Damfool pads causing needless distraction from mission. DANGER!

Duties: We will be doing force protection, patrols, etc.. Current Pads: CIF/basic issue. Comments: Basic issue pads do not fit everyone as well as they should. Headaches are common. This causes soldiers to remove their helmet often and in situations when they need the protection. The issued pads are very hard and often times do not mold well to the soldiers heads. This causes the helmet to move around or when fitted with NVGs they cause even more discomfort. During night time ops this is a serious problem.. SSG, US Army