Posted on Apr 24, 2014
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SSgt Gregory Guina
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Here is the reg for Marines

8. Body Hair. No female Marine will be required to remove
body hair except where leg hair protrudes beyond the appropriate hosiery per
subparagraph 3027.5, or causes a visibly uneven texture under said hosiery.
MARADMIN 504/07

So I guess if she is really hairy then yes it can be required.
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SGT Jinger Jarrett
SGT Jinger Jarrett
7 y
Thank you for putting me in the loop here. Now I am certain the military has a regulation for everything! LOL!
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MSgt Senior Intelligence Training Specialist
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Amazing!
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CW3 Harvey Keck
CW3 Harvey Keck
4 y
Yep. The Corps has a reg for everything. I'm surprised they don't tell the ladies what they can't shave.
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CW3 Harvey Keck
CW3 Harvey Keck
4 y
Back in the old Corps, we recruits were told we were to shave daily, "Everything from your ears to your collar bones." Specified as an exception, "You will NOT shave your eyebrows".
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SFC Observer   Controller/Trainer (Oc/T)
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It doesn't mandate that they shave anything! Which is unfair, because they can grow beards and we can't...
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SGT Team Leader
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I had a female soldier that had a beard that was enviable by SF standards... it was creepy...
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PO2 Josh Taylor
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LTC Hardware Test Engineer
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SFC....preach. I have seen many females with what could charitably be called "5 o'clock" shadow. I've even seen a few with moustaches that would put Billy Dee Williams to shame. What's worse, IMHO, are those who have that one single hair on their chin that is 4-5 inches long. WTF??? just pluck that thing out and be done with it.
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SSG V. Michelle Woods
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SGT Juarez
Do you have a story behind this question?
*crosses fingers*

There isn't a reg mandating it although there probably should be. It weirds me out when women don't shave their legs and it weirds me out when men do shave their legs lol.
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MSG Martin C.
MSG Martin C.
7 y
What about if the female in question does not shave because religious belief? I had a similar question at a Senior Enlisted Board. What would I do if one of the females on my section had a mustache that was visibly overgrown?
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SSG V. Michelle Woods
SSG V. Michelle Woods
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MSG Martin C. I just saw this. I honest to God do not know what I would do.
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MSG Martin C.
MSG Martin C.
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There is no right or wrong way to approach this exept with tact and in private. My response was to pretty much address the Soldier in private and find out if there was some religious belief involved. I also asked the board members if it would really makes a diference to someone in the chain they need to explain why and what reg is the female violating.
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SFC Platoon Sergeant
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I gotta admit!! This is a first!! I couldn't stop laughing as I pictured the scenario in my head!!
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