“According to officials, this was an oversight and the Marine Corps plans to fix this to ensure female enlisted service members receive an annualized standard cash clothing allowance for dress pumps,” the report says.
The findings also prompted the three other military branches to review their policies.
“Beginning in fiscal year 2021, enlisted [Marine] males will no longer receive an annualized standard cash clothing replacement allowance for underwear, according to the officials,” the independent watchdog agency stated in its report. “Currently, males receive an annualized standard cash clothing replacement allowance for their underwear, but females do not.”
Women in the Marines will now receive an additional replacement allowance in addition to the current $50 one-time allotment, according to the report.