THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENT.
D.  MARINE FORCES RESERVE WILL BEGIN ISSUING THE RAT BOOTS IN FISCAL YEAR 2015 AND WILL COMPLETE THE ISSUE BY THE MANDATORY POSSESION DATE.
2.  THE HOT WEATHER AND TEMPERATE WEATHER MCCB'S WILL BE DEEMED OBSOLETE ON 30 SEPTEMBER 2016. 
3.  PARAGRAPH 3012.2 OF REFRENCE (B) IS CHANGED TO READ:
"3012.  FOOTWEAR ... 
2.  COMBAT BOOTS ... AUTHORIZED BOOTS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
A.  MARINE CORPS COMBAT BOOTS, TEMPERATE WEATHER (MCCB (TW)) AND HOT WEATHER (MCCB (HW)).  THE STANDARD MCCB'S (HW AND TW) ARE THE BROWN ROUGH-SIDE-OUT LEATHER BOOTS, AND WILL BE WORN AS ISSUED/SOLD THROUGH THE DOD SUPPLY SYSTEM/RETAIL CLOTHING OUTLET AND THOSE PRIVATE VENDORS WHO HAVE AUTHORITY TO SELL THE PATENTED BOOTS.   A MARINE CORPS EMBLEM HEAT-EMBOSSED ON THE OUTER ANKLE IDENTIFIES MCCB'S AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR BY MARINES.  MCCB'S (HW AND TW) ARE DEEMED OBSOLETE AS OF 1 OCTOBER 2016.
B.  RUGGED ALL TERRAIN (RAT) BOOTS, TEMPERATE WEATHER (RAT (TW)) AND HOT WEATHER (RAT (HW)).  THE STANDARD RAT BOOTS (TW AND HW) ARE BROWN ROUGH-SIDE-OUT LEATHER BOOTS WITH A REINFORCED HEEL AND TOE AND A WIDER PLATFORM FOR BETTER WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION.  THEY WILL BE WORN AS ISSUED/SOLD THROUGH THE DOD SUPPLY SYSTEM/RETAIL CLOTHING OUTLET AND THOSE PRIVATE VENDORS WHO HAVE AUTHORITY TO SELL THE PATENTED BOOTS.  A MARINE CORPS EMBLEM HEAT-EMBOSSED ON THE OUTER ANKLE IDENTIFIES THE RAT BOOTS AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR BY MARINES.
C.  OPTIONAL BOOTS.  OPTIONAL MCCB'S AND RAT BOOTS WITH A MARINE CORPS APPROVAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (SEE FIG. 1-4) AND MARINE CORPS EMBLEM ON THE OUTSIDE HEEL OF THE BOOT ARE AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR WITH THE UTILITY UNIFORM AND WILL MEET THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENT.  OPTIONAL MCCB'S MAY ONLY BE WORN UNTIL THE MCCB'S ARE DEEMED OBSOLETE." 
4.  RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY MAJOR GENERAL M. R. REGNER, STAFF DIRECTOR, HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS.//

 

ALMAR 078/14; MARINE CORPS COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM (MCCUU) POLICY CHANGE (SLEEVES DOWN IN THE SUMMER SEASON) 

Date Signed: 2/26/2014 
ALMAR  Number: 078/14 

Subject: MARINE CORPS COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM POLICY CHANGE

DTG: 260149Z Feb 14

UNCLASSIFIED/

MARADMIN 078/14

MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS(UC)/F002// SUBJ/MARINE CORPS COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM POLICY CHANGE// REF/A/MARADMIN/181719ZOCT11// REF/B/MSGID:DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC MCUB/31MAR2003// AMPN/REF A ANNOUNCED YEAR ROUND WEAR OF THE MARINE CORPS COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM (MCCUU) WITH SLEEVES DOWN.  REF B IS MCO P1020.34G, MARINE CORPS UNIFORM REGULATIONS// POC/M. BOYT/CIV/UNIT:  MCUB/-/TEL:(703) 432-3333/TEL:DSN 378-3333/ EMAIL:MARY.BOYT(AT)USMC.MIL// GENTEXT/REMARKS/

 

1.  THIS MARADMIN ANNOUNCES THE COMMANDANT'S DECISION TO CANCEL REF A AND REVERT TO PREVIOUS POLICY FOR WEAR OF THE MCCUU.

 

2.  EFFECTIVE 09 MARCH 2014, THE DESERT MCCUU WILL BE WORN DURING THE SUMMER UNIFORM PERIOD WITH THE SLEEVES ROLLED UP.  AT LOCAL COMMANDERS' DIRECTION (BN/SQDN), SLEEVES WILL CONTINUE TO BE ROLLED DOWN IN COMBAT AND FIELD ENVIRONMENTS.  DURING THE WINTER UNIFORM PERIOD, THE WOODLAND MCCUU WILL CONTINUE TO BE WORN WITH SLEEVES DOWN.

 

3.  REF B WILL BE UPDATED TO REFLECT THIS CHANGE.

 

4.  RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY MAJGEN M. R. REGNER, STAFF DIRECTOR, HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS.//

 

MARADMIN 658/13:  Uniform Board 213 Results

Date Signed: 12/16/2013
R 161151Z DEC 13
UNCLASSIFIED/
MARADMIN 658/13
MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS(UC)/F002//
SUBJ/UNIFORM BOARD 213 RESULTS//
REF/A/DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC MCUB/15NOV2013//
REF/B/DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC MCUB/18MAR2008//
NARR/REF A IS CMC DECISION MEMO; UNIFORM BOARD 213/REF B IS MCO P1020.34G CHANGE 1-5; THE MARINE CORPS UNIFORM REGULATIONS.//
POC/M. BOYT/YA2/MCUB/-/TEL:(703)432-3573/TEL:DSN 378-3573/EMAIL MARY.BOYT(AT)USMC.MIL//
POC/R. SLOAN/CTR/MCUB/-/TEL:(703)432-3667/TEL:DSN 378-3667/EMAIL: RONALD.SLOAN.CTR(AT)USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/

 

1.  PER REF A, ON 6 NOV 2013, CMC RENDERED DECISIONS ON UNIFORM BOARD NO. 213.

2.  CMC DECISIONS ARE DETAILED BELOW.

A.  AGENDA ITEM A:  UNIVERSAL DRESS AND SERVICE CAPS
(1) RECOMMENDATION:  ADOPT THE CURRENT MALE SERVICE AND DRESS FRAME CAP AS THE UNIVERSAL CAP FOR ALL MARINES (WITH SOME MODIFICATIONS TO MAKE IT MORE COMFORTABLE BUT MAINTAIN THE SAME DISTINCTIVE APPEARANCE).
CMC DECISION:  APPROVED.  FEMALE MARINES ARE AUTHORIZED TO WEAR THE CURRENT MALE DRESS AND SERVICE CAPS IMMEDIATELY, BUT WILL NOT BE REQUIRED TO OWN THEM UNTIL THE MANDATORY POSSESSION DATE AS DETAILED BELOW.
(2) FIELDING INFORMATION:
(A) FEMALE RECRUITS/CANDIDATES:  INITIAL ISSUE/SEABAG - BEGINNING 1 APR 2014, FEMALE RECRUITS WILL BE ISSUED THE CURRENT MALE DRESS AND SERVICE CAPS.  THE INITIAL ISSUE TO FEMALE RECRUITS AND CANDIDATES WILL BE CHANGED TO REFLECT; 1 CROWN, WHITE; AND 1 CROWN, GREEN.  RECRUITS WHO ARE ISSUED THE CURRENT FEMALE SERVICE AND DRESS CAPS ARE SUBJECT TO THE SAME MANDATORY POSSESSION DATES AS THE ACTIVE DUTY AND RESERVE FEMALE MARINES, AS DETAILED BELOW.
(B)  PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT:  MARINE CORPS SYSTEMS COMMAND IS ENGAGED WITH INDUSTRY ON IMPROVING THE QUALITY, FIT AND COMFORT OF THE EXISTING MALE FRAME CAP (NOW KNOWN AS THE UNIVERSAL CAP).  THE UNIVERSAL CAP IS PROJECTED TO BE ISSUED TO RECRUITS BEGINNING 1 MAY 2015 AND WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE VIA MARINE CORPS CLOTHING SALES STORES.  THE MANDATORY POSSESSION DATE FOR ALL MARINES AND OBSOLETION DATE FOR FEMALE DRESS AND SERVICE CAPS IS 1 MAY 2017 (MARINES WHO HAVE THE CURRENT MALE SERVICE AND DRESS FRAME CAP WILL MEET THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENT AND ARE NOT REQUIRED TO REPLACE THEIR CAPS WITH THE UNIVERSAL CAP UNTIL THEY ARE NO LONGER SERVICEABLE).  THIS MANDATORY POSSESSION DATE IS APPLICABLE TO THE MARINE FORCES RESERVE.

B.  AGENDA ITEM B:  PARTIAL MULTIPLE BRAIDS FOR FEMALE MARINES
(1) RECOMMENDATION:  APPROVE A REGULATION CHANGE TO THE FEMALE BRAID GROOMING STANDARDS, FURTHER DEFINING MULTIPLE BRAIDS AND AUTHORIZING THE WEAR OF "PARTIAL MULTIPLE BRAIDS" IN UNIFORM.
CMC DECISION:  APPROVED.
(2)  THE BELOW CHANGES TO REF B ARE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.  PARAGRAPHS 1004.7B(1)(B) AND 1004.7B(1)(B)1:"(B) HAIRSTYLES ...  EXAMPLES OF HAIRSTYLES CONSIDERED TO BE FADDISH OR EXAGGERATED AND THUS NOT AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR IN UNIFORM ARE (THIS LIST IS NOT ALL-INCLUSIVE); LOCKS AND TWISTS (NOT INCLUDING FRENCH ROLLS/TWISTS), HAIR SCULPTING (ECCENTRIC DIRECTIONAL FLOW, TWISTS, TEXTURE OR SPIKING), BUNS OR BRAIDS WITH LOOSE HAIR EXTENDING AT THE END (EXCEPT AS AUTHORIZED BELOW) ..." "1.  BRAIDS ...  WHEN WORN, MULTIPLE BRAIDS SHALL BE OF UNIFORM DIMENSION, SMALL IN DIAMETER (APPROX. 1/8 TO 1/4 INCH), SHOW NO MORE THAN 1/8 OF AN INCH OF SCALP BETWEEN THE BRAIDS AND MUST BE TIGHTLY INTERWOVEN TO PRESENT A NEAT, PROFESSIONAL, WELL GROOMED APPEARANCE.  FOREIGN MATERIAL (I.E., BEADS, DECORATIVE ITEMS) SHALL NOT BE BRAIDED INTO THE HAIR.  BRAIDS MUST CONTINUE TO THE END OF THE NATURAL HAIR AND CAN BE WORN LOOSE FROM THAT POINT.  WHEN WORN LOOSE, BRAIDS WILL COMPLY WITH MEDIUM OR LONG HAIR LENGTH GUIDELINES, OR BE SECURED TO THE HEAD IN ONE DIRECTION, IN STRAIGHT LINES (FORE AND AFT WHEN WEARING A BUN).  THE HAIR FORMING THE BUN MAY BE UNBRAIDED.  BUNS AND ENDS SHALL BE NEATLY AND INCONSPICUOUSLY FASTENED OR PINNED."

C.  AGENDA ITEM C:  SUPPLEMENTAL CLOTHING ALLOWANCE FOR MARINE CORPS DETACHMENT (MCD) NEWPORT
(1) RECOMMENDATION:  CHANGE TO SUPPLEMENTAL CLOTHING ALLOWANCE FOR MCD NEWPORT AS REQUESTED.
CMC DECISION:  APPROVED.
(2) SEPARATE CORRESPONDENCE WILL BE PROVIDED TO THE UNIT AND THE DEPUTY COMMANDANT FOR INSTALLATIONS AND LOGISTICS (LPC-3) REFLECTING THE APPROVED ALLOWANCE CHANGE.  THIS CHANGE IS EFFFECTIVE UPON RECEIPT OF THE AFOREMENTIONED CORRESPONDENCE.
5.  RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY MAJOR GENERAL M. R. REGNER, STAFF DIRECTOR, HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS.//

 

MARADMIN 248/13COMBAT WOODLAND JACKET

Date Signed: 5/16/2013
R 161326Z MAY 13
UNCLASSIFIED/
MARADMIN 248/13
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS MCUB//
SUBJ/COMBAT WOODLAND JACKET//
REF/A/DOC/MCUB//31 MAR 03//
REF/B/DOC/MCUB//8 DEC 2009//
NARR/REF A IS MCO P1020.34G CHANGE 1-5; THE MARINE CORPS UNIFORM REGULATIONS/REF B IS MARADMIN 704/09; PROCEEDINGS OF MARINE CORPS UNIFORM BOARD NO. 211//
POC/NH III HARVEY WALKER, MCSC, PDM ICE/PM-13/TEL:-(703)432-3617 OR DSN 378-3617/EMAIL HARVEY.WALKER1(AT)USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/

 

1. PER CMC DECISION,THE COMBAT WOODLAND JACKET (CWJ) IS AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR WITH THE MARINE CORPS COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM (MCCUU), AS AN OPTIONAL UNIFORM ITEM, PER THE COMMANDER'S DISCRETION.  THE CWJ IS A LIGHTWEIGHT, WIND RESISTANT, WATER/SNOW RESISTANT, AND SAND RESISTANT JACKET INTENDED TO PROVIDE MULTI-CLIMATE PROTECTION, HAVE MINIMAL IMPACT ON THE COMBAT LOAD, AND UTILIZES DIGITAL MARPAT WOODLAND PRINTED FABRICS FEATURING MOISTURE MANAGEMENT, ODOR REDUCTION, AND BREATHABILITY CHARACTERISTICS. THE CWJ IS DESIGNED TO BE WORN WITH THE WOODLAND MCCUU DURING WINTER MONTHS PER ALMAR 035/07. THE CWJ IS AN OUTER GARMENT WITH A RANK TAB LOCATED ON THE LEFT FRONT OF JACKET FOR PLACEMENT OF RANK INSIGNIA. THE CWJ COVERS THE MCCUU BLOUSE.

2.  THE CWJ WILL NOT BE FIELDED BY MARINE CORPS SYSTEMS COMMAND (MCSC), BUT WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR OPTIONAL PURCHASE VIA MARINE CORPS CLOTHING STORES (MCCS) AND OTHER APPROVED RETAIL STORES.  ONLY THOSE JACKETS WITH A VALID MARINE CORPS CERTIFICATION APPROVAL NUMBER, PER PARAGRAPH 1007 OF REF (A), WILL BE AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR WITH THE MCCUU. 

3.  PER REF (B), EXTREME COLD WEATHER SYSTEM (ECWS) ITEMS, TO INCLUDE COMMAND ISSUED AND PERSONALLY OWNED GENERATION I AND II ECWS, ALL PURPOSE ENVIRONMENTAL CLOTHING SYSTEM (APECS), COMBAT DESERT JACKET (CDJ), MCCUU CAPS/HATS, AND THE CWJ, ARE NOT AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR AS CIVILIAN ATTIRE. GEN I ECWCS GORTEX AND TRI-COLOR GORTEX ARE NOW OBSOLETE ITEMS AND NO LONGER FALL UNDER THESE REGULATIONS (THEY MAYBE WORN AS CIVILIAN ATTIRE WHEN APPROPRIATE TO THE OCCASION).

4.  QUESTIONS MAY BE REFERRED TO MR. HARVEY WALKER, PDM ICE, MCSC, AT COMM (703)432-3617 OR DSN 378-3617. 

5.  RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY COL T.S. DESGROSSEILLIERS, PMCUB.//

 

MARADMIN 207/13; CHANGES TO THE MARINE CORPS UNIFORM REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE WEARING OF RELIGIOUS APPAREL ITEMS AND GROOMING REGULATIONS

Date Signed: 4/17/2013
R 171701Z APR 13
UNCLASSIFIED/
MARADMIN 207/13
MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS(UC)/F002//
SUBJ/CHANGES TO THE MARINE CORPS UNIFORM REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE WEARING OF RELIGIOUS APPAREL ITEMS AND GROOMING REGULATIONS//
REF/A/MSGID:DOC/-/YMD:20030331/CMC WASHINTON DC MCUB//
AMPN/REF IS MCO P1020.34G, MARINE CORPS UNIFORM REGULATIONS.//
POC/MR. BILL MCWATERS/-/UNIT:MPO/-/TEL:(703)784-9386//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/

 

1.  THIS MARADMIN IDENTIFIES CHANGES TO PARAGRAPHS 1004.6 AND 1004.7 OF REFERENCE (A), WHICH ADDRESSES THE WEARING OF RELIGIOUS APPAREL ITEMS AND GROOMING REGULATIONS.

2.  CHANGE PARAGRAPH 1004.6 TO READ AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN QUOTE:  6.  SUBJECT TO TEMPORARY REVOCATION DUE TO MISSION REQUIREMENTS, MARINES MAY WEAR RELIGIOUS APPAREL ITEMS AS FOLLOWS:
A.  ARTICLES OF RELIGIOUS APPAREL WHICH ARE NOT VISIBLE OR APPARENT WHEN WORN WITH THE UNIFORM.
B.  VISIBLE ARTICLES OF RELIGIOUS APPAREL WITH THE UNIFORM WHILE ATTENDING OR CONDUCTING DIVINE SERVICES OR WHILE IN A CHAPEL OR OTHER HOUSE OF WORSHIP.
C.  WITH CMC APPROVAL, NEAT AND CONSERVATIVE VISIBLE ARTICLES OF RELIGIOUS APPAREL WITH THE UNIFORM WHICH DO NOT INTERFERE WITH OR REPLACE REQUIRED UNIFORM ARTICLES OR INTERFERE WITH THE PERFORMANCE OF A MEMBER'S MILITARY DUTIES.
(1) ALL REQUESTS FOR WEAR OF RELIGIOUS APPAREL UNDER SUBPARAGRAPH 1004.6C WILL BE FORWARDED VIA THE CHAIN OF COMMAND TO THE DEPUTY COMMANDANT FOR MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS (DC M&RA) FOR DECISION.
(2) THE NAVMC 10274 ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION (AA) FORM WILL BE USED FOR REQUESTS FOR WEAR OF RELIGIOUS APPAREL.  END QUOTE.

3.  INSERT THE FOLLOWING NEW SUBPARAGRAPH 1004.7A: BEGIN QUOTE.  A.  REQUESTS FOR EXCEPTIONS TO GROOMING REGULATIONS BASED UPON RELIGIOUS BELIEFS WILL BE FORWARDED VIA THE CHAIN OF COMMAND TO DC M&RA FOR DECISION, USING THE NAVMC 10274 ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION (AA) FORM.  END QUOTE.  RE-LABEL THE OLD PARAGRAPH 1004.7A AND SUBSEQUENT SUBPARAGRAPHS OF PARAGRAPH 1004.7 OF THE REF ACCORDINGLY.

4.  DC M&RA WILL CONVENE A STANDING BOARD TO REVIEW REQUESTS FOR WEAR OF RELIGIOUS APPAREL OR EXCEPTIONS TO GROOMING REGULATIONS BASED UPON RELIGIOUS BELIEFS.

5.  COMMANDING OFFICERS, SERGEANTS MAJOR, AND OTHER MARINE CORPS LEADERS WILL ENSURE THEIR MARINES FULLY UNDERSTAND THE POLICY CHANGES PUBLISHED IN THIS MESSAGE.

6.  THIS CHANGE IS EFFECTIVE THE DATE TIME GROUP OF THIS MESSAGE AND WILL BE INCORPORATED IN THE NEXT REVISION OF THE REF.

7.  THIS POLICY IS APPLICABLE TO THE MARINE CORPS TOTAL FORCE.

8.  RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY LTGEN W. J. WILLIAMS, DIRECTOR, MARINE CORPS STAFF.//

 

 

 

MARADMIN 518/12; CANCELLATION OF THE MANDATORY POSSESSION DATE FOR THE FEMALE CAP 

Date Signed: 9/17/2012 
R 172339Z SEP 12
UNCLASSIFIED/
MARADMIN 518/12
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS//
SUBJ/CANCELLATION OF THE MANDATORY POSSESSION DATE FOR THE FEMALE CAP//
REF/A/MSGID:DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC MCUB/222154ZAUG2007//
AMPN/REF A IS MARADMIN 504/07// POC/703-432-3333/DSN 378-3333/-/NAME:NH3 M. BOYT
/EMAIL:MARY.BOYT@USMC.MIL//
POC/703-432-3299/DSN 378-3299/-/NAME:MR. R. SLOAN /EMAIL:RONALD.SLOAN.CTR@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/

1.  THE MANDATORY POSSESSION DATE OF 1 OCTOBER 2012, AS ESTABLISHED IN THE REFERENCE, FOR THE IMPROVED FEMALE FRAME CAP IS CANCELED.  FURTHER INFORMATION AND PHASE-IN/PHASE-OUT OF THE NEW/CURRENT CAPS WILL BE PROVIDED VIA SEPERATE CORRESPONDENCE.  THE CURRENT FEMALE SERVICE AND DRESS CAPS WILL CONTINUE TO BE WORN UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

2.  RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY LIEUTENANT GENERAL W. J. WILLIAMS, DIRECTOR, MARINE CORPS STAFF.//

 

MARADMIN 471/12; WHITE TROUSERS, SKIRT, AND SLACKS FOR RESERVE STAFF NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICERS 

Date Signed: 8/23/2012   

R 230050Z AUG 12
UNCLASSIFIED/
MARADMIN 471/12
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS//
SUBJ/WHITE TROUSERS, SKIRT, AND SLACKS FOR RESERVE STAFF NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICERS//
REF/A/MSGID:CMC WASHINGTON DC /MCUB/2221541AUG2007//
AMPN/REF A IS MARADMIN 504/07, PROCEEDINGS OF MARINE CORPS UNIFORM BOARD (MCUB) NO. 209 AND OTHER UNIFORM ISSUES.//
POC/M. BOYT/NH3/UNIT:MCUB/-/TEL:(703) 432-3333/TEL:DSN 378-3333/EMAIL:MARY.BOYT(AT)USMC.MIL//
POC/MR. R. SLOAN/-/UNIT:MCUB/-/TEL:(703) 432-3299/TEL:DSN 378-3299/EMAIL:RONALD.SLOAN.CTR(AT)USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/

 

1.  PER REF A, THE MANDATORY POSSESSION DATE FOR THE DRESS BLUE UNIFORM ITEMS, INCLUDING 1 PAIR OF WHITE TROUSERS FOR MALE STAFF NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICERS (SNCOS) AND 1 WHITE SKIRT AND 1 PAIR OF WHITE SLACKS FOR FEMALE SNCOS, WAS 1 OCTOBER 2011.  SINCE THE WHITE ITEMS ARE NOT AVAILABLE IN THE DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY SUPPLY SYSTEM AND WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR THE CONSIDERABLE FUTURE,RESERVE SNCOS (SELECTED MARINE CORPS RESERVE AND INDIVIDUAL MOBILIZATION AUGMENTEE) HAVE NOT BEEN HELD TO THE SAME MANDATORY POSSESSION DATE AS THEIR ACTIVE DUTY COUNTERPARTS.  THIS MESSAGE ANNOUNCES A ONE-TIME SUPPLEMENTAL CASH CREDIT SO RESERVE SNCOS CAN
ACQUIRE THE REQUIRED UNIFORM ITEMS UNTIL SUCH TIME AS THEY ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH NORMAL SUPPLY CHANNELS.

2.  RESERVE SNCOS WITH A MINIMUM OF 6-MONTHS OBLIGATED SERVICE WILL AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE A ONE-TIME CREDIT, FOR THE AMOUNT DETAILED BELOW, ON OR ABOUT 1 SEPTEMBER 2012.
A.  ELIGIBLE MALE RESERVE SNCOS WILL RECEIVE A ONE-TIME CREDIT OF 58.00 DOLLARS FOR THE PURCHASE OF ONE PAIR OF MARINE CORPS CERTIFIED WHITE TROUSERS.
B.  ELIGIBLE FEMALE RESERVE SNCOS WILL RECEIVE A ONE-TIME CREDIT OF 136.00 DOLLARS (72.00 DOLLARS FOR SKIRT/64.00 DOLLARS FOR SLACKS) FOR THE PURCHASE OF ONE PAIR OF MARINE CORPS CERTIFIED WHITE SLACKS AND ONE MARINE CORPS CERTIFIED WHITE SKIRT.
C.  ALL RESERVE SNCOS WHO RECEIVE THE INITIAL ONE-TIME CREDIT ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO USE NAVMC 604/604B TO OBTAIN INITIAL ISSUE OF WHITE TROUSERS OR WHITE SKIRT/WHITE SLACKS.

3.  MARINES WHO BECOME ELIGIBLE FOR THE CREDIT AFTER 1 SEPTEMBER 2012 (THOSE PROMOTED TO STAFF SERGEANT OR WHO ATTAIN THE REQUIRED 6 MONTHS OBLIGATED SERVICE) WILL RECEIVE THE CREDIT AUTOMATICALLY ON OR ABOUT THE FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH FOLLOWING THE MONTH IN WHICH THEY BECOME ELIGIBLE.

4.  THE CREDIT WILL GENERATE A CYCLIC PAYMENT THAT WILL POST TO THE MARINE'S FINANCIAL INSTITUTION WITHIN 24-72 HOURS AS LONG AS THEIR MASTER MILITARY PAY ACCOUNT (MMPA) IS IN A POSITIVE STANDING.  IF THE MMPA IS IN A NEGATIVE STANDING (INDEBTED TO THE GOVERNMENT), THE CREDIT WILL SYSTEMATICALLY OFFSET THE DEBT AND PAY ANY REMAINING MONIES, IF AVAILABLE.  DEBT OFFSET DOES NOT ABSOLVE THE REQUIREMENT TO PROCURE THE UNIFORM ITEM(S).

5.  WITHIN 60 DAYS OF RECEIVING THE ONE-TIME CREDIT, MARINES MUST HAVE THEIR REQUIRED WHITE ITEMS (MALE:  1 PAIR OF WHITE TROUSERS; FEMALE:  1 PAIR OF WHITE SLACKS AND 1 WHITE SKIRT) IN THEIR POSSESSION OR ON ORDER.  IF THE ITEM(S) IS IN A BACK-ORDER STATUS, WRITTEN DOCUMENTATION MUST BE MAINTAINED BY THE COMMAND/UNIT UNTIL THE ITEMS ARE IN THE MARINE'S POSSESSION.  MARINES IN A FORWARD DEPLOYED STATUS WHEN THE CREDIT IS PAID HAVE 60 DAYS FROM THE DATE THEY RETURN TO THEIR PERMANENT DUTY STATION TO PROCURE THE ITEMS.

6.  TAILORING INFORMATION
A.  EVERY EFFORT SHOULD BE MADE TO PROVIDE RESERVE SNCOS WITH MARINE CORPS CONTRACTED TAILORING FACILITIES (E.G., MARINE CORPS EXCHANGE TAILOR FOR ALTERATIONS).
B.  IN THE EVENT A COMMAND/UNIT DOES NOT HAVE ACCESS TO A MILITARY CLOTHING SALES STORE AND GOVERNMENT CONTRACTED TAILORING FACILITIES, PARAGRAPH 8006 OF MCO P10120.28G IS APPLICABLE.

7.  QUESTIONS MAY BE REFERRED TO POINTS OF CONTACT LISTED ABOVE.

8.  RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY LTGEN W. J. WILLIAMS, DIRECTOR, MARINE CORPS STAFF.//

 

MARADMIN 695/11;  RESULTS OF UNIFORM BOARD #212

Date Signed: 12/6/2011 
R 052155Z DEC 11
UNCLASSIFIED//
MARADMIN 695/11
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC CMC//
SUBJ/UNIFORM BOARD 212 RESULTS//
REF/A/DOC/MCUB/2 AUG 2011//
REF/B/DOC/MCUB/18 MAR 2008//
NARR/REF A CMC DECISION MEMO; UNIFORM BOARD 212/ REF B IS MCO P1020.34G CHANGE 1-5; THE MARINE CORPS UNIFORM REGULATIONS.//
POC/YA2 M. BOYT/-/MCUB/-/TEL:-(703)432-3333 OR DSN 378-3333/EMAIL MARY.BOYT(AT)USMC.MIL/ AND MR. R. SLOAN/-/MCUB/-/TEL:-(703)432-3299 OR DSN 378-3299/EMAIL RONALD.SLOAN.CTR(AT)SMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  PER REF A, ON 17 OCT 2011, CMC RENDERED DECISIONS ON UNIFORM BOARD NO. 212.

2.  CMC DECISIONS ARE DETAILED BELOW.
     A.  AGENDA ITEM A:  8TH AND I SUPPLEMENTAL CLOTHING ALLOWANCES
          (1) RECOMMENDATION 1:  AUTHORIZE A SUPPLEMENTAL EVENING DRESS (CASH) ALLOWANCE FOR COMPANY GRADE OFFICERS ASSIGNED TO THE WHITE HOUSE SOCIAL AIDE PROGRAM. CMC DECISION: APPROVED.
          (2)  RECOMMENDATION 2(A):  AUTHORIZE A SUPPLEMENTAL FEMALE DRESS CAP AND SERVICE CAP (CASH) ALLOWANCE TO ALL FEMALE OFFICERS ASSIGNED TO MARINE BARRACKS 8TH AND I. CMC DECISION:  APPROVED.
          (3) RECOMMENDATION 2(B):  AUTHORIZE A SUPPLEMENTAL FEMALE SERVICE CAP ALLOWANCE TO ALL ENLISTED FEMALES (EXCLUDING DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS MEMBERS) ASSIGNED TO MARINE BARRACKS 8TH AND I. CMC DECISION:  APPROVED.
    B.  AGENDA ITEM B:  SUPPLEMENTAL CLOTHING ALLOWANCE FOR FIELD MEDICAL TRAINING BATTALIONS (FMTB) RECOMMENDATION:  APPROVE A SUPPLEMENTAL CLOTHING ALLOWANCE FOR INSTRUCTORS AT FMTB-WEST AND EAST. CMC DECISION:  APPROVED.
    C.  AGENDA ITEM C:  WEAR OF COMMERCIAL BAGS IN UTILITIES RECOMMENDATION:  AUTHORIZE THE WEAR OF BLACK, OLIVE DRAB, BROWN, TAN OR A COMBINATION THERE OF, OR MARPAT COMMERCIAL OR ORGANIZATIONAL BACKPACKS, OF A CONSERVATIVE NATURE WITH MINIMAL LOGO REPRESENTATION (MANUFACTURE TAGS/LOGOS IN SUBDUED COLORS NO LARGER THAN 5 INCHES LONG BY 2 INCHES WIDE), OVER BOTH SHOULDERS WITH THE MARINE CORPS COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORMS. CMC DECISION:  APPROVED. ADMINISTRATIVE NOTE:  CHANGE PARAGRAPH 1004.4.B OF REF B TO READ: "B.  BLACK, OLIVE DRAB, BROWN, TAN OR A COMBINATION THERE OF, OR MARPAT COMMERCIAL OR ORGANIZATIONAL BACKPACKS, OF A CONSERVATIVE NATURE WITH MINIMAL LOGO REPRESENTATION (MANUFACTURE TAGS/LOGOS IN SUBDUED COLORS NO LARGER THAN 5 INCHES LONG BY 2 INCHES WIDE), ARE AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR OVER BOTH SHOULDERS WITH THE MARINE CORPS COMBAT UTILITY  UNIFORMS. THIS AUTHORITY DOES NOT EXTEND BEYOND COMMERCIAL/ORGANIZATIONALLY ISSUED BACKPACKS.  GYM/DUFFEL BAGS, COMPUTER BAGS WILL CONTINUE TO BE HAND CARRIED.  IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 3014, PURSES/HANDBAGS WILL NOT BE CARRIED (OVER THE SHOULDER, IN THE HAND OR OVER THE ARM) IN THE UTILITY UNIFORM."
    D.  AGENDA ITEM D:  FEMALE SKIRT REQUIREMENT RECOMMENDATION:  MAKE THE SERVICE, DRESS BLUE AND DRESS WHITE OFFICER AND ENLISTED SKIRTS OPTIONAL (THE SLACKS WOULD BE REQUIRED). CMC DECISION:  DISAPPROVED.  FEMALE MARINES WILL CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN BOTH SKIRTS AND SLACKS.
    E.  AGENDA ITEM E:  WARRANT OFFICER (WO) INSIGNIA DESIGN RECOMMENDATION:  REVISE THE MARINE CORPS WO RANK INSIGNIA. CMC DECISION:  DISAPPROVED.
    F.  AGENDA ITEM F:  SLEEVE POSITION IN THE MC COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM (MCCUU) RECOMMENDATION:  REQUIRE THE SLEEVES OF THE MCCUU TO BE WORN DOWN, YEAR AROUND. CMC DECISION:  APPROVED, EFFECTIVE 24 OCT 2011, AS ANNOUNCED VIA MARADMIN 621/11. ADMINISTRATIVE NOTE:  CHANGE PARAGRAPH 3038.3 OF REF B TO READ: "3.  THE COMBAT UTILITY COAT WILL BE WORN OUTSIDE THE TROUSERS. SLEEVES WILL BE WORN DOWN, YEAR AROUND.  SLEEVE CUFFS SHOULD NOT BE FOLDED UP AND SHOULD BE BUTTONED SO THAT THE CUFF OF THE SLEEVE COVERS THE WRIST BONE TO A POINT 2 INCHES ABOVE THE SECOND JOINT FROM THE END OF THE THUMB.  IN HOT WEATHER THE SLEEVE SHOULD BE LOOSELY CUFFED TO PROMOTE AIR CIRCULATION. IN TEMPERATE/COLD WEATHER THE SLEEVE CUFFS SHOULD BE TIGHTENED IN AN EFFORT TO RETAIN BODY HEAT.  WHEN COMBAT BOOTS ARE WORN, THE TROUSERS WILL BE BLOUSED IN A NEAT UNIFORM MANNER.  WHEN THE COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM IS PRESCRIBED FOR PARADES, REVIEWS AND CEREMONIES, THE HELMET WITH CAMOUFLAGE COVER MAY ALSO BE PRESCRIBED."

3.  HONOR BRACELETS.  PER ALMAR 043/11, KIA BRACELETS, KNOWN OFFICIALLY AS "HONOR BRACELETS," ARE AUTHORIZED FOR VISIBLE WEAR IN UNIFORM.  THE BELOW SUBPARAGRAPH HAS BEEN INCORPORATED INTO PARAGRAPH 1004.5.A: "(6) PRISONER OF WAR/MISSING IN ACTION (POW/MIA) AND HONOR BRACELETS (ALSO KNOWN AS KILLED IN ACTION (KIA) BRACELETS), ARE AUTHORIZED FOR VISIBLE WEAR IN UNIFORM.  THE BRACELETS WILL BE SILVER OR BLACK IN COLOR, 1/2 INCH WIDE AND ENGRAVED WITH:  RANK/ RATE, NAME, DATE CAPTURED/MISSING/ KILLED, AND OPERATION/ LOCATION THE INDIVIDUAL WAS CAPTURED/WENT MISSING/ KILLED. MULTIPLE NAMES ON ONE BRACELET ARE AUTHORIZED, BUT ONLY ONE BRACELET WILL BE WORN AT A TIME.  NO OTHER BRACELETS ARE AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR IN UNIFORM."

4.  MARINE CORPS RUNNING SUITS.  ADD JACKET, ATHLETIC AND PANTS, ATHLETIC, QTY 1 EACH, TO THE OFFICER MINIMUM REQUIREMENT LISTS, TABLES 9-2 AND 9-1 OF REF B.

5.  RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY COL J. D. ALFORD, PRESIDENT, PERMANENT MARINE CORPS UNIFORM BOARD.//

ALMAR 043; WEAR OF HONOR BRACELETS IN UNIFORM 

Date Signed: 11/1/2011 
R 011902Z NOV 11
UNCLASSIFIED//
ALMAR 043/11
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS //
SUBJ/WEAR OF HONOR BRACELETS IN UNIFORM//
REF/A/MSGID:DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC MCUB/31MAR2003//
AMPN/REF A IS MCO P1030.34G W/CH 1-5, MARINE CORPS UNIFORM REGULATIONS.//
POC/M. BOYT/YA-2/UNIT:MCUB/NAME:QUANTICO VA/TEL:COML 703-432-3333 /TEL:DSN 378-3333/EMAIL:MARY.BOYT@USMC.MIL//
POC/R. SLOAN/-/UNIT:MCUB/NAME:QUANTICO VA/TEL:COML 703-432-3299 /TEL:DSN 378-3299
/EMAIL:RONALD.SLOAN.CTR@USMC.MIL//

GENTEXT/REMARKS/

1.  MARINES, OUR CORPS HAS BEEN AT WAR SINCE SEPTEMBER 11, 2001.  THE ENSUING TEN YEARS OF CONTINUOUS COMBAT HAS CLAIMED THE LIVES OF MANY OF OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS WHOSE MEMORY WILL LIVE WITH US FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES.  IT IS IN THIS SPIRIT OF REMEMBRANCE THAT I AM OFFICIALLY AUTHORIZING THE WEAR OF HONOR BRACELETS WHILE IN UNIFORM.  HONORING OUR FALLEN IS IN KEEPING WITH OUR MOTTO OF SEMPER FIDELIS.  ACCORDINGLY, THIS ALMAR ANNOUNCES REGULATIONS FOR THE WEAR OF HONOR BRACELETS IN UNIFORM.  HONOR BRACELETS ARE SIMILAR IN DESIGN TO THE VIETNAM WAR ERA PRISONER OF WAR/MISSING IN ACTION BRACELETS AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR PER REFERENCE (A), AND THE KILLED IN ACTION OR DIED OF WOUNDS RECEIVED IN ACTION BRACELETS FROM OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM AND OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM WORN TO REMEMBER AND HONOR FALLEN FRIENDS AND FELLOW SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN.

2.  EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, HONOR BRACELETS ARE AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR IN UNIFORM SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING:
    A.  NO MORE THAN ONE BRACELET MAY BE WORN AT A TIME.
    B.  THE BRACELET WILL BE SILVER OR BLACK IN COLOR, 1/2 INCH WIDE, AND ENGRAVED WITH THE RANK/RATE, NAME, DATE CAPTURED/MISSING/DECEASED, AND OPERATION/LOCATION WHERE CAPTURED/MISSING/DECEASED.  MULTIPLE NAMES ON THE SINGLE BRACELET ARE AUTHORIZED.

3.  REFERENCE (A) WILL BE UPDATED TO REFLECT THIS CHANGE.

4.  SEMPER FIDELIS.  JAMES F. AMOS, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//

MARADMIN 042/11; MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY BALL UNIFORM STANDARDIZATION 

Date Signed: 11/1/2011 
R 011530Z NOV 11
UNCLASSIFIED//
ALMAR 042/11
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS//
SUBJ/MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY BALL UNIFORM STANDARDIZATION//
REF/A/MSGID:MSG/CMC WASHINGTON DC MCUB/062159ZMAR2008//
REF/B/MSGID:DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC MCUB/31MAR2003//
NARR/REF A IS ALMAR 007/08, U.S. MARINE CORPS SEASONAL UNIFORM CHANGE.  REF B IS MCO P1020.34G, MARINE CORPS UNIFORM REGULATIONS.//
POC/M. BOYT/CIV/UNIT:MCUB/-/TEL:COML 703-432-3333/TEL:DSN 378-3333 /EMAIL:MARY.BOYT(AT)USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/

1.  REFERENCE (A) SYNCHRONIZED THE SEASONAL UNIFORM CHANGE WITH THE CHANGE TO, AND FROM, DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME (DST) IN THE UNITED STATES.  THE FALL DST CHANGE OCCURS THE FIRST SUNDAY OF NOVEMBER, WHICH COINCIDES WITH MANY UNIT BIRTHDAY BALL CELEBRATIONS. THIS OFTEN CAUSES CONFUSION OVER WHICH UNIFORM TO WEAR FOR UNIT BIRTHDAY BALLS, PARTICULARLY WHEN UNIFORMITY IS DESIRED.  IT ALSO CREATES AN UNNECESSARY BURDEN WHEN UNITS SEEK A WAIVER TO WEAR THE WINTER DRESS UNIFORM FOR THEIR BALL DURING THE SUMMER UNIFORM SEASON.

2.  ACCORDINGLY, THE FOLLOWING MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY BALL UNIFORM POLICY IS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, REGARDLESS OF WHEN THE BIRTHDAY BALL CELEBRATION OCCURS.
    A.  IN GARRISON.  THE BIRTHDAY BALL UNIFORM IS THE BLUE DRESS UNIFORM WITH BLUE TROUSERS/SKIRT/SLACKS OR THE OPTIONAL EVENING DRESS UNIFORM FOR SNCOS AND OFFICERS.
    B.  TACTICAL/FIELD ENVIRONMENT.  THE UNIT COMMANDER WILL DESIGNATE THE APPROPRIATE UNIFORM FOR BIRTHDAY BALL CELEBRATIONS CONDUCTED IN A TACTICAL/FIELD ENVIRONMENT.

3.  REFERENCE (B) WILL BE UPDATED TO REFLECT THIS CHANGE.

4.  SEMPER FIDELIS.  JAMES F. AMOS, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//

MARADMIN 621/11; MARINE CORPS COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM POLICY CHANGE 

Date Signed: 10/18/2011 
R 181719Z OCT 11
UNCLASSIFIED//
MARADMIN 621/11
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS//
SUBJ/MARINE CORPS COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM POLICY CHANGE//
REF/A/MSGID:DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC MCUB/31MAR2003//
AMPN/A IS MCO P1020.34G, MARINE CORPS UNIFORM REGULATIONS.//
POC/M. BOYT/CIV/UNIT:MCUB/-/TEL: 703-432-3333/TEL:DSN 378-3333 /EMAIL:MARY.BOYT(AT)USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/

1.  THIS MARADMIN ANNOUNCES THE COMMANDANT'S DECISION TO CHANGE THE MARINE CORPS COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM (MCCUU) WEAR POLICY.

2.  EFFECTIVE 24 OCTOBER 2011, THE MCCUU WILL BE WORN WITH THE SLEEVES DOWN, YEAR ROUND.  THIS CHANGE DOES NOT AFFECT TIMING OF THE SEASONAL UNIFORM CHANGE, WHICH WILL BE ADDRESSED AND ANNOUNCED IN A FUTURE MARADMIN.

3.  REFERENCE (A) WILL BE UPDATED TO REFLECT THIS CHANGE.

4.  RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY LTGEN W. J. WILLIAMS, DIRECTOR, MARINE CORPS STAFF.//

 

MARADMIN 029/10; AMPLIFICATION TO THE MARINE CORPS TATTOO POLICY

 

UNCLASSIFIED//

MARADMIN 029/10

MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS//

SUBJ/AMPLIFICATION TO THE MARINE CORPS TATTOO POLICY//

REF/A/MSGID:DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC MCUB /YMD:20030331//

REF/B/MSGID:DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC MCRC/YMD:20040210//

REF/C/MSGID:DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC MPP/YMD:20080709//

NARR/REF A IS MCO P1020.34G, MARINE CORPS UNIFORM REGULATIONS.  REF

B IS MCO P1100.72C, MILITARY PERSONNEL PROCUREMENT MANUAL, VOLUME 2,

ENLISTED PROCUREMENT.  REF C IS MCO 1001.45J, CAREER DESIGNATION,

RETENTION, AND RETURN TO ACTIVE DUTY, REDESIGNATION OF RESTRICTED

OFFICERS TO UNRESTRICTED STATUS, AND INTER-SERVICE TRANSFER OF

OFFICERS INTO THE MARINE CORPS.//

POC/P. J. HILLIARD/MAJ/UNIT:MPO /-/TEL:703-784-9387 //

GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  PURPOSE.  TO PROVIDE CLARITY, ADDITIONAL

GUIDANCE, AND A SINGLE-SOURCE DOCUMENT FOR THE OFFICIAL MARINE CORPS

TATTOO POLICY.

2.  FOR GENERATIONS, MARINES HAVE SERVED PROUDLY IN EVERY REGION OF

THE WORLD, FULFILLING OUR ROLE AS AMERICA'S AMBASSADORS AND

DEFENDERS OF FREEDOM.  WE ARE RECOGNIZED AROUND THE GLOBE FOR OUR

MILITARY PROWESS AND HIGH STANDARDS OF MILITARY BEARING AND

APPEARANCE.  THE GROWING TREND OF EXCESSIVE TATTOOS LIMITS

WORLD-WIDE ASSIGNABILITY OF MARINES AND DETRACTS FROM ONE OF THE

MOST VISIBLE HALLMARKS OF OUR CORPS - OUR DISTINGUISHED APPEARANCE.

THIS TATTOO POLICY SEEKS TO BALANCE THE PERSONAL DESIRES OF MARINES

WITH THEIR INHERENT RESPONSIBILITIES TO SET THE EXAMPLE AND PRESENT

THE SHARP MILITARY APPEARANCE AMERICA HAS COME TO EXPECT OF HER

MARINES.

3.  THE POLICY'S OVERALL INTENT IS TO ENSURE MARINES CAN BE ASSIGNED

WHENEVER AND WHEREVER THEY ARE NEEDED AND TO MAINTAIN OUR

PROFESSIONAL DEMEANOR AND THE HIGH STANDARDS EXPECTED OF THE MARINE

CORPS.  THIS MARADMIN PROVIDES THE CONSOLIDATED/UPDATED MARINE CORPS

TATTOO POLICY AND TAKES PRECEDENCE OVER ALL PREVIOUS MARADMINS ON

THE SUBJECT.

A.  TATTOOS/BRANDS CONTINUE TO BE SUBJECT TO REVIEW UNDER CERTAIN

CIRCUMSTANCES (E.G., PROMOTION, ASSIGNMENT, SCHOOL, ETC.) TO

DETERMINE IF ANY ARE PREJUDICIAL TO GOOD ORDER, DISCIPLINE AND

MORALE, OR ARE OF A NATURE TO BRING DISCREDIT UPON THE MARINE CORPS.

B.  THE FOLLOWING IS THE EXISTING POLICY PROMULGATED IN REFS A AND B.

(1) PRIOR TO ENLISTMENT INTO THE MARINE CORPS, APPLICANTS WITH MORE

THAN FOUR (4) TATTOOS/BRANDS WILL BE ADMINISTRATIVELY REVIEWED IAW

WITH REF B.

(2) TATTOOS/BRANDS THAT ARE SEXIST (EXPRESS NUDITY), RACIST,

ECCENTRIC OR OFFENSIVE IN NATURE, EXPRESS AN ASSOCIATION WITH

CONDUCT OR SUBSTANCES PROHIBITED BY THE MARINE CORPS DRUG POLICY AND

THE UNIFORM CODE OF MILITARY JUSTICE (UCMJ), TO INCLUDE TATTOOS

ASSOCIATED WITH ILLEGAL DRUGS, DRUG USAGE, OR PARAPHERNALIA, ARE

PROHIBITED.

(3) TATTOOS/BRANDS THAT DEPICT VULGAR OR ANTI-AMERICAN CONTENT,

BRING POSSIBLE DISCREDIT TO THE MARINE CORPS, OR ASSOCIATE THE

APPLICANT/MARINE WITH ANY EXTREMIST GROUP OR ORGANIZATION ARE

PROHIBITED.

(4) TATTOOS/BRANDS ON THE HEAD AND NECK ARE PROHIBITED.

(5) SLEEVE TATTOOS AS DEFINED IN PARAGRAGH 5A ARE PROHIBITED.

HALF-SLEEVE OR QUARTER-SLEEVE TATTOOS THAT ARE VISIBLE TO THE EYE

WHEN WEARING STANDARD PHYSICAL TRAINING (PT) GEAR ARE LIKEWISE

PROHIBITED.  NO ADDITIONAL ACTION IS REQUIRED BY MARINES WHOSE

SLEEVE TATTOOS WERE PREVIOUSLY GRANDFATHERED PER MARADMIN 198/07.

4.  THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE CLARIFIES THE MARINE CORPS

TATTOO POLICY AND IS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.  MARINES WHO DO NOT MEET

THIS GUIDANCE WILL BE GRANDFATHERED PER PARAGRAPH 6. 

A.  THE FOLLOWING APPLIES TO ALL MARINES.

(1) TATTOOS/BRANDS ON THE HANDS, FINGERS, AND WRISTS ARE PROHIBITED.

(2) TATTOOS/BRANDS IN THE MOUTH ARE PROHIBITED.

(3) INDIVIDUAL TATTOOS VISIBLE IN THE STANDARD PT UNIFORM (SHORTS

AND T-SHIRT) WILL BE NO LARGER THAN THE WEARER'S HAND WITH FINGERS

EXTENDED AND JOINED WITH THE THUMB TOUCHING THE BASE OF THE INDEX

FINGER.

(4) BAND TATTOOS NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 5B ARE PROHIBITED.

(5) TATTOOS/BRANDS WILL NOT BE VISIBLE OR APPARENT ON THE FEET OR

LEGS WHEN WEARING THE SERVICE A, BLUE DRESS A/B, BLUE-WHITE DRESS

A/B, OR THE EVENING DRESS UNIFORMS.  EXCEPTION:  FORMAL INSPECTIONS

AS PRESCRIBED BY COMMANDERS AND/OR INSPECTOR GENERAL TEAMS.

(6) TATTOOS NOT VISIBLE OR APPARENT WITHOUT THE USE OF ULTRA-VIOLET

LIGHTING (BLACK LIGHT) MUST MEET THE POLICY AS SET FORTH HEREIN AND

IAW THE REFERENCES.

B.  ADDED GUIDANCE APPLICABLE ONLY TO OFFICERS

(COMMISSIONED/WARRANT).

(1) OFFICERS ARE LIMITED TO NOT MORE THAN FOUR (4) TATTOOS/BRANDS

VISIBLE IN THE STANDARD PT UNIFORM.

(2) BAND TATTOOS EXCEEDING A MAXIMUM WIDTH OF TWO (2) INCHES ARE

PROHIBITED.

(3) ENLISTED MARINES WITH PREVIOUSLY GRANDFATHERED SLEEVE TATTOOS

ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR A MARINE CORPS COMMISSIONING OR WARRANT OFFICER

PROGRAM.  IN OTHER WORDS, AN ENLISTED MARINE GRANDFATHERED FOR A

SLEEVE TATTOO IAW MARADMIN 198/07 HAS NO RESTRICTIONS FOR

REENLISTMENT OR PROMOTION AS AN ENLISTED MARINE, BUT IS NOT ELIGIBLE

TO APPLY FOR THE MARINE ENLISTED COMMISSIONING EDUCATION PROGRAM

(MECEP), WARRANT OFFICER, OR ANY OTHER ENLISTED-TO-OFFICER PROGRAM.

(4) PRIOR TO COMMISSIONING/WARRANT OFFICER APPOINTMENT, OFFICER

CANDIDATES WILL BE RESCREENED FOR TATTOOS WHICH ARE NOT IN

COMPLIANCE WITH THIS POLICY.

5.  DEFINITIONS

A.  SLEEVE TATTOOS:  A TATTOO(S) THAT IS VERY LARGE OR A COLLECTION

OF SMALLER TATTOOS THAT COVERS, OR ALMOST COVERS, A PERSON'S ENTIRE

ARM OR LEG.  A HALF/QUARTER SLEEVE TATTOO IS DEFINED AS A VERY LARGE

TATTOO OR A COLLECTION OF SMALLER TATTOOS THAT COVERS, OR ALMOST

COVERS, THE ENTIRE PORTION OF AN ARM OR LEG ABOVE OR BELOW THE ELBOW

OR KNEE.

B.  BAND TATTOOS:  A TATTOO WHICH PARTIALLY OR FULLY ENCIRCLES THE

CIRCUMFERENCE OF THE BODY PART.  OFFICERS ARE ALLOWED BAND TATTOO(S)

WITH A MAXIMUM WIDTH OF TWO (2) INCHES.  ENLISTED MARINES ARE

ALLOWED BAND TATTOO(S) WITH A MAXIMUM WIDTH LESS THAN ONE-QUARTER OF

THE RESPECTIVE BODY PART(S) (I.E., LEG OR ARM) EXPOSED SURFACE WHILE

WEARING THE STANDARD PT UNIFORM.

C.  ONE TATTOO:  A SINGLE TATTOO IS DEFINED AS ONE (1) OR MULTIPLE

TATTOOS SPACED APART THAT CAN STILL BE COVERED BY A CIRCLE WITH A

DIAMETER OF FIVE (5) INCHES.  TATTOOS SPACED APART THAT CANNOT BE

COVERED BY A CIRCLE WITH A DIAMETER OF FIVE (5) INCHES ARE

CONSIDERED SEPARATE TATTOOS.

D.  THE NECK:  ANY PORTION ABOVE THE COLLARBONE IN THE FRONT AREA,

ABOVE THE FIRST CERVICAL VERTEBRAE IN THE BACK AREA, OR OTHERWISE

VISIBLE DUE TO THE OPEN COLLAR OF THE SHORT SLEEVE KHAKI SHIRT,

WITHOUT AN UNDERSHIRT.

E.  EXCESSIVE TATTOOS:  WHEN THE COMBINED TATTOO COVERAGE ON A

PARTICULAR BODY PART(S), I.E., LEG OR ARM, EXCEEDS ONE-QUARTER OF

THE RESPECTIVE BODY PART(S) EXPOSED SURFACE WHILE THE INDIVIDUAL IS

WEARING THE STANDARD PT UNIFORM.

F.  APPLICANT/CANDIDATE:  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS MARADMIN, AN

"APPLICANT" IS ANY CIVILIAN IN THE ACCESSION PIPELINE FOR ENLISTMENT

INTO THE MARINE CORPS, AND A "CANDIDATE" INCLUDES ANY PARTICIPANT IN

AN OFFICER ACCESSION PROGRAM SUCH AS MECEP, OFFICER CANDIDATE

COURSE, PLATOON LEADERS COURSE, NAVAL RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING

CORPS, U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY, ETC.

6.  COORDINATING INSTRUCTIONS

A.  COMMANDERS OF MARINES WHO DO NOT MEET THE GUIDANCE CONTAINED IN

PARAGRAPH 4 WILL TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTION TO GRANDFATHER THOSE

MARINES.  COMMANDS WILL INSERT A PHOTOGRAPH(S) OF THE MARINES

RESPECTIVE TATTOOS/BRANDS, ALONG WITH A MEASUREMENT(S) OF THE SIZE

IN INCHES AND OF THE LOCATIONS(S) ON THE BODY, AND DATE THE

TATTOO/BRANDS WAS DOCUMENTED ON PAGE 11 OF THE MARINE'S OFFICER

QUALIFICATION RECORD (OQR)/SERVICE RECORD BOOK (SRB).  THE

INDIVIDUAL WILL SIGN THE PAGE 11 ENTRY VERIFYING THE INFORMATION IS

CORRECT.  THE INFORMATION SHALL BE FORWARDED TO THE RESPECTIVE

PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION CENTER FOR ENTRY INTO THE MARINE'S OQR/SRB

NOT LATER THAN 1 JUNE 2010.

B.  FOR ALL APPLICANTS/CANDIDATES CURRENTLY IN AN OFFICER OR

ENLISTED ACCESSION PIPELINE, THE COMMANDING GENERAL, MARINE CORPS

RECRUITING COMMAND (CG MCRC) WILL INFORM THEM OF ADDITIONS TO THE

TATTOO POLICY.  THOSE NOT IN COMPLIANCE WILL BE GRANDFATHERED AND

MCRC WILL DOCUMENT ALL TATTOOS/BRANDS NOT LATER THAN 1 JUNE 2010.

C.  THE DEPUTY COMMANDANT FOR MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS (DC MRA)

IS DESIGNATED AS THE FINAL ADJUDICATING AUTHORITY FOR ANY TATTOO

ISSUE REGARDING RETENTION, SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENTS, AND TATTOO

CONTENT.  COMMANDERS OF MARINES WITH QUESTIONABLE TATTOO(S) CAN

SUBMIT DOCUMENTATION FOR ADJUDICATION.  SUCH REQUESTS SHALL BE

SUBMITTED TO DC MRA (MM), VIA THE CHAIN OF COMMAND, USING AN

ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION FORM.  THE PACKAGE WILL INCLUDE A

PHOTOGRAPH(S) OF THE QUESTIONABLE TATTOO(S); A COPY OF ANY PAGE 11

CONTAINING AN ENTRY WHICH GRANDFATHERED THE TATTOO(S);

MEASUREMENT(S) OF THE SIZE IN INCHES; DESCRIPTION AND LOCATION(S) OF

THE TATTOO(S); AND AN EXPLANATION AS TO WHY THE TATTOO(S) WAS DEEMED

QUESTIONABLE BY THE COMMANDER.  ONCE DC MRA HAS MADE A

DETERMINATION ON THE TATTOO(S), THE MARINE'S COMMANDER WILL ANNOTATE

THE INFORMATION IN THE MARINE'S OQR/SRB (PAGE 11) AND DETERMINE THE

APPROPRIATE ACTIONS.

D.  THE CG MCRC IS THE FINAL ADJUDICATING AUTHORITY FOR ANY TATTOO

ISSUE INVOLVING ACCESSIONS (BOTH OFFICER AND ENLISTED), TO INCLUDE

ENLISTED MARINES WHO MAY APPLY FOR A COMMISSIONING OR WARRANT

OFFICER PROGRAM.  EXCEPTION TO THE ABOVE IS ANY ACCESSION RESULTING

FROM AN OFFICER RETENTION BOARD IN WHICH THE ADJUDICATING AUTHORITY

IS THE DIRECTOR, MANPOWER MANAGEMENT DIVISION (MM) FOR DC MRA.

E.  COMMANDERS ARE REQUIRED TO DISSEMINATE THIS POLICY, EDUCATE ALL

MARINES WITHIN THEIR COMMAND AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, AND MONITOR

COMPLIANCE.  INDIVIDUAL MARINES ARE RESPONSIBLE TO PROVIDE THE

COMMAND WITH THE APPROPRIATE INFORMATION FOR GRANDFATHERING.

FAILURE TO PROVIDE THE REQUIRED INFORMATION MAY RESULT IN

ADMINISTRATIVE/PUNITIVE ACTIONS; COMMANDERS SHALL TAKE THE

APPROPRIATE ACTION AS REQUIRED AND WITHIN UCMJ LIMITS TO ENFORCE AND

MAINTAIN COMPLIANCE.

F.  AS APPROPRIATE MARINE CORPS ORDERS AND REGULATIONS ARE REVISED

IAW THIS MARADMIN, ANNOUNCEMENTS WILL BE PROMULGATED VIA SEPARATE

CORRESPONDENCE.

7.  THIS MESSAGE IS APPLICABLE TO THE MARINE CORPS TOTAL FORCE.

8.  RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY JAMES T. CONWAY, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE

CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//

 

MARADMIN 704/09; PROCEEDINGS OF MARINE CORPS UNIFORM BOARD NO. 211

 

UNCLASSIFIED//

MARADMIN 704/09

MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MCUB//

SUBJ/PROCEEDINGS OF MARINE CORPS UNIFORM BOARD NO. 211//

REF/A/MSGID:DOC/CMC/DMY:13032009//

REF/B/MSGID:DOC/18 MAR 08/-//

NARR/REF A IS CMC DECISION MEMORANDUM FOR MCUB NO. 211;

REF B IS MCO P1020.34G CHANGE 1-5; THE MARINE CORPS UNIFORM

REGULATIONS.//

POC/YA2 M. BOYT/-/UNIT:MCUB/-/EMAIL:MARY.BOYT@USMC.MIL

/TEL:(703)432-4607/TEL:DSN 378-4607//

POC/ MR. R. SLOAN/-/UNIT:MCUB/-/EMAIL:RONALD.SLOAN.CTR@USMC.MIL

/TEL:(703)432-4754/TEL:DSN 378-4754//

GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  PER REF A, ON 30 OCT 2009, CMC RENDERED

DECISIONS ON UNIFORM BOARD NO. 211.  SPECIFIC REF B TEXT CHANGES MAY

BE VIEWED ON THE UNIFORM BOARD WEBSITE AT

WWW.MARCORSYSCOM.USMC.MIL/SITES/MCUB.

2.  CMC DECISIONS ARE DETAILED BELOW.

  A.  OFFICER SWORD - CMC DISAPPROVED THE RECOMMENDATION TO MAKE THE OFFICER SWORD AND ITS ACCESSORIES OPTIONAL.  THEY REMAIN REQUIRED OFFICER UNIFORM ITEMS.

  B.  MARINE GUNNER BURSTING BOMB COLLAR INSIGNIA - CMC APPROVED THE RECOMMENDATION TO CHANGE THE PLACEMENT GUIDANCE.  PARAGRAPH 4006.6 OF REF B IS CHANGED TO READ;

"6.  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 OF AN INCH FROM THE SIDES OF THE COLLAR OF THE KHAKI SHIRT."

  C.  WHITE SYNTHETIC UNDERSHIRTS - CMC APPROVED THE RECOMMENDATION  TO AUTHORIZE THE WEAR OF CERTIFIED WHITE SYNTHETIC UNDERSHIRTS WITH THE SERVICE AND DRESS BLUE UNIFORMS.

  D.  HEADGEAR WITH THE DESERT FLIGHT SUIT - CMC APPROVED THE

RECOMMENDATION TO AUTHORIZE THE WEAR OF THE MARINE CORPS COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM (MCCUU) GARRISON AND FIELD CAPS/HATS WITH THE FLIGHT SUITS (GREEN MARPAT WITH GREEN FLIGHT SUIT, DESERT MARPAT WITH TAN FLIGHT SUIT), AT THE COMMANDER'S DISCRETION.  THE OLIVE GREEN SERVICE GARRISON CAP ALSO REMAINS APPROVED AS FLIGHT SUIT HEADGEAR. 

  E.  EXTREME COLD WEATHER SYSTEM (ECWS) ITEMS - CMC APPROVED THE RECOMMENDATION TO PROHIBIT THE WEAR OF COMMAND ISSUED AND PERSONALLY OWNED GENERATION I AND II ECWS, ALL PURPOSE ENVIRONMENTAL CLOTHING SYSTEM (APECS), COMBAT DESERT JACKET (CDJ), MCCUU CAPS/HATS WITH CIVILIAN ATTIRE.  EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY THE ABOVE LISTED ITEMS ARE PROHIBITED FOR WEAR AS CIVILIAN ATTIRE.

  F.  RIBBONS/BADGES ON FEMALE DRESS/SERVICE COATS - CMC APPROVED THE PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE PLACEMENT OF RIBBONS/BADGES ON THE FEMALE DRESS AND SERVICE COATS.  TO SEE THESE CHANGES GO TO WWW.

MARCORSYSCOM.USMC.MIL/SITES/MCUB AND CLICK ON UNIFORM BOARD 211 UNDER "NOTES OF INTEREST."

  G.  MCCUU UNDERSHIRT COLOR/FABRIC 

      (1) CMC DISAPPROVED THE RECOMMENDATION TO REPLACE THE OLIVE GREEN UNDERSHIRTS WITH OLIVE MOJAVE (COYOTE BROWN) UNDERSHIRTS.  THE AUTHORIZED MCCUU UNDERSHIRT FOR BOTH THE DESERT AND WOODLAND UNIFORMS REMAINS THE OLIVE GREEN UNDERSHIRT.

      (2) CMC DISAPPROVED THE REQUIREMENT FOR ALL MARINES TO

MAINTAIN AT LEAST THREE SYNTHETIC OLIVE GREEN UNDERSHIRTS.  RECRUITS WILL CONTINUE TO BE ISSUED 3 SYNTHETIC AND 3 COTTON OLIVE GREEN UNDERSHIRTS, BUT ONCE OUT OF BOOT CAMP MARINES WILL BE REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN 6 COTTON UNDERSHIRTS (UP TO THREE OF WHICH MAY BE SYNTHETIC, AT THE INDIVIDUAL'S OPTION).

  H.  CMC DECISIONED THE BELOW SUPPLEMENTAL UNIFORM ALLOWANCES.  SEPCOR WILL BE SENT TO THE RESPECTIVE UNITS.

      (1) MCB CAMP PENDLETON - CMC DISAPPROVED A REQUEST BY MCB CAMP PENDLETON TO REVOKE A SMALL DRESS BLUE SUPPLEMENTAL UNIFORM ALLOWANCE AND ISSUE A MEDIUM DRESS BLUE SUPPLEMENTAL ALLOWANCE INSTEAD.

      (2) RANGER SCHOOL, FORT BENNING - CMC APPROVED AN MCCUU

ALLOWANCE FOR MARINE INSTRUCTORS ASSIGNED TO RANGER SCHOOL, FORT BENNING.

      (3) MARINE CORPS COMBAT INSTRUCTOR COMPANY (MCIC), SCHOOL OF INFANTRY (SOI) - CMC APPROVED A CHANGE TO THE MCCUU ALLOWANCE FOR MCIC INSTRUCTORS AT SOI.

3.  QUESTIONS MAY BE REFERRED TO YA-2 M. BOYT, PROJECT MANAGER, MCUB (EMAIL MARY.BOYT@USMC.MIL), AT DSN 378-4607/COMM 703-432-4607, OR MR. RONALD SLOAN (EMAIL RONALD.SLOAN.CTR@USMC.MIL), AT DSN 378-4754/COMM 703-432-4754.

4.  RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY COL G. W. SMITH, JR., PRESIDENT, PERMANENT MARINE CORPS UNIFORM BOARD.//

 

ALMAR 019/08; REGULATIONS FOR THE WEAR OF MARINE CORPS PHSYICAL TRAINING UNIFORMS AND THE MARINE CORPS RUNNING SUIT 

R 162356Z MAY 08
ALMAR 019/08
UNCLASSIFIED//
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC//
SUBJ/REGULATIONS FOR THE WEAR OF MARINE CORPS PHSYICAL TRAINING /UNIFORMS AND THE MARINE CORPS RUNNING SUIT// REF/A/MSGID:DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC MCUB/31MAR2003//
NARR/REF A IS MCO P1020.34G, THE MARINE CORPS UNIFORM REGULATIONS// POC/M. BOYT/YA-2/UNIT:MCUB/NAME: (703)432-4607/TEL:(703)
432-4607 /EMAIL:MARY.BOYT@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS// RMKS/1.  THIS ALMAR PUBLISHES REGULATIONS FOR THE WEAR OF MARINE CORPS PHYSICAL TRAINING (PT) UNIFORMS AND THE MARINE CORPS RUNNING SUIT.

2.  THE RUNNING SUIT IS MEANT TO COMPLEMENT EXISTING PT UNIFORMS, NOT TAKE THEIR PLACE.  THE FOLLOWING GUIDANCE APPLIES:

     A.  EXCEPT FOR THE CONDUCT OF PHYSICAL TRAINING, USMC PT GEAR IS NOT AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR DURING LEAVE AND LIBERTY (TO INCLUDE THE GREEN UNDERSHIRT AND SHORTS), WITH THE FOLLOWING TWO EXCEPTIONS:

         (1) THE USMC SWEATSHIRT MAY BE WORN DURING LEAVE AND LIBERTY AS AN OUTERGARMENT OR AS A LAYERING GARMENT (E.G. UNDER A JACKET).

         (2) THE USMC RUNNING SUIT JACKET MAY BE WORN DURING LEAVE AND LIBERTY AS AN OUTERGARMENT.  WHEN WORN ON LEAVE AND LIBERTY, THE RUNNING SUIT JACKET SHOULD BE ZIPPED AT LEAST HALFWAY TO THE TOP OF THE ZIPPER.

     B.  THE USMC RUNNING SUIT CAN BE WORN IN ANY COMBINATION WITH THE GREEN PT SHORTS AND GREEN UNDERSHIRT, HOWEVER, THE RUNNING SUIT IS NOT AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR IN ANY FORM WITH THE USMC SWEAT SUIT.

3.  APPLICABLE CHANGES TO THE REFERENCE MAY BE VIEWED AT
HTTP:(SLASHSLASH)WWW.MARCORSYSCOM.USMC.MIL/SITES/MCUB/PAGES/UNIFORM%20REGS%20CHAPTERS/UNIFORM%20REGS%20INDEX.ASP.

4.  THESE CHANGES ARE APPLICABLE TO THE MARINE CORPS TOTAL FORCE.

5.  QUESTIONS MAY BE REFERRED TO YA-2 M. BOYT, PROJECT MANAGER, MCUB (EMAIL MARY.BOYT@USMC.MIL), AT DSN 378-4607/COMM 703-432-4607, OR MR. RONALD SLOAN (EMAIL RONALD.SLOAN.CTR@USMC.MIL), AT DSN 378-4754/COMM 703-432-4754.

6.  SEMPER FIDELIS, JAMES T. CONWAY, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//

 

ALMAR 007/08; U.S. MARINE CORPS SEASONAL UNIFORM CHANGE 

UNCLASSIFIED
ALMAR 007/08
R 062159Z MAR 08
FM CMC WASHINGTON DC(UC)
TO AL ALMAR(UC)
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MCUB//
SUBJ/U.S. MARINE CORPS SEASONAL UNIFORM CHANGE//
NARR/REF A IS MCO P1020.34G MARINE CORPS UNIFORM REGULATIONS.  REF B
IS ALMAR 035/07, WEAR OF THE MARINE CORPS COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM.//
REF/A/MSGID:DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC MCUB/31MAR2003//
REF/B/MSGID:MSG/CMC WASHINGTON DC MCUB/25JUL2007//
POC/M. BOYT/YA2/UNIT:MCUB/-/TEL:COMM (703) 432-4607/TEL:DSN 378-4607/EMAIL:MARY.BOYT@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  PER THE REFERENCES, MARINES WEAR THE APPROPRIATE SEASONAL UNIFORM OF THE DAY AS PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMANDER WHEN IN GARRISON.  DURING THE SUMMER SEASON, THOSE UNIFORMS ARE THE BLUE DRESS A/B (NCOS AND BELOW)/D, BLUE-WHITE DRESS A/B (SNCOS AND OFFICERS), SERVICE A/C, AND THE DESERT MARPAT MARINE CORPS COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM (MCCUU) WITH SLEEVES ROLLED UP.  DURING THE WINTER
SEASON, THOSE UNIFORMS ARE THE BLUE DRESS A/B/C, SERVICE A/B, AND THE WOODLAND MARPAT MCCUU WITH SLEEVES DOWN.

     A.  EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, THE MARINE CORPS SEASONAL UNIFORM CHANGE WHILE IN GARRISON WILL OCCUR WORLD-WIDE IN SYNCHRONIZATION WITH THE CHANGE TO, AND FROM, DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME (DST) IN THE UNITED STATES.

         (1) SUMMER SEASON.  THE MARINE CORPS WILL TRANSITION TO THE SUMMER SEASON UNIFORM THE DUTY DAY FOLLOWING THE CHANGE TO DST. 
     
         (2) WINTER SEASON.  THE MARINE CORPS WILL TRANSITION TO THE WINTER SEASON UNIFORM THE DUTY DAY FOLLOWING THE CHANGE FROM DST. 

     B.  IN RECOGNITION OF THE POSSIBILITY OF TEMPERATURE EXTREMES WITHIN THE FIRST FEW WEEKS AFTER CHANGING TO/FROM DST, COMMANDERS MAY DIRECT A DEVIATION TO THE MCCUU SLEEVES UP/DOWN POLICY AS CLIMATIC CONDITIONS WARRANT.  SUCH DEVIATIONS WILL BE TEMPORARY AND APPLY UNIFORMLY ACROSS THE COMMAND.

     C.  FOR COMMANDS IN GEOGRAPHIC AREAS WITH EXTREME SEASONAL CONDITIONS/EXTENDED SEASONS (E.G., IN ALASKA WHERE SNOW SEASON EXTENDS FROM OCTOBER THROUGH THE END OF APRIL), WAIVERS TO THE TIMING OF THE SEASONAL UNIFORM CHANGE WILL BE CONSIDERED ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS PER PARAGRAPH 6 OF REFERENCE B.

2.  UNITS DEPLOYED OR IN A TACTICAL/FIELD ENVIRONMENT

     A.  THE SEASONAL UNIFORM GUIDELINES ABOVE DO NOT APPLY TO DEPLOYED UNITS OR UNITS IN A TACTICAL/FIELD ENVIRONMENT, AS THE COMMANDER WILL DICTATE THE APPROPRIATE UNIFORM BASED ON THE TACTICAL/FIELD SITUATION.

     B.  RESERVE MARINES AND SAILORS IN A PRE- OR POST-DEPLOYMENT STATUS ARE CONSIDERED TO BE IN A FIELD/TRAINING STATUS AND MAY WEAR THE UNIFORMS THEY ARE DEPLOYING WITH, SUITABLE TO THE THEATRE OF OPERATIONS, REGARDLESS OF THE SEASON.  THIS MAY RESULT IN RESERVISTS WEARING THE DESERT MARPAT MCCUU DURING THE WINTER SEASON.  IN SUCH SITUATIONS, COMMANDERS MAY DIRECT THAT SLEEVES BE WORN UP OR DOWN IN CORRELATION TO THE IMPENDING CLIMATE VICE THE SEASONAL UNIFORM THEY ARE WEARING (E.G., RESERVISTS MAY BE WEARING THE DESERT MARPAT MCCUU WITH SLEEVES ROLLED DOWN).

3.  PARAGRAPH 1002 OF REF (A) WILL BE CHANGED TO REFLECT THESE
CHANGES.

4.  SEMPER FIDELIS, JAMES T. CONWAY, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS,
COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//

 

ALMAR 004/08; CIVILIAN WEAR OF THE MARINE CORPS COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM 

 301748Z JAN 08
FM CMC WASHINGTON DC(UC)
TO AL ALMAR(UC)
ALMAR
BT
UNCLAS
ALMAR 004/08
MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/CMC WASHINGTON DC MCUB//
SUBJ/CIVILIAN WEAR OF THE MARINE CORPS COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM//
REF/A/MSGID:DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC MCUB/31MAR2003//
REF/B/MSGID:MSG/CMC WASHINGTON DC L LCPD/101600ZNOV2004//
REF/C/MSGID:MSG/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS/021816ZAPR2007//
REF/D/MSGID:DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC LPC/08JUL2005//
NARR/REF A IS MCO P1020.34G, MARINE CORPS UNIFORM REGULATIONS.  REF
B IS MARADMIN 496/04, CIVILIAN TECHNICIANS WEARING THE MARINE CORPS UTILITY UNIFORM.  REF C IS ALMAR 018/07, WEAR OF MARINE CORPS COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM (MCCUU) IN CENTCOM AREA OF OPERATIONS (AOR).  REF D IS MCO P10120.28G, INDIVIDUAL CLOTHING REGULATIONS (SHORT TITLE: ICR)//
POC/M. BOYT/NHIII/UNIT:MCUB/-/TEL:(703)378-4607
/EMAIL:MARY.BOYT@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/RMKS/1.  THE AUTHORITY FOR CIVILIAN TECHNICIANS (CIVIL SERVICE AND CONTRACTOR) DEPLOYING WITH MARINE UNITS TO WEAR THE MARINE CORPS COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM (MCCUU) GRANTED IN PARAGRAPH 8005 OF REFERENCE (A), AND IN REFRENCES (B) AND (C), IS RESCINDED.  CIVILIAN PERSONNEL ARE PROHIBITED FROM WEARING THE MCCUU AS DETAILED BELOW.

     A.  DEPLOYED CIVILIANS WITH AN ESTIMATED RETURN DATE OF 30 JUN 2008.  THOSE CIVILIANS CURRENTLY DEPLOYED WITH MARINE CORPS UNITS WHO WILL COMPLETE THEIR DEPLOYMENT BY 30 JUNE 2008 ARE AUTHORIZED TO WEAR THE MCCUU THROUGH THEIR DEPLOYMENT.  STRICT ENFORCEMENT OF THE WEAR REGULATIONS DIRECTED IN THE REFERENCES MUST BE ESTABLISHED.  THOSE INDIVIDUALS IN VIOLATION OF THESE POLICIES WILL LOSE THEIR AUTHORITY TO WEAR THE UNIFORMS IMMEDIATELY.

     B.  DEPLOYED CIVILIANS WITH AN ESTIMATED RETURN DATE AFTER 30 JUN 2008:  THOSE CIVILIANS WHO WILL NOT COMPLETE THEIR DEPLOYMENT BY 30 JUN 2008, MUST DO A ONE-FOR-ONE UNIFORM EXCHANGE (EXCLUDING THE MARINE CORPS COMBAT BOOTS, WHICH MAY CONTINUE TO BE WORN/ISSUED) VIA THEIR UNIT SUPPLY NOT LATER THAN 1 MAR 2008.  THESE INDIVIDUALS SHOULD BE ISSUED EQUIVALENT DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) TACTICAL UNIFORMS, SUCH AS THE DOD DESERT (THREE COLOR) UTILITY UNIFORM OR THE FLIGHT SUIT, AT THE UNIT'S EXPENSE.  THESE UNIFORMS MAY BE ORDERED VIA THE DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY (DSCP) WEBSITE -
HTTPS://WARFIGHTER.DLA.MIL/NEWMENU/INDEX.JSP, UNDER PCG 02151 (TROUSERS), 02153 (COAT), 02155 (HAT, SUN) AND 02159 (CAP).  RECOUPED UNIFORMS SHOULD BE DISPOSED OF PER REFERENCE (D).

     C.  CIVILIANS SCHEDULED TO DEPLOY WITH MARINE UNITS (NOT YET DEPLOYED):  THOSE CIVILIANS WHO ARE PENDING DEPLOYMENT AND HAVE BEEN ISSUED THE MCCUU MUST IMMEDIATELY REPORT TO THEIR UNIT SUPPLY TO CONDUCT A ONE-FOR-ONE EXCHANGE OF UNIFORMS, AS DETAILED IN THE ABOVE PARAGRAPH.  THE DOD DESERT OR WOODLAND (THREE COLOR) UTILITY UNIFORM IS NOW THE STANDARD UNIFORM ISSUE FOR CIVILIANS DEPLOYING WITH MARINES.  OTHER STANDARD DOD UNIFORMS (LIKE THE FLIGHT SUIT) MAY BE ISSUED AS THE TACTICAL SITUATION DICTATES.

2.  THE WEAR OF THE MCCUU IS RESTRICTED TO MARINES AND NAVAL PERSONNEL PERMANENTLY ASSIGNED TO OR TEMPORARILY ATTACHED TO A MARINE CORPS UNIT.  REFERENCE (A) WILL BE CHANGED AS APPLICABLE.

3.  LEADERS ARE DIRECTED TO STRESS THE IMPORTANCE OF PROPER WEAR OF THE MCCUU BY ALL PERSONNEL AND ENFORCE REGULATIONS CONTAINED IN THE REFERENCES.  AS ALWAYS, GOOD JUDGMENT WILL GOVERN THE APPLICATION OF THIS POLICY IN A COMBAT ENVIRONMENT.

4.  SEMPER FIDELIS, JAMES T. CONWAY, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.// 

MARDMIN 361/08; SUBJ PROCEEDINGS OF MARINE CORPS UNIFORM BOARD NO. 210 

Date Signed: 6/26/2008 
MARADMIN  Number: 361/08 

R 252035Z JUN 08
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC MCUB//
SUBJ/PROCEEDINGS OF MARINE CORPS UNIFORM BOARD NO. 210//
REF/A/MSGID:DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC MCUB/11JUN2008//
REF/B/MSGID:DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC MCUB/03MAR2003//
NARR/REF A IS CMC DECISION MEMORANDUM FOR MCUB NO. 210.  REF B IS
MCO P1020.34G CHANGE 1-4; THE MARINE CORPS UNIFORM REGULATIONS.//
POC/YA2 M. BOYT/MR. R. SLOAN/UNIT:MCUB/-/TEL:(703) 432-4607
/TEL:DSN 378-4607//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  PER REF A, ON 11 JUN 2008, CMC RENDERED
DECISIONS ON UNIFORM BOARD NO. 210.  SPECIFIC REF B TEXT CHANGES MAY BE VIEWED ON THE UNIFORM BOARD WEBSITE AT
WWW.MARCORSYSCOM.USMC.MIL/SITES/MCUB.
2.  CMC DECISIONS ARE DETAILED BELOW.
A.  COMMAND SENIOR ENLISTED LEADER (CSEL) IDENTIFICATION BADGE.
COMMAND MASTER CHIEFS ASSIGNED TO THE BELOW BILLETS ARE AUTHORIZED TO WEAR THE CSEL BADGE CENTERED ON THE RIGHT POCKET OF THE MARINE CORPS COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM (MCCUU) COAT.
(1) COMMAND MASTER CHIEF BILLETS (CMDCM-9580)
MARFORCOM        MARFORPAC        MARFORRES
I MEF            II MEF           III MEF
1ST MARDIV       2D MARDIV        3D MARDIV
1ST MLG          2D MLG           3D MLG
FMTB-E           FMTB-W
(2) COLLATERAL DUTY COMMAND MASTER CHIEFS (CMC)
1ST MAW          2D MAW           3D MAW
4TH MAW          4TH MARDIV       4TH MLG
MARSOC           1ST MED BN       2D MED BN
3D MED BN        4TH MED BN       1ST DENTAL BN
2D DENTAL BN     3D DENTAL BN     4TH DENTAL BN
B.  WEAR OF THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (OSD) AND JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF (JCS) BADGES ON THE MCCUU.  LIKE THE PRESIDENTIAL AND VICE PRESIDENTIAL SERVICE BADGES, THE OSD AND JCS BADGES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR ON THE MCCUU.
C.  REFLECTIVITY ON THE PHYSICAL TRAINING (PT) UNIFORM.  THE
RECOMMENDATION TO ADD REFLECTIVITY TO THE PT SHIRT, GENERAL PURPOSE TRUNKS, AND SWEATS WAS DISAPPROVED.
D.  WEAR OF TIGHTS WITH GENERAL PURPOSE TRUNKS.  MARINES ARE
AUTHORIZED TO WEAR TIGHTS THAT ARE NO LONGER THAN, AND ARE COLOR COORDINATED WITH, THE GENERAL PURPOSE TRUNKS.  TIGHTS MAY NOT BE WORN IN LIEU OF THE TRUNKS.
E.  INCREASE THE NUMBER OF MCCUU ISSUED.  THE RECOMMENDATION TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF MCCUU ISSUED AND MAINTAINED BY MARINES HAS BEEN TABLED PENDING FUNDING REVIEW.
F.  FEMALE PUMPS (DRESS SHOES).  THE MAXIMUM HEIGHT ALLOWANCE OF THE FEMALE PUMP HAS BEEN INCREASED TO 3 INCHES (ALLOWABLE HEIGHT RANGE IS NOW BETWEEN 1-1/2 TO 3 INCHES).  ALL OTHER HEEL MEASUREMENTS ANDSPECIFICATIONS APPLY.
G.  MALE OFFICER WHITE SOFT-BOSUM SHIRT.  THE RECOMMENDATION TO MAKE THE MALE OFFICER WHITE SOFT-BOSUM SHIRT OPTIONAL WAS DISAPPROVED.  AS SUCH, IT REMAINS A REQUIRED COMPONENT OF THE MALE OFFICER DRESSBLUE AND BLUE-WHITE DRESS "A"/"B" UNIFORMS.
3.  QUESTIONS MAY BE REFERRED TO YA-2 M. BOYT, PROJECT MANAGER, MCUB(EMAIL MARY.BOYT@USMC.MIL), AT DSN 378-4607/COMM 703-432-4607; OR MR. RONALD SLOAN (EMAIL RONALD.SLOAN.CTR@USMC.MIL), AT DSN 378-4754/COMM 703-432-4754.
4.  RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY LTGEN R. S. KRAMLICH, DIRECTOR, MARINE
CORPS STAFF//


ALMAR 65/08
; WEAR OF CELLULAR PHONES AND OTHER ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ON MARINE CORPS UNIFORMS AND WEAR OF THE MALE OFFICER WHITE COLLAR STRIP 

Date Signed: 1/25/2008 
MARADMIN  Number: 065/08 

UNCLASSIFIED//
MARADMIN 065/08
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MCUB//
SUBJ/WEAR OF CELLULAR PHONES AND OTHER ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ON MARINE CORPS UNIFORMS AND WEAR OF THE MALE OFFICER WHITE COLLAR STRIP//
REF/A/MSGID:DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC MCUB/31MAR2003//
AMPN/REF A IS MCO P1020.34G, THE MARINE CORPS UNIFORM REGULATIONS.//
POC/M. BOYT/YA-2/MCUB/LOC: /TEL:(703)378-4607
/EMAIL:MARY.BOYT@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS//
RMKS/1. THE PURPOSE OF THIS MARADMIN IS TO ANNOUNCE A CHANGE TO THE MARINE CORPS UNIFORM REGULATIONS REGARDING THE WEAR OF CELLULAR PHONES AND OTHER ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ON MARINE CORPS UNIFORMS, AND THE WEAR OF THE MALE OFFICER WHITE COLLAR STRIP.

2. PER CMC DECISION, THE FOLLOWING CHANGES TO REFERENCE A ARE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.
    A. CELLULAR PHONES (PERSONALLY OWNED AND ORGANIZATIONALLY ISSUED) AND OTHER ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT WILL NOT BE WORN EXPOSED ON MARINE CORPS UNIFORMS.
    B. THE MALE OFFICER DRESS UNIFORM WHITE COLLAR STRIP IS WORN SO THERE IS NO VISIBLE GAP (IT SHOULD OVERLAP NO MORE THAN A 1/4 OF AN INCH).

3. TO VIEW THE OFFICIAL TEXT CHANGES TO REFERENCE A, GO TO THE UNIFORM BOARD WEB PAGE AT
WWW.MARCORSYSCOM.USMC.MIL/SITES/MCUB AND CLICK ON THE "APPROVED REGULATION CHANGES" LINK.

4. REQUESTS FOR POLICY CLARIFICATION AND/OR CHANGES TO POLICY SHOULD BE SUBMITTED, IN WRITING, TO THE UNIFORM BOARD, 2200 LESTER ST, QUANTICO, VA 22134 OR ELECTRONICALLY TO
MARY.BOYT@USMC.MIL OR RONALD.SLOAN.CTR@USMC.MIL.

5. RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY LTGEN R. S. KRAMLICH, DIRECTOR, MARINE CORPS STAFF// 
 

ALMAR 35/07; WEAR OF THE MARINE CORPS COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM 

Date Signed: 7/25/2007 
ALMAR  Number: 035/07 

UNCLAS 251400Z JUL 07 CMCUC
TO AL ALMAR(UC)
ALMAR
ALMAR 035/07
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC CMC//
SUBJ/WEAR OF THE MARINE CORPS COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM//
POC/YA2 M. BOYT/-/MCUB/-/TEL:-(703)432-4607 OR DSN 378-4607/EMAIL MARY.BOYT@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. FOR THE PAST FEW YEARS, OUR CORPS HAS BEEN IN A TRANSITION PHASE WITH REGARD TO OUR UTILITY UNIFORMS. THAT PERIOD
IS NOW ENDED. AS MARINES, OUR UNIFORMS AND MILITARY APPEARANCE ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF OUR IDENTITY AND HAVE TRADITIONALLY MARKED US AS THE NATION'S MOST DISTINCTIVE MILITARY SERVICE. AS SUCH, UNIFORMITY AND AN OUTWARD PRIDE IN OUR APPEARANCE HAVE BEEN CONSTANTS FOR EVERY MARINE - FROM PRIVATE TO GENERAL.

2. THE PURPOSE OF THIS ALMAR IS TO ENHANCE THAT UNIFORMITY; TO FURTHER DEFINE WHAT ARE CONSIDERED EMERGENCY STOPS OFF-BASE IN THE MARINE CORPS COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM (MCCUU); AND TO PRESCRIBE SEASONAL WEAR AND APPROPRIATE LOCATIONS FOR THE MCCUU WHILE IN GARRISON. THIS ALMAR APPLIES TO THE ACTIVE AND RESERVE FORCE. THIS ALMAR OUTLINES SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO CURRENT POLICY AND SHOULD BE READ IN ITS ENTIRETY.

3. THE MCCUU IS A FIELD UNIFORM AND IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR WEAR IN A CIVILIAN ENVIRONMENT. WEAR OF THE MCCUU IS AUTHORIZED WHILE COMMUTING TO AND FROM WORK VIA PRIVATELY OWNED VEHICLE. HOWEVER, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, AND AS A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE TO THE REF, EN ROUTE STOPS WHILE OFF-BASE ARE NOT AUTHORIZED EXCEPT FOR BONAFIDE EMERGENCIES, SUCH AS MEDICAL EMERGENCIES, VEHICLE BREAKDOWN, OR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS.

4. MARINES MAY ONLY WEAR THE MCCUU AT OFF-BASE ESTABLISHMENTS WHEN USING DRIVE-THRU SERVICES SUCH AS ATMS, FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS, OR DRY CLEANERS WHEN THEY WILL NOT EXIT THE VEHICLE.

   A. THE MCCUU IS NOT AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR AT OFFICIAL / UNOFFICIAL FUNCTIONS AND CONFERENCES HELD OFF-BASE OR OFF GOVERNMENT INSTALLATIONS AND FACILITIES.

   B. IAW ALMAR 054/06, MARINES IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION CONTINUE TO BE RESTRICTED FROM WEARING THE MCCUU ON ANY FORM OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, TO INCLUDE METRO, BUSES, AND SLUG LINES; AND AT ANY DOD-LEASED, CIVILIAN FACILITIES, SUCH AS THOSE IN CRYSTAL CITY.

5. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, WHEN THE MCCUU UNIFORM IS DESIGNATED BY A LOCAL COMMANDER AS THE UNIFORM OF THE DAY IN GARRISON, THE FOLLOWING POLICY APPLIES:

    A. DURING THE SUMMER SEASON, THE DESERT MCCUU WITH SLEEVES ROLLED UP WILL BE WORN AS THE UNIFORM OF THE DAY.

    B. DURING THE WINTER SEASON, THE WOODLAND MCCUU WITH SLEEVES DOWN WILL BE WORN AS THE UNIFORM OF THE DAY.

    C. LOCAL COMMANDERS WILL CONTINUE TO PRESCRIBE THE APPROPRIATE UNIFORM FOR FIELD AND TACTICAL ENVIRONMENTS.

    D. WHEN AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR, DESERT FLIGHT SUITS WILL BE WORN IN THE SUMMER SEASON AND GREEN FLIGHT SUITS WILL BE WORN IN THE WINTER SEASON.

6. THE INTENT OF THIS ALMAR IS TO CREATE A STANDARD FOR WEAR OF THE MCCUU FOR ALL MARINES. HOWEVER, IT IS RECOGNIZED THAT UNIFORM POLICIES
AT CERTAIN JOINT HEADQUARTERS, AND CLIMACTIC CONDITIONS AT SOME OF OUR BASES OR STATIONS, MAY LEAD TO REQUESTS FOR WAIVER TO POLICY. SUCH
REQUESTS FOR WAIVER SHOULD BE SUBMITTED BY COMMANDING GENERALS OR COMPONENT COMMANDERS, WITH JUSTIFICATION, TO THE COMMANDANT. ANY SUCH
REQUESTS FOR WAIVER WILL BE CONSIDERED ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS.

7. SEMPER FIDELIS, JAMES T. CONWAY, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS//

 

ALMAR 018/07; WEAR OF MARINE CORPS COMBAT UTILITY IN THEATER and traveling to and from theater 

Date Signed: 4/3/2007 
ALMAR  Number: 18/07 

ALMAR 018/07
MSGID/GENADMIN/-CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS//
SUBJ/WEAR OF MARINE CORPS COMBAT UTILITY
/UNIFORM (MCCUU) IN CENTCOM AREA OF OPERATIONS (AOR)//
REF/A/MSGID:DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC MCUB/31MAR2003//
REF/B/MSGID:MSG/CMC WASHINGTON DC LPCD/101600ZNOV2004//
REF/C/MSGID:MSG/CMC WASHINGTON DC ACMC/010031ZAUG2005//
NARR/REF A IS MCO P1020.34G, THE MARINE CORPS UNIFORM
REGULATIONS.  REF B IS MARADMIN 496/04, CIVILIAN TECHNICIANS WEARING
THE MARINE CORPS UTILITY UNIFORM.  REF C IS ALMAR 038/05, WEAR OF
UTILITY UNIFORM IN THEATER AND TRAVELING TO AND FROM THEATER//
POC/NHIII M. BOYT/-/MCUB/-/TEL:(703)378-4607/EMAIL:MARY.BOYT@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  THIS ALMAR HIGHLIGHTS EXISTING POLICY REGARDING THE WEAR OF THE MCCUU WITHIN THE CENTCOM AOR.  THIS ALMAR APPLIES TO ALL MARINES, SAILORS AND CIVILIANS ASSIGNED TO THE CENTCOM AOR AND ON TEMPORARY ADDITIONAL DUTY WITHIN THE CENTCOM AOR.

2.  THE MARINE CORPS UNIFORM, WITH APPROPRIATE INSIGNIA, IS DESIGNED PRIMARILY TO SHOW AT A GLANCE THE BRANCH OF SERVICE AND GRADE OF THE INDIVIDUAL AUTHORIZED TO WEAR IT.  THE UNIFORM REPRESENTS VISUAL EVIDENCE OF THE AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITY VESTED IN THE INDIVIDUAL BY THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT.  WEARING THE UNIFORM SHOULD BE A MATTER OF PERSONAL PRIDE.

3.  PER THE REFERENCES, THE WEAR OF THE MCCUU IS RESTRICTED TO MARINES, NAVAL PERSONNEL PERMANENTLY ASSIGNED TO OR TEMPORARILY ATTACHED TO A MARINE CORPS UNIT AND CIVILIANS (GOVERNMENT AND CONTRACTOR) AS APPROVED BY CMC.  SPECIFIC APPROVAL AUTHORITY IS DELEGATED ONLY TO COMMANDER, MARCENT.  WHEN WORN, THE WEAR REGULATIONS ESTABLISHED IN REFERENCE A APPLY.  FURTHER, REFERENCE B PROVIDES DETAILED GUIDANCE REGARDING THE WEAR OF THE MCCUU BY CIVILIANS.

4.  LEADERS ARE DIRECTED TO STRESS THE IMPORTANCE OF PROPER WEAR OF THE MCCUU BY ALL PERSONNEL AND ENFORCE EGULATIONS CONTAINED IN THE REFERENCES.  AS ALWAYS, GOOD JUDGMENT WILL GOVERN THE APPLICATION OF THIS POLICY IN A COMBAT ENVIRONMENT.

5.  REF C AUTHORIZES THE WEAR OF THE MCCUU WHEN TRAVELING TO/FROM COMBAT ZONES PER THE COMMANDERS GUIDANCE.  CURRENT FORCE PROTECTION CONDITIONS MUST BE CONSIDERED WHEN EXECUTING TRAVEL WITHIN THE CENTCOM AOR.  AS SUCH, THE WEAR OF THE MCCUU THROUGH COMMERCIAL AIRPORTS AND FACILITIES WITHIN THE CENTCOM AOR IS NOT AUTHORIZED. THE WEARING OF THE MCCUU WHILE TRANSITING ON CHARTERED OR CONTRACTED MILITARY ROTATOR FLIGHTS IS AUTHORIZED.  HOWEVER, MARINES WILL CARRY APPROPRIATE CONSERVATIVE CIVILIAN CLOTHING FOR USE DURING UNEXPECTED REROUTING OR EXTENDED DELAYS OF FLIGHTS AT COMMERCIAL AIRPORTS IN THE CENTCOM AOR. 

6.  SEMPER FIDELIS, JAMES T. CONWAY, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//

 

ALMAR 14/07; CHANGES TO THE MARINE CORPS TATTOO POLICY 

Date Signed: 3/19/2007 
ALMAR  Number: 014/07 

UNCLAS 191606Z MAR 07
CMC WASHINGTON DC(UC)
TO  AL ALMAR(UC)
ALMAR
ALMAR 014/07
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC CMC//
SUBJ/CHANGES TO THE MARINE CORPS TATTOO POLICY//
POC/S.T. FOSTER/CAPT/MPO/-/TEL:DSN 278-9387//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. HIGH STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONAL MILITARY APPEARANCE REMAIN A PART OF OUR MARINE CORPS HERITAGE. WE SERVE PROUDLY IN EVERY REGION OF THE WORLD, IN PEACE AND IN COMBAT, FULFILLING OUR ROLE OF AMERICAS AMBASSADORS AND DEFENDERS OF FREEDOM. THE EYES OF AMERICA AND THE WORLD CONTINUALLY FOCUS UPON US AND THEY EXPECT THAT THE MARINE CORPS WILL MAINTAIN THE HIGHEST PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS AT ALL TIMES.

2. RECENTLY, I HAVE BECOME CONCERNED OVER THE GROWING TREND OF TATTOOING IN OUR CORPS. I UNDERSTAND MANY TATTOOS ARE IN GOOD TASTE AND MANY REPRESENT PRIDE FOR OUR CORPS OR REMEMBRANCE OF FALLEN COMRADES; HOWEVER, I BELIEVE TATTOOS OF AN EXCESSIVE NATURE DO NOT REPRESENT OUR TRADITIONAL VALUES. SOME MARINES HAVE TAKEN
THE LIBERTY OF TATTOOING THEMSELVES TO A POINT THAT IS CONTRARY TO OUR PROFESSIONAL DEMEANOR AND THE HIGH STANDARDS AMERICA HAS COME TO EXPECT FROM US. MARINES MUST UNDERSTAND THAT ACQUIRING EXCESSIVE TATTOOS MAY ADVERSELY AFFECT BOTH THEIR RETENTION AND ASSIGNMENT TO SPECIAL DUTY.

3. TO THAT END, I DIRECTED A THOROUGH REVISION OF OUR TATTOO POLICY. THE POLICY CHANGES RESULTING FROM THIS REVIEW WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN A MARADMIN, RELEASED CONCURRENTLY WITH THIS ALMAR.  COMMANDERS MUST ENSURE THEIR MARINES ARE EDUCATED REGARDING CHANGES TO THE MARINE CORPS TATTOO POLICY.

4. SEMPER FIDELIS, JAMES T. CONWAY, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//

 

 

MARADMIN 504/07; PROCEEDINGS OF MARINE CORPS UNIFORM BOARD (MCUB) NO. 209 AND OTHER UNIFORM ISSUES

 

Date signed: 08/23/2007 MARADMIN Number: 504/07

Subject: PROCEEDINGS OF MARINE CORPS UNIFORM BOARD (MCUB) NO. 209 AND OTHER UNIFORM ISSUES

UNCLAS 222154Z AUG 07
CMC WASHINGTON DC(UC)
MARADMIN 504/07
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC MCUB//
SUBJ/PROCEEDINGS OF MARINE CORPS UNIFORM BOARD (MCUB) NO. 209 AND /OTHER UNIFORM ISSUES//
REF/A/MSGID DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC MCUB/06FEB2007//
REF/B/MSGID DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC MCUB/31MAR2003//
NARR/REF A IS CMC DECISION MEMORANDUM FOR MCUB NO. 209. REF B IS MCO P1020.34G CHANGE 1-4,
MARINE CORPS UNIFORM REGULATIONS.//
POC/M. BOYT/YA2/MCUB/-/TEL (703)432-4607 /TEL DSN 378-4607 EMAIL:MARY.BOYT@USMC.MIL //
POC/MR. R. SLOAN/-/MCUB/-/TEL (703)432-4754 /TEL DSN 378-4754 /EMAIL:RONALD.SLOAN.CTR@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/RMKS/
1. ON 11 JUL 2007, CMC RENDERED DECISIONS ON THE 36 RECOMMENDATIONS OF MCUB NO. 209.


2. PER REF (A), EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, THE MARINE CORPS GROOMING AND CIVILIAN CLOTHING REGULATIONS HAVE BEEN REORGANIZED AND UPDATED. A COMPLETE LIST OF THE GROOMING REGULATION CHANGES MAY BE FOUND AT
WWW.MARCORSYSCOM.USMC.MIL/SITES/MCUB. THE CHANGES TO REF (B) ARE SIGNIFICANT AND MAY REQUIRE INDIVIDUALS TO CHANGE PERSONAL GROOMING HABITS (E.G., HAIR STYLE, MANICURES, USE OF CELLULAR PHONES, ETC), AND/OR THEIR CIVILIAN ATTIRE WARDROBE.


3. OTHER UNIFORM ISSUES
    A. 8TH & I OVERCOAT FOR RECRUITERS. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, CMC HAS AUTHORIZED THE ORGANIZATIONAL ISSUE OF THE 8TH & I OVERCOAT TO RECRUITERS, AS NEEDED. RECRUITING UNITS THAT DESIRE TO ISSUE THE COAT MUST ADD THE ITEM TO THE ORGANIZATIONAL ALLOWANCE LIST VIA A UNIVERSAL NEEDS STATEMENT PER MCO P10120.28G. ONCE APPROVED, THE COATS WILL BE ISSUED AND MAINTAINED AT THE UNIT LEVEL. COATS MAY BE ORDERED COMMERCIALLY THROUGH THE NEPTUNE GARMENT COMPANY AT 1-800-320-3980 (POC: MR. JOHN KINDREGAN). THIS IS NOT A PERSONALLY OWNED ITEM OR A LEAVE AND LIBERTY ITEM.
    B. FEMALE FRAME CAP. ON 14 MAY 2007, CMC APPROVED ADOPTION OF THE FEMALE FRAME CAP. THE NEW CAP, LIKE THE MALE CAP, WILL HAVE ONE FRAME SYSTEM (DIFFERENT FRAME FOR ENLISTED, COMPANY GRADE OFFICERS, AND FIELD GRADE OFFICERS) WITH INTERCHANGEABLE WHITE AND GREEN CLOTH CROWNS. GRAPHICS OF THE NEW CAP MAY BE VIEWED ON THE UNIFORM BOARD WEBSITE AT THE ABOVE WEB LINK. THE NEW CAPS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE/ISSUE UNTIL FY09.  THE MANDATORY POSSESSION DATE FOR THE NEW CAP AND OBSOLETION DATE FOR THE OLD CAPS IS 1 OCT 2012. REGULATIONS FOR WEAR OF THE NEW CAP WILL BE FORETHCOMING VIA SEPCOR.
    C. DESERT MATERNITY WORK UNIFORM. PER ALMAR 35/07, MARCORSYSCOM IS DEVELOPING A DESERT MATERNITY WORK UNIFORM. IT IS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR INTRODUCTION IN 2D QUARTER FY08. DETAILS WILL BE FORTHCOMING. UNTIL IT IS AVAILABLE, PREGNANT MARINES WILL BE AUTHORIZED TO WEAR THE WOODLAND MARPAT MATERNITY WORK UNIFORM AND THE SERVICE MATERNITY UNIFORM.
    D. DRESS BLUE ISSUE. PER CMC DECISION, RECRUITS WILL START RECEIVING THE DRESS BLUE UNIFORM VIA INITIAL ISSUE DURING 1ST QUARTER FY08. THOSE ENLISTED MARINES WHO ENTERED THE MARINE CORPS BEFORE 1 OCT 2007 AND/OR DID NOT RECEIVE THE ISSUE DURING RECRUIT TRAINING WILL BEGIN RECEIVING AN INCREASE TO THEIR ANNUAL CLOTHING REPLACEMENT ALLOWANCE BEGINNING 1 OCT 2007 TO COVER THE COST OF THESE UNIFORMS, BUT WILL NOT ACCRUE ENOUGH MONEY TO PURCHASE THE UNIFORMS FOR 4 YEARS. THE MANDATORY POSSESSION DATE FOR THE DRESS BLUE ALLOWANCE WILL BE 1 OCT 2011 (THIS DATE IS APPLICABLE TO DRILLING RESERVISTS, TO INCLUDE SMCR/IMA/AR MARINES).


4. QUESTIONS MAY BE REFERRED TO YA-2 M. BOYT, PROJECT MANAGER, MCUB (EMAIL MARY.BOYT@USMC.MIL), AT DSN 378-4607/COMM 703-432-4607; OR MR. RONALD SLOAN (EMAIL RONALD.SLOAN.CTR@USMC.MIL), AT DSN 378-4754/COMM 703-432-4754.


5. RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY LTGEN R. S. KRAMLICH, DIRECTOR, MARINE CORPS
STAFF.//

 

 

MARADMIN 235/07:  CIVILIAN CLOTHING MONETARY ALLOWANCE ROUTING CHANGE

Date Signed: 4/03/2007
MARADMINS Active Number: 235/07

UNCLAS 021943Z APR 07
CMC WASHINGTON DC(UC)
AL MARADMIN(UC)
MARADMIN
MARADMIN 235/07
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC L LP//
SUBJ/CIVILIAN CLOTHING MONETARY ALLOWANCE ROUTING CHANGE//
REF/A/MSGID:EML/DFAS KANSAS CITY TO MCUB/YMD:20070103//
REF/B/MSGID:DOC/LTR FM DIR, MIL PAY OPS, DFAS/YMD:20070301//
REF/C/MSGID:DOC/MCO P10120.28G/YMD:20050701//
REF/D/MSGID:DOC/MCO P1080.40C/YMD:20041001//
POC/ALONZO MAYS/GS13/LPC2/-/TEL:703-695-8947//
NARR/REF A IS AN EMAIL MESSAGE FROM DEFENSE FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING SERVICE, KANSAS CITY ANNOUNCING CIVILIAN CLOTHING MONETARY ALLOWANCE PROCESS CHANGE. REF B IS A LETTER OUTLINING PROCEDURAL CHANGES FOR CIVILIAN CLOTHING ALLOWANCES. REF C IS MCO P10120.28G INDIVIDUAL CLOTHING REGULATIONS. REF D IS MCO P1080.40C PERSONNEL REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS USERS MANUAL.//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. SITUATION. IN AN EFFORT TO REDUCE INEFFICIENCY AND IMPROVE SUPPORT TO THE WAR FIGHTER, DEFENSE FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING SERVICE, KANSAS CITY (DFAS-KC) HAS INITIATED A SYSTEM ENHANCEMENT THAT STREAMLINES THE APPROVAL PROCESS FOR INITIAL AND TEMPORARY ADDITIONAL DUTY (TAD) CIVILIAN CLOTHING ALLOWANCES, PER REFS A AND B. THIS SYSTEM ENHANCEMENT ELIMINATES THE REQUIREMENT FOR DFAS-KC TO RESEARCH AND ENDORSE REQUESTS PRIOR TO APPROVAL FROM THE MARINE CORPS UNIFORM BOARD (MCUB).


2. MISSION. EFFECTIVE 1 APR 07, THE MCUB WILL REVIEW/VALIDATE INITIAL AND TAD CIVILIAN CLOTHING MONETARY ALLOWANCE REQUESTS. CIVILIAN CLOTHING REPLACEMENT ALLOWANCES WILL CONTINUE TO BE CERTIFIED BY THE INDIVIDUAL'S COMMANDING OFFICER PER REF C.


3. EXECUTION. BEGINNING 1 APR 07, UNITS WILL SUBMIT ALL REQUESTS FOR INITIAL AND TAD CIVILIAN CLOTHING ALLOWANCES TO THE MCUB FOR REVIEW AND VALIDATION. ONCE APPROVED, UNITS WILL USE TYPE TRANSACTION CODE (TTC) 299/000 FOR UNIT DIARY ENTRIES FOR INITIAL AND TAD ALLOWANCES. ALL REPLACEMENT CLOTHING ALLOWANCES WILL CONTINUE TO BE CERTIFIED BY LOCAL COMMANDERS. UNITS WILL UTILIZE TTC CODE 312/000 FOR CIVILIAN CLOTHING REPLACEMENT ALLOWANCES PER REF D. ALL UNITS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT WRITTEN REQUESTS FOR ALLOWANCES TO:


COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS (PMCUB)
2200 LESTER STREET
QUANTICO, VA 22134


4. ADMINISTRATION AND LOGISTICS: CHANGES TO REF C WILL BE MADE UPON THE NEXT REVISION. USE THIS MESSAGE AS AUTHORIZATION UNTIL REF C IS UPDATED.


5. COMMAND AND SIGNAL: POINTS OF CONTACT FOR THE MCUB ARE:
A. MS. MARY BOYT, MARY.BOYT@USMC.MIL, TEL: (703) 432-4607, (DSN) 278-4607.
B. MR. RON SLOAN, RONALD.SLOAN.CTR@USMC.MIL, TEL: (703) 432-4607 (DSN) 278-4607.
6. REQUEST WIDEST DISSEMINATION.
//

 

 

 

MARADMIN 198/07; ANNOUNCEMENT OF CHANGES TO THE MARINE CORPS TATTOO POLICY 

Date Signed: 3/19/2007 
MARADMIN  Number: 198/07 

UNCLAS 191708Z MAR 07
CMC WASHINGTON DC(UC)
AL MARADMIN(UC)
MARADMIN
MARADMIN 198/07
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC//
SUBJ/ANNOUNCEMENT OF CHANGES TO THE MARINE CORPS TATTOO POLICY//
REF/A/MSGID:DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC MCUB/YMD:20030331//
POC/S. T. FOSTER/CAPT/-/-/TEL:COMM 703 784 9387/TEL:DSN 278 9387//
NARR/REF A MCO P1020.34G, MARINE CORPS UNIFORM REGULATIONS//
GENTEXT/-/1.  PURPOSE.  TO DETAIL REVISIONS AND ADDITIONS TO THE
TATTOO POLICY FOUND IN MCO P1020.34G, MARINE CORPS UNIFORM
REGULATIONS.  

2.  EFFECTIVE 1 APRIL 2007, PARAGRAPH 1004.1C OF MCO P1020.34G, MARINE CORPS UNIFORM REGULATIONS, IS CANCELLED AND REPLACED WITH THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH.  "... MARINES ARE PROHIBITED FROM:   
C.  TATTOOS OR BRANDS ON THE HEAD AND NECK.  SLEEVE TATTOOS ARE LIKEWISE PROHIBITED.  A SLEEVE TATTOO IS A VERY LARGE TATTOO, OR A COLLECTION OF SMALLER TATTOOS, THAT COVERS OR ALMOST COVERS A PERSON S ENTIRE ARM OR LEG.  HALF-SLEEVE OR QUARTER-SLEEVE TATTOOS THAT ARE VISIBLE TO THE EYE WHEN WEARING STANDARD PT GEAR (T-SHIRT AND SHORTS) ARE LIKEWISE PROHIBITED.  A HALF-SLEEVE OR QUARTER-SLEEVE TATTOO IS DEFINED AS A VERY LARGE TATTOO, OR A COLLECTION OF SMALLER TATTOOS THAT COVERS, OR ALMOST COVERS, THE ENTIRE PORTION OF AN ARM OR LEG ABOVE OR BELOW THE ELBOW OR KNEE.  TATTOOS OR BRANDS THAT ARE PREJUDICIAL TO GOOD ORDER, DISCIPLINE AND MORALE, OR ARE OF A NATURE TO BRING DISCREDIT UPON THE MARINE CORPS ARE ALSO PROHIBITED.  PREJUDICIAL TO GOOD ORDER, DISCIPLINE AND MORALE, OR ARE OF A NATURE TO BRING DISCREDIT UPON THE MARINE CORPS MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, ANY TATTOO THAT IS SEXIST, RACIST, VULGAR, ANTI-AMERICAN, ANTI-SOCIAL, GANG RELATED, OR EXTREMIST GROUP OR ORGANIZATION RELATED."

3.  THE FOLLOWING NEW SUPARAGRAPHS 1004.1C(1) AND 1004.1C(2) ARE ADDED.
"(1) MARINES WHO CURRENTLY HAVE A SLEEVE TATTOO(S) WILL BE GRANDFATHERED. THE MARINE'S COMMAND WILL INSERT A PHOTOGRAPH(S) OF THE RESPECTIVE TATTOO(S) ALONG WITH A MEASUREMENT(S) OF THE SIZE IN INCHES AND OF THE LOCATION(S) ON THE BODY AND THE DATE THE TATTOO(S) WAS DOCUMENTED, ON THE PAGE 11 OF THE MARINE'S SRB.  THE MARINE WILL SIGN THE PAGE 11 ENTRY VERIFYING THE INFORMATION IS CORRECT." 
"(2) THE DEPUTY COMMANDANT FOR MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS IS DESIGNATED AS THE ADJUDICATING AUTHORITY FOR ANY TATTOO ISSUE INVOLVING RETENTION OR SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENTS.  REVIEW OF A QUESTIONABLE TATTOO(S) WILL BE SUBMITTED TO DC M&RA (MM) VIA THE REENLISTMENT, EXTENSION, LATERAL MOVE SYSTEM (RELMS).  THE PACKAGE WILL INCLUDE A PHOTOGRAPH(S) OF THE TATTOO(S), MEASUREMENT(S) OF THE SIZE IN INCHES, DESCRIPTION OF THE LOCATION(S) AND EXPLANATION AS TO WHY THE TATTOO(S) HAS BEEN DEEMED QUESTIONABLE BY THE COMMANDER."

4.  COMMANDER'S ARE REQUIRED TO EDUCATE ALL THEIR MARINES ON THE NEW POLICY AND DOCUMENT ANY MARINE THAT REQUIRES GRANDFATHERING BY 1 JULY 2007.//

 

 

 

maradmin 072/06; PROCEEDINGS OF MARINE CORPS UNIFORM BOARD (MCUB) NO. 208 

Date Signed: 2/15/2006 
MARADMIN  Number: 072/06 


R 151630Z FEB 06
FM CMC WASHINGTON DC(UC)
TO AL MARADMIN(UC)
UNCLASSIFIED//
MARADMIN 072/06
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MCUB//
SUBJ/PROCEEDINGS OF MARINE CORPS UNIFORM BOARD (MCUB) NO. 208//
REF/A/DOC/CMC MCUB/YMD:20051129//
REF/B/DOC/CMC LPC/YMD:20050708//
REF/C/DOC/CMC MCUB/YMD:20030331//
POC/M. BOYT/GS12/MCUB/-/EMAIL:MARY.BOYT@USMC.MIL/TEL:703-432-4607//
NARR/REF A IS CMC DECISION MEMORANDUM FOR MCUB NO. 208. REF B IS MCO P10120.28G; INDIVIDUAL CLOTHING REGULATIONS. REF C IS MCO
P1020.34G, MARINE CORPS UNIFORM REGULATIONS.//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. SITUATION. ON 29 NOV 2005, CMC MADE DECISIONS ON RECOMMENDATIONS OF UNIFORM BOARD NO. 208. REFERENCE (A) MAY BE VIEWED ON THE UNIFORM BOARD WEBSITE AT WWW.MARCORSYSCOM.USMC.MIL/SITES/MCUB.

2. MISSION. TO ANNOUNCE CMC DECISIONS FOR UNIFORM BOARD NO. 208.

3. EXECUTION. PER REFERENCE (A), CMC MADE THE FOLLOWING DECISIONS ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF UNIFORM BOARD NO. 208.
 
    A. APPROVED RECOMMENDATIONS

        (1) ISSUE: EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, CEREMONIAL DETAILS AND COLOR GUARDS MAY WEAR THE 8TH & I BLUE OVERCOAT WITH THE DRESS BLUE UNIFORM. THE COAT WILL BE ISSUED ORGANIZATIONALLY AND WORN PER THE COMMANDER'S GUIDANCE. REFERENCE (B) PROVIDES GUIDANCE TO ADD THE COAT TO THE UNIT ORGANIZATIONAL ALLOWANCE LIST. COATS MAY BE ORDERED COMMERCIALLY THROUGH THE NEPTUNE GARMENT COMPANY AT 1-800-320-3980 (POC, MR. JOHN KINDREGAN).

        (2) ISSUE: EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY AND AT THE INDIVIDUAL'S OPTION, FEMALE MARINES MAY WEAR THE RUFFLED EVENING DRESS SHIRT UNTIL NO LONGER SERVICEABLE. THE PLEATED EVENING DRESS SHIRT REMAINS THE STANDARD SHIRT FOR THE FEMALE EVENING DRESS UNIFORM.

        (3) ISSUE: ADOPT THE IMPROVED FEMALE GARRISON CAP (FGC) WHILE ALLOWING THE CURRENT FGC TO BE WORN UNTIL NO LONGER SERVICEABLE.  THE NEW FGC WILL BE PHASED IN BEGINNING FY07 AS INVENTORY OF THE OLD CAP DEPLETES. INITIALLY, A MANDATORY POSSESSION DATE WILL NOT BE ESTABLISHED. FEMALE HAIRSTYLES MUST CONFORM TO THE NEW HEADGEAR.

        (4) ISSUE: ADOPT THE NEW UNISEX DRESS GLOVES (CLOTH/LEATHER) WHILE ALLOWING THE OLD GLOVES TO BE WORN UNTIL NO LONGER SERVICEABLE. THE UNISEX GLOVES WILL BE PHASED IN BEGINNING FY07 AS INVENTORY OF THE OLD GLOVES DEPLETES. INITIALLY, A MANDATORY POSSESSION DATE WILL NOT BE ESTABLISHED.

    B. DISAPPROVED RECOMMENDATIONS

        (1) ISSUE: WEAR OF THE 8TH & I BLUE OVERCOAT BY RECRUITERS IN COLD WEATHER CLIMATES.

        (2) ISSUE: A SUPPLEMENTAL DRESS BLUE ALLOWANCE FOR SMCR MARINES ASSIGNED TO THE NATIONAL CAPTIAL REGION (NCR).

    C. THE MCUB WEBSITE CONTAINS SEVERAL CHANGES TO REFERENCE (C) RECENTLY APPROVED BY PRESIDENT, MCUB AUTHORITY. THOSE CHANGES WILL BE INCORPORATED INTO CHANGE 5 OF REFERENCE (C) AND DEAL WITH:

        (1) PARA 7005 (INSERT NEW PARAGRAPH AND RENUMBER ALL FOLLOW-ON PARAGRAPHS); WEAR OF THE COMBAT ARMS EARPLUGS IN TRAINING/COMBAT ENVIRONMENTS.

        (2) PARA 1005.2A; CHANGE TO THE MAXIMUM WIDTH OF THE MINIATURE MEDAL
HOLDING BAR.

4. ADMINISTRATION AND LOGISTICS

    A. ADMINISTRATION. A FORMAL CHANGE TO REFERENCE (C) WILL BE
PUBLISHED SEPARATELY.

    B. LOGISTICS. N/A.

6. COMMAND AND SIGNAL. THIS MARADMIN IS APPLICABLE TO THE TOTAL
FORCE MARINE CORPS.

7. QUESTIONS MAY BE REFERRED TO M. BOYT, PROJECT OFFICER, MCUB
(EMAIL "MARY.BOYT@USMC.MIL"), AT DSN 378-4607.//

 

 

ALMAR 054/06UNIFORM OF THE DAY FOR THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION (NCR)

R 230041Z DEC 06

FM CMC WASHINGTON DC(UC)

TO AL ALMAR(UC)

UNCLASSIFIED//

ALMAR 054/06

MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC//

SUBJ/UNIFORM OF THE DAY FOR THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION (NCR)// REF/A/MSGID:MCO P1020.34// REF/B/MSGID:MCO P5000.21A// NARR/REF A IS THE MARINE CORPS UNIFORM REGULATIONS. PARAGRAPH 2005 AUTHORIZES COMMANDERS TO PRESCRIBE THE UTILITY UNIFORM AS THE UNIFORM OF THE DAY. REF B IS THE HQMC ADMINISTRATIVE MANUAL. IT PROVIDES UNIFORM GUIDANCE TO MARINES STATIONED AT THE PENTAGON OR NAVY ANNEX.// POC/J.L. WELSH/SGS/TEL: COMM

(703) 614-2828// GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. THIS ALMAR PRESCRIBES THE UNIFORM OF THE DAY FOR MARINES IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION. THIS REVISION CONTAINS A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF CHANGES AND SHOULD BE REVIEWED IN ITS ENTIRETY.

2. THIS ALMAR APPLIES TO ALL MARINES ASSIGNED TO THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION, ON TEMPORARY ADDITIONAL DUTY WITHIN THE NCR, OR PARTICPATING IN OFFICIAL EVENTS WITHIN THE NCR. THIS ALMAR ALSO APPLIES TO NAVY OFFICERS AND ENLISTED MARINES SERVING WITH MARINE CORPS UNITS IN THE NCR, PER PARAGRAPH 8001 OF REF A.

3. BEGINNING 2 JANUARY 2007, THE UNIFORM OF THE DAY WITHIN THE NCR WILL

BE:

A. WINTER UNIFORM: DURING NOVEMBER THROUGH MARCH, THE WOODLAND MARINE PATTERN (MARPAT) UNIFORM WILL BE WORN WITH SLEEVES ROLLED DOWN EVERY MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY. THE SERVICE B UNIFORM, GREEN SWEATER OPTIONAL, WILL BE WORN ON FRIDAYS.

B. SUMMER UNIFORM: APRIL THROUGH OCTOBER, THE DESERT MARPAT UNIFORM WILL BE WORN WITH SLEEVES ROLLED UP EVERY MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

THE SERVICE C UNIFORM WILL BE WORN ON FRIDAYS.

C. THE SEASONAL UNIFORM CHANGEOVER WILL OCCUR ON THE FIRST MONDAY IN NOVEMBER AND APRIL.

4. WEAR OF THE UTILITY UNIFORM:

A. THE GUIDELINES IN THIS PARAGRAPH ARE INTENTIONALLY MORE RESTRICTIVE THAN THOSE IN PARAGRAPH 2005.2 OF REF A DUE TO THE INCREASED PUBLIC VISIBILITY OF MARINES WITHIN THE NCR.

B. THE UTILITY UNIFORM MUST BE CLEAN AND PRESENT A NEAT APPEARANCE.

THE FIELD COAT MAY BE WORN WITH THE UTILITY UNIFORM.

C. THE UTILITY UNIFORM MAY BE WORN:

(1) WITHIN THE PENTAGON, THE NAVY ANNEX, OR OTHER NCR MILITARY FACILITIES.

(2) MARINES MAY WEAR THE UTILITY UNIFORM TO AND FROM THEIR DOMICILE IF THEY ARE COMMUTING IN A PRIVATELY OWNED VEHICLE.

(3) MARINES WEARING THE UTILITY UNIFORM MAY STOP EN ROUTE ON A VERY LIMITED BASIS, WHILE DRIVING TO AND FROM THEIR DOMICILES. STOPS EN ROUTE TO USE AN AUTOMATIC TELLER MACHINE OR DRIVE THROUGH FOOD RESTAURANT ARE AUTHORIZED WHILE WEARING THE UTILITY UNIFORM, BUT ONLY SO LONG AS MARINES REMAIN WITHIN THE VEHICLE AT ALL TIMES.

D. THE UTILITY UNIFORM WILL NOT BE WORN:

(1) WHILE ON LEAVE OR LIBERTY OFF-BASE.

(2) ON ANY FORM OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, TO INCLUDE COMMUTER SLUG LINES.

(3) AT ANY DOD-LEASED, CIVILIAN FACILITIES, SUCH AS THOSE IN CRYSTAL CITY, VA.

5. COMMANDERS MAY DESIGNATE A DIFFERENT UNIFORM OF THE DAY FOR A SPECIFIC EVENT OR FUNCTION.

6. UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS FOR OFFICIAL FUNCTIONS IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL

REGION:

A. THE SERVICE A UNIFORM WITH RIBBONS, SHOOTING BADGES, AND BARRACKS COVER, IS APPROPRIATE FOR OFFICIAL BUSINESS FUNCTIONS DURING THE DAY.

B. THE BLUE DRESS B UNIFORM, WITH RIBBONS AND SHOOTING BADGES, WILL BE WORN FOR OFFICIAL SOCIAL FUNCTIONS OCCURRING AFTER 1800, UNLESS OTHERWISE DIRECTED BY THE SENIOR MARINE OFFICER ATTENDING OR WHERE A DIFFERENT UNIFORM IS MORE APPROPRIATE.

C. FOR FORMAL, OFFICIAL EVENTS, ATTENDEES SHOULD MATCH THE ATTIRE SPECIFIED IN THE INVITATION.

D. FOR CASES IN WHICH THERE IS NO CLEAR EQUIVALENT USMC UNIFORM, ATTENDEES SHOULD MATCH MOST CLOSELY THE UNIFORM OR ATTIRE THAT WILL BE WORN BY THE HOSTS.

7. CMC POLICY LETTER 3-99 IS CANCELLED.

8. THE COMMANDING OFFICER, HEADQUARTERS BATTALION, MARINE CORPS NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION COMMAND, HENDERSON HALL, WILL REDRAFT EXISTING BATTALION REGULATIONS TO COMPLY WITH THIS ALMAR. THE COMMANDING OFFICER, MARINE BARRACKS WASHINGTON, D.C., WILL REVIEW EXISTING BARRACKS REGULATIONS IN LIGHT OF THEIR SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES AND ADJUST HIS POLICY WHERE POSSIBLE.

9. SEMPER FIDELIS, JAMES T. CONWAY, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//

 

 

MARADMIN 322/05; PROCEEDINGS OF MARINE CORPS UNIFORM BOARD NO. 207 AND MISCELLANEOUS ISSUES 

Date Signed: 7/19/2005 
MARADMIN  Number: 322/05 


R 191900Z JUL 05
FM CMC WASHINGTON DC(UC)
UNCLASSIFIED//
MARADMIN 322/05
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS//
SUBJ/PROCEEDINGS OF MARINE CORPS UNIFORM BOARD NO. 207
/AND MISCELLANEOUS ISSUES//
REF/A/DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC MCUB/DTIME:050304//
REF/B/DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC MCUB/26SEP2004//
REF/C/DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC MCUB/31MAR2003//
POC/GS12 M. BOYT/MCUB/(703)432-4607 /-/EMAIL:MARY.BOYT@USMC.MIL/-/-//
NARR/REF A IS CMC DECISION MEMORANDUM FOR MCUB NO. 207. REF B IS
MCBUL 10120, FY05 INDIVIDUAL CLOTHING ALLOWANCES. REF C IS MCO
P1020.34G, MARINE CORPS UNIFORM REGULATIONS.//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. SITUATION. ON 4 MAR 2005, CMC MADE DECISIONS ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF UNIFORM BOARD NO. 207. A COPY OF REFERENCE (A) MAY BE VIEWED ON THE UNIFORM BOARD WEBSITE AT
WWW.MARCORSYSCOM.USMC.MIL/SITES/MCUB.
2. MISSION. TO ANNOUNCE CMC DECISIONS FOR UNIFORM BOARD NO. 207.
3. EXECUTION. PER REFERENCE (A), CMC MADE THE FOLLOWING DECISIONS ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF UNIFORM BOARD NO. 207.
A. APPROVED RECOMMENDATIONS
(1) ISSUE: EFFECTIVE 1 OCT 05, DELETE THE DRESS BLUE UNIFORM ITEMS FROM THE INITIAL ISSUE AND MANDATORY REQUIREMENT LISTS AND EARMARK COST SAVINGS TO FUND OTHER CLOTHING INITIATIVES.
(2) ISSUE: APPROVE SUPPLEMENTARY DRESS BLUE ALLOWANCES FOR
CEREMONIAL DETAILS (COLOR AND FUNERAL) FOR MCRSC (RUC 36005), MCD FORT LEONARD WOOD (RUC 54063) AND EWTGLANT (RUC M56011), EFFECTIVE 1 OCT 2005.
(3) ISSUE: CHANGE GUIDANCE ON THE WEAR OF HEADGEAR IN POVS TO STATE THAT IT IS NO LONGER REQUIRED.
(4) ISSUE: REQUIRE THE WEAR OF THE RED NECKTAB WITH THE FEMALE
OFFICER DRESS BLUE "A"/"B" UNIFORMS, AND THE BLACK NECKTAB WITH THE FEMALE OFFICER DRESS BLUE "C" UNIFORMS.
(5) ISSUE: AUTHORIZE ALL FEMALE MARINES TO WEAR 6 MM WHITE DIAMOND (OR DIAMOND-LIKE) STUD EARRINGS WITH THE EVENING DRESS UNIFORM, WHILE STILL ALLOWING THE WEAR OF PEARL EARRINGS.
B. DISAPPROVED RECOMMENDATION. ISSUE: AUTHORIZE THE WEAR OF
GOLD-PLATED ENLISTED GRADE INSIGNIA ON THE SERVICE SWEATER WITH
EPAULETTES.
C. THE FOLLOWING MISCELLANEOUS ISSUES, PREVIOUSLY DECIDED BY CMC
BUT HELD IN ABEYANCE PENDING FUNDING, HAVE NOW BEEN FUNDED AND WILL BE IMPLEMENTED AS FOLLOWS.
(1) SUPPLEMENTARY DRESS BLUE ALLOWANCE FOR BLOUNT ISLAND COMMAND. EFFECTIVE 1 OCTOBER 2005, A MEDIUM DRESS BLUE ALLOWANCE FOR 12 ENLISTED MARINES ASSIGNED TO CEREMONIAL DETAILS (COLOR GUARD AND FUNERAL) FOR BLOUNT ISLAND COMMAND (RUC M38450) IS ESTABLISHED.
(2) SPECIAL INITIAL UTILITY UNIFORM (SIUU) ALLOWANCE TO SAILORS.
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, THE SIUU FOR ENLISTED SAILORS PERMANENTLY
ASSIGNED OR TEMPORARILY SERVING WITH THE MARINE CORPS, AS DEPICTED IN REFERENCE (B), ENCLOSURE (5), IS CHANGED TO INCLUDE ALL ENLISTED SAILORS SERVING WITH THE MARINE CORPS, NOT JUST THOSE SERVING IN CERTAIN JOB SPECIALTIES/RATINGS.
D. THE MCUB WEBSITE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO INCORPORATE SEVERAL CHANGES TO REFERENCE (C) THAT WERE EITHER ERRONEOUSLY OMITTED OR HAVE RECENTLY BEEN APPROVED BY THE PRESIDENT, MCUB. THESE CHANGES WILL BE INCORPORATED INTO CHANGE 5 OF REFERENCE (C) AND DEAL WITH THE FOLLOWING ISSUES.
(1) PARA 1000.6 - WEAR OF THE UNIFORM IS A MATTER OF PRIDE (ALMAR 299/97).
(2) PARA 1004.7C(5) - LIPSTICK WHEN WORN MUST BE IN RED SPECTRUM
(ALMAR 039/01).
(3) PARA 1005.2A - REMOVAL OF HEADGEAR INDOORS WHILE ONBOARD A
MILITARY INSTALLATION (PMCUB DECISION OF 29 JAN 04).
(4) PARA 2003 - WEAR OF BLUE-WHITE UNIFORM (ALMAR 059/01).
(5) PARA 3024 - WEAR OF PROTECTIVE MOTORCYCLE SAFETY JACKET IN
UNIFORM (PMCUB DECISION OF 4 MAR 05).
(6) PARA 4002.3B - BREAST INSIGNIA ON UTILITY UNIFORM (PMCUB
DECISION 8 OCT 03).
(7) PARA 4004.3 - WEAR OF ENLISTED RANK INSIGNIA ON SERVICE/DRESS SWEATER (MARADMIN 059/01).
(8) PARA 4005.1 - WEAR OF SHINY/BLACK OFFICER RANK INSIGNIA (ALMAR 015/02).
(9) PARA 4005.3A AND 4005.3C - WEAR OF OFFICER RANK INSIGNIA
(MARADMIN 199/04).
(10) PARA 8005 - WEAR OF UTILITLIES BY CIVILIAN TECHNICIANS AND
CONTRACTORS (MARADMIN 496/04).
4. ADMINISTRATION AND LOGISTICS
A. ADMINISTRATION. A FORMAL CHANGE TO REFERENCE (C) INCORPORATING THE ABOVE WILL BE PUBLISHED SEPARATELY.
B. LOGISTICS. N/A.
5. COMMAND AND SIGNAL. THIS MARADMIN IS APPLICABLE TO THE TOTAL
FORCE MARINE CORPS.
6. QUESTIONS MAY BE REFERRED TO M. BOYT, PROJECT OFFICER, MCUB
(EMAIL "BOYTMK@MCSC.USMC.MIL"), AT DSN 378-4607.//

 

ALMAR 004/04:  UNIFORMITY AND DAILY WEAR OF THE MARINE CORPS COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM

Date Signed: 5/08/2008
ALMARS Active Number: 004/04

R 231100Z JAN 04
FM CMC WASHINGTON DC(uc)
TO AL ALMAR(uc)
ALMAR
BT
UNCLASSIFIED
ALMAR 004/04
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MCUB//
SUBJ/UNIFORMITY AND DAILY WEAR OF THE MARINE CORPS COMBAT UTILITY
/UNIFORM//
REF/A/DOC/CMC/26 MAY 2003//
NARR/REF A IS MARADMIN 310/03; SUBJ: CHANGE TO THE MANDATORY
POSSESSION DATES FOR THE MARINE CORPS COMBAT BOOT (MCCB) HOT WEATHER
(HW) AND MARINE CORPS COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM (MCCUU) WOODLAND MARINE
PATTERN (MARPAT)//
POC/GS12 M. BOYT/-/MCUB/TEL: (703) 432-4607 OR DSN 378-4607
/EMAIL:BOYTMK@MCSC.USMC.MIL//
RMKS/1.  SITUATION.  CURRENT POLICY CONSTRAINS COMMANDERS IN
PRESCRIBING THE MCCUU DESERT MARPAT OR MCCUU WOODLAND MARPAT TO
SPECIFIC EVENTS ONLY.  PARAGRAPH 3C OF THE REFERENCE STATES:  UNLESS
OTHERWISE PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMANDER FOR SPECIFIC EVENTS (E.G.
CEREMONIES, PARADES) WHERE UNIFORMITY IS REQUIRED, MARINES MAY WEAR
THE CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORM (UNTIL PHASED OUT), MCUU DESERT MARPAT
OR MCUU WOODLAND MARPAT AT THEIR OWN DISCRETION.    
2.  MISSION.  TO MODIFY EXISTING POLICY ON UNIFORMITY AND THE DAILY
WEAR OF THE COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM IN ORDER TO ALLOW COMMANDERS TO
DESIGNATE THE APPROPRIATE UNIFORM.
3.  EXECUTION.  PARAGRAPH 3C OF THE REFERENCE IS REVOKED.  THE
FOLLOWING POLICY IS EFFECTIVE UPON RELEASE OF THIS ALMAR: UNLESS
OTHERWISE PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMANDER, MARINES MAY WEAR THE
CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORM (UNTIL PHASED OUT), MCCUU DESERT MARPAT OR
MCCUU COMBAT WOODLAND MARPAT AT THEIR OWN DISCRETION.  
4.  ADMINISTRATION AND LOGISTICS.  N/A.
5.  COMMAND AND SIGNAL
A.  THIS ALMAR IS APPLICABLE TO THE TOTAL FORCE MARINE CORPS.
B.  SUBSEQUENT CHANGES, CORRECTIONS, OR AMPLIFYING INFORMATION
CONCERNING THIS MATTER OR THE REFERENCE(S), IF NECESSARY, WILL BE
PUBLISHED VIA MARADMIN.
C.  QUESTIONS MAY BE REFERRED TO GS12 M. BOYT, PROJECT OFFICER, MCUB
(EMAIL "BOYTMK@MCSC.USMC.MIL"), AT DSN 378-4607.
6.  SEMPER FIDELIS, M. W. HAGEE, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS,
COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//

 

MARADMIN 496/04; CIVILIAN TECHNICIANS WEARING THE MARINE CORPS UTILITY UNIFORM (Cancelled)

MARADMIN 412/04; MANDATORY POSSESSION DATES FOR THE MARINE CORPS COMBAT UTILITY; UNIFORMS (MCCUU) AND MARINE CORPS COMBAT BOOTS (MCCB) 

Date Signed: 9/22/2004 
MARADMIN  Number: 412/04 


R 222330Z SEP 04
FM CMC WASHINGTON DC(uc)
TO AL MARADMIN(uc)
MARADMIN
BT
UNCLASSIFIED
MARADMIN 412/04
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MCUB//
SUBJ/MANDATORY POSSESSION DATES FOR THE MARINE CORPS COMBAT UTILITY
/UNIFORMS (MCCUU) AND MARINE CORPS COMBAT BOOTS (MCCB)//
REF/A/MSG/CMC/20MAY2002//
REF/B/MSG/CMC/26JUNE2003//
REF/C/MSG/CMC/27JUNE2003//
POC/M. BOYT/-/-/-/TEL:(703)432-4607/EMAIL:BOYTMK@MCSC.USMC.MIL//
NARR/REF A IS ALMAR 028/02, COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM AND BOOT
GUIDANCE.  REF B IS MARADMIN 310/03, CHANGE TO THE MANDATORY POSSESSION
DATES FOR THE MARINE CORPS COMBAT BOOTS (MCCB) (HOT WEATHER) AND
MARINE CORPS COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM (MCCUU) WOODLAND MARINE PATTERN
(MARPAT). REF C IS MARADMIN 312/03, ANNOUNCING MARINE CORPS COMBAT
UTILITY UNIFORMS AVAIL THROUGH NEXCOM.//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. THIS MARADMIN SERVES AS A REMINDER OF THE
DEADLINE FOR MANDATORY POSSESSION OF MINIMUM QUANTITIES OF THE MCCUU
AND MCCB AND PROVIDES GUIDANCE FOR THOSE FEW MARINES STILL UNABLE TO
PROCURE THE REQUIRED ITEMS.
   
    A. MANDATORY POSSESSION REQUIREMENT/DATE. PER REFS A AND B,
EFFECTIVE 1 OCTOBER 2004, THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENT OF MCCUU AND MCCB
IS AS FOLLOWS:
- 1 SET DESERT MCCUU (INCLUDING 1 GARRISON CAP AND 1 BOONIE HAT)
- 1 SET WOODLAND MCCUU (INCLUDING 1 GARRISON CAP AND 1 BOONIE HAT)
- 1 PAIR MCCB (HOT WEATHER)
- 1 PAIR MCCB (TEMPERATE WEATHER)

    B. OBSOLESCENCE OF THE BLACK/GREEN COMBAT BOOTS. PER REFS A AND B,
EFFECTIVE 1 OCTOBER 2004, BLACK COMBAT BOOTS AND BLACK AND GREEN
JUNGLE BOOTS ARE DEEMED OBSOLETE AND ARE NO LONGER AUTHORIZED FOR
WEAR. MARINES MAY CONTINUE TO WEAR BLACK SPECIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL
ISSUE BOOTS (I.E., SAFETY AND FLIGHT BOOTS) PER THE COMMANDER'S
GUIDANCE. HOWEVER, THOSE BOOTS DO NOT SATISFY THE MINIMUM MCCB
REQUIREMENTS.

    C. ENFORCEMENT OF MANDATORY POSESSION DATES. A CAREFUL REVIEW OF
AVAILABLE INVENTORY AND PRODUCTION SCHEDULES FOR BOTH THE MCCUU
AND MCCB INDICATES THE MAJORITY OF MARINES ARE ABLE TO MEET THE
1 OCTOBER 2004 MANDATORY POSSESSION DATE; THEREFORE, THAT DATE WILL
NOT BE ADJUSTED. REGARDLESS, SOME MARINES MAY EXPERIENCE DIFFICULTY
MEETING THE MANDATORY POSSESSION DATE FOR REASONS BEYOND THEIR
CONTROL (E.G., "HARD TO FIT" SIZE OR REMOTE DUTY LOCATION).
ACCORDINGLY, THE FOLLOWING GUIDANCE IS PROVIDED.

        (1) COMMANDS WILL WORK WITH THOSE MARINES UNABLE TO MEET THE
1 OCTOBER 2004 DEADLINE TO PROCURE THE REQUIRED ITEMS. ON A
CASE-BY-CASE BASIS, COMMANDERS MAY LOCALLY EXTEND THE MANDATORY
POSSESSION DATE TO 1 APRIL 2005, BUT NO FURTHER EXTENSIONS ARE
AUTHORIZED. WHEN SUCH AN EXTENSION IS GRANTED, A PAGE 11 ENTRY WILL
BE MADE IN THE MARINE'S SERVICE RECORD BOOK/OFFICER QUALIFICATION
RECORD. AT A MINIMUM, THE ENTRY WILL CITE THIS MARADMIN AS
AUTHORITY FOR THE EXTENSION, IDENTIFY THE DATE OF THE EXTENDED
DEADLINE, AND STATE THE REASON FOR THE EXTENSION (E.G., "HARD TO
FIT" SIZE, REMOTE DUTY LOCATION, ETC.).
       
        (2) FOR "HARD TO FIT" MARINES (I.E. UNUSUAL SIZES), COMMANDERS ARE
ENCOURAGED TO COORDINATE WITH MARINE CORPS SYSTEMS COMMAND (PM ICE,
ATTN: MS. DEE TOWNES (FOR MCCUU) DSN 256-4296 AND MS. CHRISTIE
FOSTER (FOR MCCB) DSN 378-3318) TO PROCURE THOSE ITEMS. REF C ALSO
PROVIDES FOR TELEPHONE AND MAIL ORDERS OF ONE SET OF EACH MCCUU AND
MCCB VIA NEXCOM.

2. THIS MARADMIN IS APPLICABLE TO THE MARINE CORPS TOTAL FORCE.

3. QUESTIONS MAY BE REFERRED TO MS. M. BOYT, MCUB (EMAIL
"BOYTMK@MCSC.USMC.MMIL"), AT (703)432-4607 OR DSN 378-4607.//

 

 

MARADMIN 250/04; PROCEEDINGS OF MARINE CORPS UNIFORM BOARD NO. 206 

Date Signed: 6/7/2004 
MARADMIN  Number: 250/04 


R 071400Z JUN 04
FM CMC WASHINGTON DC(uc)
TO AL MARADMIN(uc)
MARADMIN
BT
UNCLASSIFIED
MARADMIN 250/04
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC/DMCS//
SUBJ/PROCEEDINGS OF MARINE CORPS UNIFORM BOARD NO. 206//
REF/A/DOC/CMC/31 MAR 04//
REF/B/CMO P1020.34G//
REF/C/MCBUL 10120//
NARR/REF A IS CMC DECISION MEMORANDUM FOR MCUB NO. 206. REF B IS
THE MARINE CORPS UNIFORM REGULATIONS. REF C IS THE INDIVIDUAL
CLOTHING ALLOWANCES.//
POC/GS12 M. BOYT/-/-/-/TEL:(703) 432-4607
/EMAIL: BOYTMK@MCSC.USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. SITUATION. ON 31 MAR 2004, CMC DECISIONED
UNIFORM BOARD NO. 206.

2. MISSION. TO ANNOUNCE CMC DECISIONS FOR UNIFORM BOARD NO. 206.

3. EXECUTION. PER REF (A), THE BELOW ISSUES FROM UNIFORM BOARD
NO. 206 WERE REVIEWED AND DECISIONED BY CMC:

    A. ISSUE: MARINE CORPS JUNIOR RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS
(MCJROTC) DRESS BLUE INSIGNIA
-RECOMMENDATION: AUTHORIZE MCJROTC CADETS TO WEAR THE GOLD JROTC
PIN-ON SHOULDER GRADE INSIGNIA VICE THE CLOTH SLEEVE INSIGNIA ON
THE DRESS BLUE UNIFORM.
-CMC DECISION: APPROVED, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. CLOTH SLEEVE GRADE
INSIGNIA MAY CONTINUE TO BE WORN UNTIL 1 JUN 2005, AT WHICH TIME ALL
CADETS WILL WEAR THE PIN-ON SHOULDER GRADE INSIGNIA ON THEIR DRESS
BLUE UNIFORMS.
   
    B. ISSUE: MATERNITY SWEATER
-RECOMMENDATION: AUTHORIZE THE OPTIONAL WEAR OF THE BLACK NAVY
MATERNITY SWEATER (AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE THROUGH NEXCOM - CARDIGAN
5956 BLACK) WITH THE MARINE CORPS SERVICE MATERNITY UNIFORM.
-REGULATION CHANGE - CHANGE PARAGRAPH 3017.6 OF REF (B) TO READ
"...THE SERVICE SWEATER AND TANKER JACKET ARE NOT AUTHORIZED WITH
THE MATERNITY UNIFORMS. THE BLACK MATERNITY SWEATER (CARDIGAN STYLE
WITH EPAULETTES) IS AUTHORIZED FOR OPTIONAL WEAR WITH THE MATERNITY
SERVICE SWEATER. RANK INSIGNIA WILL BE WORN WITH THE MATERNITY
SWEATER PER THE SWEATER (WITH EPAULETTE) REGULATIONS DETAILED IN
CHAPTER 4 OF THESE REGULATIONS. THE GREEN NECKTAB WILL BE WORN WHEN
THE MATERNITY SWEATER IS WORN. THE SWEATER MAY BE WORN OVER THE
TUNIC AND UNDERNEATH THE ALL-WEATHER COAT, BUT MUST BE BUTTONED AT
ALL TIMES. THE SWEATER IS AUTHORIZED FOR LEAVE AND LIBERTY AND FOR
COMMUTING TO AND FROM WORK."
-CMC DECISION: APPROVED.

    C. ISSUE: MATERNITY CAPE FOR U.S MARINE BAND MEMBERS
-RECOMMENDATION: AUTHORIZE PREGNANT MEMBERS OF THE U.S. MARINE BAND
TO WEAR AN ORGANIZATIONALLY ISSUED MATERNITY CAPE WITH THE
U.S. MARINE BAND UNIFORMS (SPECIAL ISSUE AND CONCERT) PER THE
COMMANDER'S DISCRETION.
CMC DECISION: APPROVED.

    D. THE FOLLOWING ISSUES WERE APPROVED BY CMC, BUT THEIR
IMPLEMENTATION IS HELD IN ABEYANCE PENDING ALLOCATION OF FUNDING.
ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE AND FORMAL CHANGES TO REF (C) WILL BE ANNOUNCED
WHEN FUNDING IS ALLOCATED.

        (1) CMC DECISION: AUTHORIZE ALL ACTIVE DUTY ENLISTED SAILORS
SERVING
WITH THE MARINE CORPS THE SPECIAL INITIAL UTILITY UNIFORM ALLOWANCE
(SIUUA).

        (2) CMC DECISION: AUTHORIZE DRILLING SELECTED NAVAL RESERVISTS
(ENLISTED) SERVING WITH THE MARINE CORPS THE SIUUA.

        (3) CMC DECISION: APPROVE THE BLOUNT ISLAND COMMAND REQUEST FOR A
MEDIUM DRESS BLUE ALLOWANCE (TO BE ISSUED UPON ARRIVAL AT THE
COMMAND)  FOR 12 MARINES PROVIDING CEREMONIAL AND COLOR GUARD DUTIES, AS DIRECTED BY THE COMMANDER.

        (4) INCREASE THE INITIAL ISSUE TO RECRUITS AND OFFICER CANDIDATES TO
TWO (2) COMBAT GARRISON CAPS, WOODLAND MARPAT AND TWO COMBAT
GARRISON CAPS, DESERT MARPAT. NOTE THAT THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS LIST WILL REMAIN AT ONE (1) EACH.

4. ADMINISTRATION AND LOGISTICS

    A. ADMINISTRATION. THIS MARADMIN CONSTITUTES AUTHORITY TO CHANGE
REF (B) AS DIRECTED IN PARAGRAPHS 3A THROUGH 3C ONLY.

    B. LOGISTICS. N/A.

5. COMMAND AND SIGNAL

    A. THIS MARADMIN IS APPLICABLE TO THE MARINE CORPS TOTAL FORCE.

    B. SUBSEQUENT BULLETINS CHANGING, CORRECTING, OR AMPLIFYING THIS OR
THE REFERENCES WILL BE PUBLISHED VIA MARADMIN.

    C. QUESTIONS MAY BE REFERRED TO M. BOYT, PROJECT OFFICER, MCUB
(EMAIL "BOYTMK@MCSC.USMC.MIL"), AT DSN 378-4607.//

 


mardmin 199/04
; MARINE CORPS UNIFORM BOARD PROCEEDINGS AND CMC DECISIONS FOR; MEETING NO. 199 

Date Signed: 4/27/2001 
MARADMIN  Number: 198/01 

R 261200Z APR 01

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TO MARADMIN

BT

UNCLAS //N01020//

MARADMIN 198/01

MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC MCUB//

SUBJ/MARINE CORPS UNIFORM BOARD PROCEEDINGS AND CMC DECISIONS FOR

/MEETING NO. 199//

AMPN/MCO P1020.34F//

POC/MARY K. BOYT/GS12/MCUB AND DANIEL DUKES/CAPT/MCUB

/TEL:DSN 278-0661/2/3/TEL:703-784-0661/2/3//

RMKS/1.  PURPOSE.  TO PROVIDE INFORMATION REGARDING ISSUES BROUGHT

BEFORE THE MARINE CORPS UNIFORM BOARD IN MEETING 199, AND DECISIONS RENDERED BY CMC ON THOSE ISSUES.

  
2.  UNIFORM BOARD MEETING NO. 199.

   
    A.  PROPOSAL A.  DISCONTINUE THE USE OF NAME AND SERVICE TAPES ON

THE UTILITY UNIFORM.


         (1) UNIFORM BOARD RECOMMENDATION.  THE BOARD RECOMMENDED

DISAPPROVAL OF THE PROPOSAL.


         (2) CMC DECISION.  CMC CONCURRED WITH THE UNIFORM BOARD AND

DISAPPROVED THE PROPOSAL TO DISCONTINUE THE USE OF NAME AND SERVICE TAPES.


    B.  PROPOSAL B.  AMEND THE UNIFORM REGULATIONS (MCUR) TO ALLOW

THE WEAR OF ONE ADDITIONAL U.S. SERVICE OR FOREIGN PILOT/NAVIGATOR

BREAST INSIGNIA ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE UNIFORM.    


         (1) UNIFORM BOARD RECOMMENDATION.  THE BOARD RECOMMENDED

DISAPPROVAL OF THE PROPOSAL.


         (2) CMC DECISION.  CMC CONCURRED WITH THE UNIFORM BOARD AND

DISAPPROVED THE PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE MCUR TO ALLOW THE WEAR OF

ONE ADDITIONAL BREAST INSIGNIA TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE UNIFORM.


    C.  PROPOSAL C.  ADD A DIAGRAM AND EXPLANATION TO THE MCUR TO

FURTHER CLARIFY THE PLACEMENT OF MALE OFFICER GRADE INSIGNIA ON THE

SERVICE GARRISON-STYLE COVER.


         (1) UNIFORM BOARD RECOMMENDATION.  THE BOARD RECOMMENDED

APPROVAL OF THE PROPOSAL.


         (2) CMC DECISION.  CMC CONCURRED WITH THE UNIFORM BOARD AND

APPROVED THE ADDITION OF A DIAGRAM (WITH EXPLANATION) TO THE MCUR

TO FURTHER CLARIFY THE WEAR OF GRADE INSIGNIA ON THE MALE SERVICE

GARRISON-STYLE COVER.


         (3) CHANGE PARAGRAPH 4005.3.D TO READ:

"D.  COLLAR GRADE INSIGNIA WILL BE WORN ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE

GARRISON CAP, ANCHORED BY TWO MEASUREMENTS, OPPOSITE THE BRANCH OF

SERVICE COLLAR INSIGNIA USED ON THE CAP.  FIRST, THE INSIGNIA

WILL BE PLACED AT A POINT MIDWAY ON THE ARC OF THE FLAP; SECOND,    

THE ARC OF THE FLAP WILL GENERALLY BISECT THE INSIGNIA, PER FIGURE

4-11."


         (4) RE-NUMBER FIGURES 4-11 THROUGH 4-16 AS 4-12 THROUGH 4-17.

GO TO THE MCUB WEBSITE AT "WWW.TECOM.USMC.MIL/MCUB/" FOR FIGURE

4-11 AND INSERT ACCORDINGLY.


    D.  PROPOSAL D.  AUTHORIZE THE JOINT MILITARY ATTACHE SCHOOL'S

(JMAS) ACTIVE DUTY MARINES INSTRUCTORS TO WEAR THE AIGUILLETTE

WITH THREE LOOPS DURING PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES.


         (1) UNIFORM BOARD RECOMMENDATION.  THE BOARD RECOMMENDED

DISAPPROVAL OF THE PROPOSAL.


         (2) CMC DECISION.  CMC CONCURRED WITH THE UNIFORM BOARD AND

DISAPPROVED THE PROPOSAL TO ALLOW MARINE INSTRUCTORS ASSIGNED TO

JMAS TO WEAR THE AIGUILLETTE IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES.


    E.  PROPOSAL E.  AUTHORIZE PERMANENT MCUB VOTING MEMBERSHIP TO

BOTH MCRDS.


         (1) UNIFORM BOARD RECOMMENDATION.  THE BOARD RECOMMENDED

APPROVAL OF THE PROPOSAL.


         (2) CMC DECISION.  CMC DID NOT CONCUR WITH THE UNIFORM BOARD

AND DISAPPROVED THE PROPOSAL TO AUTHORIZE PERMANENT MCUB VOTING

MEMBERSHIP TO THE MCRDS.


    F.  PROPOSAL F.  ISSUE MALE SAILORS ELECTING TO RECEIVE THE    

MARINE CORPS SERVICE UNIFORM ALLOWANCE AN ADDITIONAL PAIR OF GREEN SERVICE TROUSERS.


         (1) UNIFORM BOARD RECOMMENDATION.  THE BOARD RECOMMENDED

DISAPPROVAL OF THE PROPOSAL.


         (2) CMC DECISION.  CMC CONCURRED WITH THE UNIFORM BOARD AND

DISAPPROVED THE PROPOSAL TO ISSUE MALE SAILORS AN ADDITIONAL

PAIR OF GREEN SERVICE TROUSERS WHEN THEY ADOPT THE MARINE CORPS

UNIFORM OPTION.


    G.  PROPOSAL G.  AUTHORIZE THE DRIVER OF CG, MARCORSYSCOM A

MEDIUM BLUE SUPPLEMENTARY CLOTHING ALLOWANCE.


         (1) UNIFORM BOARD RECOMMENDATION.  THE BOARD RECOMMENDED

APPROVAL OF THE PROPOSAL.


         (2) CMC DECISION.  CMC CONCURRED WITH THE UNIFORM BOARD AND

APPROVED THE PROPOSAL TO AUTHORIZE THE DRIVER OF CG,

MARCORSYSCOM A MEDIUM BLUE SUPPLEMENTARY CLOTHING ALLOWANCE.

A FORTHCOMING CHANGE TO MCBUL 10120 WILL BE PUBLISHED BY SEPERATE CORRESPONDENCE.


    H.  PROPOSAL H.  CONDUCT A WEAR TEST OF THE FEMALE ENLISTED DRESS
COAT WITH EXTENDED RED PIPING AND WHITE COTTON BELT/WAISTPLATE.


         (1) UNIFORM BOARD RECOMMENDATION.  THE BOARD RECOMMENDED    

APROVAL OF THE PROPOSAL.


         (2) CMC DECISION.  CMC CONCURRED WITH THE UNIFORM BOARD AND

APPROVED THE WEAR TEST OF THE MODIFIED FEMALE ENLISTED DRESS COAT.

WEAR TESTING WILL BE COORDINATED BETWEEN MCLB ALBANY AND THE UNIFORM BOARD.


    I.  PROPOSAL I.  AUTHORIZE A FORMAL FULL-LENGTH "SPLIT" SKIRT FOR

FEMALE MEMBERS OF THE U.S. MARINE BAND.


        (1) UNIFORM BOARD RECOMMENDATION.  THE BOARD RECOMMENDED

APPROVAL OF THE PROPOSAL.


        (2) CMC DECISION.  CMC CONCURRED WITH THE UNIFORM BOARD

RECOMMENDATION AND APPROVED THE ADOPTION OF A FORMAL FULL-LENGTH

"SPLIT" SKIRT FOR FEMALE MEMBERS OF THE U.S. MARINE BAND.


        (3) CHANGE TABLE 6-2 TO READ;

"SKIRT, MB (FLOOR LENGTH), SKY BLUE, (SPLIT SKIRT STYLE OPTIONAL),

EA..."

"SKIRT, MB (FLOOR LENGTH), WHITE, (SPLIT SKIRT STYLE OPTIONAL),

EA..."


        (4) CHANGE PARAGRPAH 6203.8 TO READ;

"...MCLB, ALBANY, GA 31704.  THE FLOOR LENGTH SKY BLUE AND WHITE

SPLIT SKIRTS ARE AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR BY MEMBERS OF THE MARINE

BAND IN LIEU OF THE FLOOR LENGTH SKY BLUE AND WHITE SKIRTS."


    J.  PROPOSAL J.  AUTHORIZE NAVY PERSONNEL ASSIGNED TO MARINE    

BARRACKS, 8TH & I TO WEAR THE MARINE CORPS BLUE DRESS AND

BLUE-WHITE DRESS UNIFORMS.


        (1) UNIFORM BOARD RECOMMENDATION.  THE BOARD RECOMMENDED

DISAPPROVAL OF THE PROPOSAL.


        (2) CMC DECISION.  CMC CONCURRED WITH THE UNIFORM BOARD AND

DISAPPROVED THE PROPOSAL TO AUTHORIZE NAVAL PERSONNEL ASSIGNED TO

MARINE BARRACKS, 8TH & I TO WEAR MARINE CORPS BLUE DRESS AND

BLUE-WHITE DRESS UNIFORMS.


3.  THIS MARADMIN IS APPLICABLE TO THE MARINE CORPS RESERVE.


4.  THE POINTS OF CONTACT AT THE MARINE CORPS UNIFORM BOARD FOR

UNIFORM POLICY ISSUES ARE GS-12 M. BOYT OR CAPT D. DUKES AT

DSN 278-0661/2/3.  THE POINT OF CONTACT WITH DC FOR INSTALLATIONS

AND LOGISTICS FOR SUPPLY POLICY ISSUES IS MRS. K. GRIFFE IN

LPC-4, AT DSN 225-8946.//

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MARADMIN 112/04; INTERIM CHANGE TO THE MARINE CORPS UNIFORM REGULATIONS: WEAR OF OPTIONAL MARINE CORPS COMBAT BOOTS (MCCB) 

Date Signed: 3/12/2004 
MARADMIN  Number: 112/04 


R 121200Z MAR 04
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MARADMIN
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UNCLASSIFIED
MARADMIN 112/04
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MCUB//
SUBJ/INTERIM CHANGE TO THE MARINE CORPS UNIFORM REGULATIONS:
/WEAR OF OPTIONAL MARINE CORPS COMBAT BOOTS (MCCB)//
REF/A/DOC/MCO P1020.34G/-//
AMPN/REF A IS THE MARINE CORPS UNIFORM REGULATIONS//
POC/M. BOYT/GS12/CALLSIGN:MCUB/-/EMAIL:BOYTMK@MCSC.USMC.MIL
/TEL: (703) 432-4607 OR DSN 378-4607//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. SITUATION. EFFECTIVE 1 OCTOBER 2004, THE
OPTIONAL BLACK/GREEN BOOT PROGRAM IS CANCELLED. THE ONLY
AUTHORIZED BOOT, OTHER THAN SAFETY OR SPECIAL ISSUE BOOTS,
WILL BE THE MCCB. IN ORDER TO CAPITALIZE ON DIFFERENT/NEW SOLE
TECHNOLOGIES, CMC HAS AUTHORIZED A LIMITED OPTIONAL MCCB PROGRAM.

2. MISSION. TO CHANGE THE REFERENCE AS DIRECTED BELOW.

3. EXECUTION. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, MAKE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES
TO THE REFERENCE.

    A. CHANGE PARAGRAPH 3012.2E TO READ:
"E. OPTIONAL BOOTS. OPTIONAL BOOTS (BLACK OR GREEN) ... "
VICE "E. OPTIONAL BOOTS. OPTIONAL BOOTS (BLACK ONLY) ... ".

    B. INSERT NEW PARAGRAPH 3012.2F:
"F. OPTIONAL MCCBS. OPTIONAL MCCBS WITH A MARINE CORPS APPROVAL
IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (SEE FIGURE 1-3) AND MARINE CORPS EMBLEM ON
THE OUTSIDE HEEL OF THE BOOT, ARE AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR WITH THE
UTILITY UNIFORM AND WILL MEET THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENT."

4. ADMINISTRATION AND LOGISTICS.
   
    A. ADMINISTRATION. THIS MARADMIN CONSTITUTES AUTHORITY TO CHANGE
THE REF AS DIRECTED IN PARAGRAPH 3.

    B. LOGISTICS. N/A.

5. COMMAND AND SIGNAL

    A. THIS MARADMIN IS APPLICABLE TO THE TOTAL FORCE MARINE CORPS.

    B. SUBSEQUENT CHANGES, CORRECTIONS, OR AMPLIFYING INFORMATION
CONCERNING THIS MATTER OR THE REFERENCE, IF NECESSARY, WILL
BE PUBLISHED VIA MARADMIN.

    C. QUESTIONS MAY BE REFERRED TO GS12 M. BOYT, PROJECT OFFICER,
MCUB (EMAIL "BOYTMK@MCSC.USMC.MIL"), AT DSN 378-4607./

MARADMIN 231/03; MCBUL 1020 REGULATIONS FOR WEAR OF THE COMBAT UTILITY; UNIFORM BY NAVY PERSONNEL SERVING WITH MARINE CORPS; UNITS 

Date Signed: 5/12/2003 
MARADMIN  Active  Number: 231/03 


R 121201Z MAY 03
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MARADMIN
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UNCLASSIFIED
MARADMIN 231/03
MSGID/MARADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC/MCUB//
SUBJ/MCBUL 1020 REGULATIONS FOR WEAR OF THE COMBAT UTILITY
UNIFORM BY NAVY PERSONNEL SERVING WITH MARINE CORPS
UNITS//
REF/A/ALMAR/CMC(MCUB)/130810ZMAR02//
REF/B/MCO/CMC(MCUB)/25 JAN 95//
REF/C/GENADMIN/MARCORSYCOM(ICE)/R181911ZDEC02//
REF/D/MARADMIN/CMC(MCUB/261202ZAPR01//
NARR/REF IS ALMAR 015/02, UNIFORM REGULATIONS FOR THE NEW COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM AND NEW MARINE CORPS COMBAT BOOTS
(MCCB'S). REF B IS MCO P1020.34F, MARINE CORPS UNIFORM REGULATIONS. REF C IS MESSAGE DETAILING CURRENT FIELD
STATUS AND ADJUSTED TIMELINE FOR THE COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM. REF D IS MARADMIN 200/01, MARINE CORPS UNIFORM
BOARD PROCEEDINGS AND CMC DECISIONS FOR MEETING NO. 201.//
RMKS/1. PURPOSE. TO PROVIDE UNIFORM REGULATIONS AND INTERIM GUIDANCE FOR WEAR OF THE COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM BY
NAVY PERSONNEL SERVING WITH MARINE UNITS.
2. BACKGROUND. REF (A) PROVIDES REGULATIONS FOR THE COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM FOR MARINES. THE BELOW INFORMATION
IS SPECIFIC TO NAVAL PERSONNEL WEARING THE NEW UNIFORM.
        A. NAVY PERSONNEL WILL WEAR THE NEW UNIFORM WITH THE MARINE CORPS EMBLEM EMBROIDERED ON THE LEFT BREAST POCKET,
INTEGRATED INTO THE DIGITAL CAMOUFLAGE PATTERN, AND HEAT EMBOSSED ON THE MCCB(TW) AND MCCB(HW) BOOTS.
        B. NAVY PERSONNEL WILL WEAR COMBAT UTILITY GARRISON CAPS (8-POINT 'BLOCK COVERS') WITHOUT THE MARINE CORPS EMBLEM
EMBROIDERED ON THE FRONT WITH THE COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM.  NAVY OFFICERS WILL WEAR THE APPROPRIATE SUBDUED, PIN-ON
CAP DEVICES, WHILE CHIEF PETTY OFFICER AND PETTY OFFICERS WILL WEAR THE APPROPRIATE SUBDUED PIN-ON INSIGNIA OF GRADE
AT THE POSITION ON THE CAP WHERE THE MARINE CORPS EMBLEM IS NORMALLY STENCILED OR EMBROIDERED (EXCEPT ON THE COMBAT
UTILITY FIELD HAT). ENLISTED SAILORS, E-1 TO E-3, WILL NOT WEAR INSIGNIA OF GRADE ON UTILITY CAPS.
       C. NAVY PERSONNEL WILL WEAR COMBAT UTILITY FIELD HATS ('BOONIE COVERS' WITH FULL HAT BRIM) WITH THE MARINE CORPS
EMBLEM EMBROIDERED ON THE FRONT OF THE HAT WHEN PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMANDER. NO INSIGNIA WILL BE WORN ON THE HAT.
       D. INTERIM UTILITY CAP GUIDANCE. UNTIL THE CAP INSIGNIA IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT ALL LOCATIONS, NAVY PERSONNEL
WILL OBSERVE THE REGULATION CHANGES AS DETAILED IN PARAGRAPH 3, BELOW, EXCEPT:
            (1) NEW COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM. AT THE COMMANDER'S DISCRETION, NAVY PERSONNEL MAY WEAR EITHER THE COMBAT
UTILITY GARRISON CAP WITH THE EMBROIDERED MARINE CORPS EMBLEM OR THE CAP WITHOUT THE EMBLEM BUT WITH THE
APPROPRIATE INSIGNIA. AT NO TIME WILL SAILORS WEAR THEIR INSIGNIA ON CAPS WITH THE EMBROIDERED EMBLEM. AS OF 1 OCT
03, THE WEAR OF THE APPROPRIATE CAP SIZED INSIGNIA ON THE COMBAT UTILITY GARRISON CAP WITHOUT EMBROIDERED EMBLEM IS
MANDATORY FOR ALL NAVY PERSONNEL (E-4 AND UP).
            (2) OLD CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORM. AT THE COMMANDER'S DISCRETION, NAVY PERSONNEL MAY CONTINUE TO WEAR THE
CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY CAP WITHOUT CAP INSIGNIA UNTIL THE INSIGNIA BECOMES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. NAVY PERSONNEL
WILL NOT WEAR CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY CAPS WITH THE MARINE CORPS EMBLEM IRON-ON DECAL OR EMBROIDERED. THE WEAR OF
THE MARINE CORPS EMBLEM ON THE LEFT BREAST POCKET OF THE CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY COAT REMAINS UNAUTHORIZED FOR NAVY
PERSONNEL.
3. ACTION. THE FOLLOWING CHANGES WILL BE MADE TO REF (B), WITH THE ABOVE INTERIM GUIDANCE FOR WEAR OF UTILITY CAPS
IN EFFECT UNTIL COMMANDERS HAVE TRANSITIONED THEIR NAVY PERSONNEL TO THE NEW REGULATIONS.
       A. DELETE PARAGRAPH 8001.2 AND REPLACE WITH THE FOLLOWING CHANGE:
"8001.2. UTILITY UNIFORMS. THE MARINE CORPS ISSUES THE UTILITY UNIFORM TO ALL NAVY HOSPITAL CORPSMEN, DENTAL
TECHNICIANS, OR RELIGIOUS PROGRAM SPECIALISTS WITH MARINE CORPS UNITS AND TO NAVY COUNSELORS, YEOMEN, PERSONNELMEN
AND DISBURSING CLERKS ASSIGNED TO MARINE UNITS. THE UTILITY UNIFORM, WHEN IT IS ISSUED BY AND AT THE EXPENSE
OF THE MARINE CORPS, SHALL BE WORN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS MANUAL. THERE ARE TWO UTILITY
UNIFORMS, AS DESCRIBED BY PARAGRAPHS 2007 AND 2008. THE CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORM IS A STANDARD UNIFORM
AUTHORIZED BY THE U.S. NAVY AND THE U.S. MARINE CORPS, BUT THE NAVY ISSUES IT ONLY TO SAILORS IN CERTAIN SPECIALTIES.
THE COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM IS UNIQUE TO THE MARINE CORPS AND MAY BE WORN BY SAILORS WHEN THEY ARE SERVING
WITH MARINE UNITS. THE WEAR OF THE UTILITY UNIFORM BY NAVY PERSONNEL SERVING WITH MARINE CORPS UNITS WILL BE AS
FOLLOWS:
       A. OFFICERS. NAVY OFFICERS DO NOT RECEIVE A UNIFORM ALLOWANCE AND THEREFORE WILL NOT BE MANDATED TO WEAR
THE UTILITY UNIFORM, BUT THEY MAY PURCHASE AND WEAR UTILITY UNIFORMS AT THEIR OPTION. WHEN CAMOUFLAGE
UTILITIES ARE WORN, NAVY OFFICERS MAY ELECT TO ABIDE BY EITHER NAVY UNIFORM REGULATIONS OR MARINE AS DESCRIBED
BY THIS MANUAL. HOWEVER, WHEN SERVING WITH THE MARINE CORPS EMBROIDERED INSIGNIA WILL NOT BE WORN ON THE
CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORM, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER NAVY OR MARINE CORPS REGULATIONS ARE FOLLOWED. WHEN COMBAT
UTILITIES ARE WORN, NAVY OFFICERS WILL ABIDE BY MARINE CORPS UNIFORM REGULATIONS, AS OUTLINED BELOW.
       B. ENLISTED
            (1) THOSE NAVY ENLISTED PERSONNEL WHO ELECT TO WEAR MARINE CORPS SERVICE UNIFORMS ARE ALSO ISSUED UTILITY
UNIFORMS. WHEN WORN BY THESE PERSONNEL, THE UTILITY UNIFORM IS CONSIDERED TO BE A MARINE CORPS UNIFORM AND
WILL BE WORN WITH THE SAME REQUIRED/OPTIONAL COMPONENTS AND IN THE SAME MANNER AS PRESCRIBED FOR MARINES, EXCEPT
AS OTHERWISE PRESCRIBED IN THIS CHAPTER. MARINE CORPS GROOMING AND PHYSICAL APPEARANCE STANDARDS WILL APPLY.
            (2) THOSE NAVY ENLISTED PERSONNEL WHO DO NOT ELECT TO WEAR THE MARINE CORPS SERVICE UNIFORM, BUT ARE ISSUED THE
UTILITY UNIFORM AT MARINE CORPS EXPENSE, SHALL WEAR THE UTILITY UNIFORM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS MANUAL, WITH THE
FOLLOWING EXCEPTIONS:
                   (A) NAVY APPEARANCE STANDARDS MAY APPLY AT THE OPTION OF THE INDIVIDUAL.
                   (B) EITHER NAVY OR MARINE CORPS UNIFORM ACCESSORIES (E.G., BELT, BUCKLE, UNDERSHIRT, AND OUTERWEAR) MAY BE
WORN AT THE INDIVIDUAL'S OPTION, HOWEVER, THOSE MARINE CORPS ITEMS NOT ISSUED MUST BE PURCHASED AT THE
INDIVIDUAL'S EXPENSE.
       C. GENERAL. THE FOLLOWING REGULATIONS APPLY TO THE WEAR OF UTILITY UNIFORMS WORN BY NAVY PERSONNEL SERVING WITH
MARINE UNITS:
            (1) NAME AND SERVICE TAPES WILL BE WORN ON UTILITY UNIFORMS. TAPES WILL BE WORN ON THE UTILITY COAT AND
TROUSERS AS PRESCRIBED FOR MARINES IN CHAPTER 3, EXCEPT THAT SERVICE TAPES WILL BE INSCRIBED WITH "U.S. NAVY" IN
UPPER CASE LETTERS WITH A SPACE BEFORE "NAVY."
            (2) THE LEFT BREAST POCKET OF THE CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY COAT WILL NOT HAVE IRON ON DECALS OR EMBROIDERY. THE LEFT
BREAST POCKET OF THE COMBAT UTILITY COAT WILL HAVE THE EMBROIDERED MARINE CORPS EMBLEM. NO ALTERATIONS OF THE
UTILITY UNIFORM WORN BY NAVY PERSONNEL IS PERMITTED UNLESS OTHERWISE AUTHORIZED BY THIS MANUAL.
            (3) IF THE WEAR OF A CAMOUFLAGE HELMET IS REQUIRED AND ISSUED BY THE MARINE CORPS, NAVY PERSONNEL WILL WEAR A
HELMET COVER WITH A MARINE CORPS EMBLEM DECAL.
            (4) THE EXTENDED COLD WEATHER CLOTHING SYSTEM (ECWCS) PARKA IS NORMALLY ISSUED TO SAILORS, AND WHEN ISSUED AS AN
ORGANIZATIONAL ITEM, WILL BE WORN IN ACCORDANCE WITH REGULATIONS PROVIDED IN CHAPTER 7 OF THIS MANUAL. THE
ECWCS PARKA MAY ALSO BE PURCHASED BY THE INDIVIDUAL AS AN OPTIONAL UNIFORM ITEM AND WORN WITH UTILITIES, EXCEPT WHEN
SPECIFICALLY PROHIBITED BY THE COMMANDER FOR REASONS OF UNIFORMITY. WHENEVER THE ORGANIZATIONAL OR OPTIONAL ECWCS
PARKA IS WORN, COLLAR GRADE INSIGNIA WILL BE WORN CENTERED ON THE ZIPPER FLAP IN THE SPACE PROVIDED.
3. INSIGNIA. WHEN NAVY PERSONNEL WEAR THE MARINE CORPS SERVICE UNIFORM OR MARINE CORPS UTILITY UNIFORM, BRANCH OF
SERVICE INSIGNIA, INSIGNIA OF GRADE, AND STAFF CORPS INSIGNIA WILL BE WORN ACCORDING TO THE FOLLOWING:
      A. CAPS (SERVICE, GARRISON, AND UTILITY)

           (1) NAVY OFFICERS AND CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS WILL WEAR THEIR BLACK, MINIATURE CAP DEVICE ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE
GARRISON CAP IN THE MANNER PRESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPHS 4004 AND 4005 OF THESE REGULATIONS. ADDITIONALLY, NAVY OFFICER
COLLAR GRADE INSIGNIA WILL BE WORN ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE GARRISON CAP. PERSONNEL BELOW THE GRADE OF CHIEF PETTY
OFFICER WILL WEAR ENLISTED MARINE CORPS BRANCH OF SERVICE INSIGNIA ON THE GARRISON CAP, AS PRESCRIBED IN
SUBPARAGRAPH 4001.2. IF THE SERVICE FRAME CAP IS WORN, MARINE CORPS SERVICE CAP INSIGNIA WILL BE WORN CENTERED
VERTICALLY IN THE EYELET PROVIDED.
          (2) THE UTILITY CAP WILL NOT BE STENCILED OR EMBROIDERED WITH THE MARINE CORPS EMBLEM, BUT THE COMBAT UTILITY FIELD
HAT WILL HAVE THE MARINE CORPS EMBLEM EMBROIDERED ON THE CENTER PANEL (AS SOLD/ISSUED THROUGH APPROVED SOURCES).
NAVY OFFICERS WILL WEAR THE APPROPRIATE SUBDUED, PIN-ON CAP DEVICES, WHILE CHIEF PETTY OFFICER AND PETTY OFFICERS
WILL WEAR THE APPROPRIATE SUBDUED PIN-ON INSIGNIA OF GRADE AT THE POSITION ON THE CAP WHERE THE MARINE CORPS EMBLEM
IS NORMALLY STENCILED OR EMBROIDERED (EXCEPT ON THE COMBAT UTILITY FIELD HAT). ENLISTED SAILORS, E-1
TO E-3, WILL NOT WEAR INSIGNIA OF GRADE ON UTILITY CAPS."

    B. DELETE PARAGRAPH 8001.4B (AS REVISED BY REF (D)) AND REPLACE WITH THE FOLLOWING CHANGE:
"B BREAST AND OTHER INSIGNIA.
            (1) WARFARE/QUALIFICATION BREAST INSIGNIA. ALL ACCOUTERMENTS IDENTIFIED AS WARFARE AND OTHER
QUALIFICATION BREAST INSIGNIA IN THE CURRENT EDITION OF THE NAVY UNIFORM REGULATIONS OR AS IDENTIFIED IN THESE
REGULATIONS MAY BE WORN; BUT THE MANNER OF WEAR WILL BE CONSISTENT WITH PARAGRAPH 4002 OF THESE REGULATIONS.
EMBROIDERED BREAST INSIGNIA WILL NOT BE WORN.
            (2) OTHER INSIGNIA. NAVAL OFFICERS SERVING IN THE CAPACITY OF COMMAND MAY WEAR THE APPROPRIATE COMMAND
INSIGNIA. INCUMBENT COMMAND INSIGNIA WILL BE WORN OVER THE RIGHT BREAST POCKET AND POST TOUR INSIGNIA WILL BE
WORN OVER THE LEFT BREAST POCKET IN A MANNER CONSISTENT WITH PARAGRAPH 4002 OF THESE REGULATIONS. WHILE SERVING
IN THE CAPACITY OF COMMAND MASTER CHIEF, SENIOR CHIEF, OR CHIEF, DESIGNATED PERSONNEL WILL WEAR THE APPROPRIATE
IDENTIFICATION BADGE CENTERED ON THE RIGHT BREAST POCKET.
            (3) NO OTHER NAVY IDENTIFICATION OR COMMAND INSIGNIA NOT IDENTIFIED BY CHAPTER 4 OR CHAPTER 8 OF THIS MANUAL IS
ALLOWED FOR WEAR ON THE MARINE CORPS UNIFORM."
4. THIS MESSAGE APPLIES TO THE MARINE CORPS RESERVE.
5. POINTS OF CONTACT. THE MARINE CORPS UNIFORM BOARD POINTS OF CONTACT ARE MS. M. BOYT, AT (703) 432-4607/DSN:
378-4607/BOYTMK@MCSC.USMC.MIL; OR CAPT D. W. DUKES, (703) 432-4608/DSN: 378-4608/DUKESDW@MCSC.USMC.MIL.//

 

 

ALMAR 028/02; COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM AND BOOT GUIDANCE

Date signed: 05/20/2002
ALMAR Number:
028/02

 

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ALMAR 028/02
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASH DC//MCUB/I&L//
SUBJ/COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM AND BOOT GUIDANCE//
REF/A/MCUB/27JAN95//
REF/B/DOC/LPP-2/O7APR94
NARR/REF A IS MCO P1020.34F THE MARINE CORPS UNIFORM REGULATIONS
REF B IS MCO P10120.28F INDIVIDUAL CLOTHING REGULATIONS//
POC/GS12 M. BOYT OR CAPT D. DUKES/-/MCUB/TEL: (703)784-0661/
EMAIL: BOYTMK@TECOM.USMC.MIL AND
DUKESDW@TECOM.USMC.MIL// RMKS/1. SITUATION. THE COMMANDANT APPROVED THE ADOPTION OF THE COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM ON 6 JUNE 2001. THE COMBAT UTILITY
UNIFORM IS DESIGNED TO IMPROVE DURABILITY AND COMBAT UTILITY
WHILE PROVIDING MARINES WITH A MARINE UNIQUE UNIFORM.
MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS INCLUDE; IMPROVED VISUAL CAMOUFLAGE (MARINE PATTERN (MARPAT) IN WOODLAND, DESERT AND URBAN) WITH A DIGITAL PATTERN AND OPTIMIZED COLORS, PERMANENT PRESS TREATMENT TO INCREASE COMFORT AND APPEARANCE WITHOUT THE NEED FOR COMMERCIAL PRESSING OR STARCHING, INTEGRATED KNEE/ELBOW PAD INSERTS,EMBROIDERED MARINE CORPS EMBLEM, SLEEVE POCKETS, SLANTED BREAST POCKETS, RE-DESIGNED SLEEVE CUFFS AND ELASTICIZED CARGO POCKETS.  THE URBAN PATTERN WILL BE DEVELOPED AND FIELDED AS A CONTINGENCY TRAINING ALLOWANCE POOL (CTAP) ITEM. THE UNIFORM WILL ALSO HAVE TWO CAPS; ONE FOR FIELD AND ONE FOR GARRISON, AND WILL BE PRODUCED IN TWO MARPATS; DESERT AND WOODLAND. ADVANCEMENTS IN TECHNOLOGY AND A DESIRE FOR UNIFORMITY LED THE MARINE CORPS TO DEVELOP IMPROVED STANDARD ISSUE COMBAT BOOTS. THESE BOOTS, HAVING ROUGH-SIDE-OUT LEATHER, WILL HAVE TWO VERSIONS: AN IMPROVED INFANTRY COMBAT BOOT (ICB) FOR TEMPERATE CLIMATES (REFERRED TO AS MARINE CORPS COMBAT BOOT (TW)) AND A JUNGLE/ DESERT BOOT FOR HOT WEATHER (REFERRED TO AS MARINE CORPS COMBAT BOOT (HW)).

     A. THE NYLON/COTTON RIPSTOP WOODLAND CAMOUFLAGE PATTERN (ALSO KNOWN AS POPLINS), REMAINS THE STANDARD CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORM FOR THE MARINE CORPS. COTTON/NYLON TWILL CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORMS (ALSO KNOWN AS WOODLANDS) ARE AUTHORIZED FOR OPTIONAL WEAR UNTIL NO LONGER SERVICEABLE.

     B. THE CURRENT OPTIONAL BOOT POLICY (IAW REF (A)) FOR THE
CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORM WILL REMAIN IN PLACE UNTIL
1 OCTOBER 2004.

2. MISSION. USMC BEGINS TRANSITION FROM THE CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY (NYLON/COTTON RIPSTOP) UNIFORM TO THE COMBAT UTILITY
UNIFORM IN JUNE 2002, TO BE COMPLETED BY OCTOBER 2006.

3. EXECUTION. THE TRANSITION TO THE COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM
WILL TAKE FOUR YEARS FROM THE DATE THE CLOTHING REPLACEMENT
ALLOWANCE (CRA) FOR ENLISTED MARINES IS CHANGED. THE CHANGE IS
SCHEDULED TO BEGIN 1 OCTOBER 2002. THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENT FOR THE CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORM WILL DECREASE ANNUALLY BY ONE SET, WHILE THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENT FOR THE COMBAT UTILITY
UNIFORM WILL INCREASE BY ONE SET UNTIL THE NYLON/COTTON COTTON RIPSTOP UTILITY UNIFORM IS PHASED OUT BY 1 OCTOBER 2006.

     A. THE FOLLOWING UNIFORM DESCRIPTIONS ARE GERMANE:

         (1) THE CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORM CONSISTS OF:

-CAP, COMBAT, WOODLAND CAMOUFLAGE PATTERN
-COAT, COMBAT, WOODLAND CAMOUFLAGE PATTERN
-TROUSERS, COMBAT, WOODLAND CAMOUFLAGE PATTERN
-SERVICE TAPES, EMBROIDERED, GREEN W/BLACK LETTERING WORN OVER THE LEFT BREAST POCKET
-NAME TAPES, EMBROIDERED, GREEN W/BLACK LETTERING, WORN OVER
THE RIGHT BREAST POCKET AND RIGHT REAR TROUSER POCKET
-BOOTS, BLACK ICB, BLACK OR GREEN HOT WEATHER BOOTS, AND/OR
AUTHORIZED OPTIONAL BOOTS (IAW REF (A))

         (2) THE COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORMS CONSISTS OF:

-CAP, COMBAT UTILITY, FIELD, WOODLAND AND DESERT MARPAT
WITH EMBROIDERED EMBLEM, AND WITHOUT EMBROIDERED EMBLEM FOR
NAVAL PERSONNEL SERVING WITH THE MARINE CORPS.
-CAP, COMBAT UTILITY, GARRISON, WOODLAND AND DESERT MARPAT W/
EMBROIDERED EMBLEM FOR MARINES, AND WITHOUT EMBROIDERED
EMBLEM FOR NAVAL PERSONNEL SERVING WITH THE MARINE CORPS
-COAT, COMBAT UTILITY, WOODLAND AND DESERT MARPAT W/EMBROIDERED EMBLEM
-TROUSERS, COMBAT UTILITY, WOODLAND AND DESERT MARPAT
-SERVICE TAPES, EMBROIDERED, WOODLAND MARPAT W/BLACK LETTERING AND DESERT MARPAT W/BROWN LETTERING WORN OVER THE LEFT BREAST COAT POCKET
-NAME TAPES, EMBROIDERED, MARPAT, WOODLAND W/BLACK LETTERING
AND DESERT W/BROWN LETTERING WORN OVER THE RIGHT BREAST COAT
POCKET AND RIGHT REAR TROUSER POCKET
-BOOT, MARINE CORPS COMBAT (TW)
-BOOT, MARINE CORPS COMBAT (HW)

     B. FOR ENLISTED MARINES ON ACTIVE DUTY WHO ENTERED THE MARINE CORPS PRIOR TO BEING ISSUED THE NEW UNIFORM ITEMS AT RECRUIT TRAINING, THE FOLLOWING EFFECTIVE DATES ARE PROVIDED AS
INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE FOR EXECUTING THE TRANSITION FROM THE CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY TO THE COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORMS.

        (1) EFFECTIVE 1 OCTOBER 2002, THE CLOTHING REPLACEMENT
ALLOWANCE FOR ACTIVE DUTY ENLISTED MARINES WILL BE ADJUSTED
TO COMPENSATE FOR THE COST OF THE NEW COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM
(IAW REF (B).

        (2) EFFECTIVE 1 OCTOBER 2003, THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENT LIST WILL CONSIST OF:

-3 SETS OF CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORMS
-1 SET OF COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORMS (MARPAT WOODLAND)

        (3) EFFECTIVE 1 APRIL 2004, THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENT LIST
WILL CONSIST OF:

-3 SETS OF CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORMS
-1 SET OF COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORMS (MARPAT WOODLAND)
-1 PAIR OF MARINE CORPS COMBAT BOOTS (HW)
-GREEN AND BLACK JUNGLE BOOTS NO LONGER AUTHORIZED FOR
WEAR WITH ANY UTILITY UNIFORMS.
-BLACK LEATHER BOOTS (EXCEPT SAFETY BOOTS) NO LONGER AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR WITH COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORMS, BUT MAY STILL BE WORN WITH CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORMS.

        (4) EFFECTIVE 1 OCTOBER 2004, THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENT LIST WILL CONSIST OF:

-2 SETS OF CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORMS
-1 SET OF COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORMS (MARPAT WOODLAND)
-1 SET OF COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORMS (MARPAT DESERT)
-1 PAIR OF MARINE CORPS COMBAT BOOTS (TW)
-1 PAIR OF MARINE CORPS COMBAT BOOTS (HW)
-BLACK LEATHER BOOTS (EXCEPT SAFETY BOOTS) NO LONGER AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR WITH ANY UTILITY UNIFORM. THE OPTIONAL BOOT POLICY IS CANCELLED.

        (5) EFFECTIVE 1 OCTOBER 2005, THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENT LIST WILL CONSIST OF:

-1 SET OF CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORMS
-3 SETS OF COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORMS (2 SETS OF MARPAT WOODLAND
AND 1 SET OF MARPAT DESERT)
-1 PAIR OF MARINE CORPS COMBAT BOOTS (TW)
-1 PAIR OF MARINE CORPS COMBAT BOOTS (HW)

        (6) EFFECTIVE 1 OCTOBER 2006, THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENT LIST WILL CONSIST OF:

-0 SETS OF CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORMS
-2 SETS OF COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORMS (MARPAT WOODLAND)
-2 SETS OF COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORMS (MARPAT DESERT)
-1 PAIR OF MARINE CORPS COMBAT BOOTS (TW)
-1 PAIR OF MARINE CORPS COMBAT BOOTS (HW)

        (7) EFFECTIVE 1 OCTOBER 2006 THE CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY (NYLON/
COTTON RIPSTOP AND COTTON/NYLON TWILL) UNIFORMS ARE DEEMED
OBSOLETE AND NO LONGER AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR.

    C. THE OFFICER CANDIDATE INITIAL CLOTHING ALLOWANCE LIST AND
DRILL INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTAL ALLOWANCE/ISSUE WILL BE PUBLISHED VIA SEPCOR. THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WILL BE ISSUED TO MARINE RECRUITS BEGINNING IN JUNE 2002 (SUPPLY AND INVENTORY
PERMITTING):

-3 SETS OF COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORMS (MARPAT WOODLAND)
-2 SETS OF COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORMS (MARPAT DESERT)
-1 PAIR OF MARINE CORPS COMBAT BOOTS (TW)
-1 PAIR OF MARINE CORPS COMBAT BOOTS (HW). THE ISSUE OF MARINE
CORPS COMBAT BOOTS (TW) AT THE MCRDS WILL BE CONTINGENT ON
INVENTORY DEPLETION OF THE CURRENT ISSUE BOOT. IT IS PROJECTED, BASED OFF INVENTORY OF THE BLACK ICB, THAT THE INTRODUCTION OF THE MARINE CORPS COMBAT BOOT (TW) WILL BEGIN BETWEEN JUNE AND JULY 2002 AT THE MCRDS AND OFFICER CANDIDATE SCHOOL.

    D. ENLISTED MARINES WHO RECEIVE THE NEW ITEMS AT INITIAL
TRAINING AND OFFICERS WHO RECEIVE THE ITEMS AT OCS WILL BE
REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN THE BELOW LISTED COMBAT UNIFORM ITEMS.

-2 SETS OF COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORMS (MARPAT WOODLAND)
-2 SETS OF COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORMS (MARPAT DESERT)
-1 PAIR OF MARINE CORPS COMBAT BOOTS (HW)
-1 PAIR OF MARINE CORPS COMBAT BOOTS (TW). MARINES WHO DO NOT
RECEIVE THE MARINE CORPS COMBAT BOOTS (TW) AND (HW) PRIOR TO
ARRIVING AT THEIR FIRST PERMANENT DUTY STATION WILL NOT BE
REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN THE BOOTS UNTIL 1 OCTOBER 2004.

    E. SAFETY BOOTS WILL REMAIN BLACK LEATHER, AND WILL BE WORN
AS AUTHORIZED BY COMMANDERS WHILE MARINES PERFORM SPECIFIC
DUTIES. AS A REMINDER, SAFETY BOOTS ARE AN ORGANIZATIONAL
ISSUE AND ARE FUNDED USING LOCAL O&MMC FUNDS.

4. COORDINATING INSTRUCTIONS.

    A. INDIVIDUALS MAY PURCHASE ADDITIONAL SETS OF THE COMBAT
UTILITY UNIFORMS AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE AHEAD OF THE MINIMUM
REQUIREMENT LIST SCHEDULE, PER PARAGRAPH 3. COMMANDERS,
HOWEVER, MAY NOT DIRECT INVOLUNTARY PURCHASE OF UNIFORMS BY
INDIVIDUAL MARINES AHEAD OF THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENT LIST
SCHEDULE.

    B. MILITARY CLOTHING SALES STORES WILL NO LONGER CONTINUE
TO PROVIDE COTTON/NYLON TWILL WOODLAND CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY
UNIFORMS FOR PURCHASE ONCE THE CURRENT ON-HAND STOCKS ARE
DEPLETED.

    C. COMMANDS WITH AUTHORIZED UTILITY UNIFORM SUPPLEMENTARY
CLOTHING ALLOWANCES MUST CONTACT THE MCUB NLT 1 JUNE 2002
TO COORDINATE THE TRANSITION TO COMBAT UTILITIES.
SUPPLEMENTAL ISSUES IN FY02 WILL BE MADE WITH THE CAMOUFLAGE
UNIFORMS AND CURRENT BOOTS VICE THE COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM
ITEMS, UNLESS OTHERWISE DIRECTED IN WRITING BY HQMC.

    D. ISSUES OF THE SPECIAL INITIAL UTILITY UNIFORM ALLOWANCE
FOR AUTHORIZED NAVY PERSONNEL SERVING WITH MARINE CORPS
UNITS, PER REF B, WILL ALSO BE MADE WITH THE EXISTING NYLON/
COTTON RIPSTOP UNIFORMS AND CURRENT BOOTS DURING THE
REMAINDER OF FY02. GUIDANCE ON PROVIDING THE NEW UNIFORM
ITEMS TO NAVY PERSONNEL WILL BE PROVIDED VIA SEPCOR.

5. ADMINISTRATION AND LOGISTICS.

    A. ADMINISTRATION. CHANGES TO REF (B) REGARDING
APPROPRIATE WEAR, CARE AND INCIDENTAL ALLOWANCES WERE
PUBLISHED VIA ALMAR 15/02 AND MAY BE VIEWED AT "WWW.TECOM.
USMC.MIL/MCUB."

    B. LOGISTICS.

        (1) THE FIELDING PRIORITY FOR THE COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORMS
WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:

-MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOTS AND OFFICER CANDIDATE SCHOOL
-MILITARY CLOTHING SALES STORES AT CAMP LEJEUNE, CAMP PENDLETON AND ON OKINAWA, FOLLOWED BY ALL OTHER
CLOTHING STORES AND CASH SALES AS INVENTORY SUPPORTS
-COMMARFORRES
-EXTERNAL SALES ORGANIZATIONS, SUCH AS AAFES AND THE NAVY
EXCHANGES
(2) INITIAL STOCKS ARE BEING STORED TO PREPARE FOR ISSUE TO
RECRUITS, CANDIDATES AND DRILL INSTRUCTORS, THUS SLOWING DOWN
THE AVAILABILITY FOR PURCHASE IN THE MILITARY CLOTHING SALES
STORES. COMBAT UTILITIES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE IN
SIGNIFICANT QUANTITIES IN JUNE 2002. BOTH MARINE CORPS COMBAT
BOOT (HW) AND (TW) WILL BE AVAILABLE IN JULY 2002. AVAILABILITY
INFORMATION FOR THE COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM AND MARINE CORPS
COMBAT BOOTS AT OTHER MILITARY CLOTHING SALES STORES (MCSS),
RETAIL CLOTHING SALES STORES (CASH SALES), AND VIA MAIL OR
INTERNET ORDER FROM NEXCOM WILL BE PUBLISHED VIA SEPCOR.

6. COMMAND AND SIGNAL.

    A. THIS ALMAR IS APPLICABLE TO THE MARINE CORPS RESERVE.

    B. SUBSEQUENT BULLETINS CHANGING, CORRECTING OR AMPLIFYING
THIS OR THE REFERENCES WILL BE PUBLISHED AS MARADMINS.

    C. INFORMATION ON PRODUCTION AND AVAILABILITY OF THE COMBAT
UTILITIES AND ROUGH-SIDE-OUT BOOTS WILL BE PROVIDED VIA THE
MARINE CORPS UNIFORM BOARD WEBSITE AT "
WWW.TECOM.USMC.MIL/USMC."

    D. POINTS OF CONTACT.

        (1) MARINE CORPS UNIFORM BOARD, GS12 M. BOYT (EMAIL "BOYTMK@ TECOM.USMC.MIL") AND CAPT D. DUKES (EMAIL "DUKESDW@TECOM.USMC.MIL") AT DSN 278-0661/2.

        (2) DEP COMMANDANT FOR INSTALLATIONS AND LOGISTICS, FOR SUPPLY POLICY ISSUES, GS12 T. FLORIAN (EMAIL
FLORIANTA@HQMC.USMC.MIL") AT DSN 225-8946.

        (3) MARCORSYSCOM FOR DESIGN AND QUALITY, LTCOL J. NELSON (EMAIL "NELSONJL@MCSC.USMC.MIL") AT DSN 256-3010

ALMAR 015/02UNIFORM REGULATIONS FOR THE NEW COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM AND NEW MARINE CORPS COMBAT BOOTS (MCCB'S)

Date signed: 03/13/2002
ALMAR Number:
015/02

 

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RMKS/1. SITUATION. THE COMMANDANT APPROVED THE ADOPTION OF THE COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM AND MARINE CORPS COMBAT BOOTS (MCCB) ON 6 JUNE 01. REF A IS THE RESULT OF THE MARINE CORPS UNIFORM BOARD (MCUB) NO. 202 DISCUSSION OF THE REGULATIONS FOR THE WEAR AND CARE OF THE COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM AND MCCB'S.

    A. FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS MSG AND REF B, THE FOLLOWING
DEFINITIONS/ DESCRIPTIONS APPLY.

        (1) OLD OR CURRENT UTILITY UNIFORM ITEMS.

- UTILITY UNIFORM (COAT, TROUSERS AND CAP) WITH OLD CAMOUFLAGE
PATTERN REFERRED TO AS THE "CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORM"
- INFANTRY COMBAT BOOTS (ICB) REFERRED TO AS "ICB'S"
- JUNGLE (GREEN / BLACK) COMBAT BOOTS (JCB) REFERRED TO AS "JCB'S"

        (2) NEW UTILITY UNIFORM ITEMS.

- UTILITY UNIFORM (COAT, TROUSERS, FIELD AND GARRISON CAPS) WITH
DIGITAL CAMOUFLAGE PATTERN REFERRED TO AS THE "COMBAT UTILITY
UNIFORM"
- MARINE CORPS COMBAT BOOTS, TEMPERATE WEATHER REFERRED TO AS
"MCCB(TW)"
- MARINE CORPS COMBAT BOOTS, HOT WEATHER REFERRED TO AS "MCCB(HW)"
- WHEN THE TERM "MCCB" IS USED BY ITSELF, IT REFERS TO BOTH MCCB(TW) AND MCCB(HW) BOOTS.

2. MISSION. CMC PROVIDES POLICY GUIDANCE FOR THE WEAR AND CARE OF THE NEW COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM AND MCCB TO SUPPORT TRANSITION FROM THE CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORM.

3. EXECUTION. THE BELOW POLICY CHANGES TO REF B ARE IN EFFECT UPON RECEIPT OF THIS MESSAGE.

    A. COMBAT UTILITIES UNIFORM OF THE DAY POLICY.

        (1) CHANGE PARAGRAPH 1002.1 TO READ:

"1. THE UNIFORM OF THE DAY WILL BE AS PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMANDER, PER GUIDANCE PROVIDED IN CHAPTER 2."

    B. COMBAT UTILITIES OCCASIONS FOR WEAR POLICY.

        (1) RENUMBER PARAGRAPH 2008-2010 AS 2009-2011

        (2) INSERT THE BELOW TEXT:
"2008. COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM.

1. THE COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM CONSISTS OF UTILITY COAT AND TROUSERS PER PARAGRAPH 3038), APPROPRIATE CAPS (PER PARAGRAPH 3038) AND COMBAT BOOTS (PER PARAGRAPH 3010.2). THE UTILITY COAT MAY BE REMOVED FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING AND WORK DETAILS.

2. COMMANDERS MAY PRESCRIBE THE COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM AS THEUNIFORM OF THE DAY. THE UNIFORM IS AUTHORIZED FOR PARADES, REVIEWS OR OTHER CEREMONIES AND SOCIAL FUNCTIONS.

3. REGULATIONS FOR WEARING THE COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM ARE DETAILED IN PARAGRAPH 3038.

4. PARAGRAPH 2007 OF THESE REGULATIONS REGARDING THE WEAR OF THE CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORM OFF BASE APPLIES TO THE COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM."

    C. THE COMBAT UTILITIES WEAR REGULATION POLICY.

        (1) RENUMBER PARAGRAPH 3038 AND 3039 TO READ 3039 AND 3040.

        (2) DELETE PARAGRAPH 3037 HEADING "UTILITY UNIFORM" AND REPLACE WITH "CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORM".

        (3) INSERT THE BELOW TEXT:
"3038. COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM.

1. THE COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM SHOULD BE LOOSE FITTING AND
COMFORTABLE. ITEMS SHOULD BE FITTED LOOSELY ENOUGH TO ALLOW FOR SOME SHRINKAGE WITHOUT RENDERING THE GARMENT UNUSABLE. NO ITEMS OF DESERT AND WOODLAND CAMOUFLAGE PATTERNS WILL BE MIXED. CARE OF THE COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM WILL OBSERVE GUIDANCE PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPH 10104.

2. NAME/SERVICE TAPES WILL BE WORN ON THE COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM AS PRESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH 3032, WITH THE EXCEPTION THAT NAME/SERVICE TAPES WILL BE PLACED IMMEDIATELY ABOVE AND PARALLEL WITH THE TOP OF THE SLANTED CHEST POCKETS FLAPS. THE BACKGROUND OF THE NAME/SERVICE TAPES IS OF THE SAME FABRIC AND PRINT AS THE COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM.

3. THE COMBAT UTILITY COAT WILL BE WORN OUTSIDE THE TROUSERS. WHEN AUTHORIZED BY THE COMMANDER, SLEEVES WILL BE ROLLED WITH THE INSIDE OUT, FORMING A ROLL ABOUT THREE INCHES WIDE, AND TERMINATING AT A POINT ABOUT TWO INCHES ABOVE THE ELBOW. WHEN MARINE CORPS COMBAT BOOTS (MCCB'S) ARE WORN, THE TROUSERS WILL BE BLOUSED IN A NEAT UNIFORM MANNER. WHEN THE COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM IS PRESCRIBED FOR PARADES, REVIEWS AND CEREMONIES, THE HELMET WITH CAMOUFLAGE COVER MAY BE PRESCRIBED.

4. THE COMBAT UTILITY GARRISON CAP WILL BE WORN IN GARRISON AND MAY BE WORN IN FIELD ENVIRONMENTS AT THE COMMANDER'S DISCRETION. THE COMBAT UTILITY FIELD CAP MAY BE WORN DURING FIELD-TYPE EXERCISES ONLY, AND MAY NOT BE PRESCRIBED FOR PARADES, REVIEWS OR OTHER CEREMONIES.

5. NO WOODLAND OR POPLIN FABRIC ITEMS OF THE CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORM WILL BE MIXED WITH THE COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM."

    D. COMBAT UTILITIES CARE REGULATIONS POLICY.

        (1) RENUMBER PARAGRAPH 10104-10115 TO READ 10105-10116.

        (2) DELETE PARAGRAPH 10103 HEADING "UTILITY UNIFORMS" AND REPLACE WITH "CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORMS'.

        (3) INSERT THE BELOW TEXT:

"10104. COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM. IN ORDER TO MAXIMIZE SERVICE LIFE
AND MAINTAIN OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE, THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS SHOULD BE FOLLOWED WHEN CARING FOR THE UNIFORM:

1. WASH IN WARM WATER AND MILD DETERGENT CONTAINING NO OPTICAL BRIGHTENERS OR BLEACH. TUMBLE DRY AT LOW HEAT (NOT TO EXCEED 1300 F). REMOVE IMMEDIATELY FROM THE DRYER AND FOLD FLAT OR PLACE ON A RUSTPROOF HANGER TO ENSURE HEAT FROM THE DRYER DOES NOT SET WRINKLES. TO DRIP DRY, REMOVE FROM THE WASHER/WATER AND PLACE ON A RUSTPROOF HANGER. DO NOT WRING OR TWIST.

2. A HAND IRON SET ON LOW HEAT MAY BE USED TO INDIVIDUALLY PRESS ARE AS SUCH AS COLLAR POINTS OR POCKET FLAPS TO HELP MAINTAIN A NEAT APPEARANCE. CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN WHEN PRESSING CREASES, AS THE UNIFORM IS MANUFACTURED WITH PERMANENT CREASES. IMPROPER PRESSING MAY RESULT IN MULTIPLE PERMANENT CREASES. NO NEW CREASES MAY BE CREATED.

3. THE USE OF STARCH, SIZING AND ANY PROCESS THAT INVOLVES DRY-
CLEANING OR A STEAM PRESS WILL ADVERSELY AFFECT THE TREATMENTS AND DURABILITY OF THE UNIFORM AND IS NOT AUTHORIZED."

    E. COMBAT UTILITIES WEAR OF OFFICER GRADE INSIGNIA POLICY.

        (1) CHANGE THE FIGURE MENTIONED IN THE TOPIC LINE OF PARAGRAPH 4005 TO READ "(SEE FIG 4-12)" VICE "(SEE FIG 4-11)."

        (2) CHANGE PARAGRAPH 4005.1 TO READ:

1. GENERAL. OFFICERS WILL WEAR ONLY THE GRADE INSIGNIA PRESCRIBED FOR THEIR GRADE. INSIGNIA WILL BE MADE OF EITHER SHINY (ANODIZED OR OXIDIZED) METAL OR SUBDUED (FLAT BLACK OR BROWN) METAL WITH PIN-ON (CLUTCH-TYPE) FASTENERS. . .

        (3) ADD THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE AT THE COMPLETION OF SUBPARAGRAPH3005.3A:

"COMMANDERS WILL PRESCRIBE SUBDUED OR SHINY PIN-ON RANK INSIGNIA FOR OFFICERS (AS APPROPRIATE) WITH THE COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM AND OTHER FIELD CLOTHING IN FIELD ENVIRONMENTS. DRAB BROWN SUBDUED INSIGNIA WILL BE USED TO REPRESENT GOLD COLORED INSIGNIA (2NDLT AND MAJOR) AND FLAT BLACK SUBDUED INSIGNIA WILL BE USED TO REPRESENT SILVER COLORED INSIGNIA. SHINY PIN-ON GRADE INSIGNIA WILL BE WORN FOR ALL OTHER OCCASIONS AND UNIFORMS, EXCEPT AS DETAILED ABOVE."

        (4) IN SUBPARAGRAPH 4005.3C(2) DELETE "TO THE FRONT EDGE OF THE COLLAR" AND REPLACE WITH "TO THE DECK."

    F. COMBAT UTILITIES BREAST INSIGNIA WEAR REGULATIONS POLICY. CHANGE PARAGRAPH 4002.3(C) TO READ:

"(C) WHEN WORN ON THE CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY COAT, THE BOTTOM OF THE INSIGNIA WILL BE CENTERED, 1/2 INCH ABOVE THE SERVICE TAPE. WHEN WORN WITH THE COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM, THE BOTTOM EDGE OF THE INSIGNIA WILL BE CENTERED OVER THE POCKET ON A HORIZONTAL (PARALLEL TO THE GROUND) LINE EVEN WITH THE HIGHEST POINT OF THE SERVICE TAPE SEE FIGURES 4-11, 4-12, 8-2 AND 8-4). EITHER SUBDUED OR SHINY BREAST INSIGNIA MAY BE WORN IN THE FIELD AT THE COMMANDER'S DISCRETION."

    G. MARINE CORPS COMBAT BOOTS (MCCB'S) WEAR REGULATIONS POLICY.  CHANGE PARAGRAPH 3010.2 TO READ:

"3010.2. COMBAT BOOTS. UNLESS OTHERWISE PRESCRIBED BY THE
COMMANDER, TEMPERATE WEATHER AND HOT WEATHER BOOTS, AS DESCRIBED BELOW, MAY BE WORN WITH ANY VERSION OF THE UTILITY UNIFORM AT THE INDIVIDUAL'S OPTION. ORGANIZATIONAL ISSUE SAFETY BOOTS AND DEVIATIONS AS APPROVED BY COMMANDING OFFICERS AND/OR MEDICAL OFFICERS ARE ALSO AUTHORIZED.

AUTHORIZED BOOTS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
   
    A. MARINE CORPS COMBAT BOOT, TEMPERATE WEATHER (MCCB(TW)). THE STANDARD TEMPERATE WEATHER COMBAT BOOT IS THE BROWN ROUGH-SIDE-OUT LEATHER BOOT AND WILL BE WORN AS ISSUED/SOLD THROUGH THE MARINE CORPS SUPPLY SYSTEM/RETAIL CLOTHING OUTLET AND THOSE PRIVATE VENDORS WHO HAVE AUTHORITY TO SELL THE PATENTED BOOT. A MARINE CORPS EMBLEM HEAT-EMBOSSED ON THE OUTER ANKLE IDENTIFIES MCCB S THAT ARE AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR. THE MANDATORY POSSESSION DATE FOR THE MCCB(TW) IS 1 OCTOBER 2004.

    B. INFANTRY COMBAT BOOT (ICB). THE TEMPERATE WEATHER BLACK ICB, WITH ALL BLACK SMOOTH-SIDE-OUT LEATHER UPPER, WILL BE WORN AS ISSUED/SOLD THROUGH THE MARINE CORPS SUPPLY SYSTEM/RETAIL CLOTHING OUTLET AND THOSE PRIVATE VENDORS WHO HAVE AUTHORITY TO SELL THE PATENTED BOOT. MARINES WHO ENTERED THE MARINE CORPS BEFORE 1 MARCH 2002 ARE AUTHORIZED TO CONTINUE TO WEAR THIS BOOT UNTIL 1 OCTOBER 2004, AT WHICH TIME THEY ARE REQUIRED TO REPLACE IT WITH THE MCCB(TW).

    C. MARINE CORPS COMBAT BOOT, HOT WEATHER (MCCB(HW)). THE STANDARD HOT WEATHER COMBAT BOOT IS THE BROWN ROUGH-SIDE-OUT LEATHER BOOT AND WILL BE WORN AS ISSUED/SOLD THROUGH THE MARINE CORPS SUPPLY SYSTEM/RETAIL CLOTHING OUTLET AND THOSE PRIVATE VENDORS WHO HAVE AUTHORITY TO SELL THE PATENTED BOOT. A MARINE CORPS EMBLEM HEAT-EMBOSSED ON THE OUTER ANKLE IDENTIFIES MCCB'S AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR. THE MANDATORY POSSESSION DATE FOR THE MCCB(HW) IS 1 MARCH 2004.

    D. JUNGLE COMBAT BOOT (JCB). THE HOT WEATHER JUNGLE BOOT, WITH EITHER GREEN OR BLACK FABRIC UPPER, WILL BE WORN AS ISSUED/SOLD THROUGH THE MARINE CORPS SUPPLY SYSTEM/RETAIL CLOTHING OUTLET AND THOSE PRIVATE VENDORS WHO HAVE AUTHORITY TO SELL THE PATENTED BOOT.  MARINES WHO ENTERED THE MARINE CORPS BEFORE 1 MARCH 2002 ARE AUTHORIZED TO CONTINUE TO WEAR THESE BOOTS UNTIL 1 MARCH 2004, AT WHICH TIME THEY ARE REQUIRED TO REPLACE THEM WITH THE MCCB(HW).

    E. OPTIONAL BOOTS. OPTIONAL BOOTS (BLACK ONLY) MAY BE WORN WITH THE COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM UNTIL 01 MARCH 2004. OPTIONAL BOOTS (BLACK ONLY) MAY BE WORN WITH THE CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORM UNTIL 01 OCTOBER 2004.

THE BOOTS MAY BE WORN PER THE FOLLOWING GUIDANCE:

        (1) ALL MARINES MAY PURCHASE OPTIONAL COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE BLACK LEATHER OR BLACK HOT WEATHER TROPICAL (JUNGLE) COMBAT BOOTS FROM ANY SOURCE PROVIDED THEY MEET CRITERIA SET FORTH IN THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPHS. THESE ITEMS WILL NOT BE USED TO SATISFY MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS. THESE BOOTS MAY BE WORN AT THE OPTION OF THE INDIVIDUAL WHENEVER COMBAT BOOTS ARE PRESCRIBED/AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR, EXCEPT THAT COMMANDERS MAY REQUIRE THE WEAR OF THE STANDARD ISSUE BOOTS ON SPECIFIC OCCASIONS WHEN UNIFORMITY IS REQUIRED, I.E., INSPECTIONS, PARADES, CEREMONIES (AS AUTHORIZED BY ABOVE TIMELINES).

        (2) ALL OPTIONAL BOOTS WILL MEET THE FOLLOWING GENERAL APPEARANCE STANDARDS. THE BOOTS WILL BE OF ALL-BLACK LEATHER OR, FOR HOT WEATHER BOOTS, ALL-BLACK LEATHER WITH BLACK FABRIC UPPERS. BOOTS WITH A PATENT LEATHER OR GLOSSY FINISH, ARE NOT AUTHORIZED. SPEED LACES OR EYELET LACING IS ACCEPTABLE. THE TOTAL HEIGHT OF THE BOOTS WILL BE FROM 8 TO 12 INCHES. LINING, INSULATION, OR PADDING IS OPTIONAL.
 
        (3) BOOTS WORN UNDER THIS AUTHORITY WILL BE FUNCTIONAL AND SUITABLE FOR COMBAT AND FIELD WEAR. EXAMPLES OF BOOTS, WHICH DO NOT MEET THIS CRITERIA, ARE LIGHTWEIGHT HIKING SHOES/BOOTS BASED ON RUNNING SHOE LASTS OR TECHNOLOGY, BOOTS WITH PATENT LEATHER AND/OR ZIPPERS, OR BOOTS MADE ENTIRELY OF CANVAS AND RUBBER. BOOTS DESIGNED FOR POLICE AND SWAT USE IN URBAN AREAS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE COMBAT BOOTS BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT SUITED FOR LOAD BEARING IN ROUGH TERRAIN."

    H. ISSUE: MARINE CORPS COMBAT BOOTS (MCCB'S) CARE REGULATIONS POLICY.  INSERT THE BELOW PARAGRAPH:

"10106.4. MARINE CORPS COMBAT BOOTS (MCCB'S). THE BROWN MCCB(TW) AND MCCB (HW) SHOULD BE KEPT CLEAN BY USING A STIFF BRISTLE BRUSH TO REMOVE MUD AND DIRT AND THEN RINSING WITH PLAIN WATER. ALLOW THE BOOTS TO NATURALLY DRY BY PLACING THEM IN A COOL, DRY AREA WITH GOOD AIR CIRCULATION. USE OF FORCED HOT AIR TO DRY BOOTS WILL STIFFEN THE LEATHER AND CAUSE CRACKS. APPLICATION OF SPECIAL TREATMENTS SUCH AS WATERPROOFING SEALANTS AND WAX POLISH WILL SEAL PORES AND RESTRICT BREATHING OF THE LEATHER AND IS NOT AUTHORIZED. OTHER TREATMENTS SUCH AS LEATHER CONDITIONING AND SADDLE SOAP WILL CAUSE EXCESSIVE AND PERMANENT FADING OR DARKENING OF THE BROWN LEATHER TANNING AND IS NOT AUTHORIZED. THE USE OF EDGE DRESSING IS PROHIBITED. SPOTS WORN SMOOTH BY EXCESSIVE WEAR MAY BE GENTLY ABRADED WITH EITHER A WIRE-BRISTLE BRUSH OR ROUGH-GRAIN SANDPAPER UNTIL THEY HAVE A SURFACE APPEARANCE CONSISTENT WITH OTHER AREAS OF THE LEATHER UPPER.

4. ADMINISTRATION AND LOGISTICS.

    A. ADMINISTRATION. THIS ALMAR CONSTITUTES AUTHORITY TO CHANGE THE MCUR (REF (B)) AS DIRECTED IN PARAGRAPH 3. GRAPHICS FOR THESE CHANGES WILL BE PUBLISHED VIA THE MCUB WEBSITE AT
WWW.TECOM.USMC.MIL/USMC.

    B. LOGISTICS. SPECIFIC INFORMATION REGARDING FIELDING OF THE NEW COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM AND MCCB'S (OBSOLETION AND MANDATORY POSSESSION DATES), AND PHASING OUT OF THE CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORM AND BLACK BOOTS WILL BE PUBLISHED VIA SEPCOR. INFORMATION ON PRODUCTION AND AVAILABILITY OF THE COMBAT UTILITIES AND MARINE CORPS COMBAT BOOTS, AND A LINK TO THE NAVY EXCHANGE UNIFORM WEB SITE CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON THE MCUB WEBSITE.

5. COMMAND AND SIGNAL.

    A. THIS ALMAR IS APPLICABLE TO THE MARINE CORPS RESERVE.

    B. SUBSEQUENT BULLETINS CHANGING, CORRECTING, OR AMPLIFYING THIS OR THE REFERENCES WILL BE PUBLISHED AS MARADMINS.

    C. QUESTIONS MAY BE REFERRED TO THE FOLLOWING POINTS OF CONTACT:

       (1) MCUB: GS12 M. BOYT (EMAIL "BOYTMK@TECOM.USMC.MIL") AND CAPT D. DUKES (EMAIL "DUKESDW@TECOM.USMC.MIL") AT DSN 278-0661/2.

       (2) HQMC INSTALLATIONS AND LOGISTICS FOR SUPPLY POLICY ISSUES, GS12 T. FLORIAN (EMAIL "FLORIANTA@HQMC.USMC.MIL") AT DSN 225-8946.

       (3) MARCORSYSCOM FOR DESIGN AND QUALITY, LTCOL J. NELSON (EMAIL "NELSONJL@MCSC.USMC.MIL") AT DSN 256-3010.//
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ALMAR 059/01:  SPECIAL MARINE CORPS UNIFORM BOARD; SEABAG REVIEW 

Date Signed: 11/19/2001 
ALMAR  Number: 059/01 

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BOYTMK@TECOM.USMC.MIL AND DUKESDW@TECOM.USMC.MIL//
RMKS/1. SITUATION. THE COMMANDANT DECISIONED SPECIAL MARINE CORPS UNIFORM BOARD OF 16 DECEMBER 1999; SEABAG REVIEW, ON 18 MAY 2000. THE SEABAG REVIEW WAS A COMPLETE REVIEW OF THE UNIFORM ITEMS PROVIDED TO RECRUITS AT BOOT CAMP VIA THE INITIAL ISSUE. EACH ITEM AS REVIEWED FOR UNIFORMITY, QUALITY AND UTLITY.


2. MISSION. TO DISSEMINATE INFORMATION REGARDING UPCOMING CHANGES TO THE INITIAL ISSUE ALLOWANCE AND MANDATORY POSSESSION DATES BASED ON DECISIONS MADE BY THE COMMANDANT DURING THE SPECIAL UNIFORM BOARD.


3. EXECUTION


    A. CMC APPROVED THE FOLLOWING ISSUES. MORE DETAILED
INFORMATION ON THE BOARD PROCEEDINGS MAY BE FOUND AT WWW.TECOM.USMC.MIL/MCUB.


        (1) INCREASE THE QUANTITY OF THE "BAG, DUFFEL" (ALSO KNOWN AS THE SEABAG) FROM ONE TO TWO.


             (A) INTRO DATE TO INITIAL ALLOWANCE: 1 OCTOBER 2001


             (B) MANDATORY POSSESSION DATE: 1 OCTOBER 2009 (FOR MARINES WHO ENTERED THE CORPS PRIOR TO 1 OCTOBER 2001)


        (2) CHANGE ALL BELOW LISTED BRASS ACCESSORY ITEMS TO ANODIZED BRASS:


BELT, TROUSER, BRASS (WEB)
BUCKLE, BELT, BRASS (WEB)
BUTTON, INSIGNIA, GOLD, 27-LINE SCREW POST
CLASP, NECKTIE
INSIGNIA, BRANCH OF SERVICE, GOLD
BUTTON, INSIGNIA, GOLD, DRESS BLUE (SMALL AND LARGE)
WAISTPLATE; PLAIN (LCPL AND BELOW), INSIGNIA W/O WREATH (NCO) AND INSIGNIA W/ WREATH (SNCO)
           

            (A) INTRO DATE TO INITIAL ALLOWANCE: 1 OCTOBER 2002


            (B) MANDATORY POSSESSION DATE: WILL BE PROVIDED VIA SEPCOR.


        (3) ADOPT THE DOD (DSCP) STANDARD ALL-WEATHER COAT FOR WEAR WITH MARINE CORPS UNIFORMS.


             (A) INTRO DATE TO INITIAL ALLOWANCE: 1 OCTOBER 2002


             (B) MANDATORY POSSESSION DATE: THE MARINE CORPS ALL-WEATHER COAT MAY BE USED TO MEET MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS UNTIL UNSERVICEABLE. AS OF 1 OCTOBER 2002, THE MARINE CORPS ALL-WEATHER COAT IS NO LONGER AUTHORIZED FOR PURCHASE OR MANUFACTURE.


        (4) DELETE GREEN/BLUE V-NECK SWEATERS FROM THE MARINE CORPS' AUTHORIZED OPTIONAL CLOTHING LIST. OBSOLETION DATE: 31 MAY 2002


        (5) ADOPT A GREEN/BLUE CREW-NECK SWEATER WITH EPAULETTES IN LIEU OF THE CURRENT CREW-NECK SWEATER.


             (A) INTRO DATE TO INITIAL ALLOWANCE: 1 OCTOBER 2002


             (B) MANDATORY POSSESSION DATE: 1 OCTOBER 2005 (FOR THOSE WHO ENTERED THE MARINE CORPS PRIOR TO 1 OCTOBER 2002)


             (C) OBSOLETION DATE: THE BLUE CREW-NECK SWEATHER, WITHOUT EPAULETTES, WILL BE DEEMED OBSOLETE AS OF 1 OCTOBER 2005.
             (D) ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE. OFFICER SHOULDER GRADE INSIGNIA AND ENLISTED COLLAR GRADE INSIGNIA WILL BE WORN ON THE EPAULETTES, IN THE SAME MANNER AS DEPICTED FOR THE OFFICER SERVICE UNIFORM (PARAGRAPH 4005.3.B.1 OF MCO P1020.34F). ENLISTED RANK INSIGNIA WILL BE WORN CENTERED WITH THE MIDPOINT OF THE INSIGNIA'S OUTER EDGE 3/4 OF AN INCH FROM THE ARMHOLE SEAM. ENLISTED MARINES WILL NOT WEAR INSIGNIA ON THE COLLAR OF THEIR SHIRTS. OFFICERS WILL WEAR INSIGNIA ON BOTH THE SWEATER EPAULETTES AND SHIRT COLLAR.BEYOND 1 OCTOBER 2005 THE GREEN CREW-NECK SWEATER, WITHOUT EPAULETTES WILL REMAIN AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR AS AN UNDERGARMENT ONLY UNTIL NO LONGER SERVICEABLE.


        (6) REDUCE THE NUMBER OF LONG-SLEEVE KHAKI SHIRTS ISSUED/REQUIRED FROM THREE TO TWO.


             (A) DELETION DATE TO THE INITIAL ALLOWANCE: 1 OCTOBER 2002


             (B) DELETION DATE TO THE MANDATORY REQUIREMENT: MARINES WHO ENTERED THE SERVICE PRIOR TO 1 OCTOBER 2002 ARE REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN THREE LONG-SLEEVE KHAKI SHIRTS UNTIL THEY PURCHASE THE GREEN CREW-NECK SWEATER WITH EPAULETTES, AT WHICH TIME THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENT DROPS TO TWO. MARINES WHO ENTERED THE SERVICE AFTER 30 SEPTEMBER 2002 ARE REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN TWO LONG-SLEEVE KHAKI SHIRTS.
       

        (7) PROVIDE A ONE-TIME ISSUE OF THE BELOW LISTED ITEMS TO THE INTITIAL ALLOWANCE LIST:


INCREASE THE INITIAL ISSUE OF GENERAL PURPOSE TRUNKS FROM ONE
TO THREE


ISSUE THREE PAIRS OF WHITE ATHLETIC SOCKS TO RECRUITS


             (A) INTRO DATE TO THE INITIAL ALLOWANCE: 1 OCTOBER 2001


             (B) MANDATORY POSSESSION DATE: N/A


        (8) ADOPT A REFLECTIVE SAFETY BELT.


             (A) INTRO DATE TO THE INITIAL ALLOWANCE: 1 OCTOBER 2001


             (B) MANDATORY POSSESSION DATE: 1 OCTOBER 2005


             (C) ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE: REFLECTIVE VESTS/HARNESSES/BELTS OWNED BY THOSE MARINES WHO ENTERED THE MARINE CORPS PRIOR TO 1 OCTOBER 2001, THAT MEET THE STANDARDS ESTABLISHED FOR MOTORCYCLISTS IN MCO P5100.19D, ENCLOSURE (2), WILL SUFFICE AND CONTINUE TO MEET THEMINIMUM REQUIREMENT UNTIL NO LONGER SERVICEABLE, AT WHICH TIME THEY WILL BE REPLACED BY THE MARINE CORPS APPROVED REFLECTIVE SAFETY BELT.
  

        (9) ADD THE ISSUE OF GREEN SWEAT PANTS AND SHIRT TO THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENT LIST. MANDATORY POSSESSION DATE: 1 OCTOBER 2002 (FORMARINES WHO ENTERED THE MARINE CORPS PRIOR TO 1 OCTOBER 1999, MARINES WHO ENTERED THE CORPS AFTER 1 OCTOBER 1999 ARE REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN THEIR SWEAT PANTS AND SHIRT, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY)


        (10) DELETE THE BLUE DRESS SKIRT.


              (A) DELETION DATE TO THE INITIAL ALLOWANCE: 1 OCTOBER 2001


              (B) DELETION DATE TO THE MANDATORY POSSESSION: 1 OCTOBER 2001


              (C) THE BLUE DRESS SKIRT WILL REMAIN AN OPTIONAL ITEM FOR ENLISTED FEMALE MARINES


        (11) DELETE ONE GREEN SKIRT (BRINGING THE TOTAL ISSUE AND MINIMUM REQUIREMENT TO ONE VICE TWO) AND ADD AN ADDITIONAL PAIR OF GREEN SLACKS (BRINGING THE TOTAL ISSUE AND MINIMUM REQUIREMENT TO TWO VICE ONE).


               (A) EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE DECREASE OF ONE GREEN SKIRT TO THE INITIAL ALLOWANCE AND MANDATORY REQUIREMENT: 1 OCTOBER 2001


               (B) EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE INCREASE OF ONE PAIR GREEN SLACKS IN THE INITIAL ALLOWANCE: 1 OCTOBER 2001


               (C) MANDATORY POSSESSION DATE OF TWO PAIRS OF GREEN SLACKS:  1 OCTOBER 2005.


        (12) MAINTAIN CURRENT REGULATIONS ALLOWING THE OPTIONAL WEAR OF THE WHITE V-NECK, CREW-NECK OR NO UNDERSHIRT WITH THE MALE
SERVICE "C" AND BLUE DRESS "D" UNIFORMS UNLESS SPECIFIED BY THE
COMMANDING OFFICER, PER MCO P1020.34F.
(13) MAINTAIN CURRENT REGULATIONS MANDATING THE WEAR OF THE
GENERAL OFFICER BLACK DRESS BLUE TROUSERS WITH THE DRESS BLUE
UNIFORM AND ITS DERIVATIVES.
(14) AUTHORIZE SNCOS TO WEAR THE DRESS BLUE-WHITE UNIFORM AS THE
SUMMER DRESS UNIFORM, AND OTHER ENLISTED MARINES IF ASSIGNED TO
CEREMONIAL UNITS, COLOR GUARDS AND BANDS.
(A) DRESS UNIFORMS REMAIN OPTIONAL FOR ALL ENLISTED MARINES.
(B) FOR OFFICERS AND THOSE SNCOS OPTING TO WEAR THE DRESS UNIFORM DURING THE SUMMER SEASON, THE DRESS BLUE-WHITE UNIFORM IS THE AUTHORIZED UNIFORM.
    B. CMC DISAPPROVED THE FOLLOWING RECOMMENDATIONS.
        (1) AUTHORIZE GROUND COMBAT ELEMENTS TO SURVEY AND EXCHANGE ONE SET OF UTILITIES ANNUALLY FOR A NEW SET.
        (2) DELETE THE ALL-WEATHER COAT (AWC) FROM THE SEABAG AND MAKE IT AN OPTIONAL ITEM.
        (3) CONDUCT A WEAR TEST OF MALE DRESS WHITE AND SERVICE CAPS ON FEMALE MARINES.
        (4) ADD RUNNING SHOES TO THE INITIAL ALLOWANCE LIST.
4. COORDINATING INSTRUCTIONS.
    A. ALL SEASON POLY/WOOL GABARDINE 10.6 OZ FABRIC FOR SERVICE AND DRESS UNIFORMS IS THE STANDARD FABRIC. THE POLY/WOOL TROPICAL (SUMMER WEIGHT) FABRIC IS AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR UNTIL NO LONGER SERVICEABLE, BUT MUST BE REPLACED WITH THE ALL SEASON POLY/WOOL GABARDINE FABRIC UNIFORM. THE POLY/WOOL TROPICAL FABRIC UNIFORMS ARE NO LONGER AUTHORIZED FOR PURCHASE OR MANUFACTURE.  16 OUNCE WOOL, ELASTIQUE CLOTH IS AN OPTIONAL DRESS BLUE CLOTH FOR OFFICERS. MIXING OF DIFFERENT FABRIC UNIFORM ITEMS IS NOT AUTHORIZED. ALL OTHER FABRICS ARE OBSOLETE AND ARE NO LONGER AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR.
    B. NAVADMIN 140/00, DTG 021106Z JUN 00 PUBLISHED UTILITY
UNIFORM GUIDANCE FOR NAVY PERSONNEL. SPECIFICALLY, PARAGRAPH
100.1.D REQUIRES EMBROIDERY FOR ALL INSIGNIA AND ACCOUTREMENTS. THIS POLICY DOES NOT APPLY TO NAVAL PERSONNEL ASSIGNED TO MARINE CORPS COMMANDS. THE GUIDANCE ESTABLISHED IN PARAGRAPHS 8001.2.B AND 8001.3.C.1-3 OF MCO P1020.34F IS GERMANE.
5. ADMINISTRATION AND LOGISTICS.
    A. ADMINISTRATION. CHANGES TO THE REFERENCE REQUIRED BY
THESE DECISIONS WILL BE PUBLISHED VIA SEPCOR. THIS ALMAR IS
APPLICABLE TO THE MARINE CORPS RESERVES. ISSUES OF NEW ITEMS
FOR SMCR MARINES ENTITLED TO REPLACEMENT IN KIND SHOULD BE PHASED OVER THE ENTIRE PERIOD BETWEEN THE INTIAL ALLOWANCE AND MANDATORY POSSESSION DATE FOR EACH ITEM.
    B. LOGISTICS. NONE.
6. COMMAND AND SIGNAL.
    A. SUBSEQUENT BULLETINS CHANGING, CORRECTING, OR AMPLIFYING THIS OR THE REFERENCE WILL BE PUBLISHED AS MARADMINS.
    B. QUESTIONS MAY BE REFERRED TO THE FOLLOWING POINTS OF CONTACT:
        (1) MARINE CORPS UNIFORM BOARD, GS12 M. BOYT OR CAPT D.
DUKES AT DSN 278-0661/2/3.
        (2) DC FOR INSTALLATIONS AND LOGISTICS FOR SUPPLY POLICY
ISSUES, GS12 T. FLORIAN OR GS12 K. GRIFFE, LPC-3, AT DSN 225-8946.
7. J. L. JONES, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE
MARINE CORPS.//
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