The Army is listening to our soldiers:
Army dumps beret as official ACU headgear
By Lance M. Bacon – Staff writer
Posted : Monday Jun 13, 2011 8:08:04 EDT
The troops spoke, and the leadership listened: On Tuesday, patrol caps will once again be the official headgear for the Army Combat Uniform.
The beret change is one of several key uniform changes provided to Army Times by Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond Chandler.
The changes were prompted by feedback from “thousands of soldiers” through post-deployment surveys, social media and discussions with soldiers during base visits, said Chandler, who sees himself as a “scout” for the Army secretary and chief of staff and a “voice in the Pentagon” for every soldier.
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The berets remain for Class A uniforms, but the service caps can now be worn for everyday duties. The Army Times article concluded by saying that there would be news concerning further uniform changes coming later this week.