Mark Meaders

Our current pads dig into our foreheads and temples

Our current pads dig into our foreheads and templesKits: 50. Hometown: Morgan, UT. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Convoy, Security Escort. Current pads: Gentex Corporation Advanced Combat, Sage Green. Comments: We are currently running missions that require us to wear our helmets for long periods at a time (12-48 hrs). Our current pads dig into…

The G.I. pads are hard plastic which cut the wearer’s forehead

The G.I. pads are hard plastic which cut the wearer’s foreheadMany of my Troopers have had an issue with the front and two rear pads having a hard plastic like material in them that resulted in their foreheads becoming cut by the pad itself. The pads in the rear are made of the same material,…

My previous squad leader said that your pads are 10x better

My previous squad leader said that your pads are 10x betterKits: 13. Hometown: Appleton, WI. Heard about us: Squad Leader. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Gentex Corporation, grey. Comments: Current pads are stiff and I can’t get my kevlar to fit right because of it, my previous squad leader recommended you guys, said that your pads…

Worn out Pads and they won’t issue us new ones

Worn out Pads and they won’t issue us new onesKits: 180. Hometown: STOW, OHIO. Heard about us: BATTLE BUDDY. Duties: SUPPLY. Current pads: GREEN/GRAY, STANDARD CIF (central issue facility)ISSUE. Comments: ALL OF OUR PADS ARE OLD/ WORNOUT AND CIF WON’T GET US NEW ONES. SPC, US Army Kits: 10. Hometown: Ozark. Heard about us: Battle…

Gov’t issued padding is uncomfortable and very bulky

Issued padding is uncomfortable and very bulkyKits: 4. Hometown: Carmichael. Heard about us: online research. Duties: security. Current pads: original all grey sewn seam pads. Comments: wearing those pads for an extended amount of time really puts a stress on the head, if I could help my soldiers give them just a little ounce of…

The new pads are “like wearing a pillow”

The new pads are “like wearing a pillow”Kits: 19. Hometown: Belleville Illinois. Heard about us: Marine. Duties: Close Quarters Tactics and Marksmanship. Current pads: CIF issue. Comments: I’m filling out this request due to my recent email traffic with Dr. Robert Meaders. This request is for the 19 instructors here in Okinawa Japan teaching the…

Our helmet pads suck and are not comfortable to wear

Our helmet pads suck and are not comfortable to wear Kits: 3. Hometown: Houston Texas. Heard about us: Through my command on base. Duties: Reconnaissance. Current pads: Hard grey ones. Comments: Hi! This is a great organization we appreciate everything you all do! Our pads in the helmets suck and are not comfortable to wear…

Pads are worn out and CIF sucks (it means they can’t get new ones)

Pads are worn out and CIF sucksKits: 8. Hometown: Plano, IL. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Maintenance. Current pads: Regular issued pads. Comments: Pads are worn out and CIF sucks. SGT, US Army Kits: 4. Hometown: Phoenix, AZ. Heard about us: Battle Buddy. Duties: Maintenance. Current pads: 3M CERADYNE 52969, 7 green/ 1 black M/L.…