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

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

Kits: 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 are 10x better, so I’m putting in a request for my squad. CPL, US Marines

Kits: 13. Hometown: Los Angeles, California. Heard about us: Battle buddy. Duties: Convoy. Current pads: Grey standard issue. Comments: I’ve had my current ACH pads for 3 years and I think it would be nice to get the chance to upgrade them and give my buddies the opportunity to upgrade theirs as well. SPC, US Army.
Followup: Have you let ‘higher ups’ know of the problems with the current helmet pads?

  • The problem has been brought up to command and the overall response has been one of figure it out, many of us have removed pads as to alleviate some of the pressure that has been making keeping helmets on for the duration of our 6+ hour guards shifts impossible. The removal of some pads has made the problem less noticeable but it has made them somewhat unstable now, they wobble on our heads, but the new pads should help us very much in our mission of mainly security of [opsec].