Chapter 7, para 7000.2 of MCO P1020.34g states the following: “Special organizational clothing such as coveralls, cold weather clothing, desert clothing (with exception of desert combat utility uniforms), aviation clothing and equipment, NBC defense protective clothing and physical training clothing will be worn when and as prescribed by the commander.”
For the purpose of this guidebook, the decision authority for the wear of organizational clothing/equipment detailed in this guidebook is the first General Officer in the unit’s chain of command. Many of the items included in this guide are considered Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). These items have been tested and approved by the Marine Corps. Refer to Pages 6 and 7 for MARADMIN 262/07; MARINE CORPS POLICY ON THE WEAR AND PURCHASE OF BODY ARMOR AND PERSONAL
PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE).