The Army’s top enlisted soldier and his posse of “pinks and greens” models headed to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to show lawmakers what the service is working on.
Leadership is leaning toward a belted version of the uniform, inspired by World War II-era Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Marshall, Sergeant Major of the Army Dan Dailey told Army Times.
“We’re showing Congress today, on the House side.” he said. “The whole intent is to communicate this as much as possible, and make a decision this spring.”
The Army unveiled the first prototypes of the classic uniform at the annual AUSA meeting in October. Program Executive Office Soldier has since fielded the belted version.
Photos of Dailey getting his measurements taken for his very own prototype made their way on to Soldier Systems Daily recently. Dailey confirmed that both himself and Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley had been fitted.
“The chief and I’s prototypes are being built right now, and we will wear them to an event soon,” he said.
It won’t likely be the Dec. 9 Army-Navy game, though, as Dailey said they probably won’t be ready in time.
Meghann Myers is the Pentagon bureau chief at Military Times. She covers operations, policy, personnel, leadership and other issues affecting service members.