Posted on Jul 22, 2015
SFC Joe S. Davis Jr., MSM, DSL
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UNIFORM SHARE OF THE DAY

In a recent Armytimes Article:

Sergeant Major of the Army Dan Dailey wants to bring back the iconic Eisenhower jacket, and he needs your help. In a new survey to the force, Dailey wants to hear if soldiers like the idea of the waist length jacket made popular by Gen. Dwight Eisenhower during World War II.
The proposed jacket would “add one layer of etiquette” for soldiers who may need to go from the Class Bs to a more formal appearance without transitioning to the full Army Service Uniform jacket, Dailey said.
“I like it from a historical standpoint, history and honor,” Dailey said. “Eisenhower introduced the khaki version, and even though we’re in the blues today, it’s back to it.”
In addition to the Eisenhower jacket, the survey being sent to the force also will seek soldier feedback on several other uniform changes, including gender neutral head gear and black socks with the new PT uniform.
“We want to make sure soldiers get a chance to express their opinion,” Dailey said. “It was very important to the [Army chief of staff] and myself for soldiers to know we’re listening to them.”
The survey will go out to soldiers’ military email addresses in batches beginning this week, and it will likely be up for at least two weeks, or until a large enough portion of the force has responded, Dailey said. Even though Dailey has said he is “not going to be the uniform Sergeant Major,” he is pushing these potential changes to uniform items and wear in response to soldier feedback.
“I think we need an era of stabilization,” Dailey has said, even as the Army rolls out a new PT uniform and a new camouflage pattern for the Army Combat Uniform.
However, Dailey also is looking at how these changes could boost morale across the force.
“If you can raise motivation by fixing things that don’t really have a negative effect on the standards and discipline of the Army, why not?” Dailey said.
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SSG John Erny
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If you want a daily garrison service uniform but not full dress then bring back the khakis, they would be sharp!
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Es Warren
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The TW's or tropical weight khaki's didn't wrinkle were very light and permanent press without the creases.
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CSM Charles Hayden
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CSM Charles Hayden
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SGT Steve Burczyk Ironing Khakis on a GI Footlocker was always a test of a committed Soldier!
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CSM Charles Hayden
CSM Charles Hayden
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LTC John Bush Silly question! Of course I did. I have also changed from Khakis to ODs in September, the ocean nights chilled you quickly.
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SGT William Howell
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More uniform changes; less training!

Some new recruiting slogans.

"An Army of One...Uniform After Another!"

"Indecisive? Join the Army! We can't even decide what uniform to wear."

"Want to kill terrorist? Join the Marines! You want to have a locker full of flashy uniforms? Join the Army!"

"Army! Thank God were not the Air Force!"
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Then there's me in the coast guard thinking "I put my jacket on and all of a sudden my trops are dress blues
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SFC Prime Power Supervisor
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Yeah, the Air Force would probably know how to spell the contracted form of "we are".
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Edward Samsen
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PO3 (Join to see) - Personally I don't like the current Coast Guard uniforms. I would prefer IDENTICAL to NAVY uniforms with distinctive insignia. THe double breasted Dress Blues coat looks many times better than the USAF derived single breasted SDB coat. Our work Uniform, solid Blue ODUs should be adopted by the Navy as a common work uniform. Summer Khakis would be nice too
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LTC John Bush
LTC John Bush
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You got it all these changes are a waste of time and money better spent training
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Love that jacket. Here it is in Army Green.
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1SG Nick Baker
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That over a Khaki uniform would be cool!
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CSM Charles Hayden
CSM Charles Hayden
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The photo looks like the Olive Drab Eisenhower Jacket I was issued in 1953. The button cuffs on the sleeve are a give-away. The Army Green, shade 44 uniform came out in the late-1950s. By then I was wearing a OD Eisenhower jacket with-out cuffs or buttons and was more comfortable.
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SFC Bill Snyder
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SPC John Parmenter
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CSM Charles Hayden - Yes, that jacket appears to be Olive Drab shade 33 which was standard color of the U.S. Army. Commissioned & warrant officers sometimes wore a darker jacket -- Olive Drab shade 51; sometimes with lighter color trousers -- Olive Drab shade 54 ("pinks & greens"). Anyone interested in this subject would do well to read the "U.S. ARMY UNIFORMS..." series of books by Shelby Stanton.
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