One Shepherd Uniforms

Two different Uniforms are Required!

One Shepherd is a force-on-force training environment. This means that two teams engage each other. Each team must not only be able to identify their opponent, but also must identify their own teammates in the midst of battle. To do so is difficult under the best conditions. Now add smoke, dense vegetation, rain, snow or nighttime conditions to the emotional and fast-moving battle simulation. The task of identifying friend or foe is incredibly arduous. Uniforms are described in camouflage COLOR pattern, CUT pattern, and CLOTH material.

BLUFOR/Field Uniform

  • COLOR: Type I Woodland, 4-Color
  • CUT: ACU or BDU Shirt, ACU or BDU Pant, and Boonie Hat
  • CLOTH: “Ripstop” in 65/35 Poly-Cotton, or 60/40, or 50/50 Poly-Cotton blend

OPFOR/Duty Uniform

  • COLOR: Olive Matt Green, Solid
  • CUT: ACU Shirt, ACU or BDU Pant, and Boonie Hat
  • CLOTH: “Ripstop” in 65/35 Poly-Cotton, or 60/40, or 50/50 Poly-Cotton blend

Uniforms are a Warrior responsibility (e.g. you will purchase these items). You need both, the OPFOR and BLUFOR uniforms. One Shepherd is a Warrior community with more than 30 years of tradition. We’ve earned our uniform and take pride in our traditions. All members are required to maintain and wear their uniforms in proper keeping with One Shepherd standards. The One Shepherd uniform begins with the regimental shoulder patch that symbolizes our Warrior community.

The OD green uniform is our duty uniform and we require that the blouse be in ACU cut. The pants need to be matching in color but not necessarily in cut.

We require all students to keep their duty uniform up to standard with name tapes, unit patch, and American flag patch. Insignia and name tapes are not required the first semester, but afterward insignia is a uniform requirement.

The Woodland uniform is designated as a field uniform and as such there are no requirements beyond that of the pattern, though many students add name tapes to this uniform as well..

For the WBC course "Any military field uniform is acceptable." For any course beyond the WBC students are required to purchase the OD uniform.

Insignia Duty Uniforms

  • • Subdued “J. SMITH” nametape, black yarn, olive tape
  • • Subdued “ONE SHEPHERD” tape, black yarn, olive tape
  • • Subdued reverse US flag, black and OD green
  • • Subdued 1S Regimental patch, black and OD green
  • • “One Warrior, One Leader, One Shepherd” tabs

Rain Parkas

Each warrior also needs two parkas, one in each color pattern. The USGI woodland parka can be found new or used in excellent condition at affordable prices online or in a local surplus. The OD green parka can also be found affordably online. The best prices can be found for the Rothco brand “GI-Type Parka,” or the Atlanco “Olive Drab Gen 2 Parka,” or the Condor Tactical “Summit 609” soft shell lightweight jacket in solid OD green.

  • BLUFOR = Woodland; OPFOR = Solid OD Green
  • Gore-Tex, Microfiber, or PVC material

Combat Boots

The same pair of combat boots is used for both uniforms. A boot is described as footwear that is high enough to cover the ball of the ankle. Lower than the ankle is inappropriate. Boots must be purchased in suede-out medium brown – or dyed brown.

Popular brands and styles include:

  • • Altama Desert Boot
  • • Bates Dura-Shocks Boot
  • • Bellville Infantry Combat Boot
  • • Matterhorn USMC Mojave Olive Desert Boot
  • • Danner Desert Arcadia Boot
  • • Danner USMC RAT Combat Boot
  • • Wellco USMC RAT Combat Boot
  • • Wellco Infantry Combat Boot

Duty Items

The following uniform items are highly recommended and should be purchased in solid olive green color whenever possible:

  • • T-shirts, short/long sleeve in either crew and/or turtle neck
  • • Thermal layers in polypropylene, Merino wool, or wicking silk
  • • Boot socks in wool, wool-cotton blend, or wicking fiber
  • • Duty pant belt or Rigger belt in OD green nylon
  • • Knee pads in OD green nylon foam and plastic
  • • Work gloves, leather palm (example: Wells Lamont Model 3270 in OD green)
  • • Eye protection goggles or glasses