Skip to comments.Pentagon relaxes rules on religious apparel, facial hair
Posted on 01/22/2014 12:35:18 PM PST by maddog55
The Pentagon on Wednesday relaxed its rules governing the religious apparel and facial hair that troops can wear or maintain while in uniform, permitting in some cases tattoos, body piercings and other religious items.
The Defense Department issued the changes via a directive Wednesday afternoon. As part of the military's changing approach to making religious accommodations, the new policy will allow service members to sport different kinds of religious garb and hairstyles so long as they don't have an "adverse effect on military readiness, mission accomplishment, unit cohesion, and good order and discipline."
The changes create several new categories, besides clothing, of religion-based features that can be displayed by troops. These now include facial hair, such as beards, and religious tattoos and piercings.
Immediate commanders will be allowed to grant accommodations to service members in some cases; in others, these items will have to be approved at a higher level.
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Who knows? They’ll probably end up forbidding crosses but allowing burkhas for female Marines.
Nah, this is an appeasement to muzzies..
You know - like Major Hasan who wanted to keep his muzzie beard.
I do not encourage young people to join the military no days. Won’t be long before it is a commune experience.
Making allowances for Muslims and homosexuals?
So a facial hair no longer interferes with a gas mask?
And I’d bet money that as always, the majority of the people sent to the front lines in any combat action will be white males. So Obozo and the left kill two birds with one stone-destroy the military as a fighting machine with their social engineering, and kill off the white males by using them as combat fodder. That also reduces the number of white males who, if they survive combat, are in a perfect position to go back and teach what they know to other whites, so that they don’t have to join this messed-up military to learn things we may need to know one day.
I’m glad I’m no longer in.
Well, robes and turbans don’t seem to slow alqaeda down.
(I remember Admiral Zumwalt....beards, sideburns and longer hair...detailed in Z-grams.)
U N I F O R M
: of the same form with others : conforming to one rule or mode :
You are not an individual in the military. You are part of unit and anything that makes you different is discouraged.
(at least it was)
For the new muslim recruits.
well at least folks can know who to frag 1st
This made me Physically ill.
so long as they don’t have an “adverse effect on military readiness, mission accomplishment, unit cohesion, and good order and discipline.”
Muslim beards and face veils are o.k., Stars of David and Crosses are NOT.
Jimma Carter Redux.
Burkhas for females?
Reformed Christian men are fond of goatees. Does this mean I can grow one?
So, whatcha gonna do when the gas hits, and your protective mask doesn’t seal over your beard?
Who the hell would want to join this outfit?
Soon pregnant women will be serving on ships like they do in Sweden!
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