WEAR OF HONOR BRACELETS IN UNIFORM

Date Signed: 11/01/2011
ALMARS Active Number: 043/11

R 011902Z NOV 11
UNCLASSIFIED//
ALMAR 043/11
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS //
SUBJ/WEAR OF HONOR BRACELETS IN UNIFORM//
REF/A/MSGID:DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC MCUB/31MAR2003//
AMPN/REF A IS MCO P1030.34G W/CH 1-5, MARINE CORPS UNIFORM REGULATIONS.//
POC/M. BOYT/YA-2/UNIT:MCUB/NAME:QUANTICO VA/TEL:COML 703-432-3333 /TEL:DSN 378-3333/EMAIL:MBOYT(AT)USMC.MIL//
POC/R. SLOAN/-/UNIT:MCUB/NAME:QUANTICO VA/TEL:COML 703-432-3299 /TEL:DSN 378-3299
/EMAIL:ROBERT.SLOAN.CTR(AT)USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  MARINES, OUR CORPS HAS BEEN AT WAR SINCE SEPTEMBER 11, 2001.  THE ENSUING TEN YEARS OF CONTINUOUS COMBAT HAS CLAIMED THE LIVES OF MANY OF OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS WHOSE MEMORY WILL LIVE WITH US FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES.  IT IS IN THIS SPIRIT OF REMEMBRANCE THAT I AM OFFICIALLY AUTHORIZING THE WEAR OF HONOR BRACELETS WHILE IN UNIFORM.  HONORING OUR FALLEN IS IN KEEPING WITH OUR MOTTO OF SEMPER FIDELIS.  ACCORDINGLY, THIS ALMAR ANNOUNCES REGULATIONS FOR THE WEAR OF HONOR BRACELETS IN UNIFORM.  HONOR BRACELETS ARE SIMILAR IN DESIGN TO THE VIETNAM WAR ERA PRISONER OF WAR/MISSING IN ACTION BRACELETS AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR PER REFERENCE (A), AND THE KILLED IN ACTION OR DIED OF WOUNDS RECEIVED IN ACTION BRACELETS FROM OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM AND OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM WORN TO REMEMBER AND HONOR FALLEN FRIENDS AND FELLOW SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN.
2.  EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, HONOR BRACELETS ARE AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR IN UNIFORM SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING:
A.  NO MORE THAN ONE BRACELET MAY BE WORN AT A TIME.
B.  THE BRACELET WILL BE SILVER OR BLACK IN COLOR, 1/2 INCH WIDE, AND ENGRAVED WITH THE RANK/RATE, NAME, DATE CAPTURED/MISSING/DECEASED, AND OPERATION/LOCATION WHERE CAPTURED/MISSING/DECEASED.  MULTIPLE NAMES ON THE SINGLE BRACELET ARE AUTHORIZED.
3.  REFERENCE (A) WILL BE UPDATED TO REFLECT THIS CHANGE.
4.  SEMPER FIDELIS.  JAMES F. AMOS, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//