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No casual Fridays for Marines;
new uniform regulations in place

Los Angeles Times, by Tony Perry

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 1/11/2013 5:10:00 PM

San Diego - In much of the civilian world, today is Casual Friday, in which at-work dress codes, if there are any, are relaxed so employees can feel more comfortable and collegial. Not so for Marines at Camp Pendleton and elsewhere. Starting this month, all Marines except those who are deployed are ordered to wear service uniforms on Friday. They can no longer show up in utility uniforms, often referred to as camouflage. Depending on the season, there are two sets of acceptable service uniforms. The "bravos" consist of a long-sleeve khaki shirt with tie and trousers.

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I have to agree with this. In my last job in Texas, because I "knew" my customers as professionals, never went without coat & tie on "causal Fridays," as they could show up in headquarters office at anytime. Co-workers probably thought I was a jerk, or didn´t care.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Vuulfie2, 1/11/2013 6:04:52 PM     (No. 9111532)

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Have to agree with you. As a field service engineer for many years, it is astounding how unkempt current engineers are allowed to arrive at customer sites.
As a customer myself I always tended to respect the opinion of a sales or service engineer dressed for business in shirt and tie instead of looking like they just stepped off their skateboard in raggedy jeans, tie dyed t-shirt, earrings and tattoos.
The impression one gives in how they dress only adds to their credibility. They way you look matters.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/11/2013 6:12:02 PM     (No. 9111541)

I go back to the days when IBM was no facial hair, and white shirts only. Once while in an elevator, Tom Watson entered and as the elevator started moving, told a fellow to dump the red tie.
How times have changed. Casual Fridays, INDEED !

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 1/11/2013 6:16:08 PM     (No. 9111549)

Here in Colorado, I never see a military member in any class A uniform. They all wear camouflage.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mackrand, 1/11/2013 6:35:23 PM     (No. 9111579)

Tell you the truth I sort of liked "Hawaiian Fridays". And another thing is that I never saw a GI dressed in Camo that didn´t look freshly pressed and neat. I´m not so sure that field service rant is valid either. I was one of those field service guys who showed up at Intel and Motorola and AT&T in pressed levis and sport shirt and clean dark socks and boots along with my travel case. I never had any of my customers give me any indication that they wanted anything out of me except to fix their problems. Especially not any comment ever about how I looked. I always got a thank you after my trips into Canada or Newark or Chicago or Phoenix.

For my money, the GI´s should be doing what the rest of the world does on Fridays. Dress down but keep their sidearms ready and their shoes shined.

Obama should rescind this idiot directive at once. He should remember his roots because after all, Hawaiian Fridays originated in Hawaii and more to the point, Honolulu. But then he is not known for anything that smacks of humanity.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: FLCracker, 1/11/2013 7:34:13 PM     (No. 9111646)

Wearing Class A or B uniforms on Fridays, instead of Class C (fatigue, BDU, field - whichever decade we´re talking about) is an old Army tradition.

Dress Up Friday instead of Casual Friday.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: god of irony, 1/11/2013 10:05:41 PM     (No. 9111815)

Dress uniforms are made of polyester and as service members in the Pentagon on 9-11-01 found out they melt quite easily. We are a nation at war and we should always be prepared to fight not look pretty.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/12/2013 2:32:10 AM     (No. 9112012)

I only care that they are alive and well.

How much will this cost US at a time of budget cuts ?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: FLCracker, 1/12/2013 4:35:10 PM     (No. 9113108)

Nothing. Class A, B and C uniforms are part of initial issue.

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