"We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress & the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution."
- Abraham Lincoln
MCO P1020.34F of the Marine Corps Uniform Regulations chapter 3, section 3035.
females are authorized to carry plain black umbrellas ..in inclement weather... in their left hand... only in dress or service uniforms ( no carry allowed in utility uniforms. or while in formation)
while not specifically banned, male Marines are not authorized to carry umbrellas at all... which means they ain't allowed to carry them while in uniform.
note, i have no problem with the Marines holding the umbrellas for Obama
if it rains, male Marines are authorized to get out of the rain , circumstances permitting.... or get wet.... both are acceptable.
"getting wet"was the option I was most availed to... "getting wet" is what generally happened when it rained.
hell, i've called Battalion humps just because it was going to rain.. nothing quite like a nice brisk walk in the rain with a 1000 Marines.. it's invigorating.. it builds character.
the longest unit hump I was ever involved with is 41 miles.... I wish I was there for the 150-miler, I bet that was a ballbuster.. ( it was a bit before my time.. I didn't enlist til '69)
I've served with 1/1 and 1/7.. never with the Fighting Fifth ,though