U.S. Army to abandon beret as everyday wear

The move came after outgoing Army chief of staff, General Martin Dempsey, asked the army’s sergeant major “to go out and talk to soldiers across the force and see what was on their minds,” Col Collins said.

“One of the things that soldiers consistently brought up was the desire to wear the patrol cap as part of their duty uniform,” he said.

The beret will still be part of the Army’s dress uniform, but will no longer be worn in the field as soldiers complained that it was impractical, he said.