The Marine Corps authorizes enlisted personnel to wear a service stripe on both sleeves of the Blue Dress and Service uniform coats for every four years of Federal service they have accumulated. Service is not limited to time spent in the Marine Corps, but rather includes Active and Reserve duty in the Marines, Navy, Coast Guard, Army and Air Force; some service in the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service and U.S. National Geodetic Survey (a component of the NOAA). Only an enlisted Marine with 28 to 31 years of Federal service could be authorized to wear this seven-stripe set.

Use the selection boxes to the right to specify the appropriate size (large for males, small for female) and colors of the stripes. For Blue Dress coats, gold stripes on a red background are used and the stripes are tilted to a 30-degree angle in relation to the bottom the sleeve before the lowermost scarlet point meets the point of the cuff piping. Green stripes on  a gold background are worn on the Green Service coat, similarly tilted to a 30-degree angle and then placed so that the bottom scarlet edge is centered 1/2” above the stitched cuff point.

Customers who purchased this set of seven USMC service stripes in the past often visited our Web pages for these associated items:

  • USMC Blue Dress Coat (Male)
  • USMC Blue Dress Coat (Female)*
  • USMC Service Coat (Male)
  • USMC Service Coat (Female)
* New version with Mandarin collar

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As a certified manufacturer of uniforms and insignia, The Salute Uniforms considers it a privilege to provide the members of our nation’s military services with superior-quality apparel and accoutrements. We guarantee that every product we offer is made in the USA and meets or surpasses Mil-Spec standards. Browse our online catalog and discover how our tradition of excellence and commitment to innovation makes us your best source for military uniforms, insignias, medals, and accessories.


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