The latest Marine Corps Uniform Board meeting resulted in a pretty significant change: the adoption of the men’s white dress cover for use by men and women.
The next time the board meets, it may consider a tweak based more in practicality than policy: adjusting the black pixels on the collars of the Woodlands camouflage utilities blouses.
Marine Corps spokesman Capt. Eric Flanagan said the Uniform Board would likely be considering pixel placement because the black squares can make it hard to read enlisted rank.
And with all those black bars and rockers to count, sometimes that task can be difficult enough without a camouflage print to confuse things. Terminal Lance creator Maximilian Uriarte took on this topic in 2010 with his three-panel strip, “The Stare.” (Warning: the below comic does feature a bad word.)
In the comic, a junior Marine frantically tries to count the rockers on the caller of an approaching senior enlisted Marine so he can render the appropriate morning greeting. In the end, he just isn’t fast enough.
Flanagan said a date for the next Uniform Board meeting hasn’t been set yet, though it typically meets once per year.