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Providing transparency and up-to-date information regarding the new Army Green Service Uniform.

With the end of the AGSU Wear Test, we can expect the new Army Greens to become available in extremely limited quantities as soon as April 2020.
The ASU will still be authorized for wear during the AGSU transition through 2028 as a Service Uniform and as a Dress Uniform thereafter.

Summary

The Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier provided an update on its progress at the Defense Logistics Agency’s (Troop Support - Clothing & Textile) Joint Advanced Planning Brief for Industry held November 15-16, 2017. While the designs will not be finalized until after the wear test, the current working design combine many aspects of the iconic World War II uniforms while also introduction new modern features:

  • Male Coat: Dark greenish brown, four-button design with a belt and likely with a bi-swing back. Officers have ½-inch brown braid
  • Female Coat: Similar to the male coat design. Some of the current prototypes have top pocket flaps that can be altered to align specifically to the wearer’s bust line.
  • Male Trousers: Taupe color and similar to current design, but without trouser braid for enlisted and NCOs. Officers’ braid is still not finalized
  • Female Slacks: Incorporates side-seam pockets, but no back pockets. Likely will have some hidden waistband pockets to provide added utility for Class B wear. Will likely incorporate a comfort waistband
  • Female Skirt: Pencil design. An optional skirt may have a comfort waistband. Skirt will incorporate a “V” or kick pleat at back hem
  • Male Shirt: Currently proposed as a tan cloth with a tapered design. Enlisted will not have shoulder loops, but will wear sleeve chevrons. Officers will have shoulder loops and likely wear rank tabs (TBD)
  • Female Shirt: Similar to the untuck version of the ASU shirt in general design
  • Ties: Unisex ties for both males and females, available in different lengths.
  • Headgear: Unisex Service Caps with “walnut” brown leather visors and chin straps, incorporating the iconic “crushed” look of WWII. The uniform will also have garrison caps
  • Footwear: Brown leather with brown socks
  • Overall CSA Guidance: Make the uniform as functionally comfortable as possible without giving up a sharp, military appearance. Make the female uniforms as close as possible to the male uniforms without compromising female anatomical fit. Reduce the “bling” on the uniform by limiting pin-on items, perhaps incorporating subdued buttons, etc.
Possible Timeline
Event Estimated Date    
CSA Approved Initial Prototype Design Complete    
Female Focus Group Input Complete    
R&D Contract Awarded Complete    
Wear Test Begins with 200+ Soldiers of the Northeast Recruiting Battalion Complete    
CSA Makes Final Decision TBD (Estimated 3-6 months after completion of wear test)    
Initial Roll-out Begins to Recruiting and Training Bases TBD (Estimated 6-12 months after final decision and change announcement)    
Roll-out to Rest of the Army TBD (Estimated 12-18 months after final decision and change announcement)    
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  • Disclaimer: Because Marlow White is not a member of the Army Uniform Board, nor a government agency, we are providing information only as we hear it from various news sources and from within the industry. PEO Soldier and Natick currently have the lead on prototype and design efforts.

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