Marine Corps Systems Command has confirmed that improvements to all three covers for female Marines are underway to achieve better design, comfort and maintainability.
The improved garrison cap will feature foam interfacing for increased stability and durability, as well as a more streamlined silhouette.
Both the new service and dress covers will consist of a frame with a sewn on cover. The service cover will be constructed from green polyester and wool gabardine cloth. The dress cover will be constructed from a polyester stretch knit with a topcoat that is easier to clean and maintain then the current.
There will be four versions of the service and dress covers; enlisted and company grade, field grade and general officers covers. The color of the buttons, chin strap, and eagle, globe and anchor emblem, as well as the use of the quatrefoil and embroidery on the visor, varies depending on the version.
Although the design is still being finalized, Marines should expect to see the new covers available for purchase in fiscal year 2012.