Video History of US Army Uniforms

Nathan S
by Nathan S

While not capturing every uniform that the United States has fielded, Business Insider has an excellent video showcasing the major uniforms of the US Army in less than two minutes. Its a fascinating watch, especially for gear-do’s like myself.

In that respect, its amazing to see how quickly and simultaneously slowly the uniform, weapon, and more specifically, the gear changes over time. It takes nearly a hundred years to go from a simple belt to the MOLLE we field today (and amazingly, we are going back to belts albeit in MOLLE form).

In case the video does not display correctly below, hit the link here to watch it!

Nathan S
Nathan S

One of TFB's resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR's, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.

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  • Joshua Joshua on Aug 20, 2015

    pretty sure this is the second time in about three months this has run on TFB

  • Evan Evan on Aug 21, 2015

    For Operation Just Cause he was wearing an Interceptor vest instead of the correct PAGST flak jacket. And for Desert Storm, he was wearing the three-color desert camouflage instead of the "chocolate chip" pattern that they actually wore. And I'm no expert on Revolutionary War uniforms, but didn't they have red in them as well?

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