Combat effectiveness with faulty helmet pads

9/20/17: Duties: Infantry, patrols, QRF, BDOC. Current Pads: Standard issue ACH pads. Comments: The biggest problems my squad faces with our current ACH pads are pain and discomfort. Which forces us to want to take our ACHs off at every opportunity. Also with our current pads the ACHs don’t fit very well and this is especially true when wearing NVGs. Having an upgraded set of pads in our ACHs will make my squad more combat effective in a multitude of ways. Thank you guys for all that you do it is all greatly appreciated.. SSG, US Army