I would say “NO” civilian items are not authorized as part of the uniform.
The only regulatory information I found that was closely related is:
3–7e. Required or prohibited wearing of the Army uniform
Wearing a combination of civilian and military clothing is prohibited, unless prescribed in this regulation or directed by the Secretary of the Army.
By extension you are personally responsible for the health and welfare of your Soldiers.
- Does this equipment pose a safety risk to the Soldier or other members of the team?
- Does the equipment endanger the potential image that would be portrayed of the Army and its mission? For example, a GOPRO video is released on Facebook and causes significant damage to the public opinion and the Army mission.
- The equipment unnecessarily weighs the Soldier down and impacts their performance
- The equipment is distracting to the Soldier or other on the Team. Example: IPOD being played loudly
If so I would suggest the equipment must go.
If you have any doubt check with the 1SG and Commander. They are ultimately the individuals that make the call on unit uniform policy.
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