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Can these tow be worn together....I have an in ranks inspection tomorrow and just got all my ACU's together finally. Was planning on wearing them, but now they threw kevlar and LBV into the mix of things to wear tomorrow. Was just curious if anyone has a definate answer...i get alot of I think answer from people i aks here. Thanks in advance.


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Are you asking per regulation or per physical compatibility? Either way, the LBV can be worn with ACUs. It is a combat uniform, after all.


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thats what i thought. I just did not want to become victim of some policy i did not know about. Thanks for the info.


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When I first got issued the ACU, we all had to start wearing them the same day. We couldn't wear them before that day. They wanted to make sure that everyone knew how to wear them properly. The only problem with that though was that there wasn't any written policy (that anyone knew about anyway) at the time to say what was right or wrong. This resulted in different units coming up with thier own ways to wear the uniforms.
I think next time they should put uniforms in the regs before they give them to soldiers. If you don't you end up with a lot of confused soldiers.

And by the way, you can wear the LBE / LCE with the ACU.
 
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Kind of adding to that...

There was a soldier that reported to my unit on Friday. He is fresh from AIT, and was issued the ACU for his clothing issue. My CSM told him "I don't care that is all you have, you will not wear your ACU's in my unit. You will report to work on Monday in BDU's" Now this soldier has to go and buy more uniforms. Even though there is some regulations out about the ACU's (including that mixed wear of the BDU's and ACU's among unit personnel is authorized), units still tend to make their own policy.

This doesen't just stop with uniforms, many units have "The Army Way", and the way the unit wants to do it, regardless of what the regs say. But that......that is another can of worms.


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This is why I keep the policy letter in my wallet.

The unit I support does not authorize the tan boots with BDUs. Many of them fail to realize that I'm not in their command.

I think I would have recommended that that soldier wear class A instead.
 
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Foward,
Tell your 1SG that all soldiers coming out of AIT are issued ACUs. And if he wants that soldier to get BDUs, then he should authorize that soldier to get them ISSUED from clothing sales. Yes, it CAN be done. That soldier was ISSUED ACUs and to MAKE him buy BDUs is not taking care of him.
 
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Grlrplmstr is right. That CSM is "ate up" and that should not stand, your IG should here about that if your CSM dosen't come off of that. At the very least the soldier will get reembursed. What a great welcome for that soldier to his first unit, that's the kinda mess that makes good soldiers leave the Army.
 
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So, he is probably an E1, not making that much money, just got to his first unit with only a little bit of clothes and the uniforms he was issued, only to find out that he has to drop a couple of hundred bucks on new uniforms?

I am sure that this is not the only instance of this out there.


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man, making a soldier buy BDUs is messed up. if i remember correctly the ACU policy states that its up to the commander to allow different types of camo pattern at the same time.
 
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That CSM should be shitting bricks in about 2 months when the next batch of privates show up.
Foward, make sure you get a pic of that.
 
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if i was that soldier's supervisor i would buy myself some ACUs so that were BOTH wrong together Razzer
 
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