It's been a really long time, but I could swear I remember my hubs having to wear chucks to duty once when he was with 2/7. Like maybe when he was standing duty at hq. I really have no idea why, but I think I remember that happening once.
Silly girl...are you referring to Chuck Taylor tennis shoes?? She's referring to the dress uniform, charlies.
My husband has been at commands where they do that either because they have a gung ho new guy with some pull, or because collectively they've been "nasty" so it's like a punishment. Maybe that's what's happening?
I actually asked my hubby, while he thinks actually wearing them can be a hinderance if anything actually happens on duty, the reason is because they want them in a different uniform from everyone else so they stick out more. They do cammies for weekend duty though.
My hubby's old unit 1/5 started wearing Charlies on duty, during the work time. It depends on what the command wants, but its not a must by marine corp order or anything. If the command says wear them, then he has too.