Originally Posted by MilanWG
Call-sign/Zap tags are worn in place of a name tape.
Each soldier is given a specefic number that is unique to them and used by them only in the unit.
Name tapes on uniforms tend to get covered up by armor/gear - the tags on the sleeve allow for the soldier to be identified by a specefic number.
A lot of the operations are recorded by video cameras- when the tape is reviewed, the soldiers can be identified by their specific number.
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I bought mine so it is easier people recognize me via radio and to call me over in the field. Amongst the dozens of other people wearing multicam.