Army Releases Preliminary Uniform Survey Results
Rather than change the Army uniform for the 43rd time in the last 3 years without asking anyone for their thoughts, the Army has finally decided to talk to soldiers for their thoughts on what they would like to see in the Army uniform. The preliminary results from the survey were released by the Army today. If they Army listens, it seems that black socks could be on the way for PT along with several other changes that are favored by the force. From the Army Times:Sergeant Major of the Army Dan Dailey is extending until Aug. 31 a soldier survey on several proposed uniform changes — including bringing back the iconic Eisenhower jacket, gender-neutral headgear, and black socks with the PT uniform.The survey, which was sent to a random sampling of about 120,000 soldiers in mid-July, received more than 12,000 responses.The majority of soldiers supported every proposed change, but Dailey wants more feedback before making any recommendations to senior Army leaders, according to information from his office.
The 12,000 responses make up a good sample size, but Dailey “wants to be sure it’s what most soldiers want before moving forward,” according to his office.To get that additional feedback, all 120,000 soldiers will receive the survey again via email. Those who have not weighed in yet will have until Aug. 31 to do so. Soldiers won't be able to vote twice.Read the rest at the Army Times.[mwi-cat-listing cat="94" ppp="4" cols="4" desc="false" type="view" btn_color="black" ]