CDR Salamander has suggested, based on a photograph of a group of senior Air Force officers, the Navy is no longer top on the list of "service with uniform issues." Issues. You know. Uniforms are supposed to make members of the service uniform, but there are so many variations on uniforms that members are never uniform.
I think CDR Salamander forgot about President Bush's visit to Philadelphia in March 2003. This was a major photo event for the Coast Guard, and you'd think we'd look are best. We did. Sadly, this is our best:
Where two or three Coasties are gathered together... are two or three different uniform variations.
Cross-posted at An Unofficial Coast Guard Blog.