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When did the Rangers change the color of their beret?

Discussion in 'US Army Forum' started by Tennessee Slim, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. Tennessee Slim

    Tennessee Slim Señor Member CLM

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    I just saw the commander of the Ranger school on Fox News wearing a tan beret. I thought it was ridiculous when the black beret became uniform headgear for the Army at large but I was unaware the Rangers had changed the color of theirs.

    So when did this happen?
     
  2. Halal Pork

    Halal Pork Halal Pork

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    General Shinseki got big army to switch over to the black beret in...2001 or 2002. Ranger regiment wanted to remain unique and switched about the same time.
     

  3. Detectorist

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    I think berets suck. At least the old hat would sheild your eyes from the sun.
     
  4. DriBak

    DriBak GUNS UP Millennium Member

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    What he said
     
  5. luv2brode

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    yeah they got pissed about losing there beret but it was never officially theirs, the airborne maroon and the green beenie are set.
    i didnt like the tan when it came out but its grown on me, and at least it aint un blue or haiti puke orange.