I think it is a command specific thing. When I was at Ft. Polk, I was told we switched to winter PTs on 1 October. When I went to Germany in late November we were still in shorts and t-shirts "to acclimatize us for colder weather". I haven't seen anything in FM 21-20, and I have never seen AR 350-15, but if there is a specific date, it should be in thoes two pubs. If not, or even if so, stick with command guidance. If there is no command guidance (and you can get away with it, like squad leader or PSG) decide for yourself based on the weather.
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KineticMedic is right. It is a command decision. It may come from your company or as high as your Division, but they ultimately make that decision. Usually though everyone uses 1 Oct and 1 Apr for the dates to change from Winter to Summer and vise versa.
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