U.S. Army > United States Army Regulation Uniforms > U.S. Army Regulation Officer's Khaki Cotton Uniform
Army officers needed to stay cool in their
uniforms so that they could lead their troops. Comfort was of key concern
for summer uniforms and this uniform performs as ordered. This cotton
uniform was typical for the officer's working uniform due to it's ease of
laundering. In contrast to the worsted tan summer uniform made from
100% wool tropical and gabardine fabric, this cotton garment was more
durable and could withstand use longer in the field. Cotton can be
starched and creased making for that real crisp disciplined appearance.
This uniform saw widespread use as a dress or field uniform in the Pacific
Theater such as Hawaii, The Philippines, certain areas of the southern
United States, as well as North Africa and the Mediterranean Theater.
This page is an index of the various components of the Officer's Khaki Cotton uniform regulation. Field Uniforms, Footwear, Insignia, and Field Equipment are listed on other pages of our web site. (You may click on the words to be redirected.)