Originally Posted by SteelersinCA
I don't want a bunch of people just by bending the rules. Regiment is what makes the military work. Where do you stop bending rules?
Originally Posted by Dino 6 Rings
Look, I think its cool these guys want to join the US Army, I've nothing against Sikhs, reading up on their history, they are pretty tough people and usually on the right side of fights.
But...to be in the Army, you must follow the rules. That means, Shave and a Hair Cut.
That's the rules. So don't change them for anyone otherwise you'll have to start letting openly gay guys wear pink Uniforms and for guys with Russian Heritage to wear commie Red uniforms.
You dress the part, you where the US Colors, or you don't participate. Bottom line.
Well, they're not asking 2 wear any skirts or kimonos.
All they're asking is to keep their beards & turbans on. I'm sure they realize the possible future negative outcomes from this, but they're asking 4 it 4 themselves. If something happens, they're 2 blame. It's that simple. Just a beard & turban.