Marine Corps Uniforms at Marine Corps Bootcamp Recruit Training MCRD
Marines are not known 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. Furthermore, wearing the uniform should be a matter of personal pride to all Marines.
Marines have various uniform combinations which are worn for various occasions. We've included a chart below for your reference. Note: "A" is also known as Alphas, "B" as Bravos, "C" as Charlies, and "D" as Deltas.
—(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Matthew Bragg)
|Uniform||Description||Occasions for Wear||Leave/Liberty|
|Evening Dress ("A"/"B")||Dark blue w/black or dark blue trousers/skirt, enlisted wear sky blue trousers||Year-round for white tie/black tie social functions||No|
|Blue Dress "A"/"B"||Blue coat w/sky blue trousers/slacks, and dark blue skirt w/ medals ("A") or ribbons ("B")||Parades, ceremonies, formal/semi-formal social functions (winter season only unless uniformity is required)||"A" No
|Blue-White Dress "A"/"B"||Blue coat and white trousers/skirt/slacks w/medals ("A") or ribbons ("B")||Parades, ceremonies, formal or semi-formal social functions (summer season only)||"A" No
|Blue Dress "C"||Khaki long-sleeve shirt and tie/black necktab w/trousers/skirt/slacks, blue sweater optional||Parades, ceremonies and uniform of the day (blue sweater worn as uniform of the day only)||Yes|
|Blue Dress "D"||Khaki short-sleeve shirt w/blue trousers/skirt/slacks||Parades, ceremonies and uniform of the day||Yes|
|Service "A"||Green coat and trousers/skirt/slacks w/ribbons (badges optional)||Parades, ceremonies, social events and uniform of the day||Yes|
|Service "B"||Khaki long-sleeve shirt w/green trousers/skirt/slacks (badges optional) Green sweater optional||Parades, ceremonies, uniform of the day (green sweater worn as uniform of the day only)||Yes|
|Service "C"||Khaki short-sleeve shirt w/green trousers/skirt/slacks (badges optional) Green sweater optional||Parades, ceremonies, uniform of the day (green sweater worn as uniform of the day only)||Yes|
|Combat Utility Uniform||MARPAT desert and woodland coat and trousers (sweater or sweatshirt optional)||Working/field uniform only (woodland during winter/desert during summer season)||No|
|Physical Training Uniform||Olive green undershirt, shorts, sweatpants/shirt with a black Marine Corps emblem on the upper left trouser leg and over the left breast of the sweatshirt. Marine Corps green running suit (pants and jacket) with a silver emblem on the upper left trouser leg, scarlet and gold "USMC" on lower right pant leg, silver emblem over the breast and scarlet and gold "MARINES" across the back. (ALMAR 019/08)||Physical training (PT), field day, and limited leave and liberty occasions as detailed below:
Only the running suit jacket and sweat shirt may be worn for PT and non-PT leave and liberty situations. The bottoms (running suit pants, green undershirt, sweat pants and shorts) are restricted to PT situations only. (ALMAR 019/08)
|Yes, as detailed to the left. (ALMAR 019/08)|