When it comes to potential uniform changes in the U.S. Army, it looks like the so-called “Ike” jacket is a winner.
That’s at least how most soldiers responded to a survey released by Sergeant Major of the Army Dan Dailey, according to an article by Michelle Tan, a reporter for Army Times.
Indeed, roughly two-thirds of respondents supported wearing the Eisenhower jacket for the workplace, gender-neutral “smokey” drill sergeant hat and blue service cap, and black socks with the new PT uniform, the article states. Not quite as many respondents, though still more than half, said they’d prefer the service “bus driver” cap to the beret, it states.
Named after Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, the short-waisted, slim-fitting jacket was standard issue in 1944, my colleague Matt Cox has reported.
What do you think of the proposed changes?