Posted on Dec 17, 2014
SFC Michael Jackson, MBA
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the closest I seen to a standard uniform for the Armed Forces was the multicam uniform when I was in Kandahar, and Air Force all wearing the uniform at one point with few deviations. Would do feel about this?
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SSG Scott Grandy
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I support it. I think a common field uniform, as when we had the BDUs, would be the best thing. One Country, one uniform. I have no problem with keeping service specific dress uniforms, but think when deployed, one should see a specific uniform and know that person represents the US.

Just my 2 cents.
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Sgt Bob Price
Sgt Bob Price
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LT Mary DeLashmit - Been in the US Army and Marine Corps, and you are WRONG. The utility uniform should not be worn out in public, it's a working uniform. The appropriate service A,B,C uniform for the occasion is what's appropriate. I even saw a couple of soldiers that thought it appropriate to show up at a Marine killed in Iraq's funeral in cammies. All the Marines present were in Blues or Service alpha's, as was appropriate.
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PFC Charles Sanders
PFC Charles Sanders
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This is a perfectly logical and reasonable opinion. Therefore it must be wrong...
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CW4 James Hirt
CW4 James Hirt
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Yes. We've had them before - fatigues and BDUs. No reason all forces shouldn't wear the same field uniform.
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Paul Crossgrove
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" Sgt Bob Price
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LT Mary DeLashmit - Been in the US Army and Marine Corps, and you are WRONG. The utility uniform should not be worn out in public, it's a working uniform. The ap…[See More]

Healthcare personnel wear their 'uniforms' in 'public' as do police people, city maintenance workers and more. Why is there such a problem with US military personnel. Something stupid?
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For Utility Uniform, Combat Uniform, Battle Uniform, Diggies, Multi-Cams, whatever you want to call it, my answer is yes 100%.

I feel that each service could maintain their own Branch Tapes and Rank insignia. But I would place rank insignia in same location on each uniform.

This would facilitate a few things:
1. Highest quality uniform could finally be obtained
2. Each service would not be spending ridiculous amounts of their budget to research the better option.
3. SMs would be able to obtain uniforms no matter where they were in the world, because uniform shops would only need to carry the one uniform.
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SSG John Eroh
SSG John Eroh
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PO1 William Van Syckle - The Air Farce (got that from AF officers) came out of the Army Signal Corps, as did the US Weather Service. Airplane #1 was at hanger #1 at Ft. Monmouth, NJ, which was the Home of the Signal Corps before they moved it all down to Ft. Gordon, GA.
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Sgt Al Thompson - no worries. I spent 8 years in the Corps and get it. I have also deployed to shitholes as an Air Force cop and went digging thru amnesty boxes to find uniform pieces for Marines that were screwed because they were now walking around in literal tatters and couldn’t get crap for their uniforms because the base didn’t have USMC stuff.
You entirely missed what I said which is to finally get a uniform that is well made and available wherever we go. Marines will say Marines on them etc. This would be for “cammies “ not Blues.
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Sgt Bob Price
Sgt Bob Price
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But the majority of Marines are in the field with other Marines and wearing a uniform that was developed with the primary focus on functionality and effectiveness. Buttons not velcro, etc. Once the larger services get to have an input on the universal uniform it will lose it's focus as a fighting uniform, too many other needs they have to placate, too many compromises that have to be made, then you end up with the ACU.
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LCpl Roy McMillan
LCpl Roy McMillan
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While your point of not spending monies researching better equipment, you lose a lot. It will be left to some bureaucrat wannabe politician General on the Joint Chiefs making the decision for all. He will take a kickback from some off-shore mfg with a front company in the US. And the government will overpay even more, because No One Else is shopping and comparing.
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It would be pretty funny seeing a bunch of bushes and vegetation running around on the deck of a ship.
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SPC Mark Willis
SPC Mark Willis
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This made me laugh out loud! Love it!
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LTJG Richard Bruce
LTJG Richard Bruce
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I had a special grease shirt when I checked the gun mount. We used different color greases to ensure fittings were fully lubed. As Dept Head, I became camouflaged as a real sailor.
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I've always thought camo on a ship was pointless anyway. If folks blend in with the ship, what tactical advantage is there? Granted, I understand that Navy uniforms are better suited for the dirt and grime that comes with the job, but the coveralls seemed a better option for that. When you deploy, wear the uniform that suits the job. When you are at home station, there is no point in a service specific camo uniform.
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CSM William Payne
CSM William Payne
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Somebody from th Navy please enlighten me on the rational of wearing camouflage uniforms on a ship, especially blue uniforms that make it all if not impossible to find a Sailor that goes overboard.
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