Re: What is a "Class A uniform"?
James A. Sheckels (sheckej@EARTHLINK.NET)
Sat, 10 Aug 1996 11:51:05 -0400
I find words along this way disturbing. I recently retired from the Army
after 20 years of faithful service to the USA. What's wrong with military
thinking in ANY group? We are trained to organize, research, look at every
issue/task/problem from evry angle, consider all courses of action, and
select the one that best meets the parameters set to accomplish that task or
solve that problem.
Also, until very recently, Class A/B etc were not even OFFICIAL designations
in any Army publications. I believe the 1994 edition of our uniform
regulation then put in words to the effect that "this uniform is commonly
referred to as class a...".
So who says this designation came from the military originally anyway? I
heard it in Scouting before I heard it in the Army. And where I was in
Scouting there was not a big military presence (Knoxville, TN).
And unless I missed something somewhere, it seems Scouting originated from a
military source. Seems a lot of military based thinking went into our
beginnings both in program and training.
Creeping militarism? Posh!
>Class A and B are US Army designations for different uniforms.
>This terminology is especially pervasive in areas with a high
>concentration of ex or current Army. After a while, most
>start using it - even the boys.
>While not an official designation, it can be useful. However,
>we do need to make sure that this creeping militarism 8-) does
>not turn the BSA inot Junior ROTC.
>Leslie D. Fife, Graduate Research Fellow, Computer Science,
>Univ. of Oklahoma, 200 Felgar, Rm 114, Norman Ok 73019, USA
>405/325-2553 - voice, 405/325-4044 - fax
>"The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws." -Tacitus
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