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Marines To Require Service Uniforms Every Friday

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Marines in uniform.

The Marine Corps will require all of its members who aren't deployed to wear the appropriate seasonal service uniform every Friday, starting January 4.

This includes Sailors assigned to Marine units, and both active and reserve Marines.

Sgt. Maj. Michael E. Sprague, senior enlisted advisor for Force Headquarters Group, Marine Forces Reserve, said of the new policy:

“Unlike the utility uniform, the service uniforms are form fitting, and this characteristic provides leaders with an opportunity to frequently evaluate the personal appearance of their Marines without inducing a work stoppage."

Commanders can make exceptions on a case-by-case basis to the new policy requiring the wearing of service uniforms on Friday.

How will your unit implement the new policy? The Corps suggests Marines direct any questions they may have to their unit leaders.

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