P1020.34G (Ch 1-5)
Marine Corps Uniform Regulations
(draft with approved
This is the most up to date version of the order. Those changes are already reflected in
this version of the regulations.
Changes 1-5 (as annotated in the attached text) are valid and
published via the MC Publications website. Changes annotated as change 6 are
pending future publication, but can be acted upon now if the change is
attributed to an ALMAR/MARADMIN or PMCUB decision. The majority of the non-attributed
change 6 changes are grammatical or administrative changes that do not affect
Clothing Regulations (ICR)
FY10 Individual Clothing Regulations
copy (Requires military
MCO P1020.34G (official order)
Approved Regulations Changes
Uniform Regs changes pending publication on the HQMC publication
Combat Equipment Support Systems, Program Manager
Infantry Combat Equipment website
Appropriate Wear of the Uniform & Medals/Ribbons
For guidance on who "rates" to wear the
Marine Corps uniforms and medals/ribbons and how to report
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Allowances (Civilian Clothing)
Research and Development
(click here for all MCUB
SERVICE WEBSITE LINKS
US NAVY UNIFORMS
US ARMY UNIFORMS
US AIR FORCE UNIFORMS
MCCS Uniforms Online
thanks to LT M. R. Gustafson, USN)
and medals policy)
Awards Manual (click on SecNavInst 1650.1H)
STAFF CONTACT INFO:
Comm: (703) 432-4607/4754
FAX: (703) 432-3262
email questions or comments to staff
Marine Corps Uniform Board
2200 Lester St
Quantico VA 22134
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ALL UNIFORM PLATES
Only plate XIV (Combat Utility Uniform)
is still in print and available for order. The PCN is
100-103-622-00. None of the other uniform plates are in print, and are
thus out of circulation. Unless the Historical Division re-prints these
plates you will not be able to procure sets of prints.
"To balance the
individual Marine's need for 'best value' clothing in terms of practicality,
quality and cost within realistic supply support and fiscal constraints to
ensure that the Marine Corps maintains functional, traditional and
Corps Running Suit Distribution Information:
Uniforms will be
ordered electronically through the Kentucky Logistics Operations Center
(KYLOC). To directly access the KyloC ordering/processing system
please click here.
Uniforms will be individually packed and shipped to the Marine's UIC/DODIC,
not to the individual Marine. When ordering uniforms it is important
that each Marine know their inseam, waist, and hip measurements. If a Marine
is due to PCS shortly, it is recommended that the uniform not be ordered
until the Marine reports to the new duty station (do not assume it will get
there before you leave or that it will follow you to your new duty station). Try on your suit at supply before you
formally accept it. If it
doesn’t fit, then return it and re-submit your order.
--All Marines will be issued one full set between February 2008
and 30 September 2010 (dates may
shift based off production).
--The mandatory possession date is 1 Oct 2010.
--Suits will not be available for purchase in the military clothing
stores until the initial distribution is completed.
--After receiving the initial issue it is the Marine's responsibility
to maintain the uniform, however the Marine's ability to replace a damaged
item before the initial Corps-wide issue is completed may be severely limited
(impossible in some locations).
--The uniform was not designed to be form fitting.
--Wear regulations may be reviewed at ALMAR 019/08 and have been incorporated into
the draft version of MCO P1020.34G on the left side of this page.
It is important to note that only the jacket may be worn for non-PT leave and liberty. The full suit or individual components may be worn for
PT leave and liberty situations only, but at no
time should the olive green sweat suit be worn with the uniform. The wear of the reflective belt
(during hours of daylight or darkness) with this uniform is a safety issue
and is up to the commander. This same ALMAR prohibited the
non-PT leave and liberty wear of the green undershirt and general purpose
trunks, as well.
UNIFORM BOARD 211 RESULTS PUBLISHED. MARADMIN 704/09 published the results of
Uniform Board 211. The text
changes to MCO P1020.34G may be viewed here.
HANDS IN YOUR POCKETS. Effective immediately, in a
garrison environment you may not put your hands in your pockets other than to
retrieve something from said pockets, at anytime. However, good judgment will govern the application
of this policy in the field environment.
WEAR OF ORGANIZATIONAL GEAR (FLEECE).
wear regulations are currently being re-written. Until that guidance is published, the
below guidance should be followed.
stated in Chapter 7 of MCO P1020.34G (Marine Corps Uniform Regulations),
organizational clothing and equipment are those individual clothing items
issued to Marines on a temporary basis to accomplish assigned duties and are
worn per the commander's guidance; however, certain restrictions apply to the
wear of fleece items.
Accordingly, AT NO TIME SHOULD ANY FLEECE ITEM BE WORN AS AN OUTER
GARMENT ON FORWARD OPERATING BASE AND/OR IN GARRISON. When wearing an organizationally
issued fleece jacket, it will be worn with the All Purpose Environmental
Clothing System (APECS, commonly referred to as Gortex) parka over it.
Additionally, the general rule of thumb for all clothing items is that if it
is a pullover (item that must be pulled over your head to don), it is worn
UNDER your Marine Corps Combat Utility (MCCUU) jacket; if it is a full zippered jacket, it is worn
OVER your MCCUU jacket.
ORDERING THE 8th&I BLUE
OVERCOAT. Neptune Garment Company is now
available to take new orders for the 8th&I blue overcoat (they
have fulfilled their inauguration coat requirement), so if your unit needs a
ceremonial blue overcoat (remember, commands must pay for this themselves),
or email email@example.com.
MARINE CORPS UNIFORM BOARD 210 RESULTS. MARADMIN 361/08 released the results of this
Board. In summary, CMC approved
the wear of the CSEL ID badge by senior Sailors on the MCCUU (see the
MARADMIN for a list of qualified billets) and increased the maximum allowable
height of the female pump to 3-inches.
CMC disapproved the addition of reflectivity to the standard PT
uniform (shirt, shorts, sweats) and re-emphasized that male officers must
wear their white soft-bosum shirt under their dress blue coat. The request for an additional
set of desert and woodland utilities for recruits (and a subsequent increase
in the mandatory possession list) was approved but is pending funding.
SEASONAL UNIFORM CHANGE OVER. Per ALMAR 007/08 the Marine Corps will now
transition between summer and winter seasons, while in garrison, in
unison. The seasonal uniform change will synchronize with daylight
saving time. Effective immediately, the Corps will transition to summer
uniforms the duty day following (for most Marines it will be Monday) the
spring daylight saving (DST) and will transition to winter uniforms the
duty day following (for most Marines it will be Monday) the fall DST. Commanders
may authorize temporary deviations in the sleeve position in inclement
weather (this is not an individual's option, and should be done facility-wide
in order to maintain uniformity). For the most part, pregnant Marines
wear the seasonally appropriate uniform.
However, some pregnant Marines will not transition with the rest of
the Corps if their delivery date is within one month of the seasonal uniform
DRESS BLUE UNIFORM
ISSUE (MARADMIN 504/07). Per CMC Decision,
recruits started receiving the dress blue uniform via initial issue in the
first quarter of FY08. Those individuals are required to maintain the
uniform and may be mandated to wear it. Those enlisted Marine who
entered the Corps prior to the issue began receiving additional money
via their annual clothing replacement allowance on 1 Oct 2007, but will not
accrue enough to purchase the full uniform four years. Prior to that
only officers and those enlisted Marines who received the uniform via initial
issue may be mandated to wear the uniform. The mandatory possession date is 1 Oct 2011. Remember SNCOs
– your summer dress uniform is the blue-whites and you will need to
have the white trousers (male) and skirt/slacks (female) by 1 Oct 2011.
CMC DECISION; WEAR
OF COMBAT UTILITIES BY CIVILIAN MARINES AND CONTRACTORS DEPLOYING WITH MARINE
UNITS (ALMAR 04/08) Civilians (contractors
and civil servants) are no longer authorized to wear the MCCUU.
Civilians will wear the standard DoD camouflage utility uniform or other
special issue uniforms as determined by the commander. This prohibition
does not apply to the boots or the collateral combat equipment. See the ALMAR for specific
instructions on turn in/issue of uniforms.
UNIFORM BOARD 209;
GROOMING STANDARDS REVISION Per CMC decision memo of 11 Jul 07 (and MARADMIN 504/07), paragraphs 1004 and 1005 have been significantly
revised. See the attached changes here.
NEW FEMALE FRAME
new female frame cap was scheduled to begin fielding in early FY09, but
because of manufacturing/design problems its adoption of a single frame cap
was disapproved, however the design was retained. In April 2009, CMC approved the two
cap version of the female frame cap, and it will be replacing the old caps in
the near future. The introduction
and mandatory possession dates will be determined in the near future. See graphics here.
WEAR OF THE COMBAT
UTILITY UNIFORM Per ALMAR 035/07, when the combat utility
uniform is worn during the summer months the desert MarPat uniform will be
worn with the sleeves up. In the winter the woodland MarPat will be
worn with the sleeves down. Effective immediately, if you are wearing
the combat utility uniform you may not do so out in town/off base. If
you commute in the uniform you may exit your vehicle only in bona fide
emergencies. Waiver requests to these policy changes may be submitted
to CMC via the Uniform Board (see POC below).
UNIFORM BOARD INITIATIVES
--Uniform Board No. 211 (Action
Complete) MARADMIN 704/09 published. Text changes can be found here.
officer sword optional (CMC disapproved)
insignia placement guidance for Marine Gunner Insignia (CMC approved)
white synthetic undershirts (CMC approved)
caps for wear with flight suits (CMC approved)
wear of ECWS items with civilian attire (CMC approved)
awards/badges placement guidance on women’s coats (CMC approved)
Mojave undershirts with MCCUUs (CMC disapproved)
supplemental uniform allowance requests
--Uniform Board No. 210 (Action Complete). Click here
Clothing Replacement Allowance Rates (CCRA)
The FY10 rate is $310.08. The. The following rates for
past FYs are provided: FY09
- $306.92; FY08 - $300.90; FY07 - $293.77, FY06 - $287.45, FY05 -$281.81, FY04- $278.19, FY03- $274.01, FY02 -
$270.49, and FY01 - $266.49.
BRIEFING (an overview of the MCUB functional areas/processes)
Rank Placement Slideshow Slideshow depicting how to place
enlisted rank insignia on the combat utility uniform (Special
thanks to SSgt J. R. Sornig, creator of the slideshow)
MARINE CORPS COMBAT BOOT SOLE REPLACEMENT