Pentagon Study Finds Beards Directly Related To Combat Effectiveness




 
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Pentagon Study Finds Beards Directly Related To Combat Effectiveness
 
April 11th, 2012  
Redleg
 
 

Topic: Pentagon Study Finds Beards Directly Related To Combat Effectiveness


Pentagon Study Finds Beards Directly Related To Combat Effectiveness
I KNEW it....

Tampa, FL – Forget new gear, weapons, or sophisticated targeting systems.
The newest tool coming to combat troops is low-tech: beards. In a report released yesterday,
research think-tank Xegis Solutions noted that beards have a direct correlation to combat effectiveness.

http://www.duffelblog.com/2012/04/pe...effectiveness/
April 12th, 2012  
Sevens
 
 
I don't know about combat effectiveness, but they sure are sexy (if taken care of properly).
April 12th, 2012  
viper2007
 
 
Ai Chihuahua, why no one told me this...
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Pentagon Study Finds Beards Directly Related To Combat Effectiveness
April 12th, 2012  
hghlndr6
 
 
LOL ... they wouldn't allow it back in the day. but I'm badass now!
April 12th, 2012  
senojekips
 
 
Damned crumb catchers.
April 12th, 2012  
Trooper1854
 
 
Its a Viking conspiracy!
April 12th, 2012  
BritinBritain
 
 
An RAF pilot on detachment to the USAF was told not too long ago to shave off his handlebar moustache by the American CO.

It's a little bit ticklish and it takes a fair bit of trimming. But Flight Lieutenant Chris Ball never dreamed his handlebar moustache would get him trouble with the U.S. military.

When the RAF pilot was sent on an exchange posting, an American General told him it had to go.

Under U.S. Air Force rules, moustaches should not extend downwards beyond the upper lip or sideways beyond the corner of the mouth.

Flt Lt Ball's handlebar measures an impressive six inches from tip to tip - making it almost as long as the teastrainer sported by Lord Kitchener.

'The Yanks are not allowed to grow a full-length tash,' Flt Lt Ball said yesterday. 'After I was told to trim mine down I had to dig out the Queen's Regulations to prove I was not breaching our own code.'

The Regulations state that a moustache should not extend below the edge of the mouth. However, there are no rules on how wide it can be.

So after an 'exchange of views' with the General, the pilot managed to escape a session-with a razor. The face-off took place after Flt Lt Ball, who normally flies Tornado GR4s from RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland, joined the U.S. 336th Fighter Squadron in February.

Handlebar moustaches such as the one worn by Flt Lt Ball are something of a tradition in the Air Force, with the luxuriant facial hair of Gulf War hero Pablo Mason becoming his trademark.

The Ministry of Defence yesterday said juggling the UK's military regulations with those of foreign forces during exchanges could be 'tricky'.

A spokesman added: 'In this case, simple things like the time to turn up to work and go home would come under the U.S.A.F. But attire, facial hair and discipline would follow RAF rules.'

The Handlebar Club, based in London, said there had been similar cases of anti-moustache discrimination.
April 12th, 2012  
viper2007
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
An RAF pilot on detachment to the USAF was told not too long ago to shave off his handlebar moustache by the American CO.

It's a little bit ticklish and it takes a fair bit of trimming. But Flight Lieutenant Chris Ball never dreamed his handlebar moustache would get him trouble with the U.S. military.

When the RAF pilot was sent on an exchange posting, an American General told him it had to go.

Under U.S. Air Force rules, moustaches should not extend downwards beyond the upper lip or sideways beyond the corner of the mouth.

Flt Lt Ball's handlebar measures an impressive six inches from tip to tip - making it almost as long as the teastrainer sported by Lord Kitchener.

'The Yanks are not allowed to grow a full-length tash,' Flt Lt Ball said yesterday. 'After I was told to trim mine down I had to dig out the Queen's Regulations to prove I was not breaching our own code.'

The Regulations state that a moustache should not extend below the edge of the mouth. However, there are no rules on how wide it can be.

So after an 'exchange of views' with the General, the pilot managed to escape a session-with a razor. The face-off took place after Flt Lt Ball, who normally flies Tornado GR4s from RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland, joined the U.S. 336th Fighter Squadron in February.

Handlebar moustaches such as the one worn by Flt Lt Ball are something of a tradition in the Air Force, with the luxuriant facial hair of Gulf War hero Pablo Mason becoming his trademark.

The Ministry of Defence yesterday said juggling the UK's military regulations with those of foreign forces during exchanges could be 'tricky'.

A spokesman added: 'In this case, simple things like the time to turn up to work and go home would come under the U.S.A.F. But attire, facial hair and discipline would follow RAF rules.'

The Handlebar Club, based in London, said there had been similar cases of anti-moustache discrimination.
Yup, thats right... stand your ground. Show these colonists whose Boss...!
April 12th, 2012  
BritinBritain
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by viper2007
Yup, thats right... stand your ground. Show these colonists whose Boss...!
lol OH crikey lol
April 12th, 2012  
03USMC
 
 
"Heared Godfather hisself say you look like a bum."