I have heard many stories of people being turned off on a first date, simply because of facial hair. Rules are the building blocks that the military is founded on. Without these important rules we would be nothing but chaos. It is because of our discipline that we are the strongest army in the entire world, without our discipline we would be nothing.
Shaving is one example of both disipline and readyness. This rule should always be followed. For one it is basically the easiest rule of them all along side with being on time. If you can not show that you can follow these simple rules, how can your superiors know trust you to send you out into the real army, and for that matter overseas to take care of our fellow soldiers. Another important reason to keep a well groomed body is for developmental reasons in soldierization. It is great for a soldier to become familiar in routines and normal occurrences. Mornings can be very hectic for everyone, but if you have your routine in place it will make it a lot easier on everyone to get their day off to a good start. How you feel in the morning usually lays the foundation for your day. If you wake to having to rush around to find clothes, bookbags, etc. Bedtime routines can also help you in being prepared for the next day. This routine can include brushing your teeth, laying out clothes, bookbags, etc., whatever you may need to start your next day, to reading over your