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VCASNY ASU requirements per U.S. Army AR 670-1
Drills held on the 1st Tuesday of each month require the wearing of the Class B uniform. All troops are encouraged to continue upgrading to the new ASU at their earliest convenience and in accordance with U.S. Army AR 670-1. For those of you waiting for a change in rank (thus a reduced cost) before upgrading, please note the following excerpt from the ASU Wear Policy ALARACT 202/2008.
FOR THOSE SOLDIERS WHO HAVE PURCHASED THE CURRENT (OLD)BLUE UNIFORM, THIS UNIFORM WILL REMAIN AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR UNTIL THE MANDATORY POSSESSION DATE FOR THE NEW ASU, 4TH QUARTER OF FY 2014. SOLDIERS WHO HAVE THE CURRENT (OLD) BLUE UNIFORM ARE NOT REQUIRED TO REMOVE THE EXISTING LARGE SERVICE STRIPES. PRIVATES THROUGH SPECIALISTS WHO NOW OWN THE CURRENT BLUE TROUSERS’ ARE NOT REQUIRED TO REMOVE THE EXISTING GOLD BRAID ON THEIR TROUSER LEGS. SOLDIERS WHO PURCHASE THE NEW ASU ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH ALL WEAR POLICIES OUTLINED IN THIS MESSAGE. THE INTENT OF THIS BRIDGING STRATEGY IS TO ALLOW FOR MAXIMUM WEAR OF THE EXISTING UNIFORMS AND ESTABLISH POLICY FOR THEIR REPLACEMENT. DURING THIS TRANSFORMATION PERIOD WE WILL HAVE SOLDIERS IN MIXED UNIFORMS. THE ARMY IS IN TRANSFORMATION.
Is this a loophole for E1-E3? Also see this from the ASU article on Wikipedia:
“Privates through Specialists who now own the current blue trousers’ are not required to remove the existing gold braid on their trouser legs.”
What are your thoughts?