“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.'”

“Indeed, male Marines are informed never to carry an umbrella from the earliest phases of training.”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2325893/President-Obama-makes-U-S-Marine-break-rules-does-look-happy-it.html

On a side note: Sarah Palin praises the President for “finally calling in the Marines” even if it was just to keep him dry!

“glad you finally called in the Marines… shame it was just to hold your umbrella.” https://www.facebook.com/sarahpalin/posts/10151616666133588