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New uniform rule bans rolled sleeves

Oct. 19, 2011 - 11:02AM   |   Last Updated: Oct. 19, 2011 - 11:02AM  |  
Effective Oct. 24, rolled sleeves will no longer be permitted.
Effective Oct. 24, rolled sleeves will no longer be permitted. (Marine Corps)
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A new uniform rule that takes effect Monday will require all Marines to wear their sleeves rolled down, all year long.

Beginning next week, leathernecks in Marine Pattern utilities will be required to cover their arms no matter the climate or place, according to Marine administrative message 621/11, signed Oct. 18.

The announcement does not change the fall switch from desert to woodland MARPAT for Marines in garrison, which will be announced in a separate, forthcoming message.

Marine Corps Times wants to hear how you feel about the change. Do you love it or hate it? Are you stationed in a hot climate? Will this cover up your favorite tattoo? Will it make Marines look sharp, or take away a style that sets them apart from soldiers, sailors and airmen?

Send your thoughts to staff writer jsanborn@atpco.com?subject=Question from MarineCorpsTimes.com reader">James K. Sanborn at jsanborn@marinecorpstimes.com?subject=Sleeves">jsanborn@marinecorpstimes.com. Please include your name, rank and duty station as your comments may appear in a future issue of the newspaper.

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