Re: Uniforming standards -Reply
William H. Sills (email@example.com)
Wed, 26 Mar 1997 15:50:04 -0600
In my humble opinion, we should use the system that we had before
uniform standards were dropped. That would mean that ships could choose
the white uniform or the blue uniform for dress and use the chambray
shirt, dungaree trousers and tee shirt with optional work jacket for
"work". Personally, having been "Zumwalted", I don't care whether the
kids use the "Donald Ducks" with the "Fighting Bob Evans" covers or the
shirt/trousers(skirt) combo with either cover. Co-ed ships look better
with the "Zunmalt" uniform anyway. Our SSS Hathor uses all of the above.
We just request that everyone wear the same uniform at the same time.
It seems to me that just specifying USN official uniforms with Sea
Scout insignia would take care of everything. * We always had kids in
whites and kids in blues at every Bridge of Honour and Ball so I don't
see what difference that makes. I'd like to reauthorize a sweater too.
Many people would be interested in the sweater. The USN now authorizes
it for all personnel.
The key is the fact that we can't fire volunteers and there's no
brig for violators of our uniform policy. Let's just put the official
uniforms in the Sea Explorer Manual. It'd serve as a guide and would,
eventually, lead us to some semblance of uniformity. (Pun intended)
PS. I'd even allow a waiver for ships who
wish to wear the USCG "Greyhound" uniform.
PPS. I'd also like to see us renew the Ship
Name registration, possibly using good old
"non-stripe" Johnson's good offices. :)