Horrible. When we switched from the khaki shirt to that puke-green one in the 80s that was bad enough, but blue? With a white shirt? That looks like some cheap security guard uniform. The Navy and Air Force can have blue. Army has not been blue since the Civil War, and we really should keep it that way.
I was in the Active Army from 83-85, and again from 87-89 (Medically(honorably) discharged in 0889 as a Sgt/E5). Since I served in combat arms (Field Artillery), I did not have many opportunities to wear my class A, Army Green uniform. When I did, I wore the uniform according to regs and with pride. Frankly, I always considered the Greens a sharp looking uniform. Apparently, today’s generation of soldiers overwhelmingly hate the greens. In my opinion, the soldiers of today who can’t stand the greens are going to like the Army Service Uniform even less. Perhaps not. Who knows? In my opinion, The blues should remain in service for ceremonial and social occasions only for soldiers who are required to possess the uniform. The new Army Service Uniform looks like something the bloody Air Force came up with! As for the puke green shirt that phat head made mention of, I wore that shirt with the green Class A uniform coat, and also as part of the class B uniform. Personally, I didn’t think it was that bad looking. In retrospect, the Army could have modified the old khaki dress shirt so that shoulder boards could be worn by NCOS and Officers, instead of introducing the Green Shirt with shoulder board loops. That would have been neat. OH, PhatHead, the Army stopped wearing the blue uniform in the field shortly after the Spanish American War. As I recall, some units down in Cuba actually wore wool blue uniforms in a tropical climate! Anyway, the ASU had better be as durable as the old Dress Greens. Frankly, the current blue uniform is a high maintenance uniform and is not as durable as the greens. It was not meant to be shoved into a duffel bag like the greens. By the way, I did not own a set of blues because I was a “Cannon Cocker”. Sorry for rambling folks. Hope the Army isn’t making a big mistake.