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PEO Soldier Publishes Updated Authorized Protective Eyewear List

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

PEO Soldier just released an updated version of the US Army Approved Protective Eyewear List, and it includes more options than ever.


You can download a .pdf of the above image at www.peosoldier.army.mil/equipment/eyewear

PEO-Soldier Recommends Lithium Batteries And Offers FAQ

Monday, September 29th, 2014


PEO-Soldier has released an FAQ on the superiority of Lithium batteries over their Alkaline counterparts, citing a longer life and lighter weight as two of the benefits.

You can read the full FAQ here: www.peosoldier.army.mil/faqs/#batteries

DSEi – PEO Soldier

Friday, September 13th, 2013

I am very pleased to see some representation at DSEi from the US Army in the form of my favorite organization, PEO Soldier.


They are here on behalf of Foreign Military Sales and are exhibiting those items that can be exported such as parachutes, helmets and armor plates.


PEO Soldier Portfolio 2013

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

PEO Soldier Portfolio FY2013

Here it is, in all its glory, the FY 2013 PEO SOldier portfolio. Think of it as a catalog of sorts, giving basic information for all of the commodities managed by PEO Soldier.

Protective Overgarment Garment Instructional Videos from PEO Soldier

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

PEO Soldier has released instructional videos for the various models of Protective Overgarment Garment designed to protect the wearer’s pelvic region from blast and frag associated with IEDs. The videos do a good job of demonstrating how to don and doff the systems.

Hawk Model

Crye Precision Model

PEO Soldier Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Last Friday, PEO Soldier celebrated its 10th Anniversary as a dedication to the Soldier and a reminder of the commitment of the critical role they play to bring the best equipment to the Soldier. As part of the celebration, former PEOs were on hand including BG (Ret) James R. Moran, MG Peter N. Fuller, and MG Camille M. Nichols as well as the newly appointed PEO BG Paul A. Ostrowski. Unfortunately, MG R. Mark Brown was unable to attend due to his current deployment, but sent his warmest wishes via a video presentation. Friday also marked the PEO Soldier change of charter between MG Nichols and BG Ostrowski.

They also took this opportunity to unveil their new logo (seen above), designed by MAJ Joel Dillo. In an Army press release, MAJ Dillon commented, “I wanted to represent the Soldier of course, because that’s what PEO Soldier is all about. The logo itself includes the silhouettes of three Soldiers on patrol, backed by an American flag. I also wanted to make sure the name Program Executive Office Soldier was bold and visible. I just wanted to make sure it was something that was easily recognizable and clearly focused on Soldiers, because that’s what we focus on; an enduring type of legacy.”


Photo – US Army

US Army Introduces 1 Inch Helmet Pads

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Many troops have had issues with the fit of the Advanced Combat Helmet. The idea is to go up a size when in doubt rather than use a smaller helmet which will fit closer to the head and place the wearer in danger of blunt force trauma and associated Traumatic Brain Injury. When Soldiers wear larger helmets it can feel “loose” when using issue 3/4 inch pads. To help combat this issue, the Army has introduced one inch thick pads.

PEO Soldier recently noted in an announcement regarding the new pads that there are a couple of ways to tell if your helmet isn’t fitting properly. Consider, if your helmet rocks back and forth and is not stable, if the helmet is too low on brow or if the helmet is not compatible with eyewear. These are all good indicators.

They suggest substituting pairs of one inch oblong/oval pads or individual trapezoidal front and/or rear pads or to even try another helmet to alleviate discomfort. If you decide to move to the new pads, PEO Soldier is very specific about how you must proceed.

It is important to note the oblong/oval pads must be replaced in pairs to maintain stability, and the trapezoidal front and/or rear pad may be replaced individually. Safety considerations require the crown pad to be available in one size only, the three-quarter-inch size, to ensure the helmet does not ride too high the head.

These changes are currently being incorporated in TM 10-8470-204-10 Technical Manual Operator’s Manual for Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH).

Pads are ordered in pairs and PEO Soldier provided these NSNs for your use. Pads should also be available through your CIF.

NSN, Item & Size
8470-01-547-2802, Pad Oblong/Oval, 8

8470-01-547-2795, Pad Trapezoidal, 8

*Pad sizes are in eighths of an inch. The 8 equals one inch.

PEO Soldier Takes It Down Range

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

My first interaction with PEO Soldier BG Nichols was at a recent media roundtable. I can tell you that she knows her stuff and I get the feeling she is a hands on kind of a leader. These photos, taken during a recent visit to Afghanistan of her and CSM McPherson only solidify this position. They were on a fact finding trip, soliciting feedback from the field on how the equipment they provide to our Soldiers is holding up under some of the most rugged conditions on earth.

Photos: US Army