While I agree that the Navys new blue cammie uniform is pointless for the fleet, I would like to point out the "Media type Hype" of your "Man Overboard" story. When have Sailors NOT worn blue uniforms?
It was meant to illustrate that they have not done anything to make things better. But instead, have made things worse! It seems they are not concerned first with comfort or safety! There were many lost overboard over the years. Instead of designing for looks first, you'd think function would take precedence! I remember reading or hearing once of a non-military type that had developed a material that once it hit salt water it would fluoresce! Now that would be an advance! OK, maybe not in wartime!
One thing that the old chambray had was it was more comfortable, especially in warmer climates. As for looking like all the other services, so much for that part of "Navy Pride"!
Edited by SlaterDoc, 24 July 2011 - 10:21 AM.