As I prepare to go on 3 weeks of leave starting Monday, my wife asked me if I was growing out my goatee like I have in the past and for once, I had to think about it. I don't personally have an issue and I know AR 670-1 reads "as long as you are not in uniform or civilian clothes while on duty, so what's the big issue? Many installations have initiated Command policies adding to what the reg has outlined. These Command polices state that you have to shave everyday regardless if you are on duty or not. I don't agree with these added installation polices, how do you feel? Does not shaving on weekends and while off duty make you less of a professional?
Edited >1 y ago
Posted >1 y ago
An "addition" to the AR 670-1 by a commander or installation is one of the biggest frauds that have ever been perpetrated. I had a 1SG tell me that I needed to cut my sideburns to be level with the hair coming over the top of my ear when the 670-1 CLEARLY stated that they were allowed to be as low as the bottom opening of the ear. He said he could add but not take away from the reg. I said in that case...I will add about two inches to my sideburns. Needless to say...my sideburns remained. If I was a private...or any rank for that matter...and was receiving an Article 15 for not shaving while off duty in civilian clothes...you can dang sure bet I would ask for a court martial. I would love to see how the IG handled the command giving an unlawful order.
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