Posted on Apr 11, 2019
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At my AIT, a female CW3 mentioned that females attending military balls were allowed to wear a "fanciful up-do" as opposed to the standard bun required in ASUs. My unit won't allow female SMs to attend in dresses, and I can't find anything in regulation that mentions any exceptions. My husband is also attending and required to wear his uniform also, but I'd love to look at least somewhat elegant in front of him and my peers.
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SFC George Smith
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Interesting … There Used To Be Formal Wear Female SM Enlisted And With An Exception To Policy Female SM Were Allowed To Ware Formal Or Semi Formal Gowns... Need To Check AR's And Get With CSM...
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My unit used to allow female SM to wear formal attire, but it changed a few years before I arrived. When the females tried to appeal it, a female COL apparently had a three hour Female Engagement session on how they should be proud to wear their uniforms to balls. Its still IET status to we're lucky to get an exception to policy to drink champagne during the toast.
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Edited 5 mo ago
If you are in uniform, AR 670-1 guidelines and rules about hairstyles applies.
Out of uniform, there is lots of leeway; in uniform, not so much.
Traditionally, military members wear their uniforms to military social functions. Sometimes the "guest" can wear other formal attire if they are in the military but not members of the unit staging the event.
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LTC Jason Mackay
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SFC (Join to see) can you help this soldier please?
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