Morale: Marines Morn The Missing Mohawk

“There are a lot of new rules about how you cannot cut your hair. No sideburns that end in a point (popular among civilians for over a decade) and exotic cuts for men or women. That means no Mohawk cuts (although this was popular among combat troops during World War II). Also outlawed are spiky hair, dreadlocks or anything that offends your gunny (Gunnery Sergeant, usually a platoon sergeant). The new rules do make it official that male marines can shave their heads, but female marines must have at least quarter inch (7mm) length hair. If the female marines have hair that extends below the collar, they must be able to put it up in a bun while on duty. The women do catch one break, in that patterned fingernails (French manicures) are now officially allowed.”

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