The United States Marine Corps Commandant’s Dress Cap is far and away the most expensive piece of headgear we carry here at The Salute Uniforms, and it only takes one close look to see the reason why: the intricately crafted ornamentation using lustrous gold bullion found on the crown’s braid band. The level of detail on the braid is truly breathtaking, and the length of the ornamentation easily exceeds the minimum of covering the “front half” of the braid band.

USMC regulations authorize this type or ornamentation only for the dress caps worn by current and past Commandants of the Marine Corps. The Commandant is also a de facto member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, however, and it appears that this position is also recognized with the extra gold ornamentation. In a photograph of USMC Commandant Michael Hagee, USMC General Peter Pace, and George Bush taken in 2006, Commandant Hagee and General Pace—serving on the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the time—are both wearing a Marine Corps Dress Cap with this eye-catching hatband.

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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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