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SMSgt Dr. G. A. Thomas
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You should've never had to go to social media. This should've been corrected on the spot.
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CSM Charles Hayden
CSM Charles Hayden
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Agreed!!!!!!! SMSgt Dr. G. A. Thomas Amazing, no one owns the problem, but it should not have been on social media? From the 400,000 + posts and comments, it was not anew problem! I will watch for additional fallout caused by the situation!
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1SG Michael Bonnett
1SG Michael Bonnett
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But nothing else worked...What does that say....
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SFC Construction Engineering Supervisor
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I agree but the fact remains that it took social media to get this recognized because she was obviously walking around like this for awhile. Shame on the leadership for not acting quicker.
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SSG Wesley Peck
SSG Wesley Peck
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In the photo from the link, it appears that her bun pulled her hair down and out. Could be from running, or other activity. The CSM should consider other methods of hair restraint, or reducing the volume of hair.
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CSM Richard StCyr
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While I agree some comments folks made were harsh. How about just not wandering around knowingly out of standard so people don't have a reason to be harsh with you.
So the CSM apologizes, half the stories posted about the apology are more about how terrible it was that the misbehavior hit social media.
This is why I pray for wisdom for those who lead our Troops.
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SFC David Pratt
SFC David Pratt
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Pray for the troops too CSM.... In many cases the Army is promoting the wrong people. This is a result of self written NCOER's, forged PT and Weapon Quals coupled with the Army's Affirmative Action Plan. There is accepted dereliction of duty from officers and sr nco's when it comes to sr nco ncoer's; that is the wrong answer. The troops deserve the best leaders with the most potential: they deserve leaders who do not violate regulations through wilful neglect.
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CPT Willie Bass
CPT Willie Bass
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This won't die will it....
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CSM Assistant Field Office Director
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What strikes me is that as a CSM she should be the epitome of professionalism.. The hair is just the beginning.. I don't believe bashing her on social media was appropriate and it was not necassary.

I read that SMA Dailey summoned her to appear, why it would get that far is beyond me.... Antoher CSM should have had a fave to face counseling of epic proportions and this would have been over..
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SGT John Hamby
SGT John Hamby
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YIKES!!! when you get summoned by the SMA, then it has really hit the fan!!!!!
and i agree with your comment, CSM, and that should have been kept 'In-House'
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SFC Joseph Belote
SFC Joseph Belote
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Sadly her face to face has to be escalated to the SMA. Her next higher echelon CSM who counseled her and she suddenly had her big revelation that her appearance was out of compliance should be embarrassed enough by this that he too takes a step back. We forgive Privates and sometimes a Specialist or two for a grevious violation; however, an E-5 Buck SGT would lose a stripe for being so immature as to wearing their hair this blatantly out of regulation.

As they quoted 670-1 about how far the hair distends from the head or below or over the collar line, what about the part that talks about how the hair should not appear to effect the natural appearance of the hat?

Admittedly, I'm no expert on the current standards. I believe that as CSM who is supposed to be the standards bearer. They should be of such stoic stature that never would their appearance be a distraction or question of "are they within appearance standards".
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SFC Joseph Belote
SFC Joseph Belote
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SGT John Hamby - Inhouse-yes. However, I think it speaks loudly that it had to be taken to the out side. If their open door policy truly worked and was being communicated, then it may have been able to be kept inhouse. Quite obviously these soldiers were to the point that it needed to be outed. It's sad all the way around.
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SGT John Hamby
SGT John Hamby
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SFC Joseph Belote - exactly! but apparently, keeping things 'Inhouse' was not working, hence the shitstorm that followed, and in my opinion, i'm glad that it did not get to that 600lb. Gorilla with the 2 stars on his collar
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