Capt. Simratpal Singh will be temporarily allowed to wear a turban and short beard in accordance with his Sikh faith, Army leaders decided last December. Singh, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, is a veteran of the Afghanistan conflict and earned a Bronze Star.
“It is wonderful. I had been living a double life, wearing a turban only at home,” he told The New York Times. “My two worlds have finally come back together.” Singh had originally adhered to Army grooming standards but decided to request an accommodation so he could comply with his faith. Read more