Dec 10, 2010 8:17 AM
Not sure how many have an account to the Standard Issue site but I just tried to renew mine - tried being the keyword. My account expired so I thought no big deal send in the same ID as last time and should be back in business within a day. Well sometime in the last year their policy changed where now they have limited the program to the front line/ pointy end of the spear, those were the reps words. (I guess the program used to be open to anyone in the govt, seemed odd but I wasn't going to question their openness.)

The reps statement was also is in line with the second line in the Denial email:

- Does not qualify as Ballistic or Tactical use.

The rep asked a few verification questions (what do you do, etc..) and went on to explain that things got more strict when Oakley proper bought them recently, so they were no longer a standalone business. Don't know much about that but the rest makes sense to me, in my opinion, they have limited the program to serve the group it was always intended to help. No problem here with that move.

As a caveat, it did sound like if you are govt and became forward deployed for periods of time then you would still be eligible.

Justin "Scorpion Zero" Jones
Dec 10, 2010 4:30 PM
I guess this makes sense from what we've been hearing lately.

A lot of members have been talking about how their orders have been taking weeks to months to get filled, or sometimes even canceled. I think from the practical side of doing what it was intended for, this is a smart move. The front lines deserve the best protection ASAP, so good for them.
Dann Thombs
Dec 10, 2010 4:39 PM
Does make sense. Basically anyone with a desk job at NavSEA or NUWC could get an account since their paycheck came from the government.
Dec 10, 2010 8:30 PM
I have heard there were issues with the accounts being abused,( ie "hooking up" everyone and there brother) so narrowing it down to currently deployed military brings it more in line with what the program was originally intend for.

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