I ship for boot camp in July, and am working on memorizing describing the different insignia. I found a couple of old YouTube videos, but have heard that the way you are expected to describe collar devices, shoulder boards, and sleeve insignia has changed. What is the proper way to do it? I also have yet to find how they want you to describe the sleeve insignia for non rates, is it simply (x number) silver bars?
I also want to know the proper way of doing the bun. I know some branches require the "sock bun", using a mesh doughnut, however my recruiter said that is not how it's done. I know it needs to be slicked back with loads of gel, but not how they want you to form the bun itself. The female recruiter told me to chop my hair short, but as it's large and curly when long, it only gets larger short and looks like a lion's mane. I don't think Mufasa hair is in regs!