Do You Know the History of U.S. Military Uniforms?

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About This Quiz

Throughout history, the uniforms of the United States military have changed for a wide variety of reasons. Different battle circumstances required different styles and functionality, while new achievements merited new awards. In this quiz, we'll test your knowledge​ of U.S. military uniforms. Suit up!

What color were the coats during the Revolutionary War?

A lieutenant of the revolutionary war wore what on one shoulder?

Grey coats in the War of 1812 were due to ______ ?

The Belgic-type box cap of 1814 was known as a ______ shako.

Along with epaulets, what were used to show rank in the early 1800s?

Why did the bell crown cap of the early 1800s have a hole in the top front?

A soldier's coat was once referred to as a _______.

In the mid-1800s, non-commissioned officers were authorized to place ______ on both sleeves.

What was the uniform color of WWII?

Prior to WWII, soldiers only wore ______ badges.

What happened to the staff sergeant after WWII?

In the mid-20th century, Army rank badges were what colors?

When did camo start to be worn?

In Vietnam, soldiers also wore ______ uniforms.

In 1981, the army adopted _____ camouflage.

What type of coat was used in Iraq and Afghanistan?

What was another name for Operation Enduring Freedom Camouflage Pattern uniforms?

Who said, “We will still be the most lethal fighting force the world has even known even if our belts don’t match for the next few years”?

What is known as the Age of the Shako Headdress?

During the Civil War, Federal forces wore blue while Confederate forces wore ______ ?

When was the khaki uniform introduced?

Post-WWI​ saw the _____ of military uniforms.

What is the most recognizable American uniform of WWII?

Which of these was used during Vietnam?

What does BDU stand for?

When were desert combat boots adopted?

In the early 2000s, the old Kevlar helmet was replaced by ______ ?

What does IOTV stand for?

What was the precursor to the Purple Heart?

What was the precursor to the Aircrew Badge?

What does ACU stand for?

Who wears an ACU?

How many U.S. flag insignia can be worn on the ACU?

What is Near Infrared (NIR) Signature Management Technology?

The trench coat is attributed to which war?

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