DoD

March 7, 2014

Marines: Co. I gets first fitting for dress uniforms

Recruit Changwoo Lee, Platoon 3213, Company I, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, gets measured for his uniform sizes aboard the depot recently. Recruits received a set of each Marine Corps dress uniform to be tailored to properly fit them.

SAN DIEGO — The Marine Corps is known for its professionalism and when it comes to professionalism, Marines are held to high expectations.

Recruits of Company I, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, received their first uniform fitting aboard the depot recently.

“We want them looking as good as possible from the beginning,” said Staff Sgt. Armando Hopkins, drill instructor, Platoon 3214. “These will be the uniforms that these recruits will wear once they become Marines – maybe their entire careers.”

During their time at the recruit clothing facility, recruits turned in some of their camouflage combat utility uniforms to have their name tapes sewn on. Each recruit also received a set of dress uniforms that were tailored to their bodies.

Recruits were fitted for each item of the uniform such as the cover, blouse, trousers and jacket. Each recruit then individually stood in front of a professional tailor to ensure a proper fit.

Training day 43 was not only important for the recruits to receive the uniforms they will be wearing, but also was a stepping stone during their recruit training experience.

“They (recruits) can see the transition,” said Hopkins, a native of El Paso, Texas. “The recruits getting fitted for their uniforms is one of the first steps in Phase III of recruit training.”

According to Recruit Marcelo Clark, being able to put the uniform on and get it fit to his own body gave him a confidence and psychological boost to push on and complete the rest of recruit training.

“Not everybody gets to put on these uniforms,” said Clark, a Houston native. “We have made it this far in training and just seeing these uniforms and getting the chance to put them on gives me the drive to graduate.”

The Marine Corps uniforms date back to the birthdate of the Marine Corps. Uniforms distinguish the Corps from the other branches of service. Some details in the uniforms reflect the proud legacy of Marines who have worn them for the more than two centuries.

“Anyone can wear a uniform,” said 25-year-old Clark. “What makes it stand out is when it is crisp and neat; it just flat out looks good.”

The recruits will return the following week to ensure the uniforms fit correctly and, if needed, any other alterations will be made.

Although recruits were fitted for their dress uniforms, they were not allowed to wear them until Family Day and graduation after they have earned the title “Marine.”

“I have been looking forward to this day since the beginning of recruit training,” said Clark. “The way the Marines look is one of the reasons why I joined the Marine Corps.”




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Natalie Lakosil

Memorial Day ceremonies honor those who lost their lives for our country

Natalie Lakosil Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, and Command Sgt. Major Jeffery Fairley, USAICoE command sergeant major, salute the first wreath laid fo...
 
 

Presidential Proclamation — National Mental Health Awareness Month, 2015 NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH, 2015 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION This year, approximately one in five American adults — our friends, colleagues, and loved ones — will experience a diagnosable mental health condition like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or post-traumatic stress, and many others will be troubled by significant emotional and psychological distress, especially in times of difficulty. For most of these...
 
 
Natalie Lakosil

USAG welcomed its new command sergeant major Wednesday

Natalie Lakosil Col. Thomas A. Boone, U.S. Army Garrison commander, right, passes the noncommissioned officers’ sword symbolizing the change of responsibility for USAG to the incoming USAG command sergeant major, Command Sgt....
 

 
Courtesy Photo

JITC gains new senior enlisted leader, one retires

Courtesy Photo From left, Sgt. Maj. Lewis Brown, outgoing senior enlisted leader for the Joint Interoperability Test Command, stands with Sgt. Maj. Antonio Vizcarrondo, U.S. Marine Corps, senior enlisted advisor for the Defense...
 
 
D. Myles Cullen, DOD

Dempsey emphasizes trust at West Point graduation

D. Myles Cullen, DOD Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers the commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., Saturday. WEST POINT, N.Y. — The chairman of the Joint Chief...
 
 

Cyber readiness inspection takes place on FH next week

The Defense Information Systems Agency, or DISA, will conduct a command cyber readiness inspection, CCRI, at Fort Huachuca Monday through June 5. The inspection is mandated by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff instruction, CJCSI 6211.02D, targets all installation secure internet protocol router network (SIPRNET) points of presence, and may include military, civilian,...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin