UPDATE (Feb. 20): The Army is asking for more input from officers on this survey (only accessible by Common Access Card)
You can purchase new ASU items from Marlow White here. (Not an official Army source)
After much research, many surveys, design options; the Army announced the new Army Service Uniform about two weeks ago. Now there is a slick new website with a variety of photos illustrating the new Army Service Uniform. This pictorial timeline of Army uniforms is interesting and worth taking a look–though it claims in “2006 all of U.S. Army transition to blue service uniform.” (I’m sure someone will correct the error)
There are many frequently asked questions about the transition to the new uniform. The Army has done a good job of consolidating them here.
A few interesting facts:
o The Green Class A is the only authorized uniform for DA Photos until 4th Quarter FY ’09 (a year from now)
o There are three different variations of the ACU (camoflague uniform): Ceremonial, Garrison, and Utility/Field
o Prices are not currently set for the new uniform. However, it’s estimated to cost between $200-400. I previously suggested that the Army should give a uniform voucher to Majors to help with retention.
It’s good to know that Soldier’s input was considered in the decision. In ten years, half the Army will have never even worn the current Green Class A’s and we will still be fighting and winning the Nation’s wars. Change is a good. I look forward to wearing the new uniform proudly. Army Strong!