Source: Army Times
Though the army is still ironing out the specifics of its new Army Greens uniform, a contract and fielding timeline are in the works. The new uniform will not be made mandatory until 2028, so soldiers have plenty of time to purchase it. New soldiers may begin receiving it as early as 2020.
The Army Greens uniform draws inspiration from World War II-era uniforms and will include the classic “green ‘Marshall’ jacket, taupe pants and brown leather oxfords.” Soldiers will also have “three options for jackets, two for matching covers, and – for airborne units – the uniform team is working on a prototype of brown jump boots, according to Sergeant Major of the Army, Dan Dailey.
As for the cost of the uniforms, army leaders have not yet provided per set pricing, but stated that fielding them “won’t cost any more than what the service is spending for ASUs now.”
Below is what we know so far about the Army Greens uniform:
Soldiers will receive one foldable cap as “standard issue cover for the uniform,” while a circular cap and beret will be worn per commander guidance. Standard issue outerwear will come in the form of a long, green coat in a trench style, with three other optional jackets as well. Both of the shirts, the jacket, and pants are polyester blends. Finally, while a prototype of brown jump boots is in the works, they are not yet a reality.