Military Wear and Appearance Essay

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In this essay I will describe the many requirements and expectations set forth in the army's AR670-1. I will describe the importance of obedience to it and cite many of it's detailed descriptions. I am writing this essay because I failed to meet the standards asked of me me by both these regulations, and my leadership. I accept the responsibility of my actions and will not let my failure recur, nor will I let my fellow soldiers repeat my mistake. Since my failure was in regards to grooming or personal additions to uniform, I thought it would be pertinent to cover these subjects most thoroughly, If any additional information is required of me I will add on to this.

When a man volunteers for the army he agrees to follow a set of
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No portion of the mustache may cover the lip line or exceed the corners of the mouth. Men are also permitted to wear wigs or hair pieces to cover up natural baldness or physical disfiguration. If one chooses to dye, tint, or bleach their hair, they must do so with good judgment and avoid colors that alter natural appearance. If a soldier has a hair type that prevents it from being parted, they may choose to cut a part into their hair. The part will be a straight line, neither curved nor slanted. Soldiers will not cut designs into their hair or scalp. Womens hairstyles must be symmetrical, and not extend over the edge of the eyebrows or past the collar. No hairstyles can interfere with the proper wear of headgear or protective mask. Males must be clean shaven. Fingernails are to be clean and trimmed. Cosmetics are prohibited for men, but females are authorized to wear them as long as they are conservative and complement the complection. My conclusion on my hairstyle after full review of AR670-1 is: Although my haircut was within the limit of the prescribed standards as far as length, and was tidy around the ears and neck, it is considered an unecessary and extreme hairstyle and therefore wrong and prohibited. My actions were wrong because not only did I not follow the set rules of army regulation but I failed to recognize or ask my leadershipnif my current hairstyle would be permitted for duty. This is important because if everyone in the