Some Older news that was released by the Army but will be taking place this next year. Not only will there be this change for the Army. But with Camo Uniforms for all military service. As well as the New uniform for women.
The New Army Service Uniform (ASU).....
The Army announced guidance and transition strategy to the new blue Army Service Uniform (ASU). The
announcement defined the wear policies for the ASU during the transition period.
The Policy changes reflect the input of hundreds of thousands of soldiers from across the service.
The army currently has three service uniforms; green, blue, and white. Enlisted soldiers receive the green service
uniform as part of their basic clothing bag issue when they enter the army during initial entry training. The army further
provides active duty enlisted soldiers an annual clothing allowance to maintain proper fit and appearance of their basic
clothing bag issue items. The army will phase out the green and white service uniforms and retain the blue service
uniform. Soldiers who currently have a blue service uniform can immediately begin wearing it as their ASU.
The new army ASU will include a new coat and low waist trousers for male soldiers; and a new coat, slacks and skirt
for female soldiers. The new fabric for the ASU is heavier and wrinkle resistant over previously manufactured uniforms
and will consist of 55% wool and 45% polyester material. The new ASU coat will have a tailored, athletic cut, to
improve uniform fit and appearance.
The ASU will include a new improved heavier and wrinkle resistant short and long-sleeved white shirt with permanent
military creases and shoulder loops. The leader's identification insignia (green tab) is not authorized to be worn on the
The army will place the new ASU items in the soldier's clothing bag for initial entry soldiers in 4th quarter, FY 2010.
The mandatory possession date for the new ASU items is 4th quarter, FY 2014. The leader's identification insignia
(green tab) is not authorized to be worn on the ASU. The specifics of the new uniform will be published in the new AR
670-1 which is due out sometime in 2011.
Beginning in 4th quarter FY 2009, soldiers have the option to take their official DA photo in the ASU. This is strictly
optional on the Soldiers part. Soldiers can still continue to take their DA photo in the army green service uniform until
the mandatory possession date of 4th quarter FY 2014.....snip~
New Combat Uniform.
The new blue Army Service Uniform ASU, AR 670-1, new army dress blues
Whatcha thinks? Any leadership role, gets to wear a Gold Stripe even if it is a CPL. According to many they got opinions from Troopers all over the branch. Saying they like it. Also saves them some money this way. How do any Ole Timer Vets feel about this?
Also they will be changes up to the Camos. The Only Ones that will be allowed to have Different type of Camos will be those for Special Forces and Special Ops. Rangers, Delta, Marine Recon, and Navy Seals. All else will have to be the same.