The 'brim'ming controversy about Marines hats
Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos wearing the dress version of the Male Frame Cover, the hat worn by Marine men since 1922 and maybe soon by women Marines.
October 25th, 2013
07:38 PM ET

The 'brim'ming controversy about Marines hats

By Larry Shaughnessy

At ease Marines. The Corps is not going to make men change their hats.

A New York Post headline, "Obama wants Marines to wear 'girly' hats," generated a lot of attention this week.

But alas, the service says that's not the case.

The Marine Corps said uniform decisions are made by the Commandant, not the President, following recommendations from the Marine Uniform Board, Capt. Maureen Krebs, a spokeswoman, said.

The board, comprised of about a dozen male and female Marines, meets about once every three months to consider changes to various uniforms.

This week, the board sent out a survey asking all Marines what they thought about switching to universal covers.

There were two choices: all wearing the current design worn by men or the Corps switching to a smaller one, which the survey called a Dan Daly cap.

Sgt. Major Daniel Daly wearing the uniform cap that now bears his name.

Sgt. Major Daniel Daly wearing the uniform cap that now bears his name.

Daly was highly decorated for battles before and during World War I and is considered one of the greatest Marines ever.

Trying to diffuse the controversy, Commandant Gen. James Amos released a statement saying male Marines will continue to wear their current hats.

Amos "has zero intention of changing the male cover," according to the statement.

"We are looking for a new cover for our female Marines for one overriding reason: the former manufacturer went out of business," Lt. Col. Neil Murphy quoted Amos as saying. One option is having women wear the same hat, or cover as the Corps calls them, as men.

Since 2002, the Corps has surveyed Marines about the idea of ditching the women's so-called bucket cap. At that time 67% of Marines who responded, men and women, favored a change, according to Krebs.

soundoff (74 Responses)
  1. Elliot Leisch

    Social network traffic Facebook likes Twitter Followers Instagram Followers and much more

    January 26, 2021 at 11:04 pm | Reply
  2. Nmilfiple

    cheap canada viagra generic viagra australia levitra and viagra perth australia – viagra in singapore ’

    January 24, 2021 at 5:44 am | Reply
  3. Jnhclups

    canadian pharmacy viagra & cialis cialis 20 mg tadalafil what happens when you mix cialis with grapefruit? – cialis canada and paypal ’

    January 23, 2021 at 11:28 pm | Reply
  4. KbbtVelm

    original cialis pills prescription drug price comparison cialis on line – Prozac ’

    January 23, 2021 at 9:00 am | Reply
  5. Aqbvreext

    what are the different types of viagra wild viagra uk how to make viagra – viagra buy usa address overnight delivery ’

    January 23, 2021 at 4:00 am | Reply
  6. Amal Dash

    Social network traffic Facebook likes Twitter Followers Instagram Followers and much more

    January 22, 2021 at 9:26 pm | Reply
  7. Fbdhfiple

    cialis 200 mg. cialis 5mg tablets cialis with dapoxetine for sale – i need cialis overnight ’

    January 22, 2021 at 3:39 pm | Reply
  8. Thomasina Draeger

    I simply couldn't go away your web site prior to suggesting that I actually enjoyed the usual information an individual provide to your visitors? Is gonna be back ceaselessly to check up on new posts

    January 21, 2021 at 8:12 am | Reply
  9. Lcxreext

    viagra online, mastercard addicted to viagra buy viagra in malaysia – viagra herbs ’

    January 20, 2021 at 7:41 pm | Reply
  10. Jbdcreext

    viagra express viagra online sales australia buy viagra seattle – genric viagra ’

    January 19, 2021 at 7:22 pm | Reply
  11. Nlbxfiple

    cialis or viagra ? cheap cialis overnight where to buy cialis from canada – cialis dosage recommend ’

    January 19, 2021 at 10:20 am | Reply
  12. Jvcbxclups

    cialis canada cialis buy india cialis online – cialis no perscrption ’

    January 19, 2021 at 7:38 am | Reply
  13. KbctVelm

    generic cialis cialis daily use side effects cialis online from canada – generic cialis buy ’

    January 18, 2021 at 2:04 pm | Reply
  14. Fgnhfiple

    viagra on line purchase buy viagra online viagra no prescription sams viagra cheap chinese viagra paying with paypal before and after viagra viagra interac online generic viagra for sale viagra samples from doctor how do i get viagra online buy viagra in canada fast viagra side effects rash buy brand name viagra online viagra online without a prescription retail sale of viagra in toronto

    January 17, 2021 at 3:57 pm | Reply
  15. Jvcxclups

    viagra with dapoxetine overnight delivery mexican viagra fast delivery generic viagra pills how can i buy viagra online buy pfizer viagra viagra patent online viagra viagraeb_amphl=freb_amprlz=1t4adfa_frca391ca391eb_ampprmd=ivnseb_ampei=ccmrtd7gepdtgqfrxyz0bqeb_ampstart=10eb_ampsa=n online viagra prescription australia off brand viagra viagra in pakistan professional viagra viagra 100mg cost viagra online sell viagra professional

    January 14, 2021 at 7:18 am | Reply
  16. Lori Waitz

    Wholesale Gucci Shoes Amaze! Photograph searching yahoo for hours due to this and i also ultimately think it is here! [Reply]

    January 11, 2021 at 9:42 pm | Reply
  17. Lokureext

    save on pharmacy canada pharmacy best erectile dysfunction pills

    January 11, 2021 at 1:29 am | Reply
  18. Nicole Beauchemin

    I wanted to post you the little observation to finally say thank you as before for your personal unique tricks you've contributed on this site. It is wonderfully generous of you to give without restraint all a few people might have supplied for an electronic book in order to make some money on their own, principally since you might well have tried it if you ever decided. The thoughts likewise served to provide a fantastic way to fully grasp that other people have similar keenness just as mine to see more in respect of this matter. I believe there are several more enjoyable opportunities in the future for those who read carefully your blog.

    January 11, 2021 at 1:12 am | Reply
  19. Nllpfiple

    india pharmacy canada pharmacy erectile dysfunction

    January 10, 2021 at 5:45 am | Reply
  20. Jtmfreext

    global pharmacy canada canadian drug pharmacy 24 hr pharmacy

    January 10, 2021 at 12:36 am | Reply
  21. Jlloclups

    medical pharmacy best canadian online pharmacy mail order pharmacy

    January 9, 2021 at 12:29 pm | Reply
  22. KhthVelm

    best drugstore eye cream canadian pharmacy cialis canadian pharcharmy

    January 8, 2021 at 7:02 pm | Reply
  23. Lynetta Linton

    Can I simply say what a reduction to search out someone who truly is aware of what theyre speaking about on the internet. You positively know learn how to convey a difficulty to light and make it important. Extra individuals need to read this and perceive this aspect of the story. I cant consider youre not more popular because you undoubtedly have the gift.

    January 3, 2021 at 1:17 am | Reply
  24. Jasper Zoltek

    How can I add a hit counter to my blogger blog?

    January 1, 2021 at 9:21 am | Reply
  25. 700k money system

    Earn 100 commissions of up to 900+ dollars DAILY. 90 Second Set Up – Beta Tested Proven 24-7 AUTOPILOT Income – 100 New Income System Never Before Seen. More details:

    December 26, 2020 at 11:38 am | Reply
  26. Fidela Ovard

    Another issue is that video games are normally serious as the name indicated with the main focus on understanding rather than entertainment. Although, there is an entertainment aspect to keep children engaged, each and every game is normally designed to focus on a specific group of skills or curriculum, such as math concepts or research. Thanks for your article.

    December 24, 2020 at 12:49 pm | Reply
  27. Leroy

    I do trust all of the concepts you've presenbted for your
    post. They're really convincing and will certainly work.
    Nonetheless, the posts are too brief for beginners.
    May just you please prolong them a little from subsequent time?
    Thanks for the post.

    My blog post – shopping reviews online – Arnold,

    December 23, 2020 at 3:45 pm | Reply
  28. Lakia Gasch

    Wohh exactly what I was searching for, appreciate it for posting .

    December 22, 2020 at 7:34 pm | Reply
  29. Jolynn Jahoda

    I agree with told all above. We can communicate on this theme.

    December 20, 2020 at 3:31 pm | Reply
  30. Dvnjfiple

    buying viagra in ireland shoppers drugmart viagra mexican viagra fast delivery

    December 17, 2020 at 7:07 pm | Reply
  31. Fhsnfiple

    viagra cheap au viagra and dapoxetine with does viagra go stale

    December 16, 2020 at 6:03 am | Reply
  32. bitcoin to paypal

    Transfer from bitcoin to paypal very fast and low cost.

    December 15, 2020 at 8:26 pm | Reply
  33. KhedVelm

    100mg viagra on line viagra online canada 4 pack viagra

    December 14, 2020 at 12:24 pm | Reply
  34. Fgrsreext

    viagra prizer viagra per nachnahme viagrasuperative

    December 13, 2020 at 11:41 pm | Reply
  35. Fsfgreext

    free brand viagra viagra for sale online uk online super viagra australia

    December 13, 2020 at 9:52 am | Reply
  36. Dvncfiple

    does the va approve cialis for patients cialis price cheapest generic cialis

    December 12, 2020 at 7:37 pm | Reply
  37. Jgsvclups

    purchase viagra viagra / cialis where to buy viagra in bangkok

    December 12, 2020 at 12:39 am | Reply
  38. detectives privados fuenlabrada

    detectives privados orihuela

    December 11, 2020 at 11:05 pm | Reply
  39. Fgnsfiple

    cialis prescription cost cialis oral buy cialis information

    December 11, 2020 at 7:28 am | Reply
  40. detectives privados el ferrol

    detectives en mijas

    December 11, 2020 at 2:08 am | Reply
  41. Fqbfreext

    generic cialis online overnight cialis on line sell cialisis

    December 10, 2020 at 8:21 am | Reply
  42. Fbsbreext

    generic cialis for sale cialis 20 mg from united kingdom cialis 200 mg no prescription

    December 8, 2020 at 1:18 pm | Reply
  43. Fnrdreext

    does alcohol inhibit viagra priligy & viagra which is better? how much does viagra cost australia

    December 3, 2020 at 10:49 am | Reply
  44. Dvscfiple

    pay for an essay to be written why college essay writing a college level expository essay

    December 3, 2020 at 4:34 am | Reply
  45. KwgdVelm

    essay spacing help me write books for essay writing

    December 3, 2020 at 1:55 am | Reply
  46. Ftghreext

    homework help websites for college students homework writing service write my essay reviews

    December 2, 2020 at 6:09 pm | Reply
  47. Fsfreext

    expository writing essay essay questions history online homework cheap price

    December 2, 2020 at 11:22 am | Reply
  48. Fgsfiple

    writing a essay online buy essay online reviews homework charts

    December 1, 2020 at 1:50 pm | Reply
  49. Jgscclups

    writing grooms speech essay easy essay college application

    November 30, 2020 at 10:48 am | Reply
  50. Fqfreext

    recommendation in research paper interesting persuasive essays homework help biology

    November 30, 2020 at 6:01 am | Reply
  51. Fnsbreext

    write my paper for cheap tvo homework help research argument essay

    November 28, 2020 at 3:02 pm | Reply
  52. KbrgVelm

    where can you buy viagra over the counter uk viagra soft tabs canada how to order viagra online safely

    November 27, 2020 at 10:33 am | Reply
  53. Fnrhreext

    trial .com and viagra red viagra onlen viagra and depoxtamine

    November 27, 2020 at 3:59 am | Reply
  54. Fdbvfiple

    viagra soft 50mg 12.5 mg viagra where can i get viagra prescription

    November 26, 2020 at 9:52 am | Reply
  55. Fmsgreext

    viagra in sweden viagra manufacturing company gГ©nГ©riques viagra

    November 26, 2020 at 6:15 am | Reply
  56. Jsweclups

    sildenafil cost comparison where to order generic viagra viagra canadian pharmacy no prescription

    November 25, 2020 at 5:23 am | Reply
  57. real mink lash strips

    You ought to be a part of a contest for one of the highest quality websites on the net. I most certainly will highly recommend this website!
    real mink lash strips

    July 20, 2018 at 5:03 am | Reply
  58. payday loans

    If you desire to obtain much from this article then you have to apply such
    techniques to your won web site.

    July 12, 2014 at 11:53 pm | Reply
  59. hathunter

    Whatever, the basic thing is "Military Hats" always rocks, respectable in all ways!

    February 13, 2014 at 1:42 am | Reply
  60. hathunter

    Whatever, the basic thing is "Military Hats" always rocks, respectable in all ways!

    February 13, 2014 at 1:41 am | Reply
  61. mosquitokita

    They aren't hats, they're covers.

    October 30, 2013 at 1:31 pm | Reply
  62. dajowi

    I'm surprised that gay Marines didn't raise a fuss insisting that the brims of all hats be pink.

    October 30, 2013 at 10:27 am | Reply
    • Durundal

      wow, you sure got the market cornered on bigoted and ignorant, too bad there isnt any demand for it outside of the forums you troll around in

      October 31, 2013 at 10:07 am | Reply
  63. Michael

    What's wrong with both gender wearing what we used to call "Wheel Caps" as shown in the picture of the male Marine? Female cadets wear the same caps as their male counterparts. It's no big deal. Save some money by single sourcing the caps. Carry on ...

    October 28, 2013 at 2:08 pm | Reply
  64. Evans

    I am glad this got squashed. The male Marines have spoken.

    The female Marine dress blue uniform looks terrible though. They should have made changes to it 20 years ago.

    October 28, 2013 at 10:44 am | Reply
  65. Old Salt

    They've been canvassing the troops since 2002 on this subject. You'd think they're almost ready to make a decision, wouldn't you? 238 years of proud tradition unhampered by progress?

    October 28, 2013 at 12:22 am | Reply
  66. ShiverMeTimbers

    The country is bankrupt and we are worrying about some stupid hat. No more welfare for Israel.

    October 26, 2013 at 1:29 am | Reply
    • aaa

      Giving military assistance to an ally is not welfare, its basic of military strategy. They represent our interests in the region, like it or not. If it wasn't for the Mossad we'd be much worse off in the War on Terror.

      We give military aid to allies ALL THE TIME. We even give a substantial amount military aid to countries that don't even like us or continually go against our wishes. Hell, we gave nearly 4.5x more aid to Afghanistan than Israel, why aren't you complaining about that? Does it have to do with the fact that Afganis aren't "ZOMG JOOZ"...

      November 6, 2013 at 3:54 pm | Reply
  67. Irhte Fregjiyr

    Any of you overpaid Gov. types watch any good porn today...

    October 25, 2013 at 11:30 pm | Reply
  68. Irhte Fregjiyr

    human skin made the nicest lamps ever question the absolute best...AND DONT QOUTE ME OR ANYONE ELSE ON THAT BIB BROTHER...

    October 25, 2013 at 11:27 pm | Reply
  69. MiddleAmericaMS

    Yet another fake outrage invented controversy from the Conservatives' media disinfo machine.


    October 25, 2013 at 9:56 pm | Reply
    • aaa

      Um, this was taken from the New York Post. The headline was meant to be funny and eye-catching. I don't think it's a ploy by some vast Conservative conspiracy to make people uninformed...

      November 6, 2013 at 4:02 pm | Reply
  70. Portland tony

    God, the Navy changed their uniforms twice in the past thirty years, the only President who got involved in uniform changes was Ronald Reagan who suggested the Navy dress Blues circa WWII looked better on Sailors than their business suits. And all services have changed their Camo utilitiy working uniforms in the last twenty years.

    October 25, 2013 at 9:00 pm | Reply
  71. bydesign001

    From where I sit, a non-leader who forces the military to wear pregnancy suits will force upon them girly hats.

    October 25, 2013 at 7:41 pm | Reply

Post a comment


CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.