I say no we should not mix and match uniforms because it looks horrible and it does not look like a you are a team. Even though that is my personal view, old soldier ways. I had a 1SG that implemented that idea for PT and it shocked me that he allowed that. So when in Rome.... I just feel like when certain things began to get out of order, other things will follow. That falls with discipline.
I feel like i'm going to pass out wearing my gas mask, I feel tired when I have to be at work at 0530, I wanna stop when we go for long "A" runs, boots swell my feet, I wanna take my ACU shirt off when it hot ( Texas, Oklahoma, Georgia), the beret given me headaches... These are all things we have to do and can get altered due to my needs. But if it is truly not putting me in harms way, why not continue tradition and train soldiers to be discipline.
Every thing is blamed on the NCO because the soldier falls short. I believe it is because we continue to let tradition die to accommodate comfort, discipline is the main tradition.
I'll stop I was about get on my old wooden soap box, just old soldier ways and up bringing. But it worked lol.