Proper grooming and wearing of the Star Army Uniform are part of the Star Army's organizational culture. Soldiers of the Star Army of Yamatai must maintain a tidy and professional appearance while on duty.
Uniforms must be well maintained. No stains, hanging threads, rips, holes, or conspicuously frayed edges should be visible. Uniforms should be clean and free of any foul odors.
When on duty, soldiers should wear the Star Army uniform selected by their commander.
If used, cosmetics should be applied conservatively and tastefully. Jewelry, including piercings, of any kind is unauthorized for wear in combination with any Star Army uniform, including religious items. Fingernails must be neatly trimmed and, on humanoids, should not extend past the top of the finger.
Tattoos that are offensive, negative, or obscene are prohibited. Facial tattoos are unauthorized with the exception of basic solid-colored shapes in the Nekovalkyrja tradition.
Hairstyles must not interfere with the proper wearing of headgear and equipment such as caps, spacesuits, helmets, and protective masks. Hair must not appear unkempt or be excessively long or bulky, or block the eyes or vision, or be unclean or smelly. Hair-holding devices (clips, barrettes, rubber bands, headbands etc) are authorized only if they are plain, solid colored or transparent, and inconspicuous.
It is the responsibility of individual soldiers to exercise good judgement regarding their appearance. The unit commanders (e.g. the captain and/or first officer) have the authority to punish soldiers that do not meet the standards in their judgement.
It is the duty of a soldier of the Star Army of Yamatai to present a highly professional appearance. Any activity that detracts from a dignified appearance is unacceptable.
In particular, no soldier of the Star Army of Yamatai shall:
If a soldier is found to have willfully disregarded the above regulations, he/she is subject to one or more of the following punishments:
It is also suggested that the commanding officer require a counseling session and that the soldier write an essay on the importance of taking pride in the uniform.