U.S. Marine Corps Dictionary

Green Side Out

The steel pot helmets before Kevlar”. They came with a cover that had green camouflage on one side and brown on the other. The decision of which color was to be worn to a formation was often left to a second lieutenant who couldn’t make up his or her mind resulting in frequent changes and confusion. The term came to mean the leadership was confused as usual.

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