SPECIAL UNIFORM SITUATIONS
6501 - Personnel Serving with Marine Corps


 
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1. GENERAL (UNIFORMS FOR PERSONNEL SERVING  WITH MARINE UNITS)  6501


6501.  GENERAL (UNIFORMS FOR NAVAL PERSONNEL SERVING WITH MARINE UNITS)

1.  Navy officers may purchase and wear Marine Corps service uniforms at their option.  When the Marine Corps service uniform is worn, Navy officers will abide by Marine Corps grooming and physical appearance standards and the uniform will be worn in the manner prescribed for Marine officers, except as otherwise specified in the USMC Uniform Regulations.  Those officers who do not elect to wear Marine Corps service uniforms will wear the equivalent Navy service uniform and abide by Navy grooming and physical appearance standards.  Navy officers may purchase and wear camouflage utility uniforms at their option.  When utilities are worn, Navy officers may elect to abide by either Navy or Marine Corps Uniform Regulations, as outlined for Navy enlisted in the USMC Uniform Regulations. However, subdued grade insignia will not be worn on the utility uniform, regardless of whether Navy or Marine Corps regulations are followed.

2.  Enlisted Navy personnel assigned to Marine Corps organizations may wear service uniforms prescribed for enlisted personnel of the Marine Corps following applicable directives.  Enlisted Navy personnel wear Marine Corps utilities when directed by the Commanding Officer.  Utility uniforms are furnished at no expense to the enlisted mem­ber.  Navy personnel assigned to Marine Corps units may wear Marine Corps uniforms on temporary additional duty.  Wear the Marine Corps service and utility uniforms, including insignia, following Marine Corps Uniform Regulations.

3.  Enlisted Navy personnel who elect to wear Marine Corps service uniforms must maintain only those naval uniforms and accessories needed during their assignment to Marine Corps units and for travel to and from those assignments as follows:

a.  Chief Petty Officer (Men)
 
Item
Service Dress Blue uniform complete
Service Dress White uniform complete
Reefer or All-Weather Coat, blue
Shoes, black
Shoes, white
Socks, black
Socks, white

 
b.  Chief Petty Officer (Women)

Item
Service Dress Blue uniform complete
Service Dress White uniform complete
Reefer or All-Weather Coat, blue
Shoes, black
Shoes, white
Undergarments

 
c.  Enlisted Men Other Than Chief Petty Officer
 
Item  
 Quantity
Service Dress Blue uniform complete
1
Summer White uniform complete
1
Peacoat or All-Weather Coat, blue
1
Gloves, black
1 pr.
Shoes, black dress
1 pr.
Socks, black
8 pr.
Towels
2
Undershorts
6 pr.
Undershirts
6

                                                           
d.  Enlisted Women Other Than Chief Petty Officer
 
Item  
 Quantity
Service Dress Blue uniform complete
1
Summer White uniform complete
1
All-Weather Coat, blue
1
Gloves, black
1 pr.
Shoes, black dress
1 pr.
Towels
2
Undergarments
As needed

4.  GROOMING.  Navy Personnel assigned to Marine Corps units who elect to wear and are issued Marine Corps service uniforms at no expense will abide by grooming standards established for Marines.  Navy personnel assigned to Marine Corps units who do not elect to wear Marine Corps Service uniforms will be issued only utilities and shall abide by grooming standards set by the Marine Corps.

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