PROVIDENCE, R. I. – The Navy says it will now allow soldiers to sport ponytails and other longer hairstyles, reversing a policy that has long forbade them from letting their hair down.
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson says that it makes the Marine more inclusive.
Many black women had asked for changes of the female care standards. A female sailor announced the new policy during a Facebook Live event on Tuesday with Richardson.
Lock hairstyles, or ropelike strands, are now also allowed. Wider her sandwiches. And women can wear ponytails while in uniform.
At the U. S. Naval War College in Rhode Island Wednesday, women said that they are excited to switch the rolls, which do not fit well under the helmet.
Lt. Cmdr. Jess Cameron says it seems like a small thing, but it sends a greater message.