Marine Corps Uniform Order MCO P1020.34G
MCO P1020.34 G is the most up to date verison of the Marine Corps Uniform Order. Marines can find an updated copy of the order on the Marine Corps Uniform Board (PMCU website .
The purpose of the Marine Corps Uniform Order is to define Marine Corps uniform policies and provide regulations for the proper wear of the uniform.
The President, Permanent Marine Corps Uniform Board acts as the principal advisor to CMC on all uniform matters, coordinates approval of all clothing allowances, and oversees development and coordinates testing of new and redesigned uniform items. The CMC (MCU implements the Commandant's guidance or "vision" in regard to uniforms. The Uniform Board functions as advocate for the individual Marine (user) and develops field concerns (as expressed in official correspondence) into decision issues for the Commandant. The PMCUB sponsors the Marine Corps Uniform Order, which details uniform policies and prescribes how uniforms are worn.
Marines are known not just for their battlefield prowess, but for their unparalleled standards of professionalism and uncompromising personal conduct and appearance. It is a Marine's duty and personal obligation to maintain a professional and neat appearance. Any activity, which detracts from the dignified appearance of Marines, is unacceptable. The use of chewing gum, chewing tobacco, cigarettes or the consumption of food while walking in uniform or while in formation, ARE examples of activities that detract from the appearance expected of a United States Marine.
Wearing the uniform should be a matter of personal pride to all Marines. Marines will maintain their uniforms and equipment in a neat and serviceable condition and will, by their appearance, set an example of neatness and strict conformity with these regulations.
Marine Corps Uniform Order