WEAR OF MARINE CORPS COMBAT UTILITY

Date Signed: 6/13/2007
ALMARS Active Number: 018/07

ALMAR 018/07
MSGID/GENADMIN/-CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS//
SUBJ/WEAR OF MARINE CORPS COMBAT UTILITY
/UNIFORM (MCCUU) IN CENTCOM AREA OF OPERATIONS (AOR)//
REF/A/MSGID:DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC MCUB/31MAR2003//
REF/B/MSGID:MSG/CMC WASHINGTON DC LPCD/101600ZNOV2004//
REF/C/MSGID:MSG/CMC WASHINGTON DC ACMC/010031ZAUG2005//
NARR/REF A IS MCO P1020.34G, THE MARINE CORPS UNIFORM
REGULATIONS.  REF B IS MARADMIN 496/04, CIVILIAN TECHNICIANS WEARING
THE MARINE CORPS UTILITY UNIFORM.  REF C IS ALMAR 038/05, WEAR OF
UTILITY UNIFORM IN THEATER AND TRAVELING TO AND FROM THEATER//
POC/NHIII M. BOYT/-/MCUB/-/TEL:(703)378-4607/EMAIL:MARY.BOYT@USMC.MIL
//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  THIS ALMAR HIGHLIGHTS EXISTING POLICY REGARDING
THE WEAR OF THE MCCUU WITHIN THE CENTCOM AOR.  THIS ALMAR APPLIES TO
ALL MARINES, SAILORS AND CIVILIANS ASSIGNED TO THE CENTCOM AOR AND
ON TEMPORARY ADDITIONAL DUTY WITHIN THE CENTCOM AOR.
2.  THE MARINE CORPS UNIFORM, WITH APPROPRIATE INSIGNIA, IS DESIGNED
PRIMARILY TO SHOW AT A GLANCE THE BRANCH OF SERVICE AND GRADE OF THE
INDIVIDUAL AUTHORIZED TO WEAR IT.  THE UNIFORM REPRESENTS VISUAL
EVIDENCE OF THE AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITY VESTED IN THE
INDIVIDUAL BY THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT.  WEARING THE UNIFORM
SHOULD BE A MATTER OF PERSONAL PRIDE.
3.  PER THE REFERENCES, THE WEAR OF THE MCCUU IS RESTRICTED TO
MARINES, NAVAL PERSONNEL PERMANENTLY ASSIGNED TO OR TEMPORARILY
ATTACHED TO A MARINE CORPS UNIT AND CIVILIANS (GOVERNMENT AND
CONTRACTOR) AS APPROVED BY CMC.  SPECIFIC APPROVAL AUTHORITY IS
DELEGATED ONLY TO COMMANDER, MARCENT.  WHEN WORN, THE WEAR
REGULATIONS ESTABLISHED IN REFERENCE A APPLY.  FURTHER, REFERENCE B
PROVIDES DETAILED GUIDANCE REGARDING THE WEAR OF THE MCCUU BY
CIVILIANS.
4.  LEADERS ARE DIRECTED TO STRESS THE IMPORTANCE OF PROPER WEAR OF
THE MCCUU BY ALL PERSONNEL AND ENFORCE REGULATIONS CONTAINED IN THE
REFERENCES.  AS ALWAYS, GOOD JUDGMENT WILL GOVERN THE APPLICATION OF
THIS POLICY IN A COMBAT ENVIRONMENT.
5.  REF C AUTHORIZES THE WEAR OF THE MCCUU WHEN TRAVELING TO/FROM
COMBAT ZONES PER THE COMMANDERS GUIDANCE.  CURRENT FORCE PROTECTION
CONDITIONS MUST BE CONSIDERED WHEN EXECUTING TRAVEL WITHIN THE
CENTCOM AOR.  AS SUCH, THE WEAR OF THE MCCUU THROUGH COMMERCIAL
AIRPORTS AND FACILITIES WITHIN THE CENTCOM AOR IS NOT AUTHORIZED.
THE WEARING OF THE MCCUU WHILE TRANSITING ON CHARTERED OR CONTRACTED
MILITARY ROTATOR FLIGHTS IS AUTHORIZED.  HOWEVER, MARINES WILL CARRY
APPROPRIATE CONSERVATIVE CIVILIAN CLOTHING FOR USE DURING UNEXPECTED
REROUTING OR EXTENDED DELAYS OF FLIGHTS AT COMMERCIAL AIRPORTS IN
THE CENTCOM AOR. 
6.  SEMPER FIDELIS, JAMES T. CONWAY, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS,
COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//