USMC (MOS 0369) (RVN 69-70)
At first we had a choice of white or blue. Then white became mandatory. I preferred blue.
During the various riots last year I saw a fair number of 'white shirts' out at night. Sometimes right behind the guys that were geared up. They just weren't thinking tactically.I don’t think the brass has to worry about tactics at night. Or in the daytime either. Any fighting to be done, they are gonna be in the rear with the gear. They set up the CP outside the outer perimeter and run the show from there.
That's the way I've always looked at it and some of the best supervisors I've had treated it that way. They said they were patrol (or police officers) first just with added duties. They always made sure that their number one thing was being out working the streets with their troops and then doing their supervisor functions when needed.Only some do it I don’t have a white shirt yet I am in a position where I can wear one.Think it sends the wrong message to the troops I’m no better than they are I need to be able to do every grant job they do.I know where it comes from and comes from the separation of officers and enlisted because we are para military
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Because they can and it makes the Mayor feel better.Just a random question. I saw a police supervisor wearing a white shirt the other day and that got me thinking: when and why did the custom of higher ranking LEOs wearing white shirts start?
Does anyone know why LE command staff wear white shirts, instead of the same color the rank-and-file officers wear?
Everyone wants to feel like top brass.. Simple.Executive level I guess but what gets me are the 12345 star Chiefs dressed out like Generals. Puleeeze!
In the same vein. Hardhats.
White – Managers, engineers, foremen or supervisors
Brown – Welders and workers for high heat applications
Green – Safety inspector, but occasionally used for new workers
Yellow – General laborers and earth-moving operators
Blue – Carpenters, technical advisers, and temp workers
Orange – Road crews, new employees, or visitors.