Posted on Jul 30, 2014
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Who does it? According to the new AR670-1, SM has to be clean shaven while in uniform or in civilian attire while On Duty. Thing is, I've heard many SNCO's say that even off duty you have to be clean shaven. What is your input in this matter? Do you shave while on leave or on the weekends?
I usually don't shave on weekends or on leave, and I live On Post. I've been downrange for the past 10 months so the new AR 670-1 came out while I was out here. Don't know if a CSM is gonna come and chew my butt out for not shaving on a Saturday coming out of the PX lol.
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I agree, SPC Aviles. I don't shave on the weekends.
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LTC Charles Sherman
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Well, that explains a lot...

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SSG Terminal Operations Nco
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Lol. I shave maybe once a week between drills, and in Kuwait, I never shaved on my day off, as it let my sensitive skin heal for once.
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PO1 Master-at-Arms
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Congratulations, MAJ (Join to see), I hereby award you a double face plant of the day. Heeere's your sign:
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SSG James Behnke
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Winning comment right here!
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MAJ Deputy Director, Combat Casualty Care Research Program
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Since I've gotten into straight razor shaving, I've found that it's now a hobby vs a chore. No issues with shaving 7 days/week!
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MAJ Deputy Director, Combat Casualty Care Research Program
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CPT (Join to see) It's really not that bad. To be honest, my first time shaving with a straight was after more than a few beers to get my nerves up. My head is still attached. After 3 months I can knock out a quick straight shave as fast as I could do with a Gillette.
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PO3 David Miller
PO3 David Miller
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Just received my first straight edge razor, and looking forward to getting started with it myself sir.
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MAJ Deputy Director, Combat Casualty Care Research Program
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PO3 David Miller I've actually gotten into the Feather shavette system lately. I find that I can get as good of a shave as with my straights, and no stropping/honing. This will definitely be my travel razor.
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SFC Vernon McNabb
SFC Vernon McNabb
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MAJ (Join to see), I was asked once if I used a straight razor on my head, to which I replied "No, it's the same crooked one I use on my face."
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I shave four times a day when on leave to ensure that I am fully compliant with AR 670-1. Don't believe me? Find me.
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SSG Micah Wilson
SSG Micah Wilson
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Sir, The new AR 670-1, date march 31,2014 only states
Facial hair.
Males will keep their face clean-shaven when in uniform, or in civilian clothes on duty, it doesn't say anything during leave times
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SSG Jacob Wiley
SSG Jacob Wiley
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I don't shave on leave. I won't. This was the Army trying to further control everyone. What I do with MY face in my home, and away from my duty location, is my business.
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Lt Col Instructor Navigator
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I shave every hour, on the hour. It's a real pain to keep waking up at night, but it's worth it to know I look like a true professional while I'm asleep.
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SPC David Willis
SPC David Willis
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Lt Col (Join to see) - Sir, with all due respect, that's bush league and you know it! You should be shaving every 15 minutes with a razor, and constantly touching it up with an electric razor in between. I kept 3 spare electric razors in case I wasn't around a wall outlet.
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