Who’s behind the changes to the Army uniform?

Everyone has an opinion about the Army uniform. When we post information about uniform changes on the Army’s social media sites, hundreds of Soldiers and familiy members respond. It’s an important topic of discussion, because ultimately, uniform changes affect all Soldiers.

So who makes these decisions? Well, the August 6 issue of the STAND-TO! offers some insight and explains the inner workings of uniform changes.

The Army Uniform Board (AUB) is the Army’s only forum to address the changing requirements of Soldiers’ uniforms and accessory items. The Army Uniform Board (AUB) resolves issues, provides and obtains guidance, and makes recommendations to the Chief of Staff of the Army (CSA). The CSA approves the initiation of concept development and adoption of these items. The Board has held 159 meetings since its inception on February 3, 1949.

So what does this mean to you, the average Soldier struggling with your sand-filled Velcro pockets in Iraq and Afghanistan? Well, you can make your voice heard. Just make your recommendation to your unit’s Sergeant Major. From there, the recommendation will make its way up the chain of command and be submitted to the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), who establishes clothing requirements for the Army.

For more information about the Army Uniform Board, you can visit this site: http://bit.ly/awlC1A

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