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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Roll Up Your Sleeves Marines, Perhaps Not

The USMC has announced a change in the wear policy for rolling up the sleeves on the Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniform. For all those who liked the comfy feel of exposed forearms on a Summer day, this may be a thing of the past. It was brought down from Commandant Amos that sleeve rolling will cease as of October 24th and must remain down year round. 

The full Marine Administrative Message has been provided below. Interestingly enough we saw this shot of the Commandant in Twentynine Palms, CA with sleeves up in the toasty Mojave desert on Monday. In related news it also has been reported in Military Times that the Commandant gave his seal of approval for KIA bracelets on this same visit. The two issues appear unrelated given the date stamp on the MARADMIN, but this certainly clears it all up for anyone one pondering the acceptability.

Photo by USMC CPL Thorburn
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.//

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