Army green uniforms, which have been worn by Army personnel for decades, will be replaced by the uniform that will replace the blue uniform for the first time in 20 years.
Army spokeswoman Lauren Krombacher said in a statement Thursday that the Army is working on a uniform redesign and that it will be released “in the near future.”
Army leaders have been looking for a uniform that’s more versatile and easier to wear than the blue uniforms.
In the meantime, the Army has been considering several options, including adding a second color option that would change the uniform from green to blue.
“This change is a significant step in our transition to a more modern uniform,” Kromber said.
The Army will begin wearing green uniforms next year, replacing the blue Army uniform.
The Army has worn green uniforms since the early 1900s, but the Army’s decision to replace the red uniform with the green uniform is not expected to affect the color of uniforms worn by enlisted soldiers.
Krombagger said the Army expects to start wearing green uniform uniforms in the spring.
The Army has previously said it will begin using green uniforms by the end of 2021.