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Army Uniform Board to Consider Changes for Expecting, New Mothers

WASHINGTON — The 152nd Army Uniform Board will convene on Nov. 18 to consider multiple issues, including changes to maternity clothing articles for expecting and new mothers. Specifically, the board is scheduled to make decisions on the Army Green Service Uniform-Maternity and a lactation shirt for the Maternity Utility Uniform in the Operational Combat Pattern.

In 2018, the Army produced a maternity uniform for demonstrations associated with the unveiling of the AGSU. That maternity uniform resembled the style of uniform that has been issued since the 1980s and was first designed in 1979. The AUB will discuss whether to modernize the maternity uniform or continue with the current style.

The AUB will also consider developing a lactation shirt, which would later become part of the Maternity Utility Uniform issue for new mothers. As things stand, a lactation shirt is not provided with the standard issue, and Soldiers must purchase them through private, commercial vendors.

The Nov. 18 meeting will be held virtually, and discussion will be led by the AUB Chairman, Lt. Gen. Duane Gamble, Deputy Chief of Staff of G-4. Members of the AUB include male and female Soldiers at all levels, and representatives from the active component, Army Reserve and Army National Guard. Each member has an equal vote in deciding which recommendations go forth to Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. James C. McConville.

The AUB meeting, which takes place twice each year, is the Army’s only forum to address the changing requirements of Soldiers’ uniforms and accessory items. All Soldiers can contribute to the Uniform Board process by providing recommendations to their sergeant majors. Incorporating the feedback from Soldiers is a big part of the AUB process.

The last AUB took place on June 25th. To read about the outcomes of that meeting, click here.

9 Responses to “Army Uniform Board to Consider Changes for Expecting, New Mothers”

  1. B says:

    Glad to see in these trying times of great-power competition, the Army is focusing on what’s important.

    • Ed says:

      Yup, we will not have full equality until there is 100% female BCT, 50% pregnant, deployed to an active war-zone! Not only can you give your life for our precious foreign resources but you can sacrifice your unborn as well! PP and the left will be so proud!!!!

  2. Jason says:

    Yep. Just like the thousands of military band members.

  3. Marcus says:

    Usually news like this dont stick out in the noise. Its just when foreign friends of mine point out the insanity of it all that I realize how far society has already degenerated in their desperate attempt to force equality of something that is fundamentally 2 completely different genders. The human ability to enforce an ideology he ultimately suffers from is second to none.
    We live in a society that enforces gender reassignment on his children, promotes male genital mutilation, forces females into roles they have absolutely no place in and makes men miserable by lifting all pressure from them. We all suffer. I dont know a single women at the age of 35 that is happy to be childless or miserable because she could not join the military at 18. I dont know any men that do not feel miserable not being able to be a provider, that enjoy physical weakness, that like living in a society that comes apart. It all has gone so terribly wrong.

  4. Ton E says:

    Ahem still a waste of money…..

  5. MikeB says:

    Maternity Utility Uniform…..with pop-up stress card, and uni-sexual option.

  6. Airborne_fister says:

    So as a husband of a FEMALE active duty soldier. She sits behind a desk every day. She is also an officer so if she isn’t behind her desk she is lost. But when she was pregnant with our first child. She wasn’t able to get the ASUs for maternity (or what ever they are called). So she had to wear her ACUs and just a larger blouse. She also would steal my pants until they didn’t fit. Then she switched to a larger size. While I was in the field sucking life, she was behind a desk. Filling out forms for our next duty station. Cuz D.C. sucked! Got to Campbell and never left.