Marines will now be required to have watch caps, combat utility gloves and inserts as part of the latest Marine Corps Uniform Board recommendations approved by Commandant Gen. Robert Neller.
Neller approved making the caps, gloves and inserts seabag items, according to MARADMIN 644/17.
Instructions will follow on how the gear will be fielded and when Marines will be required to have them.
In another change, Marines can tuck combat utility uniform blouses into their trousers “in a neat manner” so they can wear other mission critical equipment, such as a Military Police belt, duty belt or pistol belt, the Marine Corps-wide message says.
Both enlisted and officers who operate unmanned aircraft can now wear the unmanned aircraft systems breast insignia on Marine Corps uniforms, the MARADMIN says. Information about fielding the insignias will be published later.
Combat instructors at the School of Infantry East and West and The Basic School will see changes to supplementary allowances so that they can have an extra pair of hot weather Marine Corps Combat Boots and a pair of temperate weather combat boots instead of Rugged All-Terrain Boots, the MARADMIN says.
The MARADMIN includes detailed instructions on how officers and warrant officers should wear their rank insignias on combat uniform blouse and khaki shirt collars.