On , I was told that my hair was close to being out of standard IAW AR 670-1. I was told that I needed to get a haircut that day by and . I acknowledged both of them and told them both that I would get one that night. Later that day, after work, I called the lady who cuts my hair and she told me that she could get me in the following day. Knowing that I was told that I needed a haircut on that day, I disregarded a lawful order from a senior Noncommissioned Officer. That is in direct violation of Article 92 – Failure to obey order or regulation of the Manual for Courts Martial (MCM). That behavior is unacceptable and will not be tolerated in the US Army. Doing stuff like that makes leaders lose trust in their soldiers to accomplish missions. AR 670-1 provides a strict outline for how male and female soldiers are to wear the uniform and groom themselves, it is summarized as such “This regulation prescribes Department of the Army policy for proper wear and appearance of Army uniforms and insignia, as worn by officers and enlisted personnel of the active Army and the U.S. Army Reserve, as well as by former Soldiers.” Failure to follow the regulation can be the cause for many adverse actions like negative counseling or corrective training. Continued violations of AR 670-1 can be responded to with an Article 15 by being in violation of Article 92 of the UCMJ. There are 336 pages and 30 chapters in AR 670-1 and they cover every uniform in the army, and how to wear them with the corresponding insignia and accouterments for both officers and enlisted, males and females.
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