Class D Field Uniforms

Black Utility Uniform
Utilities or Utes
OccasiClass D BDU Uniformons for Wear:
1. On duty, as prescribed by local commanders.
2. On other appropriate occasions, as desired.
3. The BDU is authorized for year-round wear by all personnel and is the normal service uniform for outdoor and/or tactical situations.

Composition: The tactical uniform is comprised of the BDU uniform, that is a four-pocket jacket, black undershirt, black six-pocket trousers, and accoutrements as authorized below.

An alternate uniform authorized for wear is the more modern tactical uniform as described below.

Jacket: The jacket is a standard, black BDU four-pocket jacket. The material may be cotton (winter weight) or ripstop nylon (summer weight). The jacket is worn outside the trousers.

The alternate tactical jacket is a zip up black jacket with two breast pockets and two shoulder pockets. The material is ripstop nylon (summer weight). The jacket is worn outside the trousers.

Trousers:The trousers are the standard, black BDU six-pocket trousers. The material may be cotton (winter weight) or ripstop nylon (summer weight), but the trousers must be of the same material. The trousers may be worn bloused, or unbloused over the boots.

The alternate tactical trouser is an eight pocket trouser with two of the pockets at the ankle. The material is ripstop nylon (summer weight). The trousers may be worn bloused or unbloused over the boot.

Belt: The black web belt is authorized for wear with the trousers. A black buckle may be worn when wearing subdued devices or insignia. A white or black pistol belt may be worn on the outside of the blouse as directed by local commanders. The white pistol belt should be reserved for dress use or to signify a marine on guard or watch duty.

Headgear: The black, eight-point cover, black beret, or black baseball style cap with SFMC, BDE or Unit patch affixed may be worn.

Footwear: Black military style boots are the authorized for wear with the black utility uniform.

Insignia & Accoutrements: Only the following items are authorized for wear.

Insignia of Grade – All Marines will wear rank insignia on both collars.

– Officer’s Bars – centered, top edge of collar to bottom edge, 1-inch from the forward edge of the collar, Officer bars will be spaced 1/8-inch apart, and any filled (black bars) are worn furthest from the forward edge of the collar toward the back of the neck.

– NCO Chevrons – worn centered, left to right, 1-inch from the tip of the collar, along an imaginary line drawn from the tip of the collar. Greatest number of chevrons will be worn upward, pointing toward the neck.

SFMC Patch – Worn centered on the left shoulder, 1/2 inch below the shoulder seam.

Brigade Patch – If worm, is worn centered on the right shoulder, 1/2 inch below the shoulder.

Chapter Patch – If worn, is worn centered on the right breast pocket.

Unit Patch – If worn, is worn centered on the left breast pocket.

Nametape – worn centered on the right pocket with the bottom of the tape flush with the top pocket flap seam and running from pocket edge to pocket edge. Lettering on the nametape is yellow and displays the wearer’s last name. If wearing subdued insignia, the lettering may be gray or silver in color.

SFMC Tape – worn centered on the left pocket with the bottom of the tape flush with the top pocket flap seam and running from pocket edge to pocket edge. Lettering on the nametape is yellow and displays SFMC. If wearing subdued insignia, the lettering may be gray or silver in color.

Branch Devices (Type A Insignia) – may be either a pin or embroidered patch. Worn 1/4-inch above and centered on the SFMC tape. Only one branch device will be worn at any time.

Combadge/Branch Badge – is worn centered on the left breast pocket flap.

Qualification Badges (Type B Insignia) – may be a either pin or embroidered patch. Worn 1/4-inch above and centered on the right chest pocket name tape.

Aerospace Flight Suit

Class D BDU Uniform

Occasions for Wear:
1. On duty, as prescribed by local commanders.
2. On other appropriate occasions, as desired.
3. The Flight Suit is authorized for year-round wear by all Aerospace Branch personnel and is the normal service uniform for outdoor and or tactical situations.

Composition: The Flight Suit is a standard black one-piece jumpsuit made from cotton, cotton blend, with a black T -shirt worn under it.

Belt: A black pistol belt may be worn on the outside of the flight suit as directed by local commanders.

Headgear: Either the black eight-point cover, the black beret, or black ball cap with SFMC, BDE or Unit patch affixed may be worn with the Flight Suit.

Footwear: Boots are required, although the suit legs are worn unbloused.

Insignia & Accoutrement: Only the following items are authorized for wear.

SFMC Patch – Worn centered on the left shoulder, 1/2 inch below the shoulder seam.

Brigade Patch – Worn centered on the right shoulder, 1/2 inch below the shoulder seam.

Chapter Patch – If worn, is worn centered on the right breast pocket. A patch for the aircraft flown by the pilot may be worn in this position.

Unit Patch – If worn, is worn centered on the left breast pocket.

Flight/Crew Suit Name Plate – A cloth or leather nameplate which includes the SFMC aviator wings (when authorized), full name, rank, and the letters “SFMC” may be worn on the left chest in the area of the suit designed for the plate.

Armored Vehicle Crew Garment

Class D BDU Uniform

Occasions for Wear:
1. On duty, as prescribed by local commanders.
2. On other appropriate occasions, as desired.
3. The Flight Suit is authorized for year-round wear by all Aerospace Branch personnel and is the normal service uniform for outdoor and or tactical situations.

Composition: The Flight Suit is a standard black one-piece jumpsuit made from cotton, cotton blend, or Nomex™*, with a black T -shirt worn under it.

Belt: A black pistol belt may be worn on the outside of the flight suit as directed by local commanders.

Headgear: Either the black eight-point cover, the black beret, or black ball cap with SFMC, BDE or Unit patch affixed may be worn with the Flight Suit.

Footwear: Boots are required, although the suit legs are worn unbloused.

Insignia & Accoutrement: Only the following items are authorized for wear.

SFMC Patch – Worn centered on the left shoulder, 1/2 inch below the shoulder seam.

Brigade Patch – Worn centered on the right shoulder, 1/2 inch below the shoulder seam.

Chapter Patch – If worn, is worn centered on the right breast pocket. A patch for the aircraft flown by the pilot may be worn in this position.

Unit Patch – If worn, is worn centered on the left breast pocket.

Flight/Crew Suit Name Plate – A cloth or leather nameplate which includes the SFMC aviator wings (when authorized), full name, rank, and the letters “SFMC” may be worn on the left chest in the area of the suit designed for the plate.