Friday, May 17, 2013

US President Obama breaks rules by asking U.S. Marine to hold an umbrella while in uniform

Well US president is a strong man and is also the commander in chief - but despite his power and appointment he cannot ask a marine in uniform to hold an umbrella for him unless explicit permission from the marines' commandant is sought.

But despite this, Obama asked the marines on duty to hold umbrella for him and for the visiting Turkish premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Rose Garden of the White House - much to the chagrin of a put-upon U.S. Marine.

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It may be added that the Marine Corp Manual, which is the bible for all soldiers serving, specifically states that a soldier's uniform dress code does not allow the carrying of an umbrella and 'no officer or official shall issue instructions which conflict with, alter, or amend any provision without the approval of the Commandant of the Marine Corps.'

While male members are explicitly told NOT to carry an umbrella, female Marines 'may carry an all-black, plain standard or collapsible umbrella at their option during inclement weather with the service and dress uniforms. It will be carried in the left hand so that the hand salute can be properly rendered.'

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Read more about it at: Mail Online
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