The Army is adopting its World War II-era “Army Greens” uniform as its everyday uniform for all soldiers, the service announced on Sunday.
“The current Army Blues Uniform will return to being a formal dress uniform, while the Army Greens will become the everyday business-wear uniform for all soldiers,” an Army news release says. “The Army Combat Uniform -- also known as the Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP) – will remain the Army's duty/field uniform.”
The first units should get the new uniforms as early as summer 2020 and all soldiers will be required to wear them by 2028, the news release says.
“The uniform will be cost-neutral for enlisted soldiers,” said Army spokesman Lt. Col. Isaac Taylor. “The quality of the uniform is also expected to increase the life expectancy of the garment (six years). All active component enlisted soldiers will receive the annual clothing allowance to offset the cost.”
Female soldiers will be able to wear the uniforms with a skirt or pants will also have various shoe options.
This is a breaking news story. It will be updated as more information comes in.
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