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Army Puts Out Official Video Showing Soldiers How To Roll Up Their Sleeves

June 30, 2016

Check out this instructional video on how to roll up sleeves, camo out. As a sidenote we’re sure the other branches of the military are going to be making jokes for years about how the Army needed to put out a video on how to roll up sleeves. While the method of rolling does need to be precise and there is a systematic way of doing it, the jokes write themselves.


This new change comes as a change to the Army Combat Uniform (ACU).

According to a memorandum signed by Lt. Gen. James C. McConville on Tuesday, Army Soldiers are once again, allowed to roll up their sleeves with camo facing outwards.

“The new policy pertains to the universal camouflage pattern, operational camouflage pattern and Operation Enduring Freedom camouflage-pattern ACUs,” the Army memo read.

A 10 day pilot took place initially out of Fort Hood, Texas and ended on Sunday. Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley allowed the sleeve rolling.

According to the Army memo:

  • Commanders may authorize rolled sleeves effective immediately.
  • Sleeves will be rolled with the camo facing out.Sleeves will be rolled neatly above the elbow but no more than 3 inches above the elbow.
  • Sleeves may be down and cuffed upon commander approval and only during field training exercises.