As most of you know, an updated version of AR 670-1 Wear and Appearance of Army Clothing and Insignia is due to be released any day. In anticipation of this rollout, Army leaders are receiving familiarization training from JAG officers on its contents as AR 670-1 is now considered a punitive regulation meaning Soldiers can be punished for violating its many rules. Below is the briefing.
What stood out to me in this briefing?
-Portions of AR 670-1 and most of the appearance and grooming chapter are punitive
–Violations of the punitive sections by Soldiers may result in adverse administrative and/or charges under the provisions of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ)
-Lots of haircut guidance including sideburn and moustache
-Lots of new tattoo guidance
–Photos will be uploaded to Soldier’s Army Military Human Resource Record
–Commanders will conduct annual inspection to ensure no new unauthorized tattoos including racist/extremist tattoos
–If you have certain tattoos, you cannot apply for warrant or commission
-No more travel in combat uniforms except enroute to or from combat deployment