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Tennessee Slim
10-23-2009, 06:48
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?

Halal Pork
10-23-2009, 17:12
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.

Detectorist
10-25-2009, 00:31
I think berets suck. At least the old hat would sheild your eyes from the sun.

DriBak
11-06-2009, 22:21
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.

What he said

luv2brode
11-08-2009, 12:00
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.