Nearing the end of his career with the Army, Captain Sugiartama, as he was back then, eventually found himself as an aide de camp to the senior ambassador to Krasnarus. The shift to a seemingly more relaxed and administrative position from one expected of a Guardsmen seemed quite odd, even to him at the time of his appointment. Sugiartama at that point, had already seen active service in Bosnia and Somalia as part of a United Nations Peacekeeping operation. The company he belonged to were deployed to both of these theatres over time in order to represent Makmuria. He has also seen overseas service in Guatemala as part of the United Nations mission to re-integrate rebels. He and his men were in charge of the security detail of one such camp. Sugiartama was appointed as an aide de camp soon after his return from Guatemala. Once given the run through of his newfound job and issued his aiguillette, he was dispatched to aide the senior ambassador to Krasnarus, in the capital, Slavayagrad. Before departing, he was issued with a patrol blue tunic, to match his white one for the No.6 Ceremonial Uniform, given Krasnarus' cooler climate. Along with that, he bought an officer's greatcoat to better prepare himself for the cooler months, of which his tenure spent most of its time lingering over him.
Sugiartama was at a loss as to why he was nominated to become an aide. He imagined that some captain from a more administrative corps would be chosen for such tasks. As far as he was told, he has been regarded as a commendable officer with the character that would be much at home as an aide. Personally he didn't know how to feel about that recommendation. Where they silently insulting him by saying his character was more suited as a pencil pusher? It shouldn't, as he knew he held a clean record and regarded as an efficient officer. Whatever the case may be, he ended up enjoying his new assignment. Having to lead the guard to and from the palace. The changing of the guard amongst other active duties seemed to be behind him. Now it's mostly just behind the desk, dealing with those that aren't high enough to speak to the ambassador directly as well as maintaining some affairs for him. This included organising travel to accompanying him within the city, embassy or any official event. Sugiartama then later decided to retire from the Army in July of 1999, in order to pursue other ambitions and to also, stay close to his previously born son and wife.
From left to right we can see him in the following uniforms.
No.6B Ceremonial Uniform White - Despite being issued a patrol blue tunic, Sugiartama was on the appropriate occasions, seen to wear this type of uniform. He wore it when the situation beckoned, but wore the full patrol blue variant more instead. If the No.6 was relatively too formal for his assignment, he'd elect the No.1B instead.
No.6B Ceremonial Uniform Patrol Blue - When the No.6 had to be rolled out for the appropriate occasion, he'd tend to don this variant over the more common, at least in Makmuria, No.6 White. Otherwise it would be the No.1B instead.
No.5 Mess Dress Patrol Blue - Much like the No.6, the No.5 Mess Dress came in two flavours. White and Patrol Blue, in order to better suit the climates they were being used in. Given his assignment within Eastern Europe, Sugiartama elected to just bring the Patrol Blue variant instead. He didn't wear his dinner jacket very often. Only during dine-out events at the embassy or other such occasions that were indeed, rare. On a personal note, he didn't care much for dinner jackets. He never saw the Krasnarusian equivalents wear such a uniform, just their blue parade uniform. Seeing as they have no equivalent at all.
Greatcoat - When winter came around and he had to be outdoors for official duties, Sugiartama simply wore the officer's greatcoat he had bought back at the stores in Makmuria. Given the advent of parades and thus, accompanying the ambassador to spectate them, he would don the No.6 Ceremonial Uniform. Given the brisk weather in the winter months, about the time Krasnarus celebrates it's victory parade against Stalinism, he would appear just like this, although really wear an aiguillette with his coat.
No.1B Service Uniform - The parade order of the No.1 Service Uniform, sans the sword, was used where the No.6 was clearly not necessary. He would be dressed in this from time to time. Being a member of the Guards Regiment, he is authorised to wear breeches and jackboots, as that's the norm with the parade order of the No.1, No.2 and No.3 uniforms. They are not worn with the No.6, however. As such, this uniform saw favour with the Krasnarusians whenever they saw him or were dealing with him. Probably because of the boots.
No.2B Service Uniform - This order of dress would be one he would wear for parade occasions back home, rather than his positing. On one particularly warm day in Slavayagrad, the senior ambassador was invited to a wreath laying ceremony. Rather boldly, Sugiartama donned this uniform instead of the No.1B that was originally planned. Given the weather, the ambassador didn't mind at all and was rather amused by the whole idea, knowing the Krasnarusians may of never seen such a uniform type in person at all. Suffice to say, a fair few Krasnarusians were intrigued. Never thinking a short-sleeved service shirt could be decorated so tastefully. It felt very Makmurian to them.
No.1C Service Uniform - This would end up being his everyday uniform for the most part of this assignment. When going about the day to day routines in the embassy or out on business as to were the parade order was more appropriate, Sugiartama would be seen in this. He had always been very fond of the No.1, not finding too many opportunities to wear it outside of guard duties and other duties back home.
No.3C Service Uniform - This is essentially what he would wear during long hours behind a desk, not in full duty directly to the senior ambassador. When the need came, he'd wear his aiguillette, otherwise hang it up whilst going through some paperwork. Sometimes, he'd take off his tunic and be in a similar state to this. Of course, if that were the case, his ribbons, badges and aiguillette would remain on his tunic. He would then fold up his beret and slide it under his left epaulet for keeping or leave it on the desk.
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