Prior to the recent updates in uniform regulations, women in the Marines were allowed to use umbrellas, but the men were not. That rule changes now.
That part isn’t changing. The small umbrellas will still have to be all black and carried in their left hand to allow for a proper salute.
Marines carrying umbrellas has been a scarce sight.
In 2013, two held umbrellas above then-President Barack Obama and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, as storm clouds unleashed a shower of rain on the two leaders.
The umbrella rule isn’t the only one that’s changing. The Marines will also now allow women to wear silver stud earrings.