State of FINCOM July 2012

State of FINCOM July 2012

State of
FINCOM – July 2012

IC is
quickly approaching, and I am looking forward to convening with the rest of the
General Staff for our annual Muster.
Nothing new to report this month, other than keeping up on QM orders
(thank you Linda!), but here is your financial data for July:

Bank of America SFMC Checking Account

Opening
Balance 6/27/2012 $4,149.90

Credits

6/28/12 – Transfer from PayPal $784.68
6/29/12 – Counter Credit $25.05
7/18/12 – Counter Credit $9.95

Debits

6/27/12 – USPS ($10.80)
6/28/12 – USPS ($1.95)
7/2/12 – USPS ($16.85)
7/2/12 – Walmart ($10.64)
7/10/12 – USPS ($13.30)
7/12/12 – USPS ($13.00)
7/18/12 – USPS ($7.97)
7/19/12 – USPS ($45.85)
7/24/12 – USPS ($3.15)
7/27/12 – Glendale ($260.00)

Net
Change in Checking Account

$436.17

Ending
Balance 7/27/2012

$4,586.07

Bank of America SFMC Scholarship Account
Opening Balance 6/27/2012 $2,726.67

Credits

6/29/12 – Interest Earned $0.18

Debits

None

Net
Change in Scholarship Account $0.18

Ending
Balance 7/27/2012 $2,726.85

Take care
Marines and carry on-

LGN Patrick
McAndrew

Commanding
Officer, Finance Command

State of INFOCOM July 2012

State of INFOCOM July 2012

State of INFOCOM July 2012

This makes the first time I’ve had to write a SOR for INFOCOM, So bear
with me folks!

This past month has been an interesting month. We rolled out a brand-new
SFMCA website, and are gearing up to re-tool the sfi-sfmc.org website as
well.

Here’s some information from my previous email regarding the new SFMC
Website and the Design Challenge:

<< Please Cross post as Necessary >>

Greetings Marines!

As part of the 2012 Site revamp plans, I’ve decided to do a little
“contest” for you marines. This will mark the first time since 2001
that the average Joe Member has had a direct say in the design and
layout of the sfi-sfmc.org website. Basically what I am doing is
crowd-sourcing to see what we have available.

All we ask for is some submissions. Potential designs and layouts. They
can be of any special design, but they MUST incorporate the SFMC Logo
and/or the seals. Submissions can be made by sending us JPG’s of the
images, or sending us a URL link to a webpage. You can find the FULL
rules here:

http://infocom.sfi-sfmc.org/2012revamp.php

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at
dcoinfocom at sfi-sfmc.org

Thank you all for your time. I, as well as my development team, look
forward to seeing your designs!

As you can see from the above, we’re really excited about the
possibility of giving EVERYONE in the SFMC a chance to have a hand in
designing the future of the SFMC Web presence.

We are hoping to unveil our new site within the next two months. We do
not, currently, have a set deadline to finish the entire site, but we
are leaning on trying to finish it before Austin Comic Con at the end of
October.

Now for our usual SOR stuff:

PINGDOM Report

Uptime 99.90%

Downtime 45m

Number of Downtimes 1

COMMUNICATION ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:
The COINFOCOM awards the Communications Achievement Award. Have you done
or do you know somebody who has done something worthy of this award?
Submissions can be made for designing a website or newsletter, writing a
story or song, composing music, making a video. The sky is really the
limit. Some might say my work wasn’t good enough or significant enough.
To that, I say, you won’t know until it gets submitted.

Even though this award has a nominator & nominee section on the awards
form, this award can be a self nomination. Who better to know what you
did, than yourself. If you feel you have accomplished a worthy, don’t
hesitate to nominate yourself.

Hope everyone has had a great month!

Semper Fi!

BGEN Joe Brouhard
Deputy Commanding Officer, Information Command (INFOCOM)
dcoinfocom at sfi-sfmc.org

State of FINCOM July 2012

State of FINCOM July 2012

State of
FINCOM – July 2012

IC is
quickly approaching, and I am looking forward to convening with the rest of the
General Staff for our annual Muster.
Nothing new to report this month, other than keeping up on QM orders
(thank you Linda!), but here is your financial data for July:

Bank of America SFMC Checking Account

Opening
Balance 6/27/2012 $4,149.90

Credits

6/28/12 – Transfer from PayPal $784.68
6/29/12 – Counter Credit $25.05
7/18/12 – Counter Credit $9.95

Debits

6/27/12 – USPS ($10.80)
6/28/12 – USPS ($1.95)
7/2/12 – USPS ($16.85)
7/2/12 – Walmart ($10.64)
7/10/12 – USPS ($13.30)
7/12/12 – USPS ($13.00)
7/18/12 – USPS ($7.97)
7/19/12 – USPS ($45.85)
7/24/12 – USPS ($3.15)
7/27/12 – Glendale ($260.00)

Net
Change in Checking Account

$436.17

Ending
Balance 7/27/2012

$4,586.07

Bank of America SFMC Scholarship Account
Opening Balance 6/27/2012 $2,726.67

Credits

6/29/12 – Interest Earned $0.18

Debits

None

Net
Change in Scholarship Account $0.18

Ending
Balance 7/27/2012 $2,726.85

Take care
Marines and carry on-

LGN Patrick
McAndrew
Commanding
Officer, Finance Command

State of INFOCOM July 2012

State of INFOCOM July 2012

State of INFOCOM July 2012

This makes the first time I’ve had to write a SOR for INFOCOM, So bear
with me folks!

This past month has been an interesting month. We rolled out a brand-new
SFMCA website, and are gearing up to re-tool the sfi-sfmc.org website as
well.

Here’s some information from my previous email regarding the new SFMC
Website and the Design Challenge:

<< Please Cross post as Necessary >>

Greetings Marines!

As part of the 2012 Site revamp plans, I’ve decided to do a little
“contest” for you marines. This will mark the first time since 2001
that the average Joe Member has had a direct say in the design and
layout of the sfi-sfmc.org website. Basically what I am doing is
crowd-sourcing to see what we have available.

All we ask for is some submissions. Potential designs and layouts. They
can be of any special design, but they MUST incorporate the SFMC Logo
and/or the seals. Submissions can be made by sending us JPG’s of the
images, or sending us a URL link to a webpage. You can find the FULL
rules here:

http://infocom.sfi-sfmc.org/2012revamp.php

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at
dcoinfocom at sfi-sfmc.org

Thank you all for your time. I, as well as my development team, look
forward to seeing your designs!

As you can see from the above, we’re really excited about the
possibility of giving EVERYONE in the SFMC a chance to have a hand in
designing the future of the SFMC Web presence.

We are hoping to unveil our new site within the next two months. We do
not, currently, have a set deadline to finish the entire site, but we
are leaning on trying to finish it before Austin Comic Con at the end of
October.

Now for our usual SOR stuff:

PINGDOM Report

Uptime 99.90%

Downtime 45m

Number of Downtimes 1

COMMUNICATION ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:
The COINFOCOM awards the Communications Achievement Award. Have you done
or do you know somebody who has done something worthy of this award?
Submissions can be made for designing a website or newsletter, writing a
story or song, composing music, making a video. The sky is really the
limit. Some might say my work wasn’t good enough or significant enough.
To that, I say, you won’t know until it gets submitted.

Even though this award has a nominator & nominee section on the awards
form, this award can be a self nomination. Who better to know what you
did, than yourself. If you feel you have accomplished a worthy, don’t
hesitate to nominate yourself.

Hope everyone has had a great month!

Semper Fi!

BGEN Joe Brouhard
Deputy Commanding Officer, Information Command (INFOCOM)
dcoinfocom at sfi-sfmc.org

State of TRACOM July 2012

State of TRACOM July 2012

State of TRACOM
July 14, 2012

“Semper Eruditio, Semper Docens”

Kinda neat, huh? Its Latin and it means “Always Learning, Always Teaching” which, in my short time as COTRACOM (both acting and official) has become my personal motto for Training and Doctrine Command. I am always learning something new pretty much every day, and to an extent, I teach something to my shipmates or fellow Marines on a daily basis too. I am sure if you sat back and thought about it for a second, you would realize you do as well. It doesn’t need to be some fundamental, life-changing thing like teaching physics or quantitative theory to someone; it can be as simple as telling a friend where to click the mouse on a software program to get to a shortcut or learning a word in a different language (curse words don’t count!).

I really don’t have any numbers to report since my last “by the numbers” was only two weeks ago, but I do have something I wish to cover in-depth: course request and grading turn-around times. Please keep in mind as you read the next few paragraphs (and please read them) that we are all volunteers who all thoroughly enjoy what we do. However, and I have come to have a stigma about this myself from certain corners, real life can jump up and slap us in the face. Have a little patience when dealing with directors and directors need to have the same patience when dealing with students. We give you ten weeks to complete an exam; allow us at least 48 hours to grade the exam.

Now, on to the official verbiage (as taken from the 2010 TRACOM Policies and Procedures Manual):

To request a course from the SFMCA, go to the TRACOM website at sfmca.sfi-sfmc.org and follow the links to the Academy and the “Academy Schools” page to request the desired course. If a Marine does not have access to a computer with Internet access, they can request the courses directly from the School/Branch Director at their snail mail address above. A hard copy of the Manual for that course can also be requested from the Director and the Student will be required to pay the cost of printing/copying and mailing the Manual to the Marine as requested. In order to take a course, the student must complete the prerequisites for that course prior to submitting the course request. PD-10 (Marine Basic Training) is required before any student can request any other course from the SFMCA.

A Marine will have ten (10) weeks to complete the course and return it as instructed for grading. Failure to meet this ten (10) week deadline will require the student to re-request the course and begin the process anew. If a time extension is required, the Student should make contact with the Branch Director concerned.

***Each Marine may request only one test from each of the various Branches/Academies/Schools within TRACOM at any one time, and the practice of requesting/taking more than one test at a time, regardless of Branch, is strongly discouraged by TRACOM.*** The reasoning behind this is that a Marine may not be able to devote the proper time and effort required by each course to pass it in a timely fashion and with a strong score due to unforeseen problems; for instance, the test may be more difficult than originally thought by the Marine and would require his full attention.

When a Marine returns tests, the appropriate staff member scores them. The grading scale is:
• 70%-95% Passing
• 96%-99% Honors
• 100%+ Distinction

The pertinent Branch Director, except in cases where the exam has been proctored by another TRACOM staff member, in the case of all –10/-20 level courses, will grade tests for their particular Branch. The only person(s) authorized to score a particular –10/-20 level course is the Branch Director for that Branch or a person who is proctoring the course as explained below. COTRACOM and DCOTRACOM are authorized to score the exams of any Branch if the Branch Director is going to be away for extended periods or has other difficulties that prevent them from fulfilling their role in this manner.

The –30 level tests will be graded by the pertinent Branch Director if they have also passed their Branches –30 course; if the Branch Director has not passed their particular -30 level courses, the topic will be approved (and the paper will be scored) by COTRACOM or DCOTRACOM, depending upon availability.

A Marine who does not pass a course will be permitted to retake the course, but must wait a minimum of six (6) months before requesting a retake of the course. The Branch Director will make every effort to help the student as much as possible without giving the answers; there will not be a FAIL entered into the database. The student and director must keep accurate records as to when the six month timeframe has passed.

Whenever possible, Branch and Course Directors are charged with honoring course requests and grading returned courses within 48-72 hours of receipt. This is what is considered an acceptable service and is the goal for all TRACOM directors. Naturally this is not always possible however, particularly when personnel attend regional/Fleet events or are away on vacation. If a school needs to be closed or will be slow in responding for a time, this will be announced on the Corps-l mailing list. If a Marine has a question regarding a long delay in a course request being honored or results being entered into the database, it is expected that the Marine will contact the course director first to determine if it is simply that the person has been unexpectedly unable to perform these duties (computer problem, family emergency, illness, etc.). If the course director does not answer, or is not able to solve the problem quickly, their next point of contact is the DCOTRACOM. If there is still no resolution, they should then contact the COTRACOM.

Every effort will be made by TRACOM staff to get the test out to the requesting Marine at a maximum of within one week of the request– but ideally, within the time frame listed previously should apply (48 to 72 hours from receipt). In this same vein, every effort is made to get the scores to the Marine within a maximum of one week of their submission. It is recognized however, that all TRACOM staff members are volunteers and may have other problems or commitments in their personal lives that prevent them from meeting this goal.

End passage.

So now, you have hopefully learned something you mayn’t have known before. Please remember the Academy is here for your enjoyment, a possibility of learning something new about real life (PD and LD come to mind), or maybe even something about this show we’ve all seen parts and pieces of called…what is the name?…oh yeah, Star Trek.

Next month’s State of Address will have July’s graduates and more by the numbers. If you ever have any questions, my door, like those of all of your General Staff, is always open. Our individual email addresses can be located on the main SFMC website. Until next time…

“Semper Eruditio, Semper Docens”

In Service,
Gary “Tiny” Hollifield, Jr.
Major General, SFMC
Commanding Officer, Training and Doctrine Command
tracom@sfi-sfmc.org

State of the NCO Corps July 2012

State of the NCO Corps July 2012

State of the NCO Corps July 8, 2012

Greetings Marines!

Once again I am coming to you from in the booth in the back in the corner in the dark of my local NCO club, where these days the drink of choice is a simple di-hydrogen monoxide solution with a bit of flavoring added, and rumors of an official SFMC uniform proposal consisting of a Speedo with rank insignia on it are countered with rumors of the box of carefully labeled (with individual names) flash bang grenades locked in my lower left hand desk drawer. Nothing to worry about- in most cases the name is my own- a little temporary blindness might be called for.

Speaking of rumors, there is a persistent one that I would like to address right off the bat, namely that PD-10 is required to be a STARFLEET Marine. I will simply direct your attention to Section 1.1 of the MFM: “The only requirement to be a STARFLEET Marine is a positive mental attitude and a willingness to work with others. Paid membership in STARFLEET is required, however, if you intend to participate in the SFMC Academy (SFMCA), hold an OIC position, or be listed on the official Corps roster, just like in STARFLEET.” (MFM2010 page 1)

Would we LIKE you to take PD-10? Certainly, just as it would make things easier for FORCECOM if you have your affiliation in the database switched over to Active or Reserve so they can find you more easily there. But neither is a requirement to be officially on the rolls of the STARFLEET Marine Corps.

Every month I take the time to remind you that community service is something the SFMC encourages (and rewards), but I also want to remind you that the biggest encouragement and reward one can get from community service is the simple knowledge that you have made a difference for someone, however small. With that in mind, please remember that almost everyone can do a simple act of community service by looking out for your friends and neighbors in times of severe weather.

And, yes, the high temperatures so many of us are suffering through count as severe weather. This is not just about people being uncomfortable- heat events can be deadly. Picking almost at random, this past week there have been at least eight deaths in Maryland alone directly related to the heat. During a heat event in Chicago in 1995, over 700 people died in a span of just 5 days, Sources indicate that, in the US, heat related deaths every year are greater than the number of all other weather related deaths (lightning, flood, hurricane, etc) combined. Please take the time to learn what you can about recognizing and preventing heat related illness for those close to you.

IC is almost upon us, and that means I have recently been busy participating in the process of selecting the annual Honor Award winners. For me, this is the most rewarding, and the toughest job I have as a member of the GS, and it seems like it gets tougher every year, as the quality of the written nominations keeps going up. My eight point is tipped to all those who make the job of selecting from the best of the best the SFMC has to offer even tougher by presenting such compelling cases for their nominees. In the end, there can be only one winner for each award, but every nominee can be proud of the job those placing them in nomination did for them.

As usual, I will be discussing the winners of the Star of Honor and the Cadet Star of Honor in my next report. All I can say right now is how proud I am of these outstanding SFMC enlisted members, and of all the fine Marines nominated for these awards.

Speaking of IC, one thing I have always wanted to do (other than simply being able to attend) is to set up a panel that directly addresses enlisted members. Alas, I do not know when, if ever, I will actually be able to attend an IC, but I can tell you that plans are in place to have such a panel at IC this year/ This is thanks to the efforts and initiative of 1SGT Phillip Muller, who independently decided it would be a Good Thing and is working to make it happen, He has been in touch with SGM Polanis (SGM TRACOM) and myself for assistance, but he will be the man on site, and any credit must fall directly to him alone. I would take it as a personal favor if any of you reading this that will be attending IC would seek out 1SGT Muller and give him a Bravo Zulu and a hearty handshake on my behalf.

As always, remember that the SFMC General Staff is here to serve you. The email addresses are ALL on the SFMC web page, and their doors are always open. Your questions and input are always welcome and needed. And, remember that some of us tend to read and follow the SFMC group on Facebook, so feel free to comment and share with your fellow Marines there.

Now, it’s time for Top’s History Lesson. When you hear the words “Marine recruit” a lot of things may come to mind, but odds are a 31 year old former member of the British Colonial Civil Service recently arrived from Malaya is not going to be in the top ten.

Henry Lewis Hulbert was the first born of a prosperous Yorkshire family. After attending public school in Essex, his future with the Colonial Service seemed bright. But a scandal and divorce cut short that career, and he left Malaya for the United States. No one is certain what prompted him to enlist in the US Marine Corps in March of 1898, but it proved to be an excellent fit, and Hulbert proved to be an outstanding Marine.

During the Second Samoan Civil War, at the disastrous First Battle of Vailele (April 1. 1899), the 32 year old Private distinguished himself under fire helping cover the retreat of his unit, and was awarded the Medal of Honor. But, his career as a Marine was far from over.

Hulbert stayed in the Corps, and rose up the enlisted ranks due to his ability and leadership. By 1917, he was a Sergeant Major on the staff of the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Just prior to the US entry into World War One, he became one of the first (if not THE first) US Marine Warrant Officers. At the time, he was 50 years old.

Gunner Hulbert volunteered for service with the 5th Marine Regiment in France, and soon proved that age had not slowed him down. The officers above him, from his company CO all the way to the battalion and regimental staffs wrote letters urging that he be made an officer and given a command. Their comments are best summed up by the 1st Battalion adjutant, who wrote: “If the Fifth Regiment ever goes over the top I want to go over with Mr. Hulbert.”

At Belleau Wood, he was officially recognized for numerous acts of bravery, and earned the Distinguished Service Cross. No less than General John “Black Jack” Pershing, leader of the American Expeditionary Forces officially recommended that Gunner Hulbert be promoted immediately, but not to 2LT. Pershing felt that Hulbert should be a Captain at the very least.

After distinguishing himself yet again at Soissons, he was finally commissioned as a 2LT, and then immediately promoted to 1LT. He was killed in action on October 4, 1918 at Mont Blanc Ridge. At the time of his death at the age of 51, his promotion to Captain had just been approved. His final awards were a Navy Cross and the Croix de Guerre, both awarded posthumously.

The next time a fellow Marine tells you that they are getting too old, or that the odds of their ever being promoted are stacked against them, or that they may not have the background to be a really good Marine, feel free to remind them about the English gentleman who overcame all of that and more, and left his mark on Marine history.

Semper Fi!

MGSGT Jerome A. “Hawk” Stoddard
Sergeant Major of the Starfleet Marines
sgm_sfmc@sfi-sfmc.org

State of the SFMC July 2012

State of the SFMC July 2012

Greetings to all Marines

At time of writing this, many of our Marines will be suffering through sweltering heat or fighting off the seasonal storms that seem to be affecting the U.S. at this time of the year.
It is hoped that all our Marines and their families have gone through this period safely – if not at the least, a little comfortably. Where’s an SFMC Engineer when you need one to fix that AC??

Summer heat waves and storms aside, we continue to hurtle towards IC/IM and for those who are fortunate enough to attend, we all hope that you have a most pleasurable experience in Tennessee. I am certain that the Marines in attendance will yet again pass evidence of the camaraderie, fun and fellowship that comes with being a member of the Corps. One can only hope that the fellowship does not get spilled onto the carpet or good furniture too much.

ANNUAL AWARDS
We have received another solid batch of nominations to the Honor Awards, and this year has been the same as likely every other with the GS having to make careful deliberation of some extremely worthy nominations. It has been said before that one of the toughest jobs in the GS is having to select the winners to the Honor awards when faced with so many worthy choices. This year it is certainly no different and I would like to thank those Marines who put forward some very well crafted and professionally presented nominations to us. A well documented nomination for any award is worth its weight in gold as it really assists us in reviewing the facts.
And on note of the Annual Awards, I wish to remind all Marines that it is really up to each and every one of you to ensure that any Marine worthy of being nominated for ANY SFMC award is in fact being presented. If you don’t do it, others may not and as a consequence, a well deserving marine may not be recognized for his or her actions or activity.

IC/IM ATTENDANCE
As per my last State of… report, I can confirm attendance at IC/IM of the following GS officers -COForceCom, MGSGT John Kane; COFinCom, LGN Patrick McAndrew; Acting COTraCom, MGN Gary Hollifield Jr. These marines will be available to hopefully answer any questions and queries and will be involved in all SFMC events supporting the IC Organizing committee wherever possible.
As “Mission Chief”, COForceCom will lead the GS ground team in ensuring that all GS involvement and participation runs smoothly.
Mess dinner attendance appears to be well subscribed and the evening will also provide the platform to commence our 30th year celebrations.
I wish all IC/IM attendees the very best in enjoying what will be likely be a great weekend.

SFMC QM STORE
The QM has been busy replenishing stocks of a range of items. All the new metal branch devices thus far developed have been received and are selling strongly. The new devices are proving very popular and are selling well – as have the new beret flash. Ribbon stocks are continually being replenished and we intend to provide a more complete ribbon range over a short period of time, making it easier for Marines to purchase as many items as possible from the one outlet – the SFMC QM. The QM web-store has been worked on by the team at InfoCom and there are plans to make adjustment and change there as well, that is geared to improve the service presented

GS OBJECTIVES
The GS has been reviewing the success, failures or any necessary directional changes to the 2012 Objectives listed and published after the last IC/IM. This document has been updated and will be published after the IC/IM, with key elements presented at the IM. This next year will undoubtedly be rife with lots of incentive and application by the GS in effort to inject further motivation and enthusiastic programs into the Corps as we endeavor to get Marines to lift their heads and take note of what is going on around them in this organization. Naturally, we would welcome any suggestions that Marines would wish to forward to us that would help create development of new ideas and activities that would be geared to help drive the Corps forward – so if you have some idea that you think the Corps would benefit from, feel free to drop us a line.

SFMC 30th ANNIVERSARY YEAR
In November of this year, the SFMC will have reached the milestone of 30 years since its inception. For any fan club or organization, that is a very long time and as has been said before, serves to acknowledge the stability and well-founded base from which we operate and exist. To have gone so far and to continue to be so strong in membership support, speaks highly of the base structure of the Corps and of the good work and effort applied by many Marines over the last three decades. But to go another 30 years, the SFMC needs every Marine to participate or to be involved in even the smallest way. Let’s make sure we all can do that for the SFMC members of the future.
And on note of the Anniversary, we have also added another element to help celebrate that will hopefully be in stock within the next couple of weeks prior to IC.
This will be the SFMC Lapel Pin – a cast enamel pin that is designed to be worn on clothing, giving evidence of your membership to the Corps (note – this is NOT an item to be worn on SFMC uniform). While this pin is released in support of our Anniversary celebrations, it is not a specifically designed Anniversary pin – thus it can be purchased and proudly worn for any time or occasion to the future. The quality of this item will be of the same very high standard of the new metal devices we have recently added. Look for announcement of release from the SFMC QM.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?
In light of the fact that there has been been some focus in this post to need of injection of motivational support to the Corps, the above question carries a resonance that needs to echo around the corridors of where you live and work. So often asked by previous ‘Dants and GS members, the question carries much more than than a simple phrase that can be quickly forgotten. Coupled with that other age-old adage “What do you want from the Corps?” – it simply and clearly asks of our Marines for their thoughts and inputs to making the Corps an even better organization than we are already. We need to feed and grow and we can only do this with ideas, suggestions, input and genuine critiquing of what we do, have done or could do better. It is difficult to continually be looking for new incentives that are not simply re-cycled elements of any old or existing ideas and thus YOUR input will always be most welcomed. Don’t be shy; don’t hesitate; send off that idea to us today. There is nothing like a ‘stupid idea’ around here I promise you!

A REMINDER ON DRESS CODES
The STARFLEET Marine Corps has a wide variety of uniforms authorized in the MFM, suitable for any ‘Trek era, as well as designs whose primary value is that they are relatively inexpensive and consist of components widely available through a variety of commercial sources.
Remember that at no time is any uniform required, but if a STARFLEET Marine Corps uniform is worn, it should be one of the designs authorized in the MFM and the uniform should be worn “correctly”.
The MFM contains a caution that bears repeating often : Uniforms should not be worn to functions where the majority of attendees would not recognize it as some type of fan uniform. The Mess White and Class C BDU uniforms are not readily recognizable as a non-military uniform. Marines should avoid wearing the uniform in any context where is may appear paramilitary or intimidating to the public.

dant@sfi-sfmc.org