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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Paul Crossgrove
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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 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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MGySgt Bill Wood
MGySgt Bill Wood
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No. I want to know who I’m dealing with at a glance. Different branches do things differently. Remember Desert One? Good intentions. Bad execution.
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SSgt Earl Barrett
SSgt Earl Barrett
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Perfectly logical, and common sense. Procurement and cost overruns would be eliminated.
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Sgt Al Belisario
Sgt Al Belisario
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I believe the deciding factor should not be uniformity but mission. If there is one uniform design and pattern that can support the mission of the troops wearing it, great, if not, then uniformity and cost should not be the driving factor.
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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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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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PFC Pamala (Hall) Foster
PFC Pamala (Hall) Foster
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I say SAME style of Combat uniform, but Navy on ship-Blue to stay more concealed at sea. Green for Combat and work in a foliage and sand color for desert. The object is to stay hidden much as possible. Dress needs to remain Service Specific. Each of us are known for a unique characteristic, so make it easy on the wallet of our Men and Women. Stop with changes every so many months (Army, I am talking to you) cause the changes are bankrupting the SM. I am a veteran, but come on...use the brains you have and think.
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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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PO1 Jeffrey Pennala
PO1 Jeffrey Pennala
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Blue camos for the Navy is just change for change sake. The biggest threat on a ship is fire. I am not so sure the materials that are used are the best choice to resist fire.
They also have way too many cargo pockets and flaps of material that can snag on things, everything is crammed close together on a ship, coming to general quarters I can see folks getting hung up on hatch dogs and valve handles. Before politicians and brass hats got involved the uniform followed the function now it seems more like window dressing.
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It seems a bit strange to see khakis walking around a ship. Splothces of desert out on the ocean. In fact, why is the Navy, of all branches, still wearing khaki?
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SSG John Powers
SSG John Powers
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That’s what your on board Cracker Jack uniforms are for with the name tape on back sailor. When on land we should all have the same uniform. No individuals.
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SGT Robert Jensik
SGT Robert Jensik
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Yeah, Navy blue camouflage, that way it’s harder to see you when you fall off the ship? Lots of polyester to melt onto your skin in a shipboard fire? Makes sense. NOT
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