Don't rush to buy the Army ASU

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  1. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe Member

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    This quote is from the Army Times.

    Before you run out to buy your soon to be commissioned 2ndLT their new set of Blue's, you may want to make sure the uniform, as it is now, is still in play.

    These uniforms are not cheap, they can cost an average of $700.00 and it would be a shame to have them just collecting dust.

    Of course at the speed the government and the Army moves it could take a while to make a decision. It might be a good idea to hold off until at least Feb/Mar before placing an order, this may give enough time for any changes to be made.
     
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  2. Aglahad

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    Uh oh...well there goes 600 bucks haha
     
  3. USMCGrunt

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    My experience: you have to buy and maintain the proper uniforms required at the time of commissioning regardless of any pending changes. Everything. And you are inspected to ensure you have them.

    When changes occur, you have until the effective date to update your locker.

    Trying to time things or hold off buying various uniforms never works out

    Perhaps it is different these days.
     
  4. scoutpilot

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    The jacket won't change. It's not even up for discussion.
     
  5. Jcleppe

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    In AROTC the cadets have the option to commission in either the Blues or the Greens, as long as they are all in the same uniform, of course this is battalion specific.

    EDIT: I certainly was not advocating holding off a purchase. Just saying don't rush to get the uniform right now, unless your cadet is a December Commission. Most cadets will graduate in the spring, getting the order in by late February or early March gives them plenty of time to get it tailored. If they do tweak anything before then you won't have wasted funds purchasing items that may have been changed.
     
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  6. Jcleppe

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    Well that's good to hear.
     
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    It is not, and I would caution anyone from taking any advice from that communist rag.
     
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    :biggrin:
     

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