Armor Protection Levels
The Marine Corps recognizes the operational requirement to move away from the one-size-fits-all approach in dealing with ballistic protection.
The following levels are established. They apply to all Marine Corps-issued body armor sets, including, but not limited to MTV, OTV, PC and FSBE.
- Level 0: No Body Armor
- Level 1: Vest or Plate Carrier w/ Soft Armor Only
- Level 2: Vest or Plate Carrier w/ Front & Back Hard Armor Plates
- Level 3: Vest or Plate Carrier w/ Front, Back & Side Hard Armor Plates