SMA Has a New Uniform

Well well doesn’t the SMA of the Army look resplendent in his “pinks and greens”.  Trouble is the originial “pinks and greens” were an officer uniform; soldiers and NCOs wore a green wool blouse about the color of World War I uniforms, shirt and tie, with the same color wool pants.  They did not have a cloth belt!  If they wore a belt is was a brown leather one with a plain buckle.  I had79fce5695e68d7498d9d1b2ca951a48ve a suggestion SMA need get out of the clothing business as they screw it up.

About keydet1976

Retired as a Colonel in the United States Army after 33 years of service. Graduate of the VMI, MA in History at JMU, completed course work for Ph.D in History University of Tennessee.
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2 Responses to SMA Has a New Uniform

  1. MajW DC says:

    Those Marines look great, oh wait, I mean Soldiers.

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  2. burkemblog says:

    The uniform in the picture does not fit well at all–one of the many issues that arose during my couple of years in the training world (Ft Gordon, GA in the mid-80s–signal AIT) was fitting uniforms–the Army in those days spent about $12 per soldier per uniform; the marines spent about 50. The quality of material used also affects the fit, and the pictured uniform appears to be made of some wool poly blend that does not drape well. Again, Marine uniforms use much better cloth. We ought just bring back greens and give up trying to recapture some romaticized view of the past.

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