We support changing the Army uniform to the iconic World War II-style green jacket and tan pants that present distinctive Army identity and reflect an important period of Army history.

And, frankly, the Army needs a little boost in visibility at a time when it is having difficulty recruiting in an environment where only a small percent of service-aged youths is both qualified and interested in military service.

Uniform changes are never easy, and critics abound, both in and outside the Army.

But the proposed greens uniform — a name drawn from the pinks and greens uniform that first appeared in the mid-1920s and was retired in the mid-1950s — provides a smart, stylish look for everyday wear that allows dress blues to become what they were always intended to be: the dress uniform that is a bit too formal to wear every day. Read More