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You clearly have no idea what you are talking about.
reply to post by Arnie123
Then I will restate myself.
If a military member looks "clean cut", that makes the job of killing people, look better to the public.
The people upstairs don't want us looking like a bunch of killers. They want us to look like respectable, heroic, role models. That makes the job of presenting us as so to the public easier.
I suggest everyone get tattoos where they are prohibited and not worry about the government ever imposing draft then.
We need SMA Kidd back
This is what happens when a REMF gets into a power position. The SMA needs to have a pair and say the regulation makes no sense. WTH are they going back to a regulation we had in the 90's?
Get rid of everyone with tattoos.
Get rid of everyone that has less than an Associates.
Contract NERF to make the new series of weapons.
Congratulations, we just became Canada. No offense to the Canadians, but even you know your military is a Yorkie compared to America's Pit-bull. We spent 70 years making a war machine and it took 5 years to destroy it. Kudos
Looks don't make a soldier. I have seen the tall blonde hair all-American quarterback type, piss themselves under fire. I have seen 90 pound women carry 180 pound wounded. Spit and polish makes for a tidy barracks inspection. They want pretty? END THE WARS Soldiers fight wars and soldiers are seldom spit and polish types. That's why they call us G.R.U.N.T.S.
Its two sided really. A definite reduction in force, no doubt about that. Could also be a dig into the combat arms troops. President Obama has dismantled a lot of the senior leadership. This could be the backdoor attack against the junior leadership and enlisted (E-4 mafia LoL). They went after the higher up's retirements. That won't work against a group of soldiers with 4-8 years in. So, go after them in another direction. Makes sense really.
Food for thought at least.