June 25, 2013 at 9:30 pm

Congressional agreement on common combat uniform

Military personnel listen to Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia in 2012. (File photo / Army)

The days of service-specific combat and camouflage uniforms are clearly numbered as the Senate Armed Services Committee has joined its House counterpart in telling the services to quit wasting money on their own unique styles.

The 2014 defense policy bill passed by the Senate committee says that with a few exceptions, the services would be prohibited from adopting new designs for combat and camouflage uniforms as of the day the bill becomes law.

The prohibition would extend to potential new designs using current fabric or camouflage patterns, in the event that the services try to simply move the pockets or change the seams to distinguish their specific uniforms.

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– Rick Maze, Military Times

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