Parts are authorized but need to be off center, must go straight back and can be placed no further out then the outside corner of the eye, and cannot extend over the back of the head. If it is on the side of the head it is not authorized.
Military Regulation Haircut
The haircut is essentially a side parting with a fade on the back and sides, normally worn in the military down to a skin fade and low reg (low fade) or high reg (high fade). You could also wear the military regulation haircut with a hard part (when the parting line is razored in).
Expectations for male Marines are as defined: Must be kept neat, clean, and well-groomed. Hair above the ears and around the neck must get tapered from the lower natural hairline upwards at least 3/4 inch and outward not greater than 3/4 inch in order to blend with the regular hairstyle.
Marines flock to their favorite to their favorite barber to keep up with their weekly medium fade, maintaining the status quo for the general population of Marines. Marines learn to fade in the field for upcoming deployments; the easiest to execute is the low fade.
Since military sidewalks are usually straight lines that intersect each other at 90-degree angles, a young private may save a half of a second by cutting through the grass. If enough troops cut that same corner, then the grass will die and become a path, thus destroying the need for the sidewalk to begin with.
In the Marine Corps a three-day weekend is called a “72” and a four-day weekend is called a “96”
Verification of Military Service
Please use the Defense Manpower Data Center's (DMDC) Military Verification service to verify if someone is in the military. The website will tell you if the person is currently serving in the military. The site is available 24-hours a day.
In terms of size of placement Marines are only prohibited from tattoos on their face, head, neck and hands, with the exception of one ring-like tattoo. Removing the ban on knee or elbow tattoos heralds the return of sleeves for Marines.
Purposes. The induction haircut has both practical and psychological purposes. Originally, one of the reasons for the induction haircut was to reduce the chances of disease among closely quartered recruits from different geographical areas (with varying immunities), such as head lice.
EXCEPT FOR THE CONDUCT OF PHYSICAL TRAINING, USMC PT GEAR IS NOT AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR DURING LEAVE AND LIBERTY (TO INCLUDE THE GREEN UNDERSHIRT AND SHORTS), WITH THE FOLLOWING TWO EXCEPTIONS: (1) THE USMC SWEATSHIRT MAY BE WORN DURING LEAVE AND LIBERTY AS AN OUTERGARMENT OR AS A LAYERING GARMENT (E.G. UNDER A JACKET).
Prior to the policy revision, the Army enacted rules that explicitly prohibited dreadlocks, twists, braids and other hairstyles common in the African-American community. Now, the Army and Navy joins the Marine Corps and the Coast Guard as military branches that have approved of the hairstyle.
The “mohawk,” which is a shaved head, except for a strip of hair down the center of the head, is also prohibited. To better define the regulations of the male haircut, the hair must conform to the natural shape of the head without eccentric directional flow, twists or spiking.
The high and tight is a military variant of the crew cut. It is a very short hairstyle, characterized by the back and sides of the head being shaved to the skin and the option for the top to be blended or faded into slightly longer hair. It is most commonly worn by men in the U.S. armed forces.
AR 670-1 was revised to say you're a Soldier 24/7-365. Apparently this means that you must be cleanly shaven even off duty days and while on leave.
Hard parts are optional and will not exceed four inches in length and one-eighth of an inch in width. One hard part may be edged, shaved or clipped on the left or right side of the head, positioned above the temple, but no higher than the crown of the head where the side and top of the head meet.
The Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test, or PFT, evaluates stamina and physical conditioning. It includes 3 parts: pull-ups or push-ups, crunches or plank pose, and a 3-mile timed run. Pull-ups and push-ups are essential to building the upper body strength necessary to win battles.
Men need to complete between 18 and 23 pull-ups on their PFT, depending on their age, to get full marks. Women need between four and 12 pull-ups on their PFT, also depending on age, to get the full 100 points on that event.
PER CMC DECISION, THE FOLLOWING CHANGES TO REFERENCE A ARE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. A. CELLULAR PHONES (PERSONALLY OWNED AND ORGANIZATIONALLY ISSUED) AND OTHER ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT WILL NOT BE WORN EXPOSED ON MARINE CORPS UNIFORMS.
Hereafter identification tags will be issued to all officers and enlisted men of the Marine Corps. They will always be worn when engaged in field service, and at all other times they will either be worn, or kept in the possession of the owner.
And while blousing your boots may serve the purpose of keeping your slacks from flapping in the wind, loose fabric from catching while jumping out of an aircraft, or just keeping dirt from finding its way between your toes, the act of securing the bottoms of your trousers can be hard work.
The US Military offers subsidized housing to all branches of the military, the US Marines included. It's called the Basic Allowance Housing, or BAH, and it's essentially a “bonus” on top of your regular pay.
“Rah.” or “Rah!” or “Rah?” Short for “Oohrah,” a Marine greeting or expression of enthusiasm similar to the Army's “Hooah” or the Navy's “Hooyah.” Rah, however, is a bit more versatile.
Oorah is a battle cry common in the United States Marine Corps since the mid-20th century. It is comparable to hooah in the US Army and hooyah in the US Navy and US Coast Guard. It is most commonly used to respond to a verbal greeting or as an expression of enthusiasm.
The military's solution is to incorporate families in their entirety, and it pays the full relocation costs for each family member -- as long as they are married. This policy causes people to marry earlier than they had planned to, and sometimes to people they would not otherwise have married.