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Oh, yes, I like my men smooth…and they can stay that way by shaving with Gillette Razors.
The Gillette Flexball Razor with Gillette Proglide, comes in manual and power, for a #SmoothSummer shave.
My husband is smooth shaven, and so are many of the men in my life. Let me tell you about one of them.
Larry, is the father of my oldest grandson. He’s a Captain in the United States Army…a Signal Corps Officer and Company Commander for a Brigade Signal Company. His unit provides world-wide deploy-able data, voice and video services for a Combat Aviation Brigade. As the Company Commander, Larry is responsible for the health, welfare and morale of the Soldiers within his unit. Company Commanders plan, coordinate and resources collective training (squad level and above) for their unit. The Commander is responsible for ensuring individual Soldier’s readiness. Signal Soldiers are required to be physically fit, proficient in their basic warrior tasks, and able to deploy and provide communications support in any environment. The Company Commander is also responsible for the operational readiness (maintenance) and property accountability of all of the unit’s equipment.
Years ago, when Larry told my husband and me, that he had joined the Army, we were not thrilled (this is an understatement, for sure). We knew that this would mean that he would be taking his family wherever he was assigned, which meant being away from them for long periods of time. This also meant the he would definitely be in harms way at various times. We consoled ourselves by repeating over an over again…it’s just for 4 years, it’s just for 4 years. Little did we know that he would choose to make the Army his career.
Larry has advanced through the ranks, and done his units proud. In 2005 he was the NETCOM (Network Enterprise Technology Command) Soldier of the year and he competed in the FORSCOM (Forces Command) Soldier of the year competition.
The Soldier of the year competitions start at the local unit level and include Soldier Boards. The boards vary by unit but generally include standing before a board of Senior Noncommissioned Officer in your dress uniform answering questions about unit/Army history, army programs, general military knowledge. Soldiers are judged on knowledge and military bearing and appearance. Competitions also include marksmanship, land navigation, Army Physical Fitness Test, and testing on Army Warrior Tasks.
- Serving in Regional Command East (RC-E) in Afghanistan, working as a communications advisor for Afghan Security Forces.
- Serving in Baghdad, Iraq, supporting logistics for an Expeditionary Signal Battalion.
- Serving in Tikrit, Iraq, as a Platoon Leader for a Signal Company supporting base communications.
We’re very proud of our Soldier, and are so very very grateful that he, and so many others, work diligently to keep our nation safe, and to provide assistance for the people of other countries, who are in need of our assistance and aid. We also salute his wife, son and mother, for their sacrifices and support of their husband /father /son..
Did you know member of the United States Army, Air Force and Marine Corps. are required to be clean shaven (except for limited exemptions for religious accommodations and some medical reasons)? At this time, all branches of the US Military prohibit beards for almost almost all recruits although some mustaches are allowed, in some cases. Policies prohibit beards for hygienic reasons and safely reasons. Facial hair can interfere with a good seal for chemical weapon protective masks. An official position states that “uniform personal appearance and grooming contribute to both discipline, and a sense of camaraderie”.
To help keep Larry clean shaven, I went to our local Walmart and picked up some shaving supplies for him. He will be receiving a gift basket with a Gillette Flexball Razor, and other special goodies.
(That’s my crazy clean shaven husband in the photo below, along with one of our beautiful daughters! Photo Bomb:-)