Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniform (MCCUU)

The Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniform (MCCUU) is the current battledress uniform of the United States Marine Corps. It is also worn by Navy personnel (mostly corpsmen, chaplains, and their bodyguards) assigned to Marine Corps units (e.g. the Fleet Marine Force).

Available Colors

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The MCCUU is intended for wear in the field or for working parties, but has become the typical working uniform for all deployed and most garrison U.S. Marines and U.S. Navy sailors. Initially the variety worn depended on the environment and season: Deployed Marines wore whichever color is more appropriate to the climate and terrain, Marines in garrison wore the woodland MCCUU in winter months, and the desert MCCUU in summer months. However, the Marine Corps announced on December 8, 2016 that the desert pattern would no longer be worn in garrison. Instead, the woodland MCCUU will be worn year-round, with the sleeves rolled up during the summer and down during the winter. Until recently, the sleeves of the blouse were normally worn rolled up while in garrison during summer months. However, the Uniform Board announced that as of October 24, 2011, this will no longer be allowed. This decision was later reversed when Marine Corps Commandant General James Amos announced on February 25, 2014, that the Marine Corps will return to its former standard of rolling up the sleeves while in garrison during summer months, effective March 9, 2014.

Unlike the previous BDU, the MCCUU was designed to be used with body armor, which previously restricted access to front pockets. To further distinguish the uniform, upon close examination, the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor can be found within the pattern. Its use as a combat uniform has led to some strict regulations for wear in garrison: the MCCUU may not be worn off base, although it may be worn when commuting to and from duty in a private vehicle. Dismounting for incidental stops en route off of a military installation is no longer permissible excepting legitimate emergencies only.


  • Two slanting chest pockets with hook-and-loop closure
  • Two shoulder sleeve pockets with button closure
  • Reinforced elbows
  • Internal pockets for elbow padsAdjustable cuffs
  • Eagle, Globe, and Anchor embroidered on the left chest pocket
  • Woodland
  • Desert
  • 32S
  • 32XS
  • 35R
  • 35S
  • 35XS
  • 39S
  • LL
  • LR
  • LS
  • LT
  • LXL
  • LXS
  • ML
  • MR
  • MS
  • MT
  • MXL
  • MXS
  • MXXL
  • SL
  • SM
  • SR
  • SS
  • ST
  • SXL
  • SXS
  • SXXS
  • XLL
  • XLR
  • XLS
  • XLT
  • XLXL
  • XLXS
  • XSL
  • XSM
  • XSR
  • XSS
  • XST
  • XSXL
  • XSXS
  • XXLL
  • XXLR
  • XXSL
  • XXSM
  • XXSR
  • XXSS

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