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Uniform Packages

NOTE: The following services are only available to Marine Corps Commands, Bases, museums, and agencies associated with the Marine Corps.

Material History (Reproduction Marine Corps Uniforms) Educational Packages and Support

As stated, the USMC Historical Company is a not-for-profit educational corporation established to support the United States Marine Corps, and Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. Our first and foremost job is education. The research and reproduction of the material aspects of Marine Corps history helps provide usable tools to tell the Corps’ story.

Providing the material support for our educational programs demands continuous development, and creation of museum quality reproductions of Marine Corps historical uniforms and equipment. However we are not a dealer, nor is it our intention or desire to become a retail supplier of uniforms. Nevertheless, with the Marine Corps Museum Division no longer supplying “Pageant” uniforms and no other agency actively focused on this type of development, we have attempted to fill the void. By default, we have become the principle organization dealing with the research and teaching of the Corps’ materiel history, and development of historic reproduction Marine Corps uniforms. Due to continuous requests from throughout the Marine Corps to replace existing pageant uniforms and/or obtain exhibit materials, we have compiled and supplied sets of historic educational uniform packages to bases, commands, and museums throughout the Corps. We provide this service as a courtesy, and offer it only to Marine Corps Commands, Bases, museums, and agencies associated with the Corps. Since this is not our primary mission we review requests, and our ability to meet them, on a case by case basis depending on available time and resources.

To date we have supplied educational packages and uniforms to the National Museum of the Marine Corps, the President’s Own Marine Band, and Marine Corps Bases and Commands around the world, such as MCB Camp Lejeune, MCB Camp Pendlton, Marine Forces Korea, and MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, just to name a few. Although many commands purchase these uniforms primarily for use during the Marine Corps Birthday, they and the accompanying historical information, are intended as educational tools and can be used for exhibits and PMEs throughout the year.

Each educational package is custom tailored to the requesting agency. The package includes a book covering the complete historical background of the uniform(s) and the era they represent, a complete description of each uniform and its components, photographs and description of how to wear each uniform, and training material on the history and proper handling and use of associated weapons and equipment. The uniform items included in these packages are highly authentic reproductions of period Marine Corps clothing and equipment. They are usable historically accurate uniforms faithful to the originals, not costumes, nor will we lower our quality to produce costume grade items. Each uniform is made for practical wear but is correct enough to use in museum exhibits.

The following is a list of the most commonly requested uniforms. Each are usable historically accurate and documented uniforms made with the same durability and construction of the originals. Each is functional and made for wear.


  1. The American Revolution : Continental Marine Regulation Dress
  2. The Barbary War, Tripoli: Marine 1798 Regulation Dress
  3. The War of 1812: Marine 1805/11 Service Dress
  4. Seminole Wars, Florida: M1833 Service Dress
  5. The Mexican War: Marine M1839 Fatigue Dress
  6. The American Civil War: Marine M1859 Undress
  7. Spanish-American War: Marine M1892 Undress
  8. Philippine Insurrection: Marine 1898 Fatigue (Tropical Field Service) Dress
  9. World War One: Marine M1917 Winter Service (field)
  10. Banana Wars: Marine M1926 Summer Service (field)
  11. World War Two, 1942-Guadalcanal: Marine M1941 utility uniform and equipment
  12. World War Two: USMC Women’s Reserve, M1943 Summer Service
  13. World War Two, 1943-Tarawa: Marine, M1942 camouflage utility uniform and equipment
  14. Korean War: Marine, M1941 (44 modified) utility uniform and cold weather gear
  15. Vietnam War: M1965 Jungle utility uniform and M19565/62 Marine ‘782’ gear

Photographs and listings of the component items that make up each uniform can be viewed on subsequent pages.

We have developed many other uniforms from the various historical eras for our own programming, including many full dress uniforms, and we are continually developing and adding further uniforms and equipment to our inventory. If there is something special that you would like to include in your Package that is not listed above please inquire. We have custom developed several “one of a kinds” for various commands and museums. However research and development of prototypes, construction time, and material costs and availability will be definite contributing factors in delivery time and expense.

Costs for the packages is calculated on a case by case basis, taking into account several factors. To fill requests requires us to divert time and resources from our primary program development and presentation mission. Extensive time must be spent by our limited staff to develop and procure / produce, assemble, package and deliver the uniform components and information. The majority of the items are custom made in house and normally it takes a minimum of 8 months to compile and assemble complete packages. These are museum quality restrikes, not costume items and are extremely labor intensive to put together.

Below are examples of the uniforms that we have created:

If you are interested in obtaining any of these uniform Educational Packages please contact the Directors office at di************@ao*.com">di************@ao*.com, or call (301) 662-3141 for details and information on prices and procurement.

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1740, Goochs Marines

1776, Continental Marine Officer

1776 Continental Marine Sargeant

Maryland State Marine

1780, Continental Marine

1798, first US Marine

1812, Private of Marines, 1805 Service Dress

1812, Sergeant of Marines, 1805 Service Dress

1836, Pvt. of Marines, 1833 Fatigue Dress

1836, Pvt. of Marines, 1834 Service Dress

1847, Pvt. of Marines, 1840 Full Dress

1848, Sgt of Marines, 1840 Fatigue Dress

1861, 1stLt. of Marines, M1859 Undress

1861, 1stSgt of Marines, 1859 Undress

1862, Pvt of Marines, M1859 Full Dress

1864, Pvt of Marines, M1859 Undress

1876, Pvt of Marines, M1875 Full Dress

1898, Sgt of Marines, M1892 Full Dress

1900,1st Sgt of Marines, M1892 Undress, China

1901, Pvts of Marines, 1899 Campaign Dress, Philippines

1913, GySgt of Marines, M1912 Summer Service

1917, GySgt of Marines, 1912 Full Dress

1917, GySgt of Marines, M1917 Winter Service, Garrison

1918, Womens Marine Aux

1918, GySgt of Marines, M1917 Winter Service, France

1918, Marine Officer, M1912 Winter Service, France

1918, Pvt of Marines, M1917 Winter Service, Chau-Chat gunner, France

1927, Pvt of Marines, M1926 Summer Service, Haiti

1927, Sgt of Marines, M1926 Summer Service, Nicaragua

1941, Cpl of Marines, M1937 Marine Winter Service

1943, Marine Aviator, Pacific

1943, NCO of Marines, M1942 Marine Camo Utilities, Pacific

1944, Plt Ldr of Marines, M1941 HBT Utilities, Pacific

1944, Womens Marine Reserves, M1943 Summer Service

1950, Cpl of Marines, M1947 Cold Weather gear, Chosin

1952, GySgt of Marines, M1947 Full Dress

1952, Marine Aviator, Korea

1968, LCpl of Marines, M65 Jungle Utilities, M79 gunner, Vietnam

1968, Sgt of Marines, M65 Jungle Utilities, Vietnam

1970, Marine Helo Crewman, Vietnam

1970, Woman Marine, M1962 Summer Service

1983, SSgt of Marines, M1978 ERDL Utilities, Grenada

1991, LCpl of Marines, Choc-Chip Desert BDUs, Desert Storm

2001, PFC of Marines, Tri-color BDUs, SAW gunner, Afganistan

2003, GySgt of Marines, M2000 MarPat Utilities, Iraq

2014, Modern Marine Aviator

2016, Modern Marine, Desert Frog Skins