New Navy Unis

Proposed New US Navy Uniforms for Ranks E1-E6

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It seems that everyone is changing uniforms these days. Is it a case of one service trying to keep up with the Joneses? Or is it maybe part of a campaign to make the services appear more “attractive” to potential recruits?

In any event, these don’t look too bad in my humble opinion. (I wonder if the Village People will update their look if this goes through, though.)

And, speaking of the Navy, I caught a pretty cool recruiting commercial on television the other evening for the service. It struck me as a little odd, as everything I’ve read indicates that the Navy has a surplus of members and that some are getting walking papers or big bonuses to transfer to ground combat units.

Am I wrong about that? If not, why is the Navy spending big bucks on television spots?

Comments

  1. It seems the military is going toward the same uniform. Compare the new navy uniform against the Air Force and the army, about the only difference is the colors. Dont be too surprise it that becomes the same in the near future. Only the marines will have a totally different uniform.

  2. The Navy always has required sailors to maintain a ridiculous array of uniforms. The khaki / green uniform really is just Marine Corps class C’s with different chevrons. Why both the blue / grey version and the khaki? Are they going to issue both or just one?

  3. Want to see the leader of the ‘A’ team,in an airborne combat engineer’s uniform, doing a training drop from a tower? >:) ‘put on that funny looking helmet’

  4. you bet. whites. khakis. and you had to pay for it all. by the way the name of the film is ‘operation crossbow’. Would’ve posted it to ACE but… there was a danger he’d color the text orange… what rhymes with orange..hmm..

  5. Very funny, Windbag. Are those adult soldiers, or some high school kids they got to model their unis. These services need some A-C-E consultation in picking models and (in the case of camo) backgrounds when they show their unis. The Army used guys who looked like they couldn’t run a mile without throwing up to demo its new wrinkle-free, low-care, no-shine, no-polish, velcro uni. They should hire Martha Stewart to promote it. I forgot what the Marines used, as it’s been a while since they went to their digital camo outfit. But, they probably used non-grunt-looking pretty boys. Not to be insensitive, as we need the AF, but who cares what they wear, as they are rarely in harms way. I assume they’ll be issued camo unis for use if an airfield is overrun or a pilot must bail out over enemy territory, with quick-change training. Maybe Martha could work with them to make the shirts reversible, with camo on the other side. 😉

  6. torcik, try to keep up The A-team bloggers have been posting about the SCAR competition and the FN winner for months now.

  7. The SCAR project was only for the special forces (per the requirement). XM-8 has quieted down substantially, but I expect them to still be issued. Now, back to uniforms. I wish they’d just give the navy boys yellow uniforms. That way we could tell them from the rest of the deck. You know why the navy keeps marines on their boats? The sheep were too obvious

  8. I would Guess from the post that ‘Chad’ wrote that he has never been aboard a navy carrier. When on the Flight deck during flight ops, EVERYONE is required to wear a bright colored jersey (color dependant upon their job) and a reflective float coat… visability during the day is no problem. At night FLIR (forward looking infared) is used, and sailors on the deck show up bright white on a black background. The navy is looking into only one of the color choices (primarily gray, or primarily blue) or pattern (woodland or digital) for the working uniforms. as for the working dress (seen in the picture above) Even though the gray shirt looks too much like the current utilities, I think it would be a good replacement to the current ‘Johny Cash’ uniform. THese changes they are making REDUCE the number of items in the seabag, and the wear rate has greatly increased (from 6mo. to 18 mo.)

  9. I would Guess from the post that ‘Chad’ wrote that he has never been aboard a navy carrier. When on the Flight deck during flight ops, EVERYONE is required to wear a bright colored jersey (color dependant upon their job) and a reflective float coat… visability during the day is no problem. At night FLIR (forward looking infared) is used, and sailors on the deck show up bright white on a black background. The navy is looking into only one of the color choices (primarily gray, or primarily blue) or pattern (woodland or digital) for the working uniforms. as for the working dress (seen in the picture above) Even though the gray shirt looks too much like the current utilities, I think it would be a good replacement to the current ‘Johny Cash’ uniform. THese changes they are making REDUCE the number of items in the seabag, and the wear rate has greatly increased (from 6mo. to 18 mo.)

  10. GOOD FREAKING GOD!!! Those look like Cheap Military School Cadet Uniforms. This is not what the Navy will be wearing.