The USMC CIF gear list has become increasingly hard to find online. There are a lot of phony websites out there with bad, or outdated information. The previous official site doesn’t work half the time and it can be difficult to navigate.
I’m going to demystify finding CIF gear list/IIF gear list information and receipts.
What does CIF Stand for? What about IIF?
The Consolidate Issue Facility (CIF) is the old name for the place that you go to for Marine Corps issued gear.
The name CIF has been replaced by the Individual Issue Facility, or IFF.
The terms will be used interchangeably in order to make this article more easily searched for online.
UMSC CIF Gear List Website/IIF Website
The site that always pops up at the top of the search results is
http://www.usmciif.com which IS NOT AN OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT WEBSITE. The site can be misleading because there is an option to create an account and sign-in.
The official USMC CIF gear list website is https://www.usmccif.com/. Notice the https and it has CIF in the url, not IIF. The website is only accessible through Internet Explorer and will require you to login with a CAC. You can purchase a CAC reader for personal use if you’d like access from home which is also helpful when checking emails.
BUT WAIT! Read on and you’ll see there’s an even newer website.
Finding Your Marine Corps CIF Gear Issue/IFF Gear Issue
Put in a first name, last name, and EDIPI.
A lucky few will find that this still works. Using the usmccif.com website is preferred if possible since the gear receipt includes images.
Find Your CIF Gear Receipt/IIF Gear Receipt at the New Website
The OFFICIAL NEW WEBSITE IS:
Similarly to the old website, you will need to use Internet Explorer and have access to a CAC reader.
Here is what the gear receipt will look like. It includes the name of the item, NIIN, and price.