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Wearing the uniform should be a matter of personal pride to all Marines. Marines are known not just for their battlefield prowess, but also for their unparalleled standards of professionalism and uncompromising personal conduct and appearance.


A Marine’s duty and personal obligation is to maintain a professional and neat appearance. Marines maintain their uniforms and equipment in a neat and serviceable condition in order to maintain a professional appearance and set the example.

In This Lesson

This lesson discusses approved uniforms and accessories. More importantly, it looks at the proper wearing of these uniforms and accessories.

Refer to FM 21-15, Care and Use of Individual Clothing and Equipment; MCO P1020.34G w/CH 1-4, Marine Corps Uniform Regulations; TM 10120-15/1B, Uniform Fitting and
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Topic Page
Blue Dress “A” 4
Blue Dress “B” & Service “A” 5
“C” Uniform Shirts 6
Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniform (UCCUU) 7
MCCUU Wear 8
Uniform Restrictions 8
Military/Civilian Equivalents 8
Hair Styles 9
Summary 10