OCP (Operational Camouflage Pattern) was codenamed Scorpion W2, and introduced to the United States Army in 2015. Although the OCP was initially conceived around 2005. The military camouflage US Army uniform is called the Camouflage OCP uniform. The Army felt it was time to transition traditional ACUs to a new pattern to meet the needs of today’s soldier.
When will the OCP be standard issue?
To make it easier to institute, the OCP is being transitioned slowly. Eventually, the Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP) will be replaced entirely. Not only does this reduce cost associated with new uniforms, but also makes distribution easier. The transition initialized in April 2015 and is expected to be complete by 2019. The first troops to receive the OCP were soldiers being deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq, Europe, and parts of Africa.
The OCP will also replace the MultiCam pattern. Previously, the MultiCam was worn by select troops. Usually, troops headed to Afghanistan were issued the MultiCam. In the future, all soldiers will receive the new OCP uniform.
What other changes came with the change to OCP?
When the OCP was introduced to soldiers in 2015, so was new footwear requirements. The majority of OCP approved footwear today must be coyote tan or desert tan. At Military Boot Superstore, we have a variety of Army-approved tan boots to choose from. We’ve categorized our entire inventory by color, style, and size, which makes it easy for you to find exactly what you need fast.
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