STANDARDIZED U.S.-LED COALITION FORCES UNIFORM
Langhorne, Joshua L.
Martinez, Oscar A.
Augier, Mie-Sophia E.
Mortlock, Robert F.
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The purpose of this research is to conduct a feasibility study to determine if U.S.-led coalition forces could effectively wear a standardized camouflage uniform. If not feasible, the secondary purpose is to research the aspects of partial standardization of camouflage uniforms. This research examines advantages and disadvantages of uniform standardization through a political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) and strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis. It analyzes the psychological and sociological cohesiveness, as well as potential competitive advantages, of the use of more technologically superior personnel equipment. This research examines coalition nation types of uniforms, camouflage patterns, performance specifications, uniform regulations, and procurement. The literature review consists of a research study conducted by the Government Accountability Office addressing the failure of the U.S. Department of Defense to develop a future joint combat camouflage uniform. This research addresses sociological perspectives of uniforms and their impact on team building, organizational authority, legitimacy, and social interaction control. The findings of this research show that implementing a U.S.-led coalition camouflage uniform could result in increased personnel morale, improved unit cohesion, improved personal safety and performance, and lower procurement and outfitting costs.
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