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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyalDog214 View Post
    I'm actually however a big fan of the ACU because it does make our US Army looks more Digital Age, rather than just brown-green uniform post Gulf War era.

    Also you have to remember that when its come to military uniform, they have to serve both Traditional role and Combative Role. What I means by that is that the uniform have to look good while wearing it in Public, but on the other hand it has to be effective on the battlefield.

    Thus the reason why the Multi-Cam wasn't chosen because it would've looks too messy to be worn in the general public because of it mixes brown, green, white color, despite it high reputation to blends in well. ACU on the other hand only focus on the primary color in the same shape and forms, making it look proper to be worn in Public and also effective to wear in battle.

    If you have any doubt about the ACU being effective for combat role, go ahead and quote me because I have a load of pictures where it works.

    Well, they could always just use the Multi-cam uniforms for combat and training purposes only, and then use the ACUs for regular work days....

    As for swaying away from the Mutli-cam, simply because it looks somewhat awkward in public; I think that was a dumb decision. This isn't a fashion show. Doesn't really matter how cool your gear looks, if you're dead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost View Post
    Well, they could always just use the Multi-cam uniforms for combat and training purposes only, and then use the ACUs for regular work days....

    As for swaying away from the Mutli-cam, simply because it looks somewhat awkward in public; I think that was a dumb decision. This isn't a fashion show. Doesn't really matter how cool your gear looks, if you're dead.
    That's a perfect misconception with the people who played too much video game, seen too many war movies, or play Airsoft gets the idea about the Military.

    They always seem to thinks that the Military is just about killing your enemy forgetting the fact that it has also been about tradition ever since the creation of the Professional Army. Almost every branches in the services has their own set of tradition, but they all learned how to March, line up in formation, raise the flag, salute the flag, properly wear their uniforms and meeting the regulations.

    Take a look at what the Continental Army wore during Revolutionary War for an example, their uniform is a white garment, with blue jacket, and black hat. That kind of dressing actually made them stood out during the battle, and it's not because it help the General see his troop better or because they were firing shoulder to shoulder either. They could've worn brown like the Colonial Militia did, but chose not to.

    Let's even go back furthur than that. The average Roman soldier wore Red garment, silver armours, and carries red shield. Their uniform caused them to be vulnerable by an enemy fighting them because the color red stood out in the battlefield. However they could've gone toward a different approach by wearing regular garment and brown shield. But once again, Tradition first.

    Same things with the Tigerstripe during the Vietnam War until the US Air Force decided to implemented it with Digital pattern and officially declared it their standard uniform during 2007. Same reasons why the Chocolate chips pattern was phased out, why the M16 is still the standard rifle and not SCAR.

    Also there's a reason why they called it "Uniform".

 

 

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