Other than that, at gthe time my only comment was "No Comment."
Over the ensuing years, however, I have come to think that was a real mistake, almost as bad as letting everyone wear a black beret. Since I somehow made it through a 20 year career without feeling compelled to purchase a set of Dress Blues -- I had two occasions in all that time where it would have been the preferred uniform, and one of those was a formal dinner with Mrs. Drang's employer! -- it took me a few years if seeing soldiers wearing them out and about to realize just how goofy they looked as a service, rather than dress, uniform.
So Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel Dailey has announced that the Army is going back...
...to Pinks and Greens!
Well, sort of. For one thing, "pinks and greens" were worn by officers only, these will be the same for all ranks.
|Sergeant Major of the Army Dan Dailey stands with Soldier models wearing
the proposed Pink & Green daily service uniform at the Army-Navy
game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania December 9, 2017. (US Army photo by
Ron Lee) |
|Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley stands with Sergeant Major of
the Army Dan Dailey prior to walking out onto the field for the
beginning of the Army-Navy game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania December
9, 2017. Standing with them in front of the games color guard were
Soldier models who along with the SMA are wearing the proposed Pink
& Green daily service uniform. (U.S. Army photo by Ron Lee)|
|"Here, SFC Johnson shows us the Class B Shirt. I’m very impressed by the
work the uniform’s designers have done to research historical uniform
items and adapt the styles to reflect modern tastes and materials."|
Original caption to photo at AUSA - Prototype Pinks and Greens - Soldier Systems Daily
You will note that by December they had added a belt to the tunic. Much sharper.
I also note that the SMA is rockin' a 50 Mission Crush on his cap, something else that was strictly an officer "thing", and an aviator-only thing, at that.