AFROTC Hair?111

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  1. Phyzix

    Phyzix Member

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    I'm a first year student at a college and I recently joined AFROTC. I was issued my PT. However, my hair is quite long and I won't be able to cut it until Friday. I have leadership lab tomorrow and I'm afraid my cadre will bag down on me for not being ready or not cutting my hair. It's short on the sides but the top is combed over so the hair carries a little bit to the sides. I don't know what to do :(
     
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    Get it cut. Do it yourself if need be. DS almost always cut his own hair.
     
  3. NavyHoops

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    Get it cut now. There are a million places to get a haircut at. You have 3 full days to take care of this. The military is looking for initiative not excuses, so your best option is to get this done.
     
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    You have got to be kidding me! Really??? If you can't figure out how to get a haircut, how in the world are you going to get through college let alone be an Air Force officer? I agree with Hoops, no excuses; figure it out and get it cut.
     
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    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    DS was dropped off at college last Friday. After settling into his dorm, he didn't realize until Sunday that he wanted to cut his hair shorter (it is already darn short). He hunted down the only haircut place open in his town, because he wanted to make the best first impression possible for his cadre. Bottom line, you can find a way to get this done.
     
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    OP sent his note last night and had leadership lab/ PT today. Probably done by now. Would be nice if the OP will update us.

    The advice given is great for future posters.
     
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    This made me laugh, waited till midnight before lab to think about it and wanted a forum miracle to fix it. Haircuts are one of the most basic things as a newcomer that can set you apart in both a good or bad way.
     
  8. NavyHoops

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    Yeah mis-read the days on that one, but still, get some clippers and get a buzz. Better then a write up in your first class. Also wasn't a mystery that a haircut would be needed for ROTC.
     
  9. Phyzix

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    Thanks guys. I have no car or transportation and the closest cut is around 3 miles. I would walk but it'd take me forever so I was going to go there Friday since I have more time. I wasn't expecting a miracle because my hair seems in regs and it actually was but I still need to cut it. I was just worried because after I showered my resident adviser who is POC, told me my hair might be too long. I never said I didn't know HOW to cut it, I just didn't know if the consequences were going to be bad but I passed the grooming standards for LLAB but will cut it on the weekend to be safe. I wasn't trying to make an excuse lol I was just worried that's all. Oh and I thought it was in regs until my RA came up and said it might be long. I was going to cut it anyways on Friday because it gets messy after PFT.

    But thanks guys! I understand that I have standards and expectations but I will get used to it and be prepared next time.
     
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  10. NavyHoops

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    glad it worked out. A few things... 3 miles isn't far. Run it. It's good for you. Ask for a ride from an upperclass, bus. Again, initiative, not excuses. Important lesson as your AFROTC leadership will never care to hear an excuse. Second, know the regs for both men and women of your service for grooming and uniforms. Know the inside and out, this is important for your entire time in service. I can't tell you how many people don't know them or only know them for their own genders. As an officer you must be able to inspect and correct all your airman. Good luck.
     
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  11. Pima

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    I would just say that IMPO, you need to stay on top of everything if your RA has already given you a cranium up. I think he was being kind, and if I were you, I would see it as fair warning regarding what is expected as a GMC.
     
  12. Phyzix

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    Thanks Pima. Yeah I know I have to stay on top of my game. I've made some mistakes today but I can only learn from them... GMC is a whole different experience. I've never experienced something like this and I wanted to try AFROTC because my uncle is currently a major select in the AF. I've already made it through the first steps which was NSO and actually enrolling. I just need to excel... I'm a little nervous of mistakes for the obvious reasons. AFROTC already pushed me today with the back to back PFT as the PT session. Still passed both though but with room for improvement...

    (Oh and sorry about the title. My laptop keyboard is broken. At times it spams the 1 key.)
     
  13. NavyHoops

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    All the new Cadets are nervous, not just you. So don't let that scare you. If they don't show it, they still are. Congrats on passing your first PT test, that so great. Ask if you have questions, but always use your chain of command. If you don't know or understand something ask if their is an instruction or policy you can reference. Showing you want to learn, but not be spoon fed is key. Always great to listen, watch and speak last at this point while you are intake mode. Good luck.
     
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