WASHINGTON — Soldiers can now wear a nameplate on their Army Green Service Uniforms.
The Army approved the AGSU for everyday wear in late 2018, but initially nameplates were not authorized for wear with the uniform.
The new nameplate is dark brown with taupe lettering, a matte finish and beveled edge. The nameplates will be available for purchase at various authorized merchants.
Although this is a small update to the AGSU, it will have an impactful meaning to Soldiers and leaders because the new nameplates will allow accent marks and hyphens, so unique names can be pronounced properly.
“The Army authorized diacritics and hyphens on nameplates as a way for Soldiers to identify themselves,” Sgt. Major Ashleigh Sykes, Sergeant Major of Uniform Policy at the Office of U.S. Army Personnel (G-1). “We should honor Soldiers’ identity on all Army uniforms, which is why we are excited to release the new nameplate.”
The current black-and-white nameplates that are worn with the Army Service Uniform are not authorized to be worn with the AGSU.
The AGSU nameplate is currently optional, but will be required to be worn with the AGSU coat, the long- and short-sleeve shirts, the Eisenhower jacket and the Heritage 564 pullover sweater by Oct. 1, 2023. Initial entry trainees will be issued their nameplate by central initial issue processing.
Soldiers still have until Oct. 1, 2027, to acquire the ASGU uniform and replace the ASU as their service uniform.
For more information, please contact Maj. Angel Tomko, Army G-1 Public Affairs Officer at email@example.com.
*This release was updated on April 20, 2022.