Category Archives for Medical Issues

Can I Have Braces In The Military?

Can I Have Braces In The Military

Can I have Braces in the Military? Over the years, I’ve had to answer this question hundreds of times and unfortunately the answer is extremely complicated. For a wide variety of reasons, young Americans are in need of extreme orthodontic care to correct oral deficiencies or to improve their smile. We can’t control genetics. Some […]

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Here’s Why You Should Never Lie To Join The Military

Should I Lie to Join the Military? Believe it or not, this question is more popular than you think. Over my years as a recruiter, I have directly and indirectly assisted thousands of young Americans with their enlistment process. While I understand that NO applicant is squeaky clean, there is a cost to lying in order […]

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What Your Drill Sergeant Will Never Tell You About Shaving In Basic Training

Shaving in Basic Training has been known to cause Pseudofolliculitis Barbae or Razor bumps a painful and unsightly problem for Service Members.  Razor bumps are often found on the face and the back of the neck. This occurs quite frequently in basic, as young men are forced to shave prematurely. They occur after forced shaving… You’ll […]

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Everything You Need To Know About An Army Shaving Profile

Army Shaving Profile

Let’s face it, some Soldiers suffer from a condition called Pseudofolliculitis Barbae (PFB) or Ingrown Hairs of the Beard, this condition occurs among Soldiers with naturally curly hair. While we are required by regulation to shave, some allowances will grant an Army shaving profile or exceptions from following regulatory guidance. Army Regulation 670-1 3-2 a(2b), states […]

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