Official U.S. Army Recruiting & Retention Patch OCP Multicam
Style: Army Uniform Regulation OCP Multicam Patch
These Scorpion W2 OCP rank and badge patches are made for official U.S. Army wear on the new U.S. Army Combat Uniforms (ACU).
The new Scorpion OCP name tapes and grade insignia may be attached by hook and loop fasteners or sewn on. Badges may be sewn or pinned on. Soldiers are not authorized to mix sew-on and pin on badges, rank, and name tapes. If badges are sewn onto the ACU coat, then the name tape, U.S. Army tape, and grade insignia must also be sewn on. This sew-on requirement excludes the patrol cap and patches. (See excerpt from DA Pam 670-1 below)
Scorpion W2 is the name of the new Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP) for all branches of the U.S. Military. As of September 30, 2019 all service members must have uniforms in the new Scorpion W2 OCP. Current Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP) and Multicam ACUs may be worn until the wearout date on September 30, 2019.
The Scorpion W2 OCP pattern was developed by Crye Precision LLC under military contract around 2002 and was later used for the US Army Objective Force Warrior (OFW) program. The intellectual rights to the pattern is owned by the U.S. Army. Crye is the same company that designed the similar Multicam pattern.
Excerpt from Department of the Army Pamphlet 670-1, Guide to the Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia, section 4-8 e.
e. Soldiers may sew on the U.S. Army tape, name tape, rank, and all authorized badges as an option. Hook-and-loop fasteners for U.S. Army tape and name tape may be left on or removed when sewing on the uniform. If worn, badges must be all sewn on or all pinned on; Soldiers are not authorized to mix sew-on badges with pin-on badges. When personnel sew on badges, the following must also be sewn on the combat uniform coat: name tape, U.S. Army tape, and grade insignia. If a nametape, U.S. Army tape or grade insignia is sewn on, then personnel must sew all three of these items on the uniform coat. This requirement does not apply to the patrol cap. If Soldiers choose to sew on U.S. Army name tape, rank or authorized skill badges, it will be at their own expense. Soldiers are not authorized to wear pinned on badges in a field or deployed environment.
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