American soldiers will soon have new grooming regulations
Posted at: 09/24/2013 2:48 PM | Updated at: 09/24/2013 2:52 PM
American soldiers will soon have new rules governing things like tattoos and general grooming.
Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond Chandler says that Army Secretary John McHugh has approved new grooming regulations, but has not yet officially signed the order.
The order will include new regulations on tattoos, grooming and uniforms such as preventing newly enlisted soldiers from having tattoos that reach below their elbow or knee or above their neckline.
The Army last changed its grooming policy in 2006 during the height of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars when it loosened requirements on body markings.
The new changes are expected to be signed by Secretary McHugh within 30 to 60 days.