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Officers had to buy their uniforms thus the quality of the materials and
craftsmanship was of a much higher level than that of enlisted men's
uniforms. Field uniforms needed to perform under harsh conditions
while offering colorations that helped camouflage the officers so as not to
stand out as targets to the enemy. Officers would only stand out to
their enlisted men by the rank insignia affixed to their uniforms.
Furthermore, army regulations dictated that offer's shirts were to include
shoulder epaulettes as a throwback to earlier military uniform traditions.
The wearing of army issued field jackets was a very common practice by
officers, though they sometimes wore privately purchased field jackets as
well. Helmets, leggings, and field service shoes were only available
through army supply channels. It is also interesting to note that some
officers in rear area support units while on field training exercises were
seen wearing "Pinks and greens" dress uniform shirts and trousers.
This page is an index of the various components of the Officer's Field Uniform regulation. Field Jackets and Suits, Footwear, Insignia, and Field Equipment are listed on other pages of our web site. (You may click on the words to be redirected.)
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