Submitted By nikc187
AR 670-1 is the bible of the military. Therefore it comes with the same thoughts and practices as the bible. The bible is written words that never change unless someone rewrites it to what they interpret it to mean. Same thing with church. You go to church on Sundays and listen to a preacher preach about the gospel but in all actuality he is preaching about his interpretation of the bible. Same thing with AR 670-1, especially with hairstyles. Hairstyles covered in AR 670-1 are written guidelines about the grooming standards of males and females in the Army. So are these written guidelines followed precisely or does someone interpret what they think it should be and enforce their opinion. In most all cases it is an enforced opinion. Someone may have the opinion that if you cant see skin on the side of the head then it isn't in regulation when in actuality it is as long as its a tapered appearance. So Where does it end? Why have a set standard if its not going to be a set standard. Is it an Army standard or someones standard? You can literally walk down a hallway and someone will say something about your hair then turn around and someone else will say something totally different about your hair. So there isn't a standard there are thousands of standards. With that being said, the guidelines state that Leaders judge the appropriateness of a particular hairstyle by the appearance of headgear when worn. Soldiers will wear headgear as described in the applicable chapters of AR 670-1. Headgear will fit snugly and comfortably, without distorted or excessive gaps. Soldiers may not wear hairstyles that do not allow proper wear of headgear, or that interfere with the proper wear of the protective mask or other protective equipment. ie.. 1SG. Has the authority to judge the appropriateness of hairstyles to maintain uniformity in HIS unit. The First Sergeant is the most senior non…...