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    Green Side Out or Brown Side Out...

    When was the term used?

  • #2
    Unofficial Dictionary

    From the unofficial dictionary for Marines

    Green Side Out.
    The steel pot helmets before Kevlar came with a cover that had green camoflage on one side and brown on the other. The decision of which color was to be worn to a formation was often left to a second lieutenant who couldn't make up his or her mind resulting in frequent changes and confusion. The term came to mean the leadership was confused as usual.
    commentary on 2d Lt's not mine


    • #3
      Green/Brown Side Out

      As I recall, our shelter halfs were also green on one side and brown on the other. Back in the day when we had field transport packs and had inspections, it was the 1stSgt who passed the word on green or brown side out, depending on the time of year!

      Semper Fi
      Duke Dearing
      "Lead, Follow, or Get Out Of The Way" - Semper Fi - Duke