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Marine Corps Uniforms
Marines are not known just for their battlefield prowess, but for their unparalleled standards of professionalism and uncompromising personal conduct and appearance.

It is a Marines duty and personal obligation to maintain a professional and neat appearance. Furthermore, wearing the uniform should be a matter of personal pride to all Marines.

Marines have various uniform combinations which are worn for various occasions. Weve included a chart below for your reference. Note: A is also known as Alphas, B aka Bravos, C aka Charlies, and D aka Deltas.

Clothing Allowance

Uniform Description Occasions for Wear
Evening Dress ("A"/"B") Dark blue w/black or dark blue trousers/skirt, enlisted wear sky blue trousers Year-round for white tie/black tie social functions
Blue Dress "A"/"B" Blue coat w/sky blue trousers/slacks, and dark blue skirt w/ medals ("A") or ribbons ("B") Parades, ceremonies, formal/semi-formal social functions (winter season only unless uniformity is required)
Blue-White Dress "A"/"B" Blue coat and white trousers/skirt/slacks w/medals ("A") or ribbons ("B") Parades, ceremonies, formal or semi-formal social functions (summer season only)
Blue Dress "C" Khaki long-sleeve shirt and tie/black necktab w/trousers/skirt/slacks, blue sweater optional Parades, ceremonies and uniform of the day (blue sweater worn as uniform of the day only)
Blue Dress "D" Khaki short-sleeve shirt w/blue trousers/skirt/slacks Parades, ceremonies and uniform of the day
Service "A" Green coat and trousers/skirt/slacks w/ribbons (badges optional) Parades, ceremonies, social events and uniform of the day
Service "B" Khaki long-sleeve shirt w/green trousers/skirt/slacks (badges optional) Green sweater optional Parades, ceremonies, uniform of the day (green sweater worn as uniform of the day only)
Service "C" Khaki short-sleeve shirt w/green trousers/skirt/slacks (badges optional) Green sweater optional Parades, ceremonies, uniform of the day (green sweater worn as uniform of the day only)
Combat Utility Uniform MARPAT desert and woodland coat and trousers (sweater or sweatshirt optional) Working/field uniform only (woodland during winter/desert during summer season)
Physical Training Uniform Olive green undershirt, shorts, sweatpants/shirt with a black Marine Corps emblem on the upper left trouser leg and over the left breast of the sweatshirt. Physical training (PT) and field day


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