Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Beards Improve Combat Effectiveness

A recent report indicates that beards improve combat effectiveness among Soldiers. Researchers embedded in controlled study groups exposed to combat over a period of time found a direct linkage to more accurate fire and better performance attributed to those with facial hair. This has, of course, angered the Special Forces community who are of the opinion that proper selection of individuals, intense Special Forces training, and constant preparation and rehearsals are the causes of superior results on the battlefield - not beards.  Read more in "Pentagon Study Finds Beards Directly Related to Combat Effectiveness", The Duffel Blog, April 9, 2012.

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