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Frequently Asked Questions

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Army Greens Uniform

This uniform is one of the most admired and recognizable uniforms in the Army's history. It was worn by Soldiers during World War II and the Korean War. The reintroduction of this uniform is meant to inspire trust and confidence in our Soldiers' professionalism and readiness.

No. The uniform will be tailored for each individual Soldier. Female Soldiers, however, will have the option to wear versions with a skirt or pants, and will also have additional shoe options.

The Army is currently the only service that does not have a uniform for everyday business environments. The Green uniform will become the everyday service uniform for all Soldiers; the current Army Service Uniform will return to a more formal dress uniform role. Currently, the Army and Air Force each have one dress uniform, the Marine Corps has two dress uniforms, and the Navy has three dress uniforms.

The uniform will be cost-neutral for enlisted Soldiers. The quality of the uniform is also expected to increase the life expectancy of the garment (six years). All active component enlisted Soldiers will receive the annual clothing allowance to offset the cost.

This new uniform will have no additional cost for the American taxpayer or enlisted Soldiers. We are puchasing a higher quality uniform with a longer service life, and we are executing a longer phase-in period to remain cost neutral.

The current ASU will revert to the formal Army dress uniform.

The Army Uniform Board, which included an all-female board for the female uniform, sought and addressed both positive and negative feedback in desigining this uniform. The limited user evaluation will collect feedback via focus groups and surveys, allowing the Army to make minor adjustments to the uniform.

The Army is currently in phase II or III in transitioning to the Army Green Service Uniform. During phase II, the Army will conduct a limited user test to receive user feedback in order to finalize the uniform design. The uniform will be available to all Soldiers in July of 2020.

The Limited User Test 1 and 2 (LUT 1/LUT 2) will be issued to recruiters. LUT 1 will distribute to 200 recruiters, whereas LUT 2 will distribute to 500 recruiters. During the Limited User Evaluation (LUE), an additional 500 uniforms will be distributed to Army Senior Leaders, Old Guard and the Army Band.

The limited user evaluation will be complete in May 2019. User feedback will be used to finalize the uniform design. Following that, a solicitation for full rate production will be released for all interested vendors.

During the LUT1, LUT 2 and LUE, there will be a fielding of 1,200 uniforms to recruiters, Army Senior Leaders, Old Guard and the Army Band. There will be two sole sourced vendors production the Army Green Service Uniform.

Phase I, which included the development and initial uniform design, ended on Nov. 11, 2018, with the approval of the Army Green Service Uniform. Phase II started November 2018 and will run through March 2020. During this timeframe, the Limited User Test and Limited User Evaluation will occur. The fielding will allow for a wear test, focus group, survey and assessment of data. These focus groups and surveys will allow the Army to make minor adjustments to ensure comfortability of fit. Full production and fielding to new Soldiers will commence during Phase III in July 2020.

The AGSU will be available to purchase in select Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) stores in April 2020.

An open source solicitation for full rate production will be released during 3rd quarter FY19.

Soldiers should share the positive attributes of the uniform and align with the previously mentioned talking points. Negative commentary and opinions regarding the uniform should not be shared with media or public, but interanlly communicated through the survey.

Army Combat Uniform

No. There is no requirement that the undershirt, belt, and boots must match. Each of these items may be either color.

The wear guidance for wear of the U.S. Flag is the same for all camouflage patterns of the Army Combat Uniform. AR 670-1, paragraph 19-18 states, "All Soldiers will wear the full-color U.S. flag embroidered insignia on utility and organizational uniforms, unless deployed or in a field environment. Soldiers will wear the subdued tactical flag insignia while deployed or in a field environment."

Yes, Soldiers are authorized to wear UCP cold weather gear with the OCP pattern uniform.

Yes. The ACU-Female is available in the OCP and will be stocked in all sizes at Army and Air Force Exchange Services Military Clothing Sales Stores. The sizes of the ACU-Female are designed to better fit the female body type. All Soldiers, male or female, have this option available to them in order to purchase the best fitting uniform for their frame.

Yes. Commanders may authorize the wear of the Mountain Combat Boots issued at RFI for wear with Operation Enduring Freedom-Camouflage Pattern and OCP. The Mountain Combat Boots will not be replaced once unserviceable. Soldiers are still required to obtain the required quantity of clothing bag boots that are in accordance with Department of the Army Pamphlet, or DA PAM, 670-1.

Yes. Soldiers are permitted to sew the name tape, U.S. Army tape, rank, and all authorized badges on all camouflage patterns of the combat uniform, Universal Camouflage Pattern, OEF-CP, and OCP. If worn, badges must be all sewn on or all pinned on; Soldiers are not authorized to mix sew-on badges with pin-on badges. When personnel sew on badges, the following must also be sewn on the combat uniform coat: name tape, U.S. Army tape, and grade insignia. If a nametape, U.S. Army tape or grade insignia is sewn on, then personnel must sew all three of these items on the uniform coat. This requirement does not apply to the patrol cap. If Soldiers choose to sew on U.S. Army name tape, rank or authorized skill badges, it will be at their own expense.

Installation commanders will determine temperature, wind chill, and extended duty time warranting wear of the cap in nonfield, nondeployed environments.

Army Fitness Uniform

No. Soldiers may carry authorized bags by hand, on one shoulder using a shoulder strap, or over both shoulders using both shoulder straps. Soldiers may not wear a shoulder bag in such a manner that the strap is draped diagonally across the body, with the bag resting on the hip opposite the shoulder holding the strap.

Without a final design decision or contract award, a final number is yet to be determined. However, the quality of the uniform is expected to increase the useful life of the garment. There will be no cost for new recruits as it will be part of their initial issue. Recruiters and drill sergeants will receive a voucher for supplemental issues. All Active Component (AC) enlisted Soldiers will receive the annual clothing allowance to offset the cost. Part of the cost of this uniform will be offset by extending the life of the ACU and ASU as Soldiers wear the pink and green uniform in business environments.

General Wear and Appearance

If Soldiers use dyes, tints, or bleaches, they must choose a natural hair color. Colors that detract from a professional military appearance are prohibited. Therefore, Soldiers must avoid using colors that result in an extreme appearance. Applied hair colors that are prohibited include, but are not limited to, purple, blue, pink, green, orange, bright (fire-engine) red, and fluorescent or neon colors. It is the responsibility of leaders to use good judgment in determining if applied colors are acceptable, based upon the overall effect on a Soldier’s appearance.

Long length hair may be worn in a pony tail during physical training. A single pony tail centered on the back of the head is authorized in physical fitness uniforms only when within the scope of physical training, except when considered a safety hazard. The pony tail is not required to be worn above the collar. Soldiers are only authorized to wear a pony tail within the scope of physical training. Merely wearing the APFT Uniform in itself is not authorization to wear a pony tail.

For more questions regarding uniform policy, contact Army G-1.

Personal pride for all soldiers

The Army is a profession. By wearing the uniform of the U.S. Army, Soldiers follow the legacy of those who served before them. Our uniforms embody the professionalism and commitment to the Army Values - loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage. The uniform is a symbol of honor and tradition, of esprit de corps and morale, and of personal excellence and pride.

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Army Greens Uniform

The Army wore the Greens Uniform when America was in the throes of World War II. We are still that Army, and we're reinstituting the uniform worn by the "Greatest Generation" to give our Soldiers a uniform for professional environments that honors our heritage.

Site will be updated as details are confirmed.

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Transition Timeline

PHASE I - DECISION

Nov. 11, 2018
Army announces new Army Green Service Uniform

PHASE II - TESTING AND EVALUATION

November 2018 - March 2020
Phase II includes:
  • Limited User Test 1: 200 uniforms to recruiters
  • Limited User Test 2: 500 uniforms to recruiters
  • Limited User Evaluation: 500 uniforms to Army Senior Leaders, Old Guard and Army Band

PHASE III - ROLL OUT

April 2020 (T)
Available for purchase through Army and Air Force Exchange Service
July 2020 (T)
Issued to Soldiers upon completion of Advanced Individual Training

Army Combat Uniform

Army Combat Uniform

T-shirt • Sand or tan 499
Belt • Sand or tan 499 • One electronic device allowed on belt or belt loop
Pants • Tucked into top of boots or bloused
Boots • Tan or coyote leather • Soldiers must have 2 pairs Hot Weather (HW) and 1 pair temperate weather boots
Patrol Cap • Insignia on front, name on back • Hairstyles must not interfere with proper wear of cap
Rank Insignia • SSI-current organization, rank, other authorized insignia and accouterments • All Soldiers will wear the full-color U.S. flag (unless deployed)
Jacket • Must be closed or zipped at all times • Do not mix sew-on badges with pin-on badges
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combat uniform side view
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UCP OCP

COMPONENTS+

Patrol Cap

  • Insignia on front, name on back
  • Hairstyles must not interfere with proper wear of cap

Shirt

  • Sand or Tan 499

Jacket

  • Must be closed or zipped at all times
  • Soldiers are not authorized to mix sew-on badges with pin-on badges

Rank Insignia

  • SSI-current organization, rank, other authorized insignia and accouterments
  • All Soldiers will wear the full-color U.S. flag (unless deployed)

Belt

  • Sand Or Tan 499
  • One electronic device allowed on Belt or Belt loop

Pants

  • Tucked into top of boots or blouse

Boots

  • Tan or coyote leather
  • Soldiers must have 2 pairs Hot Weather (HW) and 1 pair temperate weather
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All badges and tabs pictures that are not listed on this site, will be added as they become available.

Army Service Uniform

Army Service Uniform

Coat • Dark blue for general officers
Pants • Dark blue for general officers • Light blue for other officers and enlisted personnel
Tie • Black silk or satin • Personnel may wear the tie in a Windsor, half-Windsor, or four-in-hand knot
Belt
Shoes
Beret • Black for standard issue • Flash positioned over left eye, excess material draped to the right
Shirt • White, long or short sleeved
Skirt • Blue • Trousers may be elected in lieu of the skirt
Service Cap • Blue, with insignia centered • Hair should not be visible below the front brim of hat
Neck Tab • Black dress neck tab • Design of overlapping tabs forming an angle
Shoes • Black, oxford style
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MALE COMPONENTS+

BERET

  • Black for standard issue
  • Flash positioned over left eye, excess material draped to the right

COAT

  • Dark blue

TIE

  • Black silk or satin
  • Personnel may wear the tie in a Windsor, half-Windsor, or four-in-hand knot

BELT

PANTS

  • Dark blue for general officers
  • Light blue for other officers and enlisted personnel

SHOES

FEMALE COMPONENTS+

SERVICE CAP

  • Blue, with insignia centered
  • Hair should not be visible below the front brim of hat

NECK TAB

  • Black dress neck tab
  • Design of overlapping tabs forming an angle

SHIRT

  • White, long or short sleeved

SKIRT

  • Blue
  • Trousers may be elected in lieu of the skirt

SHOES

  • Black, oxford style
All badges and tabs pictures that are not listed on this site, will be added as they become available.

Army Physical Fitness Uniform

Army Physical Fitness Uniform

Shirt • Black, short or long sleeve with “Army” in gold
Shorts • Black, with “Army” in gold • Plain black spandex may be worn underneath
Hat • Black fleece • Bottom edge may cover ears, but not eyebrows
Jacket • Black and gold, with gold Army logo • Sleeves must be kept down when worn as complete uniform
Gloves • Black
Pants • Black, with gold Army logo • Pant legs must be kept down when worn as complete uniform
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PT winter male
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COMPONENTS+

HAT

  • Black fleece
  • Bottom edge may cover ears, but not eyebrows

SHIRT

  • Black, short or long sleeve with “Army” in gold

JACKET

  • Black and gold, with gold Army logo
  • Sleeves must be kept down when worn as complete uniform

GLOVES

  • Black

SHORTS

  • Black, with “Army” in gold
  • Plain black spandex may be worn underneath

PANTS

  • Black, with gold Army logo
  • Legs must be kept down on pants when worn as complete uniform

Design Based on Soldier Feedback

Improved Physical Fitness Uniform TRANSITION TO: Army Physical Fitness Uniform

Through a series of surveys, town halls, and test periods, the Army solicited feedback from Soldiers about design features for the Army's new fitness uniform. This feedback not only determined the form, fit and function of the APFU, it also determined its look. The result is a more comfortable, modular PT uniform with some 34 improvements from the IPFU.

Key Improvements

  • 1 Army colors
  • 2 Streamlined fit and more size options for female Soldiers
  • 3 Lighter, high-tech moisture wicking fabrics
  • 4 Modular ensemble to mix and match pieces
  • 5 Tagless labels

Army Physical Fitness Uniform

Mandatory Possession Date

October 1, 2017

View Detailed Transition Plan

Key Improvements

  • Army colors
  • Streamlined fit and more size options for female Soldiers
  • Lighter, high-tech moisture wicking fabrics
  • Modular ensemble to mix and match pieces
  • Tagless labels
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For more questions regarding uniform policy, please contact the Army G-1.