In army with trend and style

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In army with trend and style

For 15 months during the 1970s, Germany's armed forces, the Bundeswehr, allowed soldiers to wear their hair long, reflecting trends in society. The move angered the country's NATO partners during the height of the Cold War and earned the military the disparaging nickname of the "German Hair Force."

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What do you think? We tend to have rather strict idea how soldier should look like. Have you ever thought what is the basis for this iconic undrstanding?
What does this article makes you think about our idea about of soldier, army?