Source: Army Times
Back in September, Dan Dailey, Sergeant Major of the Army informed Army Times reporters that officials were on the verge of making a decision about whether the WWII-era Pinks and Greens uniforms, which are now called “Army Greens,” would be making a comeback.
No final announcements have been made, though.
Even if the Army’s Secretary, Mark Esper, gave the go-ahead to move forward with new uniforms today, soldiers still wouldn’t see them for a few years.
Due to a rule in the National Defense Authorization Act, the service’s secretaries must notify the Defense Logistics Agency three years in advance of a uniform change. The DLA has to notify affected contractors at least a year prior before it is able to release a solicitation for new uniform components to the public.
If the Army Greens are approved, the current manufacturer of the Army’s uniforms, Marlow White, would need to be made aware of the opportunity to submit a proposal. Although Marlow White (who has been involved in the prototype process for the new uniforms) states on its website that it is “expecting a final decision from Army leadership,” the Army has not provided any information in regards to a decision date.