R 231345Z NOV 22
MSGID/GENADMIN/CG TECOM QUANTICO VA//
SUBJ/UNIFORM BOARD 220 FINAL RESULTS//
REF/A/DOC/MCUB/1 MAY 2018//
NARR/REF A IS MCO 1020.34H MARINE CORPS UNIFORM REGULATIONS//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. The final decisions were rendered for Marine Corps Uniform Board (MCUB) 220 by the Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC) on 8 Nov 2022.
2. Based on Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC) decisions, the below changes to grooming standards are authorized.
2.a. Short hair length for female Marines. Per CMC decision, twists are authorized for short hair (in all uniforms).
2.b. Medium hair length for female Marines. Per CMC decision, medium length hair is defined as hair that does not extend beyond 2 inches below the base of the collar’s lower edge; however hair length must not obscure the collar rank insignia. One unsecured half ponytail or up to two unsecured half braids (unsecured in this context is defined as hair on the crest / crown of the head is pulled back into a ponytail or braid(s) and the rest of the hair is left to fall naturally) that provides a neat and professional military appearance are authorized for medium hair length with the MCCUUs, flight suit, or physical training (PT) uniforms only. Half ponytails / braids must be secured over the crest of the head but no lower than the crown of the head with a ponytail holder that is consistent with the hair color, and cannot extend beyond 2 inches below the base of the collar’s lower edge or interfere with the proper wear of any headgear.
2.c. Long hair length for female Marines. Per CMC decision, long hair is defined as hair that extends beyond 2 inches below the base of the collar’s lower edge. When styled, long hair will be secured up so that it does not extend beyond 2 inches below the base of the collar’s lower edge, except when authorized in the physical training uniform.
2.d. All hairstyles must present a neat and professional military appearance; individuals must choose a hairstyle that follows the parameters mandated, is appropriate to the occasion and operational environment, and does not interfere with the proper wear of headgear. In order to minimize potential damage from daily hairstyling, Marines are encouraged to avoid alcohol-based styling products, styling wet hair, and hairstyles that cause undue tension on hair follicles. There is no requirement to have tightly pulled back or slicked back hair at any length.
3. The regulations changes (paragraph 1004.8.b and updated / new graphics) are effective immediately and will be provided on the MCUB website https:(slant slant)www.hqmc.marines.mil/Agencies/Marine-Corps-Uniform-Board/.
4. The point of contact is Ms. M. Boyt, (703) 784-6889 (DSN 278) or email@example.com.
5. Release Authorized by Lieutenant General Kevin M. Iiams, Commanding General, Training and Education Command.//