The Army has fashion police now.

Discussion in 'Academy/Military News' started by Pima, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. Pima

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    I saw this in the news today and in a way it made me chuckle, because as the military is downsizing they are now making them add on additional task.

    http://www.military.com/daily-news/...aii-army-base.html?comp=7000023317843&rank=10

    Don't get me wrong, I think many young people do push the line, but I wonder how many times they are going to stop some dependent child wearing the wrong type of clothing. I would think it would be hard to tell the difference between a 17 yo female HS student and the 18 yo female enlisted off duty. The guys will be easier just from the haircuts.

    Also, I wonder do they just spend the day in the PX parking lot watching them come and go, or do they drive around the base all day long.

    Finally, I would assume that the military members know this, so how many do you really think will temp wearing the wrong type of clothes that would demand 4 patrols on base every day?
     
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  2. goaliedad

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    This strikes me as a leadership failure here...

    Let me see, can't seem to get the message across that soldiers need to follow the rules for both their own behavior and that of their families using military facilities. So what do we do, we form patrols to enforce the rules. What happened to directly holding ALL officers and NCOs accountable for their subordinates behaviors instead of letting a few groups take on that duty?

    The fish rots from the head.
     
  3. kinnem

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    I think they're doing it as a way to "legally" watch the bare midriffs and the women in their bathing suits! :eek:

    Actually, military or civilian, nothing irks me more than seeing someone's underwear above their low slung jeans or shorts. Especially when I'm in line at McD's. I wish we had fashion police to crack down on all of it! And relating to another thread, I wonder how many casual duty 2LTs and Ensigns get assigned this duty?
     
  4. Pima

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    I am sure a lot of casual status will.

    The last line was they said this is not a GOTCHA program, but if it isn't than why are you assigning 4 patrols a day?

    The question becomes, what about the guy that forgot to buy sunblock on his way to the beach and runs into the PX? What about the girls and what is considered bare midriff.
    ~~~ Our DD was pulled out of class in middle school because when she bent over/leaned up to get something out of her locker, her stomach and back were exposed, which was considered bare midriff.
    ~~~ Let's not even go down the short shorts, and if any of them have entered stores like Macys, Hollister and American Eagle where that is all they sell.

    Take it one step further, are they going to require the PX to stop selling short shorts and midriffs?

    What if they are going to a club that night, do they need to worry if the dress is considered too short, or too form fitting?

    Seriously if you think about it, all they will do is go to a friend's house off base/post and change there, just like any teenager that has strict parents regarding their attire. It doesn't stop them at all.
     
  5. Aglahad

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    I am sporting a full beard right now with a military hair cut, I definitely get some looks on post, but I think most people just assume I am on leave and not a reservist. For many I think they forgot the reserves exists :biggrin:
     
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    "A fashion police "Courtesy Patrol" at Schofield Barracks on Oahu is cracking down on civilian and off-duty soldier attire that's deemed inappropriate - including short shorts, bare midriffs, visible underwear..."

    If they extend this to USMC parents, Kinnem, you're going to need to go shopping.:biggrin:

    Pima, and Kinnem, and everyone else...have a Great Thanksgiving! Or Thanksgivunakah if it applies.
     
  7. kinnem

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    I have a personal clothes shopper for that stuff!
     
  8. -Bull-

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    I thought CSM's were the Army's fashion Police...
     

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