Army Green Service Uniform

Friday, August 7, 2020

What is it?

The Army Green Service Uniform (AGSU) is the U.S. Army’s new service uniform. The AGSU is inspired and based off the iconic service uniform worn by America’s “Greatest Generation” during World War II. The AGSU provides a higher quality uniform with a longer service life than the previous service uniform.

What are the current and past efforts of the Army?

Over the last three years, the Army designed and developed the AGSU:

  • In March 2017, the Chief of Staff of the Army (CSA) directed Program Executive Office Soldier (PEO Soldier) to identify service uniform options appropriate for a business environment.
  • On Nov. 11, 2018, the Secretary of the Army announced the adoption of the AGSU as the Class A and B service uniform.
  • The Army Uniform Board provided guidance on designing the AGSU and included an all-female board to address female uniform design requirements. A limited user evaluation was conducted to collect feedback from hundreds of Soldiers, allowing the Army to make further enhancements to the uniform.
  • In July 2020, the Army and Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES) began issuing AGSUs to Army Recruiting College graduates and general sales to Soldiers at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Army-wide fielding will be rolled-out on a “wave” approach to installation issue points and AAFES stores nationwide and overseas.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned?

The Army will continue issuing the AGSU to Soldiers in the coming months:

  • One Station Unit Training (OSUT)/ Basic Combat Training (BCT) Drill Sergeants will begin to receive the AGSU in 4th quarter, fiscal year 2020 (4QFY20).
  • Initial Entry Trainees at BCT / OSUT installations will begin receiving uniforms in 1QFY21, starting at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, followed by Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, Fort Benning, Georgia and Fort Jackson, South Carolina.
  • Recruiters in the field will also begin receiving the uniform in 1QFY21.
  • The uniform will be available for purchase at all AAFES locations by 2QFY21.
  • In 3QFY21, Reserve component Soldiers will begin receiving their AGSUs through the replacement in kind program.
  • All Soldiers are required to have an AGSU by Oct. 1, 2027; at that time, the Army Service Uniform (ASU) will become an optional, formal and ceremonial uniform.

Why is this important to the Army?

The AGSU sets an ideal standard for professionalism in a business setting. The reintroduction of this uniform is meant to inspire trust and confidence in the Soldiers’ professionalism and readiness.

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Focus Quote for the Day

I think that when they [Soldiers] see themselves in the mirror, they’ll feel connected to the Soldiers of the past and realize that they’re writing the next chapter of what people feel about our Army.

— Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Joseph M. Martin, emphasizes that the inspiration for the Army Green uniform is the iconic service uniform worn by America’s “Greatest Generation” during World War II.

Army Greens slated to reach all installations by mid-2021