The US Marine Corps released the finding of Uniform Boards 219 and 220 with this MARADMIN message. It also updates Maternity uniform initiatives.
R 231339Z MAR 22
MSGID/GENADMIN/CG TECOM QUANTICO VA//
SUBJ/UNIFORM BOARD 219 AND 220 RESULTS AND MATERNITY UNIFORM DEVELOPMENT UPDATE//
REF/A/DOC/MCUB/1 MAY 2018//
REF/B/CMC DECISION MEMORANDUM 7 JAN 2020/NOTAL//
NARR/REF A IS MCO 1020.34H MARINE CORPS UNIFORM REGULATIONS/REF B IS THE CMC DECISION MEMO REGARDING MATERITY UNIFORM UPGRADES//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Several decisions were rendered for uniform boards 219 and 220 by the Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC), on 3 February 2022. As a result of the below decisions, new text to reference (a) will be available immediately on the Marine Corps uniform board website, https:(slash)(slash)hqmc.usmc.afpims.mil/agencies/marine-corps-uniform-board/, and will be published as change 1.
1A. Manicures for female Marines. Clear fingernail polish and nude fingernail polish that resembles the wearer’s skin tone and covers the whole nail, as well as manicures that mimic the natural nail (e.g., French and ombre manicures) are authorized for wear in all uniforms. All other fingernail polish regulations detailed in reference a, paragraph 1004.7.B.2.a remain in effect.
1B. Special characters on Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniform (MCCUU) nametapes. Special characters (i.e., apostrophes, accent marks, tildes and hyphens) are authorized for wear on MCCUU nametapes, as the space on the tape allows (the width of the tape and the minimum font size detailed in reference a, paragraph 3033 remain the same).
1C. Supplemental clothing allowance for enlisted personnel assigned to Tactical Training Exercise Control Group, Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command is approved and includes 2 BLOUSE, MCCUU, WOODLAND WITH NAME / SERVICE TAPES, 2 TROUSERS, MCCUU, WOODLAND, and 1 MARINE CORPS COMBAT BOOTS, HOT WEATHER, PR. Per MCO 4400.201, v13 officers are not eligible for supplemental allowances.
1D. “Edging up” male hairline. “Edging up” undesirable hair that extends beyond/below the natural hairline is authorized (e.g., remove a “widow’s peak,” or remove excessive hair on forehead so it provides a neat line), as long as it provides a neat, professional, and natural appearance.
1E. Bulk of hair limitations. The bulk of hair limitations for all Marines is extended from 2 to 3 inches.
1F. Optional helmet caps. Optional (commercial) black, olive drab, MARPAT and coyote helmet caps (also known as helmet caps or helmet liners) may be worn underneath the helmet and may be worn as an outer garment for short periods when the helmet is removed, per the Commander’s discretion. The helmet cap will not be worn in lieu of the MCCUU caps.
1G. Boot socks. Optional olive drab or black cushion socks may be worn with the MCCUU.
2. Maternity uniforms. Per reference b, CMC rendered several decisions on updating current maternity uniforms and developing additional items for optional purchase or inclusion in the maternity uniform supplemental allowance. The below items are now available for purchase and / or issue (unless otherwise noted).
2.A. Adjustable side tabs on the maternity tunic: tabbed items are already in circulation and are available at MCX / MCCS. Non-tab items are still authorized for issue and wear. Selection will vary by location until all non-tabbed items are sold out.
2.B. Adjustable side tabs on maternity short and long sleeve shirts: tabbed items already in circulation and available at MCX / MCCS. Non-tab items are still authorized for issue and wear. Selection will vary by location until all non-tabbed items are sold out.
2.C. The Maternity undershirt is certified and available for purchase. Beginning in Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22), when the maternity uniform allowance is issued, the Marine will receive a supplemental cash allowance for the purchase of two shirts. The maternity undershirt is authorized for wear in the same manner as the standard olive drab undershirt. Additional details were published in the FY22 MCBul 10120.
2.D. The Nursing undershirt is certified and available for optional purchase. Only certified nursing shirts will be worn with the uniform effective immediately. The shirt is an undergarment and will not be worn as an outer garment.
2.E. Dress blue skirt. In development, tentatively available FY23. Fielding information to be published via SEPCOR.
2.F. Dress blue slacks. In development, tentatively available FY23. Fielding information to be published via SEPCOR.
2.G. Maternity physical training (PT) shorts. In development, tentatively available FY23. Fielding information to be published via SEPCOR.
3. The point of contact is XXXXX.
4. Release authorized by LtGen K. M. Iiams, Commanding General, Training and Education Command.//
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