ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES AND GET TO WORK, SOLDIER!
THE practice was banned for years. Then there was a pilot program. The results were studied closely. And this year, the U.S army announced its big decision: Rolled sleeves on camouflage uniforms are now completely acceptable.
The move would give a stiff-arm to recent history, in which the army was the only Pentagon service that did not allow rolled sleeves, even during hot summer months.
A majority of soldiers have greeted the change with cheers, and service leaders ap- pear to be receptive to that.
“When you can change something that doesn’t break good order and discipline and that soldiers like, let’s do it,” Sgt. Major Daniel Dailey said. “We’re the only service that doesn’t do it, and we used to. So it’s not one of those things that if we do, we can’t survive. Because we’ve done it before and we know it’s not going to hurt anybody.”