Updating military uniform

The Army has patches it uses to signify what command or unit a soldier is serving with - both overseas in combat deployments as well as back in garrison in their permanent duty station.These patches signify both currently attached units a soldier serve on the left sleeve as well as the prior unit attached to while serving in a combat zone for a specified period of time.

That's not right and it keeps smart, capable women like Kate from being able to serve her country." But an administrative message quietly released March 10 changed the game for Pimental.The Army has specific guidelines on when and how to wear the patch, which it has revised to reflect the fact that soldiers now are deployed at smaller echelon levels.After 1945, only soldiers who were serving with large echelon deployed units, such as separate brigades, divisions, corps, Army commands or higher, were eligible to wear the combat patch.The message authorized crew-neck undershirts as well as V-neck undershirts for female Marines, noting that Marines can choose which they prefer in most cases.When a formation or ceremony calls for uniformity, the commander can request that all troops wear the crew-neck undershirt, the message notes.