If the U.S. military will bend the rules and allow a Sikh man to graduate as an officer and serve without cutting his hair or beard, then this Chabad Lubavitch rabbi will be permitted to serve in the U.S. Army Reserve Chaplaincy in due time. Non?
“It’s very frustrating. I’m not asking them to bend any rules, but, rather, do what’s been done before and issue a waiver. What’s taking them so long?” —Rabbi Menachem Stern