A new AMCU baseball-style cap will roll out across Army this year, as an alternative to the bush hat.
This style of field headdress will allow soldiers and commanders an alternative headdress when operating in different environments, such as in vehicles and on boats.
ADF Clothing Manager Sandy McInerney said it was also an alternative form of headdress for soldiers conducting domestic operations as directed by unit commanders.
The new cap is to be worn with field dress, but individual units will have the final say on which headdress is worn out field.
The caps, which will have a hook-and-pile patch at the front to support the wearing of ANF patches, will roll out in two phases, with personnel in north and south Queensland, Darwin, South Australia and Sydney metropolitan areas receiving issues between now and May.
Sydney regional areas, Western Australia, Victoria, Tasmania and the ACT units will receive caps from May to August.
“The baseball cap has been an item that’s been desired by personnel for a long time. Army is in a position where it can make these smaller modernisations happen,” Ms McInerney said.
Navy and Air Force will also adopt the AMCU baseball cap when the AMCU uniform is worn by their respective personnel.
From ARMY Newspaper dated 14 April 2022