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Can my commander force me to buy a unit PT shirt that is not government issue?

Company Command: The Bottom Line - Army Leadership Guide
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The commander cannot force you to buy anything. If you have the correct PT uniform and it is in serviceable condition there is nothing that can be done. However, you need to ask yourself is this a battle worth fighting.

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Mark is a Retired Command Sergeant Major with 26 years of military leadership experience. He held 3 military occupational specialties (Field Artillery, Nuclear Weapons Tech, and Ammunition Ordnance). Mark is one of the leading military authors in the fields of leadership, counseling, and training.

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