Fast forward 20 years, and Civil Air Patrol just did the same thing.
CAP/CC Memorandum: Change to CAPR 39-1, CAP Uniforms 20 November 2006
The new Corporate Uniform has been well received and more and more members are wearing these combinations.
CC MEMO FOR ALL CAP UNIT COMMANDERS 16 February 2010 The National Executive Committee recently approved a proposal to phase out the Corporate Service uniform, including the Corporate service coat, white aviator shirt and AF blue slacks combination, black windbreaker, black overcoat and black police-style sweaters.
This is pretty much all the national command structure of CAP did 20 years ago when I was active in it. The CAP uniform manual is dated 2005, so this entire series of outfits came and went without them ever even changing the actual regulation.