importance of shaving in the army

importance of shaving in the army

I am writing this paper to explain the importance of shaving. There are a few reasons why shaving is important. The first reason being in today’s military it helps convey a professional appearance. Second reason is because the Army is known for the discipline its soldiers posses. Shaving is just a small example of where discipline starts. The third reason and is in Army Regulation 670-1 states you have to shave. The last reason is facial hair can prevent you from achieving a good seal on your nbc mask.

When you think of an Army soldier most often the image that comes to mind is a man of average height. Who has an athletic build and is wearing a uniform that looks impossibly clean with sharp creases. The boots he is wearing have an impeccably clean appearance and his hair is closely cropped to his head with a freshly cut appearance. When you finally imagine his face it has a clean cut look with no stubble, 5’oclock shadow or hint of facial hair. When you imagine the imagine of what I just described, you will think among other things that is a professional. One thing that leads to think of him as a professional is his clean appearance. Not having facial hair is a big factor in that train of thought.

Does that look professional? No definitely not. When you look at the next image though you will notice the difference

Other than the outfit of the 2 what looks more professional? I would have to say it’s the one without the facial hair. Facial hair can look professional but not in our uniforms, unless you are Special Forces.

A quote by SPC Miranda Johnson states
“Discipline and standards define what it means to be a professional soldier. Through the
Teachings of Army standards and discipline, we honor and respect the rich heritage which the Army is founded upon. Standards and discipline are the foundation of what is professionally, legally, and morally correct and as such instills trust in ourselves and our fellow soldiers throughout our...

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