From my 26 May 2011 post about his next position as CJCS,
...good luck General Dempsey, congratulations!Wait for it .... wait for it ....
Before you leave as Army Chief of Staff - could you get rid of Shinseki's "everyone-gets-a-trophy" stoopid berets? Now get to work.
The U.S. Army said Monday that it was abandoning the beret, after a failed 10-year experiment.Not totally gone ...
The black beret, which proved deeply unpopular with American soldiers, will be replaced by a patrol cap for everyday wear, U.S. Army spokesman Col. Tom Collins said.
The move came after outgoing Army chief of staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, asked the Army's sergeant major "to go out and talk to soldiers across the force and see what was on their minds," Collins told AFP.
"One of the things that soldiers consistently brought up was the desire to wear the patrol cap as part of their duty uniform," he said.
The beret will still be part of the Army's dress uniform, but will no longer be worn in the field as soldiers complained that it was impractical, he said.... but I'll take it.
What is my scorecard? Multi-cam adoption: check. Beret gone: check.
Now, if I were only as successful with the Navy ....