Army Greens Uniform
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The green service uniform has finally been laid to rest after 61 years of approved wear, the vast majority of that stretch as the service uniform that defined the Army. But then the Army wanted a sharp, classic and dignified look to distinguish soldiers in a postwar era. The jacket featured four buttons, matching pants, light gray undershirt and black tie in contrast with the khaki undershirt and tie in the Marine Corps' green service uniform. The green uniform experienced only minor alterations since; from Vietnam to the early years of Iraq and Afghanistan, it served as the primary dress uniform. Exception: due to a shortage of blue cloth, the Army issued gray uniforms as a substitute to some soldiers from ; West Point Cadets also adopted the gray coats in that time and still wear the color today. But in the Army introduced olive drab and khaki service uniforms.
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It is worn in most workday situations in which business dress would be called for, while the Army Combat Uniform is used in combat situations. It can be worn at most public and official functions. The blue ASU was adopted for optional wear in It was issued to new soldiers starting in the fall of , and must be worn army-wide after 1 October The ASU is replacing two uniforms already in use — the "army green" service uniform and the "army white" service uniform. It will be based on the current dress uniform known as the "dress blue" uniform. It has its roots in the "army blue" uniform, which dates back to the Revolutionary War , in which the Continental Army outfitted its soldiers in blue to distinguish them from the red uniform coats of the British Army. It also recalls the Civil War Union Army 's blue uniforms.
For more questions regarding uniform policy, please contact the Army G For more questions regarding uniform policy, contact Army G This uniform is one of the most admired and recognizable uniforms in the Army's history. The reintroduction of this uniform is meant to inspire trust and confidence in our Soldiers' professionalism and readiness. The uniform will be tailored for each individual Soldier. Female Soldiers, however, will have the option to wear versions with a skirt or pants, and will also have additional shoe options. The Army is currently the only service that does not have a uniform for everyday business environments. The Green uniform will become the everyday service uniform for all Soldiers; the current Army Service Uniform will return to a more formal dress uniform role.