So you’ve heard of casual Fridays? The Marine Corps is going in the opposite direction.
As outlined in this week’s Marine Corps Times cover story, Commandant Gen. Jim Amos has decided that nearly all non-deployed Marines and sailors with marine units should wear their service uniform every Friday. Service B uniforms, or “bravos,” will be worn in the winter, while service C uniforms, or “charlies,” will be worn in the summer.
Exceptions will be granted, most likely to units whose Marines get dirty on a regular basis. Think mechanics, grunts and others who aren’t working in your admin shop. Overall, though, the change will be across the board.
The move has been met with mixed feelings so far. Marine Corps Times hashes that out, while also examining reasons the change was made.
This week’s issue also includes our annual, detailed look at military pay, an examination at how use of the M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle may evolve and analysis of the Marine Corps’ safety statistics over the last year.