Common Threads Marine Corps
The U.S. Marine Corps is the nation's expeditionary force in readiness, participating in every U.S. war since the Corps' founding on Nov. 10, 1775. Marine Corps uniforms and equipment have evolved to fit the needs and mission of each Marine and every deployment, perpetually increasing warfighters' survivability, mobility and lethality.
Scroll the interactive display to see how the uniform has changed over time.
Disclaimer: Over the years, styles, environments, technology and missions changed. In an attempt to simplify those complex details, we are featuring only enlisted combat uniforms and their regulation equipment.