Whenever we do go to a new utility uniform, should we put rank and possibly branch insignia back on the collar?<div><br></div><div>Personally, I feel we should put insignia back on the collar rather than on the chest. I feel there are Soldiers out there that are uncomfortable looking to see what rank a female Soldier is and have to look at their chest to do so. I know we are professional most do not think of this in a negative way to do so. But why should it be there in the first place. When the insignia was on the collar, we didn't have to worry about it at all. It almost seems it could be construed that we give Soldiers an excuse to stare, even though we all know its not, and when they get caught they just state I was seeing what rank you were.</div><div><br></div><div>I'm just trying to gauge what other leaders think on the subject in this discussion.</div>
Posted 7 y ago
I always liked the rank and insignia on the collar. You were able to see which branch the officer was assigned in. I would also hope that the next uniforms do not have any velcro on them either. I always thought it was a bad idea. The BDUs looked sharped because everything was sewn on. When I was enlisted and wore the BDUs, I was counseled each month to wear the uniform with pride and I did for many years. What bothers a lot of people is when you see Soldiers wearing ACUs with name tapes curled up on both sides and about to fall off. Worst is when many of us may have corrected someone for the name tapes being on the wrong side of the chest. With sew on patches this would never happen.
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