ALARACT 082/2014 – Effective Dates To Coincide With Release Of Updated AR 670-1

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Subject: Effective dates to coincide with release of updated AR 670-1 and new DA Pam 670-1

1. References:

a. AR 670-1, wear and appearance of army uniforms and insignia, dated 19 March 2014

b. AR 670-1, wear and appearance of army uniforms and insignia, dated 19 March 2014

2. This message provides clarifying guidance for effective dates of significant changes announced in AR 670-1 and DA Pam 670-1.

3. Soldiers must adhere to new grooming standards, as outlined in paragraph 3-2 of AR 670-1, no later than 7 days from the release of AR 670-1.

4. Soldiers must initiate removal of unauthorized dental ornamentation IAW paragraph 3-4f no later than 60 days from the release of AR 670-1.

5. Soldiers must adhere to all other jewelry standards as outlined in paragraphs 3-4a through 3-4e upon release of AR 670-1.

6. Currently serving soldiers are prohibited from obtaining new tattoos that do not meet the criteria outlined in paragraph 3-3 of AR 670-1 upon release of AR 670-1. Soldiers not grandfathered (for example, a soldier with a head or face tattoo or a tattoo which is extremist, indecent, sexist or racist) and therefore not in compliance must be processed IAW paragraph 3-3h. Commanders must initiate this process no later than 30 days from the release of AR 670-1.

7. Applicants contracted for service in any U.S. Army component or enrolled in any accession program before or contracted/enrolled within 30 days after the date of release of AR 670-1 are grandfathered to the previously published tattoo/branding policy. After 30 days, applicants must adhere to the standards published paragraph 3-3 of AR 670-1.

8. Enlisted Soldiers selected before 1 July 2014 by selection boards or other selection processes for officer accession programs are also grandfathered to the previously published tattoo/branding policy.

9. Commanders of active duty Soldiers must complete tattoo validation memos (with photos as enclosures) for all assigned Soldiers as outlined in paragraph 3-3e of AR 670-1 within 30 days upon release of ar 670-1. Memorandums with photos must be web uploaded to IPERMS by records managers for filing into Soldiers’ army military human resource record within 60 days upon release of AR 670-1.

10. Commanders of reserve component units must complete tattoo validation memos (with photos as enclosures) for all assigned Soldiers as outlined in paragraph 3-3e of AR 670-1 within 120 days upon release of AR 670-1. Memorandums with photos must be web uploaded to IPERMS by records managers for filing into Soldiers’ Army military human resource record within 150 days upon release of AR 670-1.

11. Accession determination authorities, as outlined in paragraph 3-3i of AR 670-1, will ensure all current applicants who are contracted/enrolled for service have their tattoos/brands validated within 30 days upon release of AR 670-1.

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