Don’t call them 'pinks and greens': Top enlisted soldier says there’s another name for the Army’s new dress uniforms

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Sergeant Major of the Army Dan Dailey wears the then-proposed new service uniform at the Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia, Dec. 9, 2017.  RON LEE/U.S. ARMY
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Sergeant Major of the Army Dan Dailey wears the then-proposed new service uniform at the Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia, Dec. 9, 2017. RON LEE/U.S. ARMY

Don’t call them 'pinks and greens': Top enlisted soldier says there’s another name for the Army’s new dress uniforms

by: Seth Robson | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: November 16, 2018

CAMP ZAMA, Japan — Soldiers won’t be calling their latest retro-style dress uniforms “pinks and greens,” according to Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel Dailey.

“We’re calling them Army Greens,” the top enlisted soldier told Stars and Stripes during a visit Wednesday to the home of U.S. Army Japan. “Pinks and greens is a World War II nickname.”

The Army officially adopted the outfit, which includes pinkish-brown trousers and dark olive jackets modeled on a design worn in WWII, as its new service uniform earlier this month.

Many consider the outfit to be the sharpest in Army history, and it appears to have support among a large number of soldiers. An Army Times survey found more than 70 percent of respondents favored the idea of returning to the retro-inspired threads.

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