The U.S. Army has laid out a plan to outfit soldiers with the service's new camouflage pattern that uniform officials maintain will perform as well as the MultiCam pattern troops wear in Afghanistan.
Col. Bob Mortlock, the head of the Army's Project Manager Soldier Protection and Individual Equipment, sat down with reporters to discuss the long-awaited roll-out of the new Operational Camouflage Pattern, or OCP.
Mortlock described the adoption of the new pattern as an important step for the Army.
"It's important to the Army, and the reason it is important to the Army is because it is all about force protection," he said. "In the close fight, soldiers rely on camouflage to provide concealment, and that is critically important to their mission effectiveness."