New Army Directive Allows Dreadlocks in Uniform
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New Army Directive Allows Dreadlocks in Uniform
Army directive 2017-03 revises Army uniform and grooming policy to provide wear and
appearance standards for the most commonly requested religious accommodations and
revises the approval authority for future requests for religious accommodation consistent
with these standards. AD 2016-34 (reference 1 d) remains in effect and continues to
provide the policy for requests for religious accommodation involving uniform wear and
grooming, except as modified by this directive.

All Soldiers must wear the Advanced Combat Helmet and other protective headgear in
accordance with the applicable technical manuals. As necessary, Soldiers will modify the
placement and style of their hair to achieve a proper fit. Removal of pads from helmets for
fit or comfort is not permitted except as authorized by the applicable technical manual.

An accommodation for a beard may be temporarily suspended when a specific and
concrete threat of exposure to toxic CBRN agents exists that requires all Soldiers to be
clean-shaven, including those with medical profiles.

Additional Changes to AR 670-1. The wear and appearance standards established
in paragraphs 1-3 of the enclosure to this directive will be incorporated into the next
revision of AR 670-1. The following practices do not require a request for religious

a. Female soldiers may wear dreadlocks/locks in accordance with the guidance in
paragraph 3-2a(3)(f) for braids, cornrows, and twists.

There is more information,
Please Read Army Directive Army 2017-03 for all of the details
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