He referenced a study by the Naval Safety Center, which concluded that facial hair affects the proper fit and performance of respirators. Travis Rader, a year-old naval physical security officer, said allowing beards would boost morale for men, just like allowing ponytails and locks has for women. The Navy had the standards in place because of safety concerns and to ensure everyone maintained a uniform, professional look. Print Edition Read pdf version Subscribe now. Stuart Phillips, a spokesman for the chief of naval personnel. Rader had a 6-inch-long beard when he joined the Navy after high school.
Ana. Age: 30.
Williams said he thinks a nice, well-groomed beard looks very professional.
Molly. Age: 29.
A hairy issue: Sailors tell the US Navy, ‘We want beards’
Beards were banned in The Abu Dhabi-based accountant said he was super excited when they told him the news about the big win. Mustaches are allowed as long as they are trimmed and neat.