Appearance Is a Very Important and Highly Regarded Concept in the Military.

2214 Words Jul 7th, 2012 9 Pages
Appearance is a very important and highly regarded concept in the military. It is the staple of first impressions, the visual hand shake. A sergeant looks at his soldiers and judges their readiness for the day with how they appear. Why? Because it is a representation of honor, integrity, and duty. A soldier who takes the time out his day to make sure he looks excellent and looks like he is a soldier shows that he is a dedicated worker and that his Non-commissioned officers do not have to waste their time with correcting his deficiencies. Aspects of appearance in the military include: looking physically healthy, If a soldier doesn’t look healthy than he looks like he may not be able to perform soldiering task and the basic duties given to …show more content…
As stated in the United States Army regulations pertaining to grooming, "a neat and well-groomed appearance by all soldiers is fundamental to the Army and contributes to building the pride and esprit essential to an effective military force." A professional appearance and uniform image shows the discipline and strength of the United States military. There are also a few exceptions pertaining to the military haircut. Soldiers may be exempt from regulations regarding hairstyle if hair loss or bald spots are a result of a temporary medical condition. In this case, the affected soldier will be authorized to the wear a black and tan cap that's approved by the American Cancer Society. Wigs are authorized for wear during periods of inactive duty only and must comply with the grooming regulations for natural hair. The importance of general appearance in the military is extremely important. One the most important aspect of military appearance is the wear of the uniform, especially the ACU in the army. Any uniform that a soldier wears has to be serviceable and be ready to be inspected at any given moment a higher ranking person wants inspect them. An unserviceable uniform consists of: stains, tears, rips, holes, fading, ect. If a soldier cannot provide at least four serviceable uniforms, then the soldier has the right to be given the chance to buy new uniforms or the uniforms will be provided for him and or her and money deducted out of the

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