This Is The Reason Why The Flag Is Backwards On American Military Uniforms.
The Department of Defense addressed the concern many Americans had over this matter.
They point out to Army Regulation 670-1.
It states that the Army is a profession and as such soldiers must take pride in their uniform.
It is imperative the uniform is worn properly and with respect. This includes the flag.
The insignia can be worn on the right or left shoulder of a uniform.
The star field must face forward.
Another way of looking at it is that the flag must be to its own right.
It is to give the effect it is always flying.
"When worn in this manner, the flag is facing to the observers right, and gives the effect of the flag flying in the breeze as the wearer moves forward," explains Army Regulation 670-1.
"The appropriate replica for the right shoulder sleeve is identified as the reverse side flag," the document explains.
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