Recently, Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond Chandler posted a message on Facebook saying that he and his staff will be changing Army grooming standards over the next few months, and asking internet denizens to "give me your thoughts on earrings for females in ACUs [Army combat uniforms], or if French-tipped fingernails should be allowed." Since then, there's also been discussion about making ponytails verboten, and Chandler told the Army Times, "I would assume there are going to be some changes.
Pat sends us this screenshot of a former soldier, Kevin Baker, who decided to “Occupy” Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond Chandler’s Facebook page with some class warfare BS; The existing officer corps should be dismantled and repla... Read Post
Chief Tango sends us a link to the Army Times where they warn that “SMA Chandler is ‘watching you.’“. The Sergeant Major of the Army says that posting your opinion on the internet is fine, and that he gets a kick out of some the web... Read Post
On Aug. 28, 2013, Army Staff Sergeant Michael Ollis sacrificed his own life for that of Polish Lieutenant Karol Cierpica when he shielded the Pole from a suicide bomber’s blast. Eighteen months later, the lieutenant repaid the gestu... Read Post