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LTC Stephen F.
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This is certainly not the army of my youth SFC (Join to see) :-)
In my youth we kept our hair short because it was easier to maintain and to treat for vermin, insects, and disease in the field.
Traditionally dreadlocks are rarely if ever washed in Rastafarian culture.
I realize that dreadlocks have developed into a style that is not clearly linked to Rastafarianism but I wonder how easy it is to treat for lice, scalp issues, and insects, etc.
I expect some soldiers may be cheering the allowance of dreadlocks, turbans, beards, etc.; but, I think most are more stable and mature. :-)
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6 mo
African American hairstyles are made for our hair as it grows out of our head. It's not immature to advocate for allowing it, and calling it immature is an unnecessary insult and unworthy of a senior officer.
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LTC Stephen F.
LTC Stephen F.
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Interesting that after a response from four years ago, my friend CW3 (Join to see), you voted me down for my transparency.
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SFC George Smith
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Edited >1 y ago
I remember when the Afro's were allowed and the Long hair service wide and large Mustashes and the beards were allowed with Profile

its goes around and comes back around...
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SFC Bde Mobility Nco
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Man the Army has changed so much.
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CSM Charles Hayden
CSM Charles Hayden
>1 y
Gee, I haven't noticed! SFC (Join to see)
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SGT Shannon Weaver Logan
SGT Shannon Weaver Logan
>1 y
The Army sure has changed.
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