PFC Kral, Andrew
April 4, 2014
Army regulations require that PT shorts must be worn under PT pants. During the PT test, I failed to abide by ARMY regulations of wearing my PT shorts under my PT pants. In failing to comply with the regulations, this report was assigned as a part of punishment. Not wearing my PT shorts posed a problem when getting my height and weight recorded. Since I didn't have my shorts on, I was not allowed to get my stats recorded. By not wearing my shorts, I was not in complete uniform. Per AR 670-1 chapter 14 section 14-2, the PT uniform it consists of the following components:
(1) Jacket, running, gray and black.
(2) Pants, running, black.
(3) Trunks, running, black, moisture-wicking.
(4) T-shirt, gray, short sleeve, moisture-wicking.
(5) T-shirt, gray, long sleeve, moisture-wicking.
(6) Cap, knit, black.
This essay will cover both the summer and winter PT uniforms. By going over the different PT's, this will insure that there is a good understanding of what should be worn so you will be in the right uniform when we are doing PT. Being in the right uniform means that you and the others in your platoon have uniformity and unity. Being in the right uniform also ensures that you do not stand out from your peers, and essentially, not being on the receiving end of a NCO's wrath.
First, we are going to go over the summer PT's. This uniform is the base of all the other uniforms. The Summer PT uniform consists of the following parts:
1. T-shirt, gray, short sleeve, moisture-wicking.
2. Trunks, running, black, moisture-wicking.
3. Socks, White, calf-length or ankle-length.
4. Shoes, commercial running.
5. Spandex, grey or black.
This uniform was created by UNICOR and is called the IPFU (Improved Physical Fitness Uniform). The uniform is highly reflective so it keeps the soldier safe while wearing it during low light situations, but keeps a...