Class A Uniforms

Class A Uniforms

Class A Dress Uniform: TOS (Male)Class A Uniforms: Dress Uniform, Original Series
This uniform shares the highest level with the Mess Blacks and Monster Blacks for purposes of Uniform of the Day planning except for formal dinners (see Mess and Monster Blacks Uni-forms)

Occasions for Wear:
1. On duty, as prescribed by local commanders.
2. On other appropriate occasions, as desired.

Composition: 
This Dress Uniform is comprised of the Dress Tunic and the Original Series Trousers, and accessories and accoutrements as authorized below.

Tunic, Dress: The Dress Tunic is the standard dress uniform tunic seen in episodes of Star Trek (the Original Series). It is charcoal instead of a branch or departmental color. The closure cover (the tunic is to be closed with buttons, Velcro or zipper and hidden by this closure) is 1” wide and covered with 1” braid (gold for officers, silver for enlisted). The collar is a “mandarin” style collar that is 1” high and also covered with the same braid as the closure cover. The seams of the tunic contain 1/8” piping in the branch color of the wearer. The tunic is worn outside the trousers, not tucked into the waistband.

Trousers, Original Series: Original Series Trousers are black in color, low waist, bell bottomed and without side and hip pockets. A 1 “wide red “blood” stripe is worn along the outside of each leg. The trousers are worn bloused into or at the top of the boot. An acceptable option is to wear the Dress Trousers worn with other SFMC Dress Uniforms.

Belt: The black web belt is worn with the buckle edge aligned with the shirt and pant closure edges. The buckle is gold for officers, silver for enlisted.

Headgear: Only the beret is authorized for wear with the Duty Uniform, Original Series.

Footwear: Black boots, no laces, similar to those seen in Star Trek (The Original Series) may be worn with the Dress Uniform, Original Series. Acceptable options are high gloss black dress shoes or spitshined combat/jump boots.

Insignia & accouterments: Only the following listed items are authorized for wear with the Duty Uniform, Original Series.

  1. Insignia of grade – Worn on both sleeves, using same format as rank worn in Star Trek (The Original Series). Gold Braid for Officers, Silver Braid for Enlisted Marines. Lowest rank braid should be 2” above sleeve cuff. Please consult the rank chart in this manual for exact rank to be worn. Non-metallic braid may be used as long as it is substantially similar to the braid seen on Star Trek.
  2. SFMC Insignia – Globe, Anchor and Delta to be worn ½” above highest rank braid. May be the current SFMC collar pin or embroidered and sewn on the sleeves as appropriate.
  3. Ribbons – Award Ribbons are to be worn with this uniform on the left breast, centered in approximately the same position as the Branch Badge would be worn.

Class A Dress Uniform: TOS (Female)Female Variant:
This variant replaces the Original Series Trousers with the Original Series Skirt, and changes the footwear to more feminine styles. Women may wear the Male Variant of this uniform if they so choose.

Tunic, Dress, Female: The Dress Tunic, female is a pull over type of tunic similar to that worn with the Duty Uniform, Original Series. It is charcoal instead of a branch or departmental color. 1/8” piping in the branch color of the wearer is worn on the outer line of each arm as shown in the picture. The collar is also picked out in the same 1/8” piping and set off by a 1” wide black outline to set off the neckline. The tunic is worn outside the trousers, not tucked into the waistband.

Skirt, Original Series: This is a plain black skirt (mini skirt is worn on Star Trek (Original Series)) with a 1 inch red blood stripe running vertically along the two outer seams, from the bottom of the waistband to the bottom edge of the skirt. It shall be hemmed so the edge falls within a range of 2-4 inches above the knee. It should be without side hip pockets.

Footwear: There are two types of footwear authorized with the Woman’s variant. Plain black pumps and hosiery are worn with the skirt. The pumps should be highly polished, have no bows or decorations, and have heels of 3 inches or less. Stockings or pantyhose should be flesh-toned, without decoration or visible seams. Fishnet, lace, or multicolored hosiery is specifically prohibited. Calf-high black boots are also authorized. Boots will be highly polished, have no decorations, plain toe and have heels of three inches or less. Combat boots are not authorized to be worn with the dress skirt.

Insignia & accouterments: The same items are authorized for wear on the Women‘s Variant. The Ribbon may be adjusted as necessary for proper fit and image. Women are also authorized to carry a plain black purse with shoulder strap and no other adornment or decoration.

Source for Uniform Components: Rank Braid, Branch Insignia and embroidered Globe, Anchor and Delta can be obtained from http://www.costumecostumecostume.com. Some Uniform construction services may also be possible through this source.

Uniform Design by Peter Christian, USS Thermopylae

Class A Dress Uniform: Monster Blacks

Class A Uniforms: Dress Blacks (a.k.a. Monster Blacks)
This uniform shares the highest level with the Mess Blacks and Dress Uni-form, Original Series for purposes of Uniform of the Day planning except for formal dinners (see Mess Blacks Uniforms).

Occasions for wear:
1. On duty, as prescribed by local commanders.
2. Off duty, the Dress Black Uniform is normally the prescribed uniform for social functions.
3. On other appropriate occasions, as desired. When worn with white gloves and white belt, the Dress Black Uniform constitutes a formal uniform and corresponds to a civilian tuxedo.

Composition:
The Dress Black Uniform is comprised of the Dress Black Jacket, the Dress Trousers, a Dress Branch of Service (BOS) Tunic or Dickey, and accessories and accoutrements as authorized.

Jacket, Dress Black: The jacket is based on the “monster maroon” as seen in Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan, but in black wool gabardine or polyester/wool blends. It is trimmed with 1/16-inch diameter piping around the collar, jacket closure, and sleeve cuff bottom. The piping is gold for officers and silver for enlisted. The jacket has a shoulder strap closure, passing over the right shoulder. For senior officers (COL thru GEN), the strap is gold; for junior officers (1LT thru LTC) it is white; for senior NCOs (GSGT thru SGM) it is red; and for junior NCOs and Enlisted (PVT thru SSG) it is gray. First Sergeants and Sergeants Major add 1/16-inch diameter silver piping around the shoulder strap (the piping is gold for the SGM/SFMC). The SFMC insignia is pinned on the front of the strap centered from the tip and edges. Large rank insignia are placed 1/2 inch above the SFMC insignia, centered between the edges and running vertically up the strap.

Trousers, Dress: Dress Trousers are low waist, straight legged, without cuffs, and with side hip pockets. There is a wide range of acceptable materials, but every effort should be made to use the same material as the Dress Jacket. A 1-inch wide red blood stripe will be worn on each outside seam of the trouser leg, from the bottom of the waistband to the bottom edge of the trouser leg. The dress black trousers may be worn bloused with boots, or unbloused with dress shoes.

Tunic/Dickey, Branch of Service, Dress: Under the jacket a tunic or dickey with a vertically ribbed neck is worn. This shall be in the color of the marine’s branch of service (BOS), except that First Sergeants, Sergeants Major, Unit OICs, and General Staff officers may wear a white dickey instead of the BOS color.

Belt: A 2 inch wide black leather belt with a STARFLEET Delta buckle (as seen in Wrath of Khan) or a custom made SFMC buckle.

Headgear: Only the beret is authorized for wear with the Dress Black Uniform.

Footwear: Boots or dress shoes may be worn with the Dress Black Uniform.

Insignia & accouterments:
Only the following items are authorized for wear with the Dress Black Uniform.

  1. Insignia of grade – Worn on the shoulder strap.
  2. SFMC Insignia – Worn on the shoulder strap.
  3. Decoration ribbons, full size – Worn centered on left breast area.
  4. Combadge/Branch Badge – Worn 1/2 inch above and centered on ribbons (or distinctive items if worn).
  5. Distinctive branch items (i.e. – Aerospace Wings) – centered on the right breast (as described in Appendix F of the MFM)
  6. Other distinctive items (i.e. – John Phillips Sousa Badge’s) – Worn centered on the right breast (as described in Appendix F MFM).
  7. Shoulder cord – Worn on left shoulder. A single plain black button will be attached to the left shoulder of the jacket for this purpose.
  8. Qualification badges – Worn centered on right breast (when authorized by local commanders).
  9. Dress gloves – White (when authorized by local commanders).
  10. Dress pistol belt – White (when authorized by local commanders).

Class A Dress Uniform: Insurrection BlackClass A Uniform: Mess Blacks (a.k.a. Insurrection Blacks)
This is considered the highest level uniform for the purpose of formal dinners and shares the highest level with the Dress Black uniform for purposes of Uniform of the day planning.

Occasions for wear:
1. On duty, as prescribed by the local commanders.
2. Off duty, the Mess Black is normally one of the prescribed uniforms for social functions.
3. On other appropriate occasions, as desired. The Mess Black Uniform constitutes a formal uniform and corresponds to a civilian tuxedo.

Composition:
The Mess Black Uniform is comprised of the Black Waistcoat, the Dress Trousers and accessories and accoutrements as authorized below.

Waistcoat/Blouse, Mess Black: The Waistcoat and Blouse are based on the formal uniform as seen in Star Trek IX: Insurrection, but in black wool gabardine or polyester / wool blends. The Waistcoat has quilted shoulders and has a stiff collar. There is ¼” metallic trim on front, bottom and shoulder borders of the waistcoat. There is piping around the collar. The trim and piping is gold for Officers and silver for Enlisted. The Sleeve has a 1 ½ stripe with piping. The Sleeve stripe color corresponds with the Marines Branch. Special color combinations are authorized and correspond with shoulder cord color combinations (Mess Whites) for the General Staff, Deputy Commandant and Commandant and the following combinations are authorized for other distinguished officers:

Past Commandants: Gold and Blue
Brigade OICs: Red and Black

The Blouse color indicates the rank of the Marine in the following manner.
Enlisted E1 – E9: Black
Officers O1 – O7: Gray
Officers O8 – O11: White
All SFMC personnel are authorized to wear the black blouse, as it is the default color for all Marines regardless of rank, position or branch.

Trousers, Dress: Dress Trousers are low waist, straight legged, without cuffs, and with side hip pockets. There is a wide range of acceptable materials, but every effort should be made to use the same material as the Mess Jacket. A 1-inch wide red blood stripe will be worn on each outside seam of the trouser leg, from the bottom of the waistband to the bottom edge of the trouser leg. The dress black trousers may be worn bloused with boots, or unbloused with dress shoes.

Belt: If a belt must be worn it is not to be exposed.

Headgear: No headgear is authorized for wear with the Mess Black Uniform.

Footwear: High gloss black dress shoes may be worn with the Mess Black Uniform. Aerospace branch and jump/ para-qualified members of the Infantry and Special Operations Branches may wear spit-shined Jump boots.

Insignia & accouterments:
Only the following items are authorized for wear with the Mess Black Uniform.

  1. Insignia of grade – Worn on the right collar.
  2. SFMC Insignia – Worn on the left collar.
  3. Combadge/Branch Badge – Worn on the left breast below the shoulder piping.
  4. Distinctive items (i.e. – aviator or Mecha wings) – Worn centered above the Combadge, but below the shoulder piping.
  5. Dress gloves – White (when authorized by local commanders).

(Decoration Ribbons, Shoulder Cords, Qualification Badges and exposed belts are NOT authorized for wear on this uniform at any time.)

Class A Dress Uniform: Mess Whites

Class A Uniform: Mess Whites (a.k.a. Salt and Pepper)
This is normally considered the second highest level uniform for purposes of Uniform of the Day planning.

Occasions for Wear:
1. Social functions of a general or official nature after retreat.
2. On other appropriate occasions, as specified by local commanders or as desired. When worn with long sleeves and white gloves, the Mess White Uniform constitutes a formal uniform and corresponds to a civilian tuxedo.

Composition:
The Mess White Uniform is comprised of the White Dress Shirt, the Dress Trousers, the Black four-in-hand Necktie (with long sleeve dress shirt), and accessories and accoutrements as authorized below.

Shirt, Dress White: This is a buttoned white shirt, long or short sleeved, with two buttondown chest pockets and shoulder epaulets. (This is often called an aviator style shirt, and is often worn by security officers and policemen.) The shirt is worn tucked into the trousers, so that the front row of buttons (the Gig Line) lines up with the belt buckle and closure of the pants.

Trousers, Dress:  Are straight legged black dress trousers. A 1-inch wide red blood stripe will be worn on each outside seam of the trouser leg, from the bottom of the waistband to the bottom edge of the trouser leg.

Necktie, Four-In-Hand Black: A conservative black tie, without adornment or design, is worn with the long sleeve shirt. If a tie clasp is used to secure the tie, it must be small, gold in color and plain in style.

Belt: The black web belt is worn with the buckle edge aligned with the shirt and pant closure edges. The buckle is gold for officers, silver for enlisted.

Headgear: Only the beret is authorized for wear with the Mess White Uniform.

Footwear: Dress shoes are worn with the Mess White Uniform.

Insignia & accouterments:
Only the following items are authorized for wear with the Mess White Uniform.

  1. Insignia of grade – Large rank insignia are worn centered on the shoulder boards (see below). The top edge of enlisted rank points towards the neck; officer insignia is centered on the shoulder board, along a line between the neck and point of the shoulder.
  2. SFMC Insignia – Worn on the tip of each collar, centered from the edges and 1/2 inch from the point.
  3. Decoration ribbons, full size – Worn 1/2 inch above and centered on the top edge of the left breast pocket flap.
  4. Combadge/Branch Badge – Worn centered on the left pocket flap.
  5. Distinctive items (i.e. – aviator wings) – Worn centered on the left breast 1/2 inch above ribbons.
  6. Shoulder Boards – Worn on both epaulets. They are 2 inches wide by 5 inches long (shorter lengths may be necessary on some epaulets), and covered with black felt.
  7. Name Tag – A 1 inch long by 3 inch wide engraved plastic nameplate is worn centered on and 1/2 inch above the right breast pocket flap top edge. The name plate has gold or white lettering on a black background, and shows the wearer’s last name only.
  8. Qualification badges – Worn centered on the right breast pocket flap (when authorized by local commanders).
  9. Dress gloves – White (when authorized by local commanders).
  10. Shoulder cord – Worn on right shoulder.

Class A (Female Variant)
Class A Dress Uniform Womens Variant: Mess WhitesThis variant replaces the Dress Trousers with the Dress Skirt, and changes the headgear and footwear to more feminine styles on the Mess Blacks, Dress Blacks and Mess White Uniforms.

Skirt, Dress: This is a plain black skirt with a 1 inch red blood stripe running vertically along the two outer seams, from the bottom of the waistband to the bottom edge of the skirt. It shall be hemmed so the edge falls within a range of 1 inch above to 1 inch below the knee. It can be with or without side hip pockets.

Headgear: The beret may be replaced with a US Navy Women’s Service Hat on the Mess White Uniform. The beret is the only authorized headgear for wear on the Dress Black uniform. No head gear is authorized for wear on the Mess Black Uniform.

Footwear: There are two types of footwear authorized with the Woman’s variant. Plain black pumps and hosiery are worn with the skirt. The pumps should be highly polished, have no bows or decorations, and have heels of 3 inches or less. Stockings or pantyhose should be flesh-toned, without decoration or visible seams. Fishnet, lace, or multicolored hosiery is specifically prohibited. Calf-high black boots are also authorized. Boots will be highly polished, have no decorations, plain toe and have heels of three inches or less. Combat boots are not authorized to be worn with the dress skirt.

Insignia & accouterments: The same items are authorized for wear on the Women’s Variant. The combadge is worn above the ribbons and the other accouterments may be adjusted as necessary for proper fit and image. Women are also authorized to carry a plain black purse with no adornment or decoration.

  Dress Blouse BlackClass A Uniform: Dress Blouse Black

This uniform shares the highest level with the Mess Blacks and Dress Uniform, Original Series for purposes of Uniform of the Day planning and shares the highest level uniform for the purpose of formal dinners. It is available for use by Marines emulating any Star Trek time periods.

Occasions for wear:
1. On duty, as prescribed by local commanders.
2. Off duty, the Dress Black Uniform is normally the prescribed uniform for social functions.
3. On other appropriate occasions, as desired. When worn with white gloves, the Blouse, Dress Black
Uniform constitutes a formal uniform and corresponds to a civilian tuxedo.

Composition:
The Dress Blouse Black Uniform is comprised of the Blouse, Dress Black the Dress Trousers, a Dress Branch of Service (BOS) Tunic or Dickey, and accessories and accoutrement as authorized.

Dress Blouse Black: The Dress Blouse Black is based on a stewards jacket available commercially from several retail sources. It has 6 large buttons as a closure aligned down the center of the
front of the garment. All of these buttons must be secured for the uniform to be
properly worn. It includes a mandarin style standing collar. Epaulets are added
to each shoulder to facilitate the wear of shoulder boards. These may be either
permanently installed or affixed through the use of commercially available hook
and loop (i.e. Velcro) fasteners.

Trousers, Dress: Dress Trousers are low waist, straight legged, without cuffs,
and with side hip pockets. There is a wide range of acceptable materials, every
effort should be made, however, to ensure a uniform look between blouse and
trousers. A 1-inch wide red blood stripe will be worn on each outside seam of
the trouser leg, from the bottom of the waistband to the bottom edge of the
trouser leg. The dress black trousers may be worn bloused with boots, or
unbloused with dress shoes.

Tunic/Dickey, Branch of Service, Dress: Under the jacket a tunic or dickey is
worn. This shall be in the color of the marine’s branch of service (BOS), except
that First Sergeants, Sergeants Major, Unit OICs, and General Staff officers
may wear a white dickey instead of the BOS color.

Belt: The black web belt is worn with the buckle edge aligned with the blouse and pant closure edges. The buckle
is gold for officers, silver for enlisted.

Headgear: Only the beret is authorized for wear with the Dress Blouse Black Uniform.

Footwear: Boots or dress shoes may be worn with the Dress Blouse Black Uniform.

Insignia & Accoutrement: Only the following items are authorized for wear with the Dress Blouse Black Uniform:
1. Decoration ribbons (7.3.12) – to be worn centered on the left breast area.
2. Branch Devices (Type A Insignia) (7.3.1) – to be worn 1/2 inch above and centered to the SFMC Ribbon Rack.
3. Combadge/Branch Badge (7.3.11.2) – Worn 1/2 inch below and centered to the SFMC Ribbon Rack.
4. Campaign Ribbons (Type D Insignia) (7.3.4) – to be worn centered on the right breast area.
5. Qualification Badges (Type B Insignia) (7.3.2) – to be worn 1/2 inch above and centered to the Campaign Ribbons (if worn).
6. Command College Qualification Badges (Type C Insignia) (7.3.3) – to be worn 1/2 inch below and centered to the Campaign Ribbons (if worn).
7. SFMC Insignia (Collar Brass) (7.3.5.1) – to be worn on the ends of the collar, left and right. If old style collar brass is to be worn, the points on the anchors should be aligned pointed toward the gig line.
8. Shoulder Cord (7.3.7) – the SFMC Shoulder Cord with authorized attachments (if any) is to be worn on the right shoulder.
9. Dress gloves (7.3.11.71) – White (when authorized by loacal commanders).
10. Insignia of Grade, Shoulder Baords (7.3.10.4 or 7.3.10.5) – worn as Shoulder Baords.