Up until, not that many years ago, when one was up for promtion in the military, an official photo was required to send to the promotion board with your promotion packet. It was taken by the base miltary photgrapher, and of course, it was in uniform
The military stopped doing this, and I don't know why. The last picture I had to take for promotion, I was 4 months pregnant with my daughter. It was a head shot, so I squeezed into my regular uniform, because I did not want to take the picture in my military maternity uniform.
Anyway, as said, the military stopped requiring pictures for promotion. I have no idea why they stopped.
Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN
Somewhere in the PACNW