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8 Point Caps

The utility cover also known as the utility cap or eight pointed cover is the United States Marine Corps cap, worn with their utility uniform. It is an eight-pointed hat, with a visor similar to a baseball cap. It is worn blocked, that is, creased and peaked, for a sharper appearance. During recruit training, Marine recruits are instructed in the proper method of wearing the utility cover. The proper manner to wear the utility cover is with the bill facing forward on the wearer's head and with the cover being aligned with the head, not leaning to one side, and worn so as to appear horizontal from the side, not at an angle as a baseball cap is sometimes worn. The globe and anchor is the official emblem of the United States Marine Corps. 8 point caps are great for general wear, military wear, USMC wear, and much more. The utility cover was first issued in World War II, with the herringbone twill utility uniform issued in 1943. It was based on a US Army field cap design during World War II, marines nicknamed it the raider cap from its use by the marine raiders.