Pro Deo Et Patria- An Army Chaplain

I am a chaplain in the US Army, serving in Iraq. I'm keeping a blog to share my thoughts and experiences while deployed. They are my thoughts and they don't necessarily reflect the opinions of the US Army! :)

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Uniform Quiz

Here's a picture of me sitting in a helicopter a couple of days ago. It was blazing hot and we were waiting to take off.
If you look at my uniform, there is something blatantly wrong, that I didn't notice until later. Can anyone figure out what the problem is? The first one to figure it out wins nothing but the pride of attention to detail.


Anonymous Mom said...

Okay, I'll give it a shot. Since I have no idea what uniforms are supposed to look about that yellow-green thing hanging on your Hmmm...

Love you and miss you very much!!!


12:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmm ... should your sleeve cuffs be closed?

- Kevin

2:04 AM  
Anonymous Raven said...

American Flag on left sleeve---should be worn with the field of stars to the front and stripes flowing back as if you were running quickly and it was tethered like a normal flag would be...or just put it on the other arm. I've never worn ACUs--just AF flight suit/BDUs.


2:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know if this guy knows what he's talking about, but is it that your flag patch is reversed on your left shoulder instead of your right?

If not, I would guess that the only thing wrong with the picture is that you like the Badgers instead of the Gophers.


5:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was going to say the flag, too (besides the fact it's kinda small (is it not the standard issue size or is that me being too critical?)). Also, I don't see any unit isgnia on your uniform sleeve, although not being in the military I don't know if chaplains are assigned to units.

7:04 AM  
Anonymous Mom said...

Okay, Okay, I give...Gregg and I have studied it and have no idea!!! Please tell us so I can get on with my life!!

How about the earplugs?????

Love you!!!!!

7:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The american flag is backwards, should never fly to the front as if you are retreating, should always fly to the rear as in moving foward.

I know, you posted the answer already, but I haven't looked yet.

9:10 PM  
Blogger Tim Taylor said...

The flag patch should be on the right sleeve and your Division Patch should be on your left sleeve.

5:26 PM  

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