Commandant Rolls Back Rules On Rolled Sleeves

By: Carly Swain
By: Carly Swain

Perhaps comforting news for Marines when it comes to their uniforms: the Commandant has given the green light to rolled sleeves in non-combat areas.

Strict uniforms guidelines for the Corps previously dictated that sleeves on the uniforms commonly known as "cammies" had to be rolled down, even during warm weather and as troops were working.

According to part of a letter recently published on Marine Corps Headquarters website, the highest ranking Marine in the country is rolling back rules on rolled up sleeves.

In part of the letter addressed to Sergeants and Corporals, General James Amos wrote, "I've thought a lot about this over the past 2.5 years; I realize that it's important to you. Sleeves up clearly and visually sets us apart."

The Commandant went on to write persistent questions coming from within the Corps encouraged him to make the decision.

"I am publishing a MARADMIN (Marine Administrative Message) that will return us to SLEEVES UP status when wearing our Desert CAMMIES in non-combat areas," wrote Gen. Amos.

The transition is set to take effect on March 9th as the Corps transitions to summer, warmer weather uniforms.

You can read that letter in its entirety by clicking here.

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