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Posted on Mar 26, 2021
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Lt Col Scott Shuttleworth
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I have heard that the buns or pulled up gives headaches...plus it is difficult to wear caps and combat headgear. I am all for it...makes operational sense. Foreign governments have been doing this for a long time. Don't know if it helps with retention...changing hair styles and breastfeeding changes etc aren't the issues I am hearing about...I am hearing about sexual assault, harassment, just overall treatment of women in the ranks. Until we get that addressed and under some sort of control, hair styles etc won't mean a hill of beans...I don't think I will ever hear someone say "they let me keep my hair long so I am going to reup!" IMHO.
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1stSgt Nelson Kerr
1stSgt Nelson Kerr
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SSG David Brandgard - KIJ served from 72 until 96 and my eldest kid is serving now and a member on RP
Your bit about not a single soldier is utter bullshit and a insult to the folks who are serving now
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SSG David Brandgard
SSG David Brandgard
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1stSgt Nelson Kerr They stopped teaching digging around 02/03. Thank you for your service and that of your sons. Nothing is an insult to the soldiers, they are products of senior leadership. They don't know what they don't know. The problem in this is the senior level leadership...those that make policy and determine training doctrine. I had a ranger qualified soldier in 06 time frame. Because of the reliance on GPS and all the other stupid tech, he couldn't tell you what all of the colors on a map meant. Others didn't have a clue what pace count was or how to get it. Some were very rusty on the use of a compass and gaining an azimuth. And these were 19D airborne scouts! They could tell and demonstrate all the battle drills and qualify expert on all of our weapon systems. As we were attached to infantry battalions, scout skills suffered, but infantry skills were out of this world. Once, we got relearning the basics and advanced scout skills, we became unstoppable. I understand times change and things become seemingly irrelevant, so the practices change and stop. And no one cares except the old timers.....until things change and those lack of practices and standards suddenly smack you in the face.....then comes all of the changes and reactionary training doctrines.
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The Israeli females wear their hair long. I still see long hair or beard as a liability if you are ever in a hand to hand fight. Alexander the Great had his men shave before fighting the Persians
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Lt Col Scott Shuttleworth
Lt Col Scott Shuttleworth
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MAJ (Join to see) But in a fighter/tanker/helo helmet or in garrison it makes perfect sense. Plust it has worked for the Israelis with no known issues and to me honest I don't think I would want to go hand to hand combat with one of them.
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1SG Dennis Hicks
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Beards for male Soldier will eventually be allowed at this rate, to bad I retired that would have been fun to watch a CSM explode :) Maybe even ponytails for male Soldiers, no more high and tights. Oh brave new world.
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1SG Dennis Hicks
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A1C Alexa Cosson
A1C Alexa Cosson
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Just can't imagine Man Buns on soldiers, much less Marines!
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If males want to try to get beards authorized DO THE WORK! Do you know how these things got updated? A group of women - active and veterans - put in the work to do it. They wrote white papers, they did research, they submitted the proper forms to the proper authorities. They didn't just bitch and moan on social media.

So if males want beards, go fight for it. Stop whining about it on social media.
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SrA John Monette
SrA John Monette
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but that's what this generation does: whine on social media. they don't want to do any of the work themselves
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TSgt Ann Smith
TSgt Ann Smith
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I'm from way back, not a millinial. We would do paperwork suggestions and it got us no where. I'm shocked they caved to Change. Org though. OK guys, it's SHORTS next! Let's GO!!!!!
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SSG David Brandgard
SSG David Brandgard
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No, none if that was the case. Irs all about changing shit for the sake of change, and to demilitarize the military. When was the last time a rule or standard was tightened up? Stop playing stupid games. If you wanted to make garrison better, how about ironing uniforms and polishing boots, no more walking on the grass unless you are pushing a mower, conduct a proper police call of the unit area.
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PO1 William "Chip" Nagel
PO1 William "Chip" Nagel
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TSgt Ann Smith - Shorts? Shorts, Dungaree Shorts were Authorized on Dodge but they looked like Hell. Shorts, Male and Female Sailors Assigned to the Small Boats doing Security Duty in Bahrain, Those Shorts were Ahhh Really Short. LOL! Remember going into the Club in Bahrain and Making an Totally Inappropriate Comment about One. She Turned around and said "I'm Telling Sandy" Damn It! MM1 that I Served with in the NARDAC Building in Washington, DC. We were both ended up TAD for Desert Storm.
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