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Uniform CoatEdit

18 June 1780 : Major General Official Uniform / Blue coat (buff facings and linings) with yellow buttons; buff waistcoat; two epaulettes; with black and white feather on hat.

CoateeEdit

Uniform JacketEdit

00.00.1827: Collar closed up the front.

Sack coatEdit

Cadet Uniform (1814 - present)Edit

05.02.1814: [Blue] issued.

09.04.1816: [Gray] re-issued.

Frock Coat (1829 - 1902)Edit

05.25.1929: Authorized.

00.00.1832: Button arrangement by branch.

00.00.1847: Double-Breasted for Field Grade.

00.00.1851: New design.

00.00.1872: New design.

00.00.1879: Sleeve Slashes removed.

00.00.1902: Withdrawn.

Sack Coat (???? - ????)Edit

00.00.1895: Frogging removed.

00.00.1902: Designated as “Undress”

Khaki Cotton Service Uniform (1898 - 1914)Edit

00.00.1898: Introduced.

Army White Uniform (1902 - 2014)Edit

00.00.1902: Introduced (as “White Service Uniform”).

00.00.1936: Standing collar replaced with open collar.

00.00.1938: new pattern introduced.

05.21.1957: DA strongly encourages all officers to obtain the White Service Uniform past this date.

00.00.1959: Re-designated as “Army White Uniform“.

Blue Full Dress Uniform (1902 - 1917)Edit

00.00.1902: Introduced with shoulder knots. (10 buttons = Generals; 9 buttons = Lieutenant Generals; 8 buttons = Major Generals; 6 buttons = Brigadier generals)

00.00.1917: Suspended.

00.00.1928: Re-introduced with shoulder knots.

Blue Mess Uniform (1902 - present)Edit

00.00.1902: Introduced.

00.00.1917: Suspended.

00.00.1921: Re-introduced

00.00.1946: Re-introduced

White Mess Uniform (1902 - present)Edit

00.00.1902: Introduced.

00.00.1917: Suspended.

00.00.1921: Re-introduced.

00.00.1939: Suspended.

00.00.1946: Re-introduced.

Olive Drab Service Uniform (1902 - 1956)Edit

00.00.1902 : Introduced.

07.01.1903 : Officers required to wear as service uniform.

00.00.1904 : Enlisted personnel begin receiving olive drab coats.

00.00.1905 : Black coat cuff braid worn 3 inches above the sleeve end adopted for General Staff Corps members.

00.00.1907 : Olive drab coat cuff braid worn 3 inches above the sleeve end adopted for commissioned officers.

08.00.1911 : Change to the full-standing collar.

00.00.1917 : Overseas cap replaced the Campaign Hat.

00.00.1918 : Sam Browne Belt adopted for service overseas.

07.15.1921 : Sam Browne Belt mandatory wear for all commissioned officers.

12.31.1926 : full-standing collar replaced by lapels and bottom coat pockets removed; Phasing out period for the standing collar begins.

12.31.1927 : Phasing out period officially ends.

1938 : Olive drab service trousers introduced. Elastique Service breeches withdrawn from wear (exception included Cavalry and Armor officers).

1939 : Specifications changed.

1942 : Specifications changed.

00.00.1942 : Sam Browne belt withdrawn from wear.

00.00.1957 : restricted to off-duty wear.

07.01.1957 : Phasing out period begins; removed from wear for commissioned and warrant officers.

02.01.1958 : not permitted for wear by Regular Army.

10.01.1959 : not permitted for wear by Reserve and National Guard.

10.01.1960 : Withdrawn from wear. (along with garrison and service caps)

01.11.1961 : Deleted from uniform regulations.


John J. Pershing (GEN)

1903-1926

Douglas MacArthur (GEN1)

1926-1942

John E. Hull (GEN)

1942-1959

Army Blue Uniform (1939 - 2007)Edit

00.00.1939: Introduced.

00.00.1940: Non-Mandatory Purchase.

04.11.1951: Re-introduced for “Winter wear.”

09.28.1959: Designated as ‘proper dress uniform’ and changed from “Winter wear” to “year-round wear.”

02.18.1963: Mandatory purchase.

Dark Olive Drab Uniform (1942-)Edit

Army Tan Uniform (1942 - 1968)Edit

1941 : Introduced as "Khaki Summer Uniform"

12 Nov 1942 : Specifications introduced for the "Tropical Worsted Khaki Service Uniform" in Tan shade 51. (pattern 1942)

21 Dec 1942 : Specifications introduced for the "Tropical Worsted Service Cap"

03 Mar 1945 : Specifications changed for the "Tropical Worsted Service Uniform". (pattern 1945)

1952 : Specifications changed for the "Tropical Worsted Service Uniform". (pattern 1952)

28 Sep 1959 : Name re-designated as "Army Tan Uniform." (patterned after 1938 white service uniform) in Tan shade 61.

03 Oct 1965 : Department of the Army announces pending obsolescence.

31 Dec 1968 : Withdrawn from wear.


J. Lawton Collins (GEN1)

M1944 Field Wool "Ike" Jacket [Olive Drab] (194? - 1956)Edit

11.00.1944: Standard Issue. 00.00.1956: Withdrawn.


"Ike" Jacket (General Hodges)

Army Green Uniform (1954 - 2011)Edit

09.02.1954: Introduced (as “Army Winter Green Uniform”).

05.01.1957: Army green service cap & garrison cap mandatory issue (for officers).

07.01.1957: Army green uniform becomes the only authorized winter service uniform

10.01.1958: Mandatory for enlisted personnel.

1960 : mandatory winter service uniform.

09.00.1961: Mandatory purchase.

1964 : mandatory summer service uniform.

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HeadwearEdit

Tricorne - 1775-late 1790s

Shako - early 1800s-early 1850s

M1825 forage cap - 1825-1833

M1833 forage cap - 1833-1858

Forage cap - 1858-

Bicorne - early 1800s-early 1900s

Hardee Hat (GO#3, 24 March 1858)-1858-?

M1902 service cap

M1911 Campaign hat

M1912 service cap

miscEdit

1902 overcoat - worn with a small 1 1/4 inch black band above a 2 1/2 inch black band on bottom on sleeve for general officers. Starting in 1912, general officer insignia were worn between the bands; after 1926, the rank insignia was moved to the epaulets.

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