The Army Uniform Board
SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING
"The enemy we face is taking great advantage of simple, affordable technologies such as cell phones and other rudimentary components used to make improvised explosive devises, to command and control forces, and to usher in a new form of information warfare. The fact is we don't talk enough about how very, very good the enemy is. They truly are formidable adversaries."
- Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli, during the 2010 Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association's "LandWarNet" conference, Aug. 3-5, in Tampa, Fla
Chiarelli: Enemy acquiring technology faster
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WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
"The personal benefit for me is knowing that, in some form or fashion, we have helped a Soldier to get what they wanted out of their reenlistment. Whether it be location, bonus, or just to help take care of their family, I always tell a Soldier that by being in the military, they have a career. So I think that when they look at it long-term, they know they made the right decision. The biggest benefit that I get is knowing that [I] and my counselors have helped a Soldier make a life-altering decision… If you take care of Soldiers, the mission will take care of itself. So we focus on taking care of Soldiers."
- Sergeant 1st Class Taj Russell, the senior career counselor for 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, does not take reenlistments lightly as he feels that it is a large part of a Soldier's career
Changing reenlistment program doesn't affect Soldiers' decisions
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The Army Uniform Board
What is it?
The Army Uniform Board (AUB) is the Army's only forum to address the changing requirements of Soldiers' uniforms and accessory items. It reviews changes and improvements to:
- The clothing bag items, i.e., Army Combat Uniform (ACU) items, Army Service Uniform (ASU) items, Physical Fitness Uniform items
- The mess uniform: Blue and White Mess Dress
- The dress uniform/the service uniform: ASU items with cummerbund and bow tie
- Optional purchase uniform items, i.e., Windbreaker, ASU commercial 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 consists of 17 members that meet twice annually. The Chairman of the Board is the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army, G-4.
What has the Army done?
The Board has held 159 meetings since its inception on February 3, 1949.
The most recent meeting was held in June 2010 where the Board discussed additions to the clothing bag, status of user evaluations, and results of clothing studies among other topics. For a full report, visit the AUB information page on the U.S. Army website.
Why is it important to the Army?
The AUB studies and vets uniform and accessory issues, and makes recommendations to the CSA about changes, additions and discontinuations. Ultimately, the CSA decides if and when to make a uniform change.
The members of the Board include Soldiers of all levels, and representatives from the active component, Army Reserve (components is USAR/ARNG) and Army National Guard. Each member has an equal vote in deciding which recommendations go forth to the CSA.
However, every Soldier can contribute to the Uniform Board process by providing his or her recommendation to his or her 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. If validated by TRADOC, the recommendation is passed to Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier, who reviews the requirement and determines the best course for executing the recommendation. TRADOC and PEO Soldier then provide the solution to the Board, who review and decide whether or not the recommendation should be brought forth to the Chief.
Army Uniform Board Information Page
AKO log in required: Army Clothing
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