PERMANENT MARINE CORPS UNIFORM BOARD (PMCUB)

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CHAPTER 9

 

 

UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS

 

 

 SECTION 1:  OFFICERS

 

 

 

PARAGRAPH

GENERAL .................................................

 

9100

CATEGORIES ..............................................

 

9101

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR MALE OFFICERS ..................

 

9102

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR FEMALE OFFICERS ................

 

9103

ENLISTED UNIFORMS AND ACCESSORIES AUTHORIZED
FOR OFFICERS ............................................

 

9104

OPTIONAL UNIFORM ARTICLES ...............................

 

9105

EFFECT OF UNIFORM CHANGES ON LIST OF REQUIRED ITEMS .....

 

9106

EVENINGS DRESS UNIFORMS .................................

 

9107

 

 SECTION 2:  ENLISTED MARINES

 

GENERAL .................................................

 

9200

EXCEPTIONS TO MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS ......................

 

9201

SOURCES OTHER THAN MARINE CORPS SUPPLY SYSTEM ...........

 

9202

OPTIONAL UNIFORM ARTICLES ...............................

 

9203

EFFECT OF UNIFORM CHANGES ON LIST OF REQUIRED ITEMS .....

 

9204

 

TABLE

 

9-1

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR MALE OFFICERS

 

9-2

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR FEMALE OFFICERS

 

 

 

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SECTION 1:  OFFICERS

 

 

9100.  GENERAL

 

1.  Officers will procure and maintain, in good and wearable condition at all times, the uniform items prescribed in paragraph 9102.  This list represents an absolute minimum; specific assignments may require additional uniforms.

 

2.  Unless otherwise prescribed for a particular duty assignment, officers will have their full requirement with them at all times.

 

3.  Items listed as required for category 1 officers only may be worn as optional uniform items by category 2 officers.

 

9101.  CATEGORIES.  For the purpose of prescribing minimum requirements, the following officer categories are established:

 

1.  Category 1.  Officers of the Regular Marine Corps; officers of the Marine Corps Reserve who are retained on, or ordered to, active duty for periods in excess of two years, and temporary limited duty officers.

 

2.  Category 2.  Reserve officers in the Selected Marine Corps Reserve; Reserve officers ordered to active duty for periods of two years or less; and temporary officers having permanent enlisted status (except temporary limited duty officers).  Unless otherwise indicated, the mandatory quantity for Category 2 officers is the same as for Category 1 officers.

 

9102.  MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR MALE OFFICERS.  Male officers, based on the categories above, will possess all items as described in table 9-1.

 

9103. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR FEMALE OFFICERS.  Female officers, based on the categories above, will possess all items as described in table 9-2.

 

9104.  ENLISTED UNIFORMS AND ACCESSORIES AUTHORIZED FOR OFFICERS

 

1.  To satisfy minimum requirements, officers may purchase and wear enlisted uniform items as sold through the Marine Corps Supply System that are similar to like items listed in paragraphs 9102 and 9103.  The following men's items are not authorized unless modified as indicated:

 

    a.  Coat, blue, dress

    b.  Crowns, cap, service and dress

    c.  Insignia, branch of service

    d.  Uniforms, service (authorized if sword slit added and lower pockets replaced with bellows pockets).

2.  The enlisted women's blue dress uniform and branch of service insignia are not authorized for female officers.

 

9105.  OPTIONAL OFFICER UNIFORM ARTICLES

 

1. The following uniform items are optional for both male and female officers, except as indicated below:

 

(a) Belt, trouser, web, nylon, white (men only)

 

(b) Boatcloak/Cape

 

>CH 5 (c) Boots, optional sole (certified boots only) MARADMIN 112/04

 

(d) Cap, watch, wool

 

(e) *Cover, cap, rain (men only)

 

(f) Crown, cap, vinyl, white (men only)

 

(g) Cuff link set and necktie clasp set (men only)

 

(h) Frog, sword, service

 

(i) *Hamilton Wash (gold plated) brass items

 

(j) *Handbag, black, (women only)

 

(k) *Havelock (women only)

 

(l) Necktie, hook-on (pre-tied), khaki (men only)

 

(m) Overshoes, boots, and rubbers

 

(n) Parka, ECWCS

 

(o) Purse, clutch, white (women only)

 

(p) *Scarf, wool, green

 

(q) *Suspenders (men only)

 

(r) Sweater, blue dress, w/slip-on insignia, crew-neck

 

(s) *Sweat suit, green w/black emblem and “USMC” (cold weather P.T. uniform)

 

(t) Tanker jacket

 

(u) *Undershirt, v-neck, white

 

2.  The above items, unless otherwise noted with an asterisk (*), must bear the USMC approval identification.  Items purchased outside the Marine Corps Supply System that do not bear the USMC approved identification are prohibited, unless otherwise specified herein.

 

9106.  EFFECT OF UNIFORM CHANGES ON LIST OF REQUIRED ITEMS

 

1.  Unless otherwise specified, changes made in officers' uniforms/

accessories will not become effective until it is necessary to replace that particular uniform item. 

 

2.  Limited standard uniform items procured from the Marine Corps Supply System will satisfy the requirement for any standard item until replacement is required or until the item is officially declared obsolete and no longer authorized.

 

9107.  EVENING DRESS UNIFORMS

 

1.  Evening dress uniforms are required for the following officers:

 

a. All officers assigned duty as naval attaches or assistant naval attaches.

 

b. All category 1 officers in the grade of major or above.

 

2.  The following officers are not required to possess evening dress uniforms:

 

a. All company grade officers except those assigned duties outlined above.  Captains who are selected for major will be granted a 120-day grace period after the effective date of their promotion in which to purchase the required uniforms.

 

b.  Officers stationed outside the continental United States, except when assigned duties outlined in subparagraph 9106.1a, above (upon transfer to a duty station within the continental United States, majors will be granted a 120-day grace period in which to procure the uniforms).

 

3.        All Regular and Reserve officers are authorized and encouraged to possess

the evening dress uniform.

 

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 SECTION 2:  ENLISTED MARINES

 

 

9200.  GENERAL

 

1.  Enlisted Marines will maintain the articles of uniform prescribed in the current MCBul 10120, Individual Clothing Allowances for Enlisted Personnel, in good and serviceable condition at all times.  This list is the absolute minimum; specific assignments may require additional uniforms.

 

2.  All enlisted Marines receive a Clothing Replacement Allowance (CRA) annually on their enlistment anniversary.  This allowance is intended to provide sufficient compensation to replace minimum issue clothing required per the applicable MCBul 10120 at a reasonable rate due to normal wear.  The CRA is a replacement allowance to buy new clothing and not a maintenance allowance to alter or clean previously purchased clothing or to buy new grade insignia.

 

3.  Enlisted Marines will have all required uniforms with them at all times, unless otherwise prescribed for a particular duty assignment.

 

9201.  EXCEPTIONS TO MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

 

1.  The current edition of MCO P10120.28, Individual Clothing Regulations, prescribes exceptions to the minimum requirements for personnel who are returned from combat duty.

 

2.  When Marines are assigned temporary duty at locations other than those of their parent unit and their return is contemplated upon completion of the temporary duty period, the minimum uniform requirements may be waived.  Marines need to take with them only those quantities and types of clothing that will be required for the season and the type of duty assigned.

 

9202. SOURCES OTHER THAN MARINE CORPS SUPPLY SYSTEM

 

1.  Only the following uniform items may be purchased by Marines from sources other than the Marine Corps Supply System:

 

a. Buttons, black or gold

 

b. Clasp, necktie, gold (men only)

 

c. Coat, all-weather, pewter gray

 

d. Gloves

 

e. Insignia, grade, enlisted

 

f. Marksmanship badges

 

g. Neckties/necktabs

 

h. Service ribbons, ribbon bars, and attachments

 

i. Service stripes

 

j. Shirts, khaki

 

k. Shoes, dress, black (includes oxfords/pumps*)

 

l. Socks, black, stretch-type

 

m. Sweater, green service 

 

n. *Trunks, general purpose

 

o. *Underclothing

 

2.  The above items, unless otherwise noted with an asterisk (*), must bear the USMC approval identification.  Items purchased outside the Marine Corps Supply System that do not bear the USMC approved identification are prohibited, unless otherwise specified herein.

 

9203.  OPTIONAL UNIFORM ARTICLES.  The following uniform items are optional for enlisted Marines as indicated, and may be purchased from sources other than the Marine Corps Supply System, provided these items bear the USMC approval identification, unless noted otherwise with an asterisk (*):

 

1.  Belt, service, synthetic leather

 

>CH 5 2.  Boots, optional sole (same basic appearance as MCCB with emblem on heel) MARADMIN 112/04

 

3.  Cap, watch, wool

 

4.  Cape, dress (SSgt and above, women only)

 

5. *Cover, cap, rain (men only)

 

6.  Crown, cap, vinyl, white, dress (men only)

 

7.  Cuff link and necktie clasp set, service (SSgt and above, men only)

 

8. *Hamilton Wash (gold plated) brass items

 

9. *Handbag, black, leather

 

10. *Havelock (women only)

 

11. Necktie, hook-on (pre-tied), khaki (men only)

 

12.*Overshoes, boots, and rubbers

 

13. Parka, ECWCS

 

14.*Scarf, wool, green

 

15. Shirt, khaki, w/French cuffs (SSgt and above, men only)

 

16. Shoes, chukka boot (SSgt and above, men only)

 

17. Suspenders, plain, without ornamentation (men only when wearing the blue coat)

 

18. Sweater, blue dress

 

19.*Sweat suit, olive green, w/emblem and “USMC” (cold weather PT uniform)

 

20. Sword and accessories, NCO

 

21. Tanker jacket

 

22. Undershirt, v-neck, white

 

23. Uniforms, evening dress (SNCOs)

 

24. Uniforms, service, officers' (SNCOs)

 

9204.  EFFECT OF UNIFORM CHANGES ON LIST OF REQUIRED ITEMS

 

1.  Unless otherwise specified, changes made in enlisted uniforms/accessories will not become effective until it is necessary to replace that particular item of uniform.

 

2.  Limited standard uniform items procured from the Marine Corps Supply System will satisfy the requirement for any standard item until replacement is required, or until the item is officially declared obsolete and no longer authorized.

 

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