Is Wearing a Full Body Armor Compulsory to Soldiers?




 
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January 14th, 2012  
fullbodyarmor2
 

Topic: Is Wearing a Full Body Armor Compulsory to Soldiers?


I am wondering if Full Body Armor or bullet proof vest is compulsory to all military men in the field. And are they given for free or do they have to invest for it?
January 15th, 2012  
Spartan613
 
 
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Originally Posted by fullbodyarmor2
I am wondering if Full Body Armor or bullet proof vest is compulsory to all military men in the field. And are they given for free or do they have to invest for it?
Issued kit in the ADF. Wearing is mandatory at different times, depending on what you're doing.

IE, all crew and passengers in RAAF transports must wear armour and helmets below certain heights in Afghanistan.
January 15th, 2012  
03USMC
 
 
Go out the wire wear your stuff. Some places, go out your CHU wear your stuff.
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January 18th, 2012  
LeEnfield
 
 
Now if you failed to wear it and where injured in an area that would have been covered by the body armour and had to leave the forces do you think that you should be paid a pension as you had failed to take reasonable care of your self
January 18th, 2012  
BritinBritain
 
 
I knew a few blokes who wished they had been given body armour.
January 18th, 2012  
captiva303
 
 
I can't see why you wouldn't wear it...
January 18th, 2012  
42RM
 
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Originally Posted by captiva303
I can't see why you wouldn't wear it...
Depends on what your mission is. For some spook missions, itīs not an advantage especially when you need maximum freedom of movement.
January 18th, 2012  
captiva303
 
 
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Originally Posted by 42RM
Depends on what your mission is. For some spook missions, itīs not an advantage especially when you need maximum freedom of movement.
Yeah I was thinking in a more general sense if its appropriate and doesn't detract from anything, why wouldn't you?
January 19th, 2012  
brinktk
 
 
Yes, while you are conducting any mission outside the wire in a combat zone, you must wear your body armor. Sometimes, you have to wear it even you don't leave the wire...like 03 said, leave your CHU and wear body armor...but that's generally if you're in a condition yellow or worse. This is for regular soldiers, I can't speak for SF or members of SOCOM.
January 21st, 2012  
42RM
 
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Originally Posted by brinktk
Yes, while you are conducting any mission outside the wire in a combat zone, you must wear your body armor. Sometimes, you have to wear it even you don't leave the wire...like 03 said, leave your CHU and wear body armor...but that's generally if you're in a condition yellow or worse. This is for regular soldiers, I can't speak for SF or members of SOCOM.
Rule number one for British regulars: Always wear your combat tuxedo and battle bowler outside the wire. British SF/SOF -depends on the mission type.
 


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