Posted on Sep 18, 2013
MSgt Ryan Tanner
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Should each service have their own battle uniform or standardize back to a single, or even several uniforms.
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There has been recent discussion on AFN about designing and developing a new patter for all services to wear.  I personally feel that a unified uniform is a fine idea, however, designing a new pattern seems wasteful.

 

Since the implementaiton of OCP patter, and all related gear, why not stay with that pattern.  All other branches, except the Marines, wear the OCP while deployed.  Undoubtedly there are stockpiles of OCP at vairous CIF locations across the country, and all things considered, the OCP uniform is a good looking pattern. 

 

By implementing use of OCP as the standard battle dress uniform across all branches of service, not only would we as a military gain an unified appearance, but tax dollars could be saved by not designing and fielding an all new pattern with all new gear. 

The OCP pattern is readily avialable, has a proven track record, and requires little in way of fielding as it is already in play. 

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CMC Robert Young
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One force. One fight. Why not one uniform? Think of the money that could be saved and spent on other things we need more than service specific uniforms.
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My thoughts exactly! Just like the MSG said save a ton of money. I really dont like the every service has its own uniform, as far as a duty uniform make it that same, but keep the dress different.
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We absolutely should. We all fight on the same planet. Multiple variants based on clime are to be expected, but beyond that, too many variants are a waste of resources and funding.
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MSgt Ryan Tanner
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Thank you!
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