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SFC Mark Merino
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Army's got 99 problems, but black socks ain't one.
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SFC Contract Administrator
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SFC Mark Merino well said and profoundly conveyed. Always good to have your input!
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CPT Multifunctional Logistician
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I agree 100%
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I was thinking the same thing SFC Mark Merino
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PFC Stephens Clark
PFC Stephens Clark
5 y
SFC Merino, this would actually benefit soldiers if the government issued each soldier socks that wicked sweat away to keep soldiers feet dry from sweating while deployed or even out on maneuvers. I think we learned that bezt during Vietnam, soldiers got trench foot from not having dry socks or proper socks worn. After all 100% of our Soldiers are always on their feet everyday.
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SGM Eric Lobsinger
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Unfortunately, this is news. We are in another draw-down period, Soldiers who have served honorably are losing their careers, the Army faces major issues within the ranks, we're looking at changing the retirement benefits, we are sending more soldiers back into Iraq, and this is front-line news? Simple answer ... authorize black socks ~OR~ authorize white socks ~OR~ whatever color is in vogue. Is there really an issue with uniformity in uniforms? (yes, play on words). One team, one fight. Forget the individuality ... and concentrate on the team. If changing socks is a great morale boost, them I'm all for it. If uniformity builds teamwork and unit cohesion, them I'm all for that. The important matter is the Army team.
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1SG Training Coordinator
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CSM (Join to see) Good point about the dress socks. I have not seen the ALARACT or MILPER on this new authorization but I bet they didn't think to cover that eventuality!
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SSG Keith Cashion
SSG Keith Cashion
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I agree with the CSM and MSG James W. It will be a case of "Oh Crap" I forgot to do laundry...dress socks it is. LMAO
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SGM Eric Lobsinger
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SGM Eric Lobsinger
SGM Eric Lobsinger
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Thanks to my daughter for thinking of the "old" me when she saw this. But, I am feeling much better now.
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LTC Kevin B.
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I still don't understand this obsession with the black socks. I'm okay with the change, but I just can't understand why it's such an issue that it merits the attention of the highest levels of Army leadership. I don't see any functional reason for it. With some soldiers, it appears to just be a fashion statement. That's not my thing, but to each his/her own. White goes with everything, so it's not like white socks don't also go with the uniform. I certainly hope the preference for black doesn't have anything to do with black socks more easily concealing dirt/mud. If that's the case, using black socks allows a soldier to avoid regularly washing their socks, and that's just laziness (and poor hygiene).
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LTC Kevin B.
LTC Kevin B.
5 y
Apparently my "laziness" comment struck a nerve with someone.
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Capt Jeff S.
Capt Jeff S.
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Civilians shouldn't get to downvote on RP. Just sayin'...
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SPC Anne Miller
SPC Anne Miller
5 y
Yes, we are fighting over socks. That's exactly what enemy wanted!
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SPC Anne Miller
SPC Anne Miller
5 y
SPC Anne Miller - They would be so delighted in this info.
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