Evolution of Military Web Gear

Eric Daniel waxes rhapsodic about his old Load Bearing Equipment and how much things have changed since back in the day. And they’ve really changed since back in Thucydides’ day.

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James Joyner
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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm veteran. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.


  1. spencer says:

    I served in the early 1960s and my MOS was machine gunner. The reason I was in the weapons platoon is that I’m 6′ 2″ and they figured the big guys could carry the heavy weapons better.

  2. Ricardo says:

    What a thought provoking post, thank you.

  3. sharon says:

    Sounds like a master plan to me