Unlike the dress cap, which may be worn with several dress-uniform variations including the evening mess, the Marine Corps' service cap or cover is authorized for wear only with the Service Uniform. The version of the service cap worn by General Officers is instantly recognizable because of the two stems of oak leaves rendered in brilliant gold bullion on the visor. While the bright gold color of the bullion spawned the nickname “scrambled eggs” for the visor ornamentation, the oak leaf stems clusters, including their leaves and acorns, are remarkably well-defined.

A closer inspection of the two stems reveals what appears to be an ornate knot or bow, which one Marine Corps uniform manual from years gone by describes as a “stem to be intersected by an obtuse angle, from each end of which shall issue a narrow cord, to pass upward through the space between stem and angle and form three small loops.”

Embroidered atop the crown is the quatrefoil, the ornate cross-shaped design worn on officers’ headgear since 1859. Our service cap for USMC General Officers also ships with a subdued EGA (Eagle, Globe, and Anchor) insignia already mounted to the front of the cap.

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