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

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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 him throughout the day, wear and presentation of the uniform, The way a soldier wears and presents his uniform shows how he feels about his country and how dedicated he is to his branch of service and it also shows that he can conduct himself to a certain standard, Being cleanly shaved, A soldier who is cleanly shaved show’s that he is a professional who cares about how he presents himself to his peers, his superiors, and the military, The military haircut, The way a soldier has his haircut dates back to the revolutionary war and has been a constant in the United States Armed Forces since then. The military haircut is one of the most important aspects of military appearance because it is the first thing the average person on the street sees to identify that the soldier is different, that he is more disciplined and ready to defend the nation, that he is a member of the military. Haircuts in the military can differ from many different styles, such as the buzzcut, a soldier gets in basic training, the high and tight the marines have, the popular crew cut, the high fade, and the low fade. In the army a haircut is to standard if the sideburns are to the first opening of the ear, the hair is not touching the ears, the hair is not...