I do not discredit Matt Barr's acting ability - and, I enjoy how he portrays his character. What bothers me a great deal is how he continuously find a reason to not cut his beard...and the directors allow this to continue! In the Middle East, and on covert missions, this is allowed; but when the servicemen return to CONUS, the beard comes off. If this is to portray one of the top military units correctly...DO IT RIGHT! I did not complete approximately 30 years of Honorable Service to see this occur on a show attempting to represent the "Real Men Of Valor" who are serving 24/7 - to keep us all safe and free. However, I do love the show, and am proud to see the uniform worn correctly, mannerisms enacted realistically, and servicemen returning to the theater still with beards (still realistic), but when assigned to CONUS - as this Matt Barr reassigned to CONUS - which then means, THE BEARD SHOULD COME OFF! Also, lighten up with the fraternization. This will cause immediate termination - with "undesirable" linked this termination. Hence, this is a Taboo, no servicemen care to experience.
***NOTE: IF MATT BARR REFUSES TO CUT OFF HIS BEARD (i.e: A CLEAN FACE), THEN REPLACE HIM WITH SOMEONE WHO WILL. NO ONE IS THAT GOOD THAT THEY CANNOT BE "REPLACED"
Thank you, A 30-YEAR RETIRED SERVICEMAN.
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