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PEO Soldier Surveys Textile Industry for Army Green Service Uniform Manufacturers

Last week, Program Executive Office Soldier, Ft. Belvoir, VA issued a market investigation to identify domestic manufacturers as sources of the complete Army Green Service Uniform (AGSU).

The US Army announced adoption of the new dress uniform on Veteran’s Day. According to the announcement, the AGSU is part of an effort to help form a stronger connection between the Army and the country. The uniform invokes an image of our Army at its most popular and connects that heritage to today’s Soldier. Adopting the AGSU will enable the Army to re-establish a distinctive look, renew a strong uniform tradition in the Army and distinguish our Soldiers from the other services.

An complete AGSU includes dress coat, two pairs of pants, long sleeve shirt, short sleeve shirt, one tie, one pair leather oxfords, two pairs of socks, garrison cap, belt with buckle and all-weather coat.

This survey does not include optional items such as the service cap, Ike jacket, windbreaker, leather flight jacket or jump boots.

In addition to information on potential offerers’ manufacturing capabilities including equipment, facilities, and quality management systems, PEO Soldier wants to know if the could deliver the following quantities to the Government:

– Provide product demonstration models for the AGSU ensembles (including accessories) within 90 days of contract award?

– Provide 6,000 complete AGSU ensembles (including accessories) within 275 days of contract award?

– Provide up to 150,000 complete AGSU ensembles (including accessories) within 19 months of contract award?

– Offer subcontracts for like items to current manufacturers of Army Blue Service Uniform, supplying them fabrics, in lieu of GFM and meet the financial obligations required to do so?

– Make, stock, maintain and ship on order an tariff/inventory of 1,000 (minimum) and 50,000 (maximum) complete AGSU uniform ensembles for up to 36 months after contract award?

– Provide Special Fielding services for up to 5,000 uniform ensembles. Services may include off site sizing, alterations, make-to-fit, expedited production, expedited delivery, and full set up of uniforms.

Naturally, this requires domestic sourcing and all materials and work must be Berry compliant. Responses are due Dec 14, 2018 11:59 pm Eastern. For full details, visit www.fbo.gov.

16 Responses to “PEO Soldier Surveys Textile Industry for Army Green Service Uniform Manufacturers”

  1. Flight-ER-Doc says:

    How long before the Stetson, and riding boots are part of the uniform?

    Since the Army has solved all their important problems…

    • AbnMedOps says:

      Actually, I think that Roper-style boots (worn under the trouser leg) would be a splendid optional-purchase alternative to the miserable low-quarter shoes.

      I find my Ariats to be very all-day comfortable and sharp looking with a suit or jacket.

  2. patrulje says:

    Isn’t the jacket supposed to be belted? The other photos I have seen have a belt for both male and female.

  3. Ton E says:

    How did I miss that?!

  4. Mick says:

    (sitting over here hoping for Improved Hot Weather Combat Uniform & jungle boots updates)

  5. PPGMD says:

    That picture just looks bad, the more natural light photos that they did for previous articles looking much much better.

  6. J says:

    What a mistake for a uniform that has already been done 75 yrs ago. I guess retro in the Army is in these days. Just wait, we will see a variation of the venerable M-1 Garand also with these uniforms. Yes, the Army wants a .30 cal rifle that has a place in long range engagements like the proposed 6 mm rifle. We might even see a repeat of the god awful Army Combat Uniform (ACU) in Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP) in a different variation also in time. As former Infantryman from the 1980’s, there are better ways to spend federal dollars on soldiers, such as training, ammo, and getting the ground war fighters lighter body armor and load bearing equipment.

    • Edward J Shannon (SGM) Ret says:

      I subject this Uniform become the Summer uniform with a light textures like the past Khaki uniform.
      Thanks SMG Shannon Retired
      .

  7. Edward J Shannon (SGM) Ret says:

    I subject this Uniform become the Summer uniform with a light textures like the past Khaki uniform.
    Thanks SMG Shannon Retired
    .

  8. G1E says:

    With over 16 million Americans serving in the United States Military during WWII it gives you an idea of how many wore the original uniform (Army Pinks)…it occurs to me the original concept may have been based on procurement and manufacturing? It would be far more practical to source and manufacture two colors and different manufacturing facilities for that many uniforms, based on scarcity of resources at the time.
    Just thinking out loud…

  9. 32sbct says:

    I think it’s interesting that the the full uniform set includes a garrison cap. Assuming that’s correct, I think an announcement retiring the black beret will be released when the wear out date for the ASU arrives. If a garrison cap is the standard headgear with the new uniform, there’s no longer any occasion for the beret to be worn. I personally think the beret looks out of place with the new uniform. I’m sure the green, tan, and maroon berets will live on but it looks like the writing is on the wall for the black beret.

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