B) My brother is in the Air Force Academy. No one there he's talked to cares.
C) Since when did the military "own" this haircut? People have had similar haircuts for a long, long time.
I'm not getting the standard "high and tight." I was going to get my own haircut, for your information, but I wanted something to guage it on as I didn't want to go as short as a standard military haircut. I'm amazed there are some of you in the military who are offended that someone else might have a similar haircut. That's just sour grapes if you ask me. I've known many military officers (in fact, a friend had a dad who was a general), and none of them would care -- I promise you that.
The high and tight is the traditional Marine Corps haircut. (if you don't believe me use Google and find out for yourself) Other service members get it because it's in regulation. We don't own the haircut. We own the lifestyle. However, to the common eye, the fashion vs. the lifestyle may not seem so definate. Do you now understand why it angers me?