As long as we are at the Line of Departure, here is a blog post from Carl Prine on the Sergeant Major of the Army and updates to Army Regulation 670-1, Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia. Three hundred and some pages on everything from how to wear your Aiguillette to what is acceptable in terms of Tattoos.
It seems the Sergeant Major of the Army would like to spiff up soldiers in uniform. Frankly, this is a good idea and as a good idea it rolls around every decade or so. For those of you who have not previously served in one of the Armed Services, the top link might be interesting. Skip the Uniform Regulation unless you are desperate for something to read. But, for Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler, III, it is bread and butter. It is axiomatic that when dress starts to slip, discipline starts to slip.
I wish Sergeant Major of the Army Chandler the best of luck.
Regards — Cliff
10 months ago