COMBAT WOODLAND JACKET

Date Signed: 5/16/2013
MARADMINS Active Number: 248/13

R 161326Z MAY 13
UNCLASSIFIED/
MARADMIN 248/13
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS MCUB//
SUBJ/COMBAT WOODLAND JACKET//
REF/A/DOC/MCUB//31 MAR 03//
REF/B/DOC/MCUB//8 DEC 2009//
NARR/REF A IS MCO P1020.34G CHANGE 1-5; THE MARINE CORPS UNIFORM REGULATIONS/REF B IS MARADMIN 704/09; PROCEEDINGS OF MARINE CORPS UNIFORM BOARD NO. 211//
POC/NH III HARVEY WALKER, MCSC, PDM ICE/PM-13/TEL:-(703)432-3617 OR DSN 378-3617/EMAIL HARVEY.WALKER1(AT)USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. PER CMC DECISION,THE COMBAT WOODLAND JACKET (CWJ) IS AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR WITH THE MARINE CORPS COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM (MCCUU), AS AN OPTIONAL UNIFORM ITEM, PER THE COMMANDER'S DISCRETION.  THE CWJ IS A LIGHTWEIGHT, WIND RESISTANT, WATER/SNOW RESISTANT, AND SAND RESISTANT JACKET INTENDED TO PROVIDE MULTI-CLIMATE PROTECTION, HAVE MINIMAL IMPACT ON THE COMBAT LOAD, AND UTILIZES DIGITAL MARPAT WOODLAND PRINTED FABRICS FEATURING MOISTURE MANAGEMENT, ODOR REDUCTION, AND BREATHABILITY CHARACTERISTICS. THE CWJ IS DESIGNED TO BE WORN WITH THE WOODLAND MCCUU DURING WINTER MONTHS PER ALMAR 035/07. THE CWJ IS AN OUTER GARMENT WITH A RANK TAB LOCATED ON THE LEFT FRONT OF JACKET FOR PLACEMENT OF RANK INSIGNIA. THE CWJ COVERS THE MCCUU BLOUSE.
2.  THE CWJ WILL NOT BE FIELDED BY MARINE CORPS SYSTEMS COMMAND (MCSC), BUT WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR OPTIONAL PURCHASE VIA MARINE CORPS CLOTHING STORES (MCCS) AND OTHER APPROVED RETAIL STORES.  ONLY THOSE JACKETS WITH A VALID MARINE CORPS CERTIFICATION APPROVAL NUMBER, PER PARAGRAPH 1007 OF REF (A), WILL BE AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR WITH THE MCCUU. 
3.  PER REF (B), EXTREME COLD WEATHER SYSTEM (ECWS) ITEMS, TO INCLUDE COMMAND ISSUED AND PERSONALLY OWNED GENERATION I AND II ECWS, ALL PURPOSE ENVIRONMENTAL CLOTHING SYSTEM (APECS), COMBAT DESERT JACKET (CDJ), MCCUU CAPS/HATS, AND THE CWJ, ARE NOT AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR AS CIVILIAN ATTIRE. GEN I ECWCS GORTEX AND TRI-COLOR GORTEX ARE NOW OBSOLETE ITEMS AND NO LONGER FALL UNDER THESE REGULATIONS (THEY MAYBE WORN AS CIVILIAN ATTIRE WHEN APPROPRIATE TO THE OCCASION).
4.  QUESTIONS MAY BE REFERRED TO MR. HARVEY WALKER, PDM ICE, MCSC, AT COMM (703)432-3617 OR DSN 378-3617. 
5.  RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY COL T.S. DESGROSSEILLIERS, PMCUB.//