^^ interesting epitrachils
I gather they are military chaplains. They are some of the better camouflage vestments I have seen.
Yeah, for sure they are. Here the Orthodox bishop of the Polish army has on his epitrachil "Orthodox" cross in white-red (Polish national colours) circle.
That actually is a logo of the "diocese".
But seriously, why would he put that thing on?
Yeah, I know, but well, that's good you said this fact, as for posters here it's not something obvious.
It looks this way (see the bishop):
Why? No idea. Probably because Roman Catholic chaplains have such stoles and they have them to be known they're chaplains. People just like differentiation by clothes.