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 (922 Responses)
  1. Best Digital Marketing Firms

    Good post. I learn something new and challenging on blogs I stumbleupon every day. It's always helpful to read through articles from other authors and practice something from their websites.

    June 30, 2021 at 1:59 pm | Reply
  2. Sprinter Repair Shop Near Me

    This excellent website certainly has all of the information and facts I needed about this subject and didnít know who to ask.

    June 30, 2021 at 1:36 pm | Reply
  3. RV Repair Huntington Beach

    Spot on with this write-up, I really believe that this amazing site needs a lot more attention. Iíll probably be back again to read through more, thanks for the information!

    June 30, 2021 at 10:12 am | Reply
  4. Camper Repair Shops Near Me

    June 30, 2021 at 9:24 am | Reply
  5. RV Repair Shop

    Excellent post! We will be linking to this great post on our site. Keep up the great writing.

    June 30, 2021 at 9:11 am | Reply
  6. RV Repair Garden Grove

    June 30, 2021 at 7:09 am | Reply
  7. delta 8 for sale

    Awesome post.Really looking forward to read more. Really Great.

    June 30, 2021 at 6:18 am | Reply
  8. Mercedes Sprinter Diesel Service Near Me

    Excellent post! We are linking to this great post on our site. Keep up the good writing.

    June 29, 2021 at 11:59 pm | Reply
  9. RV Repair Garden Grove

    June 29, 2021 at 10:22 pm | Reply
  10. Sprinter Van Side Repair

    This is a topic that is close to my heart... Best wishes! Where are your contact details though?

    June 29, 2021 at 6:54 pm | Reply
  11. Sprinter Van Service

    June 29, 2021 at 6:37 pm | Reply
  12. RV Repair Shop

    June 29, 2021 at 5:24 pm | Reply
  13. RV Repairs Near Me

    June 29, 2021 at 3:26 pm | Reply
  14. Camper Repair Near Me

    June 29, 2021 at 2:02 pm | Reply
  15. Wedding Garters

    What a material of un-ambiguity and ρreserveness of precious knowleɗge regarding
    unpredicted emotions.

    June 29, 2021 at 1:58 pm | Reply
  16. RV Repair California

    Your style is so unique compared to other people I've read stuff from. I appreciate you for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I'll just book mark this web site.

    June 29, 2021 at 1:47 pm | Reply
  17. RV Repair Shop Near My Location

    You've made some good points there. I checked on the web for more information about the issue and found most people will go along with your views on this site.

    June 29, 2021 at 12:05 pm | Reply
  18. RV Repair Around Me

    Having read this I believed it was extremely enlightening. I appreciate you spending some time and effort to put this content together. I once again find myself personally spending a significant amount of time both reading and posting comments. But so what, it was still worthwhile!

    June 29, 2021 at 8:53 am | Reply
  19. RV Repair Near Me

    You made some decent points there. I checked on the web to learn more about the issue and found most people will go along with your views on this website.

    June 29, 2021 at 6:55 am | Reply
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Leave a Reply to Social Media Marketing Agencies


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.