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Uniforms Index: Chapter 8

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CHAPTER 8: UNIFORMS FOR NAVY PERSONNEL, RESERVE/RETIRED MARINES, MCJROTC, AND CIVILIANS

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8000 GENERAL
8001 NAVY PERSONNEL SERVING WITH MARINE CORPS UNITS
8002 RESERVE PERSONNEL
8003 RETIRED PERSONNEL (INCLUDING FLEET MARINE CORPS RESERVE)
8004 MARINE CORPS JUNIOR RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS MEMBERS
8005 CIVILIANS SERVING WITH MARINE CORPS UNITS

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FIGURES 8-1 PLACEMENT OF OFFICER’S GRADE INSIGNIA/ STAFF CORPS DEVICE (COLLAR)

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FIGURE 8-2 PLACEMENT OF ENLISTED BRANCH OF SERVICE/ GRAD INSIGNIA (COLLAR).

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FIGURE 8-3 ENLISTED CORPS DEVICES.

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8000 GENERAL

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ANY INDIVIDUAL WEARING THE MARINE CORPS UNIFORM IS EXPECTED TO REFLECT
THE HIGH PERSONAL APPEARANCE STANDARDS AND ESPRIT DE CORPS THAT ALL MARINES
IN UNIFORM REPRESENT. TO THIS END, PARTICULAR ATTENTION WILL BE PAID NOT
ONLY TO THE CORRECT AND MILITARY WEAR OF UNIFORM COMPONENTS, BUT ALSO TO THE
INDIVIDUAL’S PERSONAL AND PHYSICAL APPEARANCE.
2. ALL PERSONNEL EXERCISING THE PRIVILEGE OF WEARING THE MARINE CORPS
SERVICE OR DRESS UNIFORM WILL COMPLY FULLY WITH MARINE CORPS GROOMING AND
WEIGHT CONTROL STANDARDS.

 

8001 NAVY PERSONNEL SERVING WITH MARINE CORPS UNITS

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(SEE FIGS. 8-1 THROUGH 8-3.)

SERVICE UNIFORMS. THE WEAR OF NAVY OR MARINE CORPS SERVICE UNIFORMS BY
NAVY PERSONNEL SERVING WITH MARINE CORPS UNITS WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:
A. OFFICERS. NAVY OFFICERS MAY PURCHASE AND WEAR MARINE CORPS SERVICE
UNIFORMS AT THEIR OPTION. WHEN THE MARINE CORPS SERVICE UNIFORM IS WORN,
NAVY OFFICERS WILL ABIDE BY MARINE CORPS GROOMING AND PHYSICAL APPEARANCE
STANDARDS AND THE UNIFORM WILL BE WORN IN THE MANNER PRESCRIBED FOR MARINE
OFFICERS, EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN THIS CHAPTER. THOSE OFFICERS WHO
DO NOT ELECT TO WEAR MARINE CORPS SERVICE UNIFORMS WILL WEAR THE EQUIVALENT
NAVY SERVICE UNIFORM AND ABIDE BY NAVY GROOMING AND PHYSICAL APPEARANCE
STANDARDS.
B. ENLISTED
(1) MARINE CORPS SERVICE UNIFORMS ARE PROVIDED ONLY TO THOSE NAVY
HOSPITAL CORPSMEN, DENTAL TECHNICIANS, OR RELIGIOUS PROGRAM SPECIALISTS WHO
ELECT TO WEAR THEM. THESE NAVY ENLISTED WILL WEAR MARINE CORPS SERVICE
UNIFORMS FOR THE DURATION OF THEIR CONTINUOUS SERVICE WITH MARINE CORPS UNITS
WHEN DIRECTED BY THE COMMANDER. THEY WILL ABIDE BY MARINE CORPS GROOMING AND
PHYSICAL APPEARANCE STANDARDS AND, EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PRESCRIBED IN THIS
CHAPTER, WEAR THE SERVICE UNIFORMS WITH THE SAME REQUIRED/OPTIONAL COMPONENTS
AND IN THE SAME MANNER AS PRESCRIBED FOR MARINES.
(2) NAVY HOSPITAL CORPSMEN, DENTAL TECHNICIANS, OR RELIGIOUS PROGRAM
SPECIALISTS WHO DO NOT ELECT TO WEAR MARINE CORPS SERVICE UNIFORMS, OR THOSE
NAVY ENLISTED PERSONNEL IN OTHER SPECIALTIES NOT ENTITLED TO THE SERVICE
UNIFORM OPTION, WILL WEAR THE EQUIVALENT NAVY SERVICE UNIFORM WHEN REQUIRED
AND ABIDE BY NAVY GROOMING AND PHYSICAL APPEARANCE STANDARDS.
(3) ALL NAVY ENLISTED PERSONNEL SERVING WITH MARINE CORPS UNITS AND
WHO WEAR NAVY SERVICE UNIFORMS WILL BE ISSUED SUFFICIENT QUANTITIES OF UNIT
IDENTIFICATION MARKS (UIM’S) FOR WEAR ON THEIR SERVICE UNIFORMS. UNIT SUPPLY
MARINE CORPS UNIFORM REGULATIONS
8-4
OFFICERS WILL PROCURE UIM’S WITH LOCAL OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE FUNDS. THE
MARKS WILL REFLECT THE SHORT TITLE AT THE MAJOR COMMAND LEVEL AND WILL BE
WORN PER THE GUIDANCE CONTAINED IN U.S. NAVY UNIFORM REGULATIONS.
2. UTILITY UNIFORMS. THE MARINE CORPS ISSUES THE UTILITY UNIFORM TO
ALL ENLISTED NAVY PERSONNEL 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 PARAGRAPH 2005. 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 ONLY BE WORN BY SAILORS
WHEN THEY ARE SERVING WITH MARINE CORPS UNITS. WHEN THE COMBAT UTILITY
UNIFORM IS WORN BY SAILORS, IT IS A MARINE CORPS UNIFORM AND WILL BE WORN PER
MARINE CORPS REGULATIONS, EXCEPT AS DETAILED BELOW. MARADMIN 322/05
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 THE UTILITY UNIFORM AT THEIR OPTION. WHEN CAMOUFLAGE
UTILITIES ARE WORN, NAVY OFFICERS MAY ELECT TO ABIDE BY EITHER NAVY UNIFORM
REGULATIONS OR MARINE CORPS REGULATIONS, AS DESCRIBED BY THIS MANUAL.
HOWEVER, WHILE 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 BEING FOLLOWED. WHEN COMBAT UTILITIES ARE WORN,
NAVY OFFICERS WILL ABIDE BY MARINE CORPS UNIFORM AND GROOMING 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 THE 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) WHEN THE COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM IS WORN MARINE CORPS
COMPONENTS WILL BE WORN, EXCEPT AS DESCRIBED BELOW. MARADMIN 231/03
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 ALL 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 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 THE 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.
(5) FEMALE NAVY PERSONNEL ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO WEAR EARRINGS OR
CARRY HANDBAGS WITH THE UTILITY UNIFORM.
3. INSIGNIA. WHEN NAVY PERSONNEL WEAR THE MARINE CORPS SERVICE
UNIFORM OR MARINE CORPS UTILITY UNIFORMS, 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 4001 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, THE
MARINE CORPS SERVICE CAP INSIGNIA WILL BE WORN 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 ISSUED/SOLD THROUGH APPROVED
SOURCES). NAVY OFFICERS WILL WEAR THE APPROPRIATE SUBDUED, PIN-ON CAP
INSIGNIA, WHILE CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS 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 FOR THE
COMBAT UTILITY FIELD HAT). ENLISTED SAILORS, E-1 TO E-3, WILL NOT WEAR
INSIGNIA OF GRADE ON UTILITY CAPS. CAP INSIGNIA OF GRADE WILL NOT BE WORN ON
THE FIELD HAT.
B. SERVICE COAT
FIGURE 8-1.–PLACEMENT OF OFFICER’S GRADE INSIGNIA/STAFF CORPS DEVICE
(COLLAR).

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MARINE CORPS UNIFORM REGULATIONS 8001
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FIGURE 8-2.–PLACEMENT OF ENLISTED BRANCH OF SERVICE/GRADE INSIGNIA (COLLAR).
HOSPITAL CORPSMAN DENTAL TECHNICIAN RELIGIOUS PROGRAM
SPECIALIST

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FIGURE 8-3.–ENLISTED CORPS DEVICES.

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(1) NAVY OFFICERS AND WARRANT OFFICERS WILL WEAR APPROPRIATE NAVY
GRADE INSIGNIA ON EACH SHOULDER STRAP IN THE MANNER PRESCRIBED IN
SUBPARAGRAPH 4005.3. MARINE CORPS BRANCH OF SERVICE INSIGNIA WILL BE WORN IN
THE EYELETS PROVIDED WITH THE WING TIPS PARALLEL TO THE BOTTOM EDGE OF THE
COAT.
(2) NAVY GRADE INSIGNIA AND SERVICE STRIPES FOR MARINE CORPS SERVICE
UNIFORMS CONSIST OF BLUE MARKINGS ON A GREEN BACKGROUND. GRADE INSIGNIA IS
WORN ON THE LEFT SLEEVE IN THE SAME GENERAL MANNER AS ON NAVY UNIFORMS.
SERVICE STRIPES WILL BE WORN CENTERED ON THE OUTER HALF OF THE LEFT SLEEVE
SLOPING TOWARD THE FRONT AT AN ANGLE OF 45 DEGREES. THE BOTTOM STRIPE WILL
BE ABOUT 1/2 INCH ABOVE THE POINT OF THE CUFF. MARINE CORPS BRANCH OF
SERVICE INSIGNIA WILL BE WORN ON THE SERVICE COATS AS PRESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH
4001.
C. KHAKI SHIRTS (LONG AND SHORT SLEEVE) AND UTILITY COAT
(1) NAVY OFFICERS. NAVY COLLAR GRADE INSIGNIA WILL BE WORN ON KHAKI
SHIRTS AND UTILITY COATS AS PRESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH 4005. STAFF CORPS AND
WARRANT OFFICERS (EXCEPT FOR CHRISTIAN CHAPLAINS) WILL WEAR THEIR GOLD STAFF
CORPS DEVICE ON THE LEFT COLLAR IN LIEU OF THE GRADE INSIGNIA, IN THE SAME
GENERAL MANNER AS PRESCRIBED IN SUBPARAGRAPH 4006.6. CHRISTIAN CHAPLAINS
WILL WEAR THE STAFF CORPS DEVICE CENTERED VERTICALLY ON THE LEFT COLLAR WITH
THE CENTER OF THE DEVICE ON A LINE BISECTING THE ANGLE OF THE POINT OF THE
COLLAR, AS ILLUSTRATED IN FIGURE 8-1.
(2) CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS. CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS WILL WEAR NAVY 5/8
INCH BY ONE INCH BLACK METAL INSIGNIA OF GRADE ON EACH COLLAR POINT OF THE
KHAKI LONG SLEEVE SHIRT IN THE SAME MANNER AS THE OFFICERS’ INSIGNIA SHOW IN
FIGURE 8-1, AND ON THE KHAKI SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT COAT AS ILLUSTRATED IN FIGURE
8-2. THE BLACK METAL 1-1/4 INCH DEVICE OF THE SIZE WORN WITH THE GARRISON
CAP WILL BE WORN ON EACH COLLAR POINT OF THE UTILITY UNIFORM, IN THE SAME
MANNER AS WORN ON THE SHORT SLEEVE KHAKI SHIRT.
(3) PERSONNEL BELOW THE GRADE OF CHIEF PETTY OFFICER
(A) KHAKI SHIRTS. NAVY INSIGNIA OF GRADE CONSISTS OF BLUE
MARKINGS ON A KHAKI BACKGROUND AND IS WORN ON THE LEFT SLEEVE IN THE SAME
GENERAL MANNER AS ON THE NAVY UNIFORM SHIRTS. WHEN THE GREEN SERVICE SWEATER
IS WORN, NAVY BLACK METAL GRADE INSIGNIA IS WORN ON THE RIGHT COLLAR AND THE
APPROPRIATE BRANCH OF SERVICE INSIGNIA (SPECIALTY DEVICE) IS WORN ON THE LEFT
COLLAR OF THE KHAKI SHIRT IN THE SAME MANNER AS ON THE UTILITY COAT. NAVY
ENLISTED WHO DO NOT RATE A SPECIALTY DEVICE, AS DESCRIBED BELOW, WILL WEAR
BLACK GRADE INSIGNIA ON BOTH COLLAR POINTS.
(B) UTILITY COAT. FOR FIRST CLASS PETTY OFFICERS AND BELOW, THE
BLACK INSIGNIA OF GRADE IS WORN ON THE RIGHT COLLAR POINT IN THE SAME GENERAL
MANNER AS PRESCRIBED IN FIGURE 8-2. THE RATING INSIGNIA (I.E., HM, DT, RP)
WILL BE WORN ON THE LEFT COLLAR POINT AS ILLUSTRATED IN FIGURE 8-2.
D. FIELD COAT AND AWC
(1) NAVY OFFICERS AND WARRANT OFFICERS. NAVY INSIGNIA OF GRADE IS
WORN IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBPARAGRAPH 4005.3.
(2) CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS. NAVY BLACK METAL GRADE INSIGNIA ONE INCH
IN WIDTH BY 1-3/8 INCHES IN LENGTH IS WORN IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBPARAGRAPH
4004.3.
(3) PERSONNEL BELOW THE GRADE OF CHIEF PETTY OFFICER. NAVY BLACK
METAL GRADE INSIGNIA IS WORN ON THE RIGHT COLLAR AND THE APPROPRIATE BRANCH
OF SERVICE INSIGNIA (SPECIALTY DEVICE) ON THE LEFT COLLAR AS ILLUSTRATED IN
FIGURE 8-2. NAVY ENLISTED WHO DO NOT RATE A SPECIALTY DEVICE WILL WEAR BLACK
GRADE INSIGNIA ON BOTH COLLAR POINTS.
4. AWARDS/BREAST INSIGNIA
A. AWARDS. IN ADDITION TO THOSE AWARDS LISTED IN CHAPTER 5 THAT MARINES
MAY WEAR, NAVY PERSONNEL MAY WEAR, WHEN SO ENTITLED, THE FMF SERVICE RIBBON
AND, ON DESIGNATED AWARDS, THE FMF COMBAT OPERATION INSIGNIA. NAVY
MARKSMANSHIP RIBBONS MAY ALSO BE WORN ON MARINE CORPS SERVICE UNIFORMS. NAVY
PERSONNEL WHO SUBSEQUENTLY QUALIFY FOR MARINE CORPS MARKSMANSHIP BADGES MAY
WEAR THEM IN LIEU OF NAVY MARKSMANSHIP RIBBONS AT THEIR OPTION.
B. BREAST 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. SHINY METAL, VICE SUBDUED OR EMBROIDERED, BREAST INSIGNIA
WILL 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 PER PARAGRAPH 4007
OF THESE REGULATIONS.
(3) NO OTHER NAVY IDENTIFICATION OR COMMAND INSIGNIA (OTHER THAN THOSE
IDENTIFIED IN CHAPTERS 4 AND 8 OF THESE REGULATIONS) IS AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR
ON THIS UNIFORM.
5. REQUIREMENTS. A MARINE CORPS BULLETIN IN THE 10120 SERIES IS PUBLISHED
ANNUALLY WHICH LISTS THE UNIFORM ARTICLES PRESCRIBED FOR NAVY PERSONNEL
ASSIGNED TO MARINE CORPS UNITS. GUIDANCE ON THE ISSUE AND ENTITLEMENT TO
THESE ALLOWANCES IS CONTAINED IN THE CURRENT EDITION OF MCO P10120.28.

8002 RESERVE PERSONNEL

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MEMBERS OF THE MARINE CORPS RESERVE NOT ON ACTIVE DUTY WILL WEAR THE
UNIFORM OF THEIR GRADE WHEN ATTENDING DRILLS, AND WHEN PERFORMING AUTHORIZED
ACTIVE OR TRAINING DUTY, WITH OR WITHOUT PAY, EXCEPT WHEN CIVILIAN CLOTHING
IS AUTHORIZED.
2. RESERVISTS NOT ON ACTIVE DUTY MAY WEAR THE UNIFORM OF THEIR GRADE WHEN
ENGAGED IN MILITARY INSTRUCTION OR IN ATTENDANCE AS A STUDENT UNDER OFFICIAL
ORDERS AT ANY SCHOOL OR COURSE OF INSTRUCTION UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE ARMED
FORCES OR RESERVE COMPONENTS.
3. RESERVISTS NOT ON ACTIVE DUTY MAY WEAR THE UNIFORM AT SOCIAL OR INFORMAL
GATHERINGS OF A MILITARY CHARACTER.
4. RESERVISTS NOT ON ACTIVE DUTY, RESIDING OR VISITING IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY,
WILL NOT WEAR THE UNIFORM EXCEPT WHEN ATTENDING, BY FORMAL INVITATION,
CEREMONIES OR SOCIAL FUNCTIONS AT WHICH WEAR OF THE UNIFORM IS REQUIRED BY
THE INVITATION OR BY THE COUNTRY’S REGULATIONS OR CUSTOMS.
5. MARINE CORPS RESERVISTS EMPLOYED IN ANY CAPACITY BY A MILITARY SCHOOL
WILL NOT WEAR THE UNIFORM UNLESS SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED BY THE CMC.
REQUESTS FOR SUCH AUTHORITY SHOULD BE ADDRESSED TO THE CMC (MCUB) AND WILL
CONTAIN A WRITTEN STATEMENT FROM SCHOOL OFFICIALS INDICATING THAT THE
INDIVIDUAL IS OR WILL BE EMPLOYED THERE, TO INCLUDE JOB TITLE. WHEN SUCH
AUTHORITY IS GRANTED, PERSONNEL WILL WEAR THE INSIGNIA OF THEIR GRADE IN THE
MARINE CORPS RESERVE. NO SCHOOL OR OTHER UNAUTHORIZED INSIGNIA WILL BE WORN
ON THE MARINE CORPS UNIFORM.

8003 RETIRED PERSONNEL

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(INCLUDING FLEET MARINE CORPS RESERVE)

RETIRED OFFICERS AND ENLISTED PERSONNEL NOT ON ACTIVE DUTY ARE ENTITLED
TO WEAR THE PRESCRIBED UNIFORM OF THE GRADE HELD ON THE RETIRED LIST WHEN
WEAR OF THE UNIFORM IS APPROPRIATE, AND NOT SPECIFICALLY PROHIBITED UNDER THE
PROVISIONS OF SUBPARAGRAPH 11002.1.
2. RETIREES NOT ON ACTIVE DUTY, RESIDING OR VISITING IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY,
WILL NOT WEAR THE UNIFORM EXCEPT WHEN ATTENDING, BY FORMAL INVITATION,
CEREMONIES OR SOCIAL FUNCTIONS AT WHICH WEAR OF THE UNIFORM IS REQUIRED BY
THE INVITATION OR BY THE COUNTRY’S REGULATIONS OR CUSTOMS.
3. RETIREES NOT ON ACTIVE DUTY MAY WEAR APPROPRIATE UNIFORM OR CIVILIAN
CLOTHING WHEN TRAVELING AS PASSENGERS ABOARD MSC SHIPS AND AMC AIRCRAFT.
4. RETIREES EMPLOYED IN ANY CAPACITY BY A MILITARY SCHOOL, EXCEPT THE
MCJROTC PROGRAM, WILL NOT WEAR THE UNIFORM UNLESS SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED BY
THE CMC. REQUESTS FOR SUCH AUTHORITY SHOULD BE ADDRESSED TO THE CMC (MCUB)
AND WILL CONTAIN A WRITTEN STATEMENT FROM SCHOOL OFFICIALS INDICATING THAT
THE INDIVIDUAL IS OR WILL BE EMPLOYED THERE, TO INCLUDE JOB TITLE. WHEN SUCH
AUTHORITY IS GRANTED, PERSONNEL WILL WEAR UNIFORMS PRESCRIBED FOR PERSONS OF
CORRESPONDING GRADE ON THE ACTIVE LIST. NO SCHOOL OR OTHER UNAUTHORIZED
INSIGNIA WILL BE WORN ON THE MARINE CORPS UNIFORM.
5. RETIREES EMPLOYED AS INSTRUCTORS UNDER THE MCJROTC PROGRAM WILL WEAR THE
MARINE CORPS UNIFORM DURING SCHOOL HOURS AND AT OTHER APPROPRIATE TIMES
ACCORDING TO THESE REGULATIONS.
6. RETIREES NOT ON ACTIVE DUTY WHO WEAR THE UNIFORM OTHER THAN UNDER THE
CONDITIONS OUTLINED IN SUBPARAGRAPHS 8003.4 AND 5, ABOVE, WILL WEAR THE
UNIFORM AS PRESCRIBED FOR PERSONS OF THEIR CORRESPONDING GRADE ON THE ACTIVE
LIST.

8004 MARINE CORPS JUNIOR RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS MEMBERS

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MEMBERS OF THE MCJROTC WILL WEAR THE UNIFORM AND INSIGNIA ACCORDING TO
THESE REGULATIONS, AND AS AMPLIFIED BY MCO P1533.6.
2. ALL CADETS, REGARDLESS OF RANK, WILL WEAR THE 9/16-INCH WIDE SCARLET
STRIPE ON THE BLUE TROUSERS/SLACKS.
3. A DISTINCTIVE MCJROTC ROUND PATCH WILL BE WORN ON THE LEFT SLEEVE OF ALL
OUTER CLOTHING EXCEPT THE SERVICE SWEATER AND AWC. IT WILL BE CENTERED ON
THE OUTER HALF OF THE SLEEVE, 1/2 INCH BELOW THE SHOULDER SEAM. THE PATCH
WILL BE 3 INCHES IN DIAMETER AND CONTAIN A GOLD MARINE CORPS EMBLEM CENTERED
ON A SCARLET FIELD, WHICH IS SURROUNDED WITH A BLUE BORDER CONTAINING THE
WORDS “US MARINE CORPS JUNIOR ROTC” IN WHITE LETTERING. A GOLD BORDER
SURROUNDS THE BLUE FIELD.
4. IN ADDITION TO THE REQUIRED DISTINCTIVE PATCH, ONE SCHOOL PATCH MAY BE
WORN ON THE RIGHT SLEEVE OF ALL OUTER CLOTHING, EXCEPT THE SERVICE SWEATER
AND AWC, CENTERED ON THE OUTER HALF OF THE SLEEVE, 1/2 INCH BELOW THE
SHOULDER SEAM. SAMPLE PATCHES WILL BE SUBMITTED TO THE COMMANDING GENERAL,
TRAINING AND EDUCATION COMMAND (46JR), QUANTICO, VA FOR APPROVAL, AND IF
APPROVED, WILL BE PROCURED AT OTHER THAN MARINE CORPS EXPENSE. PATCHES WILL
BE FROM TWO INCHES TO 2-1/2 INCHES IN LENGTH OR DIAMETER. NORMALLY ONLY
MARINE CORPS OR SCHOOL COLORS WILL BE APPROVED FOR USE IN SCHOOL PATCHES.

8005 CIVILIANS SERVING WITH MARINE CORPS UNITS

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1. WHEN AUTHORIZED BY CMC, U.S. CIVILIAN TECHNICIANS SERVING WITH THE
MARINE CORPS MAY WEAR THE MARINE CORPS SERVICE AND THE DOD TACTICAL UNIFORMS
(SUCH AS THE THREE-COLOR UTILITY UNIFORMS OR FLIGHT SUITS) EXCEPT THAT NO
DISTINCTIVE GRADE, CORPS DEVICE, OR OTHER NAVY OR MARINE CORPS INSIGNIA WILL
BE WORN. PLAIN BUTTONS OF THE APPROXIMATE SIZE AND COLOR OF THE BUTTONS
PRESCRIBED FOR THE MARINE CORPS UNIFORMS WILL BE WORN ON ALL COATS. ALMAR
004/08
2. THE INSIGNIA AS DESCRIBED BELOW WILL BE WORN ON THESE UNIFORMS BY
CIVILIAN TECHNICIANS:
A. BREAST INSIGNIA WILL BE WORN ON THE LEFT-BREAST POCKET OF ALL
COATS AND KHAKI SHIRTS. THE BREAST INSIGNIA WILL CONSIST OF AN
EMBROIDERED SPREAD EAGLE FACING DEXTER WITH A GROUP OF TOOLS CLUTCHED IN
THE LEFT CLAW AND AN OLIVE BRANCH IN THE RIGHT CLAW. THE LETTERING “U.S.
TECHNICIAN” AND “U.S. CONTRACTOR” WILL BE CENTERED IMMEDIATELY BELOW THE
EAGLE. THE INSIGNIA WILL BE PLACED ON A 3-1/4 -INCH SQUARE BACKGROUND
MATERIAL OF THE SAME COLOR AS THE COAT OR SHIRT, EXCEPT ON UTILITY
UNIFORMS, WHICH WILL UTILIZE AN OLIVE DRAB FABRIC AS BACKGROUND MATERIAL
FOR THE EMBLEM (FOR BOTH THE DESERT AND WOODLAND CAMOUFLAGE UTILITIES).
WHEN REQUISITIONED, THE BREAST INSIGNIA PATCH WILL ALREADY INCLUDE THE
OLIVE DRAB BACKGROUND AND WILL BE PLACED SO THAT THE EAGLE’S WINGS ARE
PARALLEL TO THE DECK. MARADMIN 322/05 AND MODIFIED BY ALMAR 004/08
B. CAP INSIGNIA WILL BE WORN ON THE GARRISON CAP. THE INSIGNIA SHALL
BE WORN ON THE LEFT SIDE 2 INCHES FROM THE FRONT EDGE AND 1-1/2
INCHES FROM THE BOTTOM EDGE. THE GARRISON CAP INSIGNIA SHALL CONSIST OF A
5/8-INCH BY 3/4-INCH GILT PIN WITH THE INSCRIPTION “U.S. TECHNICIAN.”
GOVERNMENT CIVILIANS/CONTRACTORS EMPLOYED BY THE MARINE CORPS WILL WEAR
THE UTILITY GARRISON CAP WITHOUT THE MARINE CORPS EMBLEM. ONE U.S.
TECHNICIAN PIN-ON COLLAR INSIGNIA WILL BE CENTERED ON THE FRONT CENTER
PANEL OF THE UTILITY GARRISON CAP, PARALLEL TO THE DECK. MARADMIN 322/05
AND MODIFIED BY ALMAR 004/08
C. COLLAR INSIGNIA WILL BE WORN ON BOTH SIDES OF THE COLLAR OF THE KHAKI
SHIRT AND THE UTILITY COAT, WITH THE CENTER OF THE INSIGNIA 1 INCH FROM THE
FRONT EDGE, AND 1 INCH FROM THE UPPER EDGE OF THE COLLAR. THE COLLAR
INSIGNIA IS IDENTICAL TO THE GARRISON CAP INSIGNIA DESCRIBED ABOVE.
D. SERVICE/NAMETAPES. GOVERNMENT CIVILIANS/CONTRACTORS EMPLOYED BY
THE MARINE CORPS WILL WEAR THE SERVICE TAPES, PER PARAGRAPH 3033 OF THE
UNIFORM REGULATIONS, WITH THE FOLLOWING TEXT “U.S. TECHNICIAN.” NAMETAPES
MAY BE UTILIZED PER MARADMIN 285/03. MARADMIN 322/05

posted on June 13, 2015 under Articles
Sebastian Juslin
Sebastian served in the Marine Corps infantry on active duty and in the reserves from 2004 to 2013. Sebastian has always been driven to mentor the marines in his charge, and continuously strives to better himself as both a leader and a husband.

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