(CNN)All Marines currently have the correct in contact umbrellas, for the primary time in their quite 200-year history.
Prior to the recent updates in uniform laws, ladies within the Marines were allowed to use umbrellas, however the boys weren’t. That rule changes currently.
Umbrellas weren’t allowed partially thanks to their hindrance in saluting. The rule for ladies stipulated that umbrellas — that had to be all-black — should be carried within the mitt “so that the hand salute may be properly rendered,” the laws state.
That half is not dynamical. the little umbrellas can still have to be compelled to be all black and carried in their mitt to permit for a correct salute.
Marines carrying umbrellas has been a scarce sight.
In 2013, 2 command umbrellas higher than then-President Barack Obama and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, as storm clouds unleashed a shower of rain on the 2 leaders.
Speaking to CNN at the time of the incident, Marine Corps spokesperson Capt. Greg Wolf known as the incident “extremely rare,” solely happening as a result of the President required it.
The umbrella rule is not the only 1 that is dynamical. The Marines will currently permit ladies to wear silver stud earrings.