County of Marin Health and Human Services

Uniform Specifications (MMRC)

The Marin Medical Reserve Corps volunteers have established a uniform while participating in MMRC events. The wearing of uniforms by unit volunteers serves several purposes:

  • Clearly identifies volunteers as official members of the Marin Medical Reserve Corps.
  • Provides unit volunteers with durable work or appropriate dress garments.
  • Enhances esprit de corps of unit volunteers and facilitates a professional appearance.
  • Establishes a “visual link” between the Marin Medical Reserve Corps and any other agency participating in an event.

Class B BDU ShirtClass B Khaki BDU PantsClass C Red T-shirt (front)Class C Red T-shirt (back)Class C Black BDU PantsRain JacketRain PantsOrange Jacket, FrontOrange Jacket, BackClass A FrontClass A RightClass A Left

The official Marin Medical Reserve Corps uniforms are divided into the following tiers:

Class A – Dress Uniform worn when formal attire appropriate

Class B - Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) can be worn at community events or training

Class C – Work Uniform – can be worn at meetings or training sessions

Uniform of the Day at MMRC events shall be determined by Program Manager.

Team members shall wear MMRC Uniform only at Corps sponsored events. If an establishment sells alcohol and food, members may wear MMRC uniforms if their activities in the establishment center on eating. At no time should MMRC volunteers be observed drinking alcohol or be in establishments that primarily sell alcohol.

It is required that ID Badges be worn while conducting any business at MMRC Office.

Class A – Dress Uniform
Marin Medical Reserve Corps volunteers shall wear their Dress Uniform when as determined by the Program Manager. Specifications for the Dress Uniform are to be determined

Class B – Battle Dress Uniform (BDU)
Marin Medical Reserve Corps volunteers shall purchase Khaki Battle Dress Uniforms (BDUs). Current Vendor for MMRC uniforms is Galls Uniform Company in San Francisco. BDU uniforms, name tape, reversed American flag, U.S. MRC Tape, medical caduceus and Marin Medical Reserve Corps patch can be purchased on-line at Galls.

  1. Uniform specifications are as follows:
    1. Shirt - Galls BDU 4 pocket shirt. Item #SH-109. Color: Khaki
      Note: BDU shirts shall be worn buttoned
    2. T-shirt -The red MMRC T-shirt shall be worn as the undergarment when wearing the khaki BDU’s.
    3. Pants - Galls BDU 6 pocket pants. Item #TR-076. Color: Khaki.
      (pants should be worn bloused or tucked into the tops of the boots).
    4. Belt - Galls BDU Belt. Item #BH-349. Color: Desert Tan
    5. Socks – Color: black and appropriate for weather.
    6. Shoes/Boots - Black polishable shoes or boots with 8” rise, leather or synthetic leather; round toed only; zipper, composite toe acceptable.
    7. Cap – Black, MMRC (available from MMRC Office).
  2. Patches/Name tapes are to be attached as follows (notify Galls when ordering if you would like them to attach the patches at no charge):
    1. The name tape* shall be placed immediately above and parallel to the top edge of the right breast pocket of the shirt and immediately above and parallel to the top edge of the left hip pocket on the pants. Name tape is 1 inch wide and 4 ½ inches long. The tape extends to the width of the pocket edge, but not beyond it. The name tape is khaki with black block letters. It shall contain the last name of the member. In addition to the last name, skill set of up to three letters will be identified by the appropriate acronym (e.g. MD, DDS, RN, PA, NP, EMT, MFT, etc.)
    2. The Medical Caduceus patch shall be worn below the name tape, centered on the pocket as measured from the bottom of the pocket flap to the bottom of the pocket. Note: DO NOT sew the pocket closed.
    3. The Marin Medical Reserve Corps patch will be worn on the left shoulder sleeve located 1 inch below the shoulder seam and centered across the seam
    4. The U.S. MRC tape shall be worn immediately above and parallel to the top edge of the left breast pocket. This patch is 1 inch wide, 4 ½ long strip of cloth similar to the name tape. The tape extends to each pocket edge, but not beyond it. This tape is khaki and shall contain the phrase “U.S. MRC” in black block letters.
    5. The National Medical Reserve Corps Logo patch shall be worn below the U.S. MRC tape, centered on the pocket as measured from the bottom of the pocket flap to the bottom of the pocket.
      Note: DO NOT sew the pocket closed.
    6. The American Flag patch shall be a “reverse” 2 x 3 inch colored patch. The American flag (Galls #UA-156) is sewn on the right sleeve approximately 1 inch below the seam at the top of the shoulder. Order the “reverse” flag, not the “subdued” flag.
  3. Insignia for the BDU shirt shall be worn as follows:
    1. Skill pin will be worn on the left collar, 1” over, 1” up, centered, with tip pointing down to collar point.
      • Caduceus pin – worn by all MMRC members except
      • Caduceus with “N” pin – worn by RN
    1. Rank and/or Chaplin pin will be worn on the right collar. See Program Manager or branch director for specific placement of pins.
    2. Instructor pin will be worn above right pocket, centered over name tape.
    3. Recognition pin – will be worn above right pocket centered over name tape.
    4. H1N1 pin shall be worn on the right pocket flap, middle of outside corner
    5. Military service ribbons can be worn above left pocket above U.S. MRC tape
    6. ID Badge issued by MMRC office shall be worn on a lanyard or clipped onto the collar.

Class C – Work Uniform (Standard)
Marin Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers shall purchase the following for their work uniform.

  1. Uniform specifications are as follows:
    1. Shirt – Red T-shirt (available through MMRC office).
    2. Pants – Galls BDU 6 pocket pants. Item #TR-076. Color: black (pants shall be worn bloused or tucked into the tops of the shoes).
    3. Belt – Galls BDU Belt Item #BH-349. Color: black
    4. Socks – Color: black and appropriate for weather
    5. Shoes/Boots - Black polishable shoes or boots with 8” rise, leather or synthetic leather; round toed only; zipper, composite toe acceptable.
    6. Cap – Black with MMRC logo (available from MMRC Office).
  2. Patches/Name tapes are to be attached as follows (notify Galls when ordering if you would like them to attach the patches at no charge):
    1. The name tape* for the black BDU pants shall be placed immediately above and parallel to the top edge of the left hip pocket. Name tape is 1 inch wide and 4 ½ inches long. The tape extends to the width of the pocket edge but not beyond it. The name tape is black with white block letters. It shall contain the last name of the unit member. In addition to the last name, skill set of up to three letters will be identified by the appropriate acronym (i.e MD, DDS, RN, PA, NP, EMT, MFT, etc.).
    2. ID Badge issued by MMRC office shall be worn on a lanyard or clipped onto the collar.

*Note: Name tape is limited to no more than 15 spaces

Class C – Work Uniform (Instructor)
Same as above except with red V-neck polo shirt with buttons (available from MMRC Office).

Optional Clothing
Jacket – Orange – Ansi III and OSHA compliant with reflective tape. Marin Medical Reserve Corps patch will be worn on the left shoulder sleeve located 1 inch below the shoulder seam and centered across the seam (available at MMRC Office)

  1. Shirt – Black crew-neck or mock turtleneck, long sleeved T-shirt may be worn under the red T-shirt (available at Galls or other supplier)
  2. Gloves – Black
  3. Hat – Beanie Cap Item #CP91
  4. Thermal Underwear – preference of member
  5. Rain Gear - Hi vis green jacket with hood and plack pants (avalble from frogg toggs)

The clothing items listed above are available from either Galls in San Francisco or the MMRC office as listed. Purchasing clothing with logos will require MMRC ID and authorization from the Program Manager, who will be contacted by Galls for verification of your status with MMRC prior to filling the order.