I didn’t find out about this until just now, but apparently the Uniform Board has been working on a new design for the female dress blue blouse. After looking at the photo, all I can say is:
IT’S ABOUT STINKING TIME!
But it’s only a step in the right direction, as far as I’m concerned. This particular design just adds a new, more leatherneck-like collar, called a mandarin collar. No more silly necktab and white shirt! Now all they need to do is put the red piping around the edge, let us wear the white belts and burn all the horrible bucket covers.
I was a little disappointed with the working group results though. Three disapproved and three approved. I hope that’s not a bad sign. Next up is the Command Representative Review, then the Uniform Board, and then the CMC Decision.
I guess this was part of the “Wear Test/Surveys” phase…