Only in the Army can you get a haircut like this and have people give you compliments (and mean them).
I remember my first Army haircut. You know, the one where it all comes off - thick, shoulder length hair that ends up in a pile on the floor. You instinctively reach up after its all over, and its over within seconds, to find stubble. After it grows back "they" make you cut it again.
Now I reach up, feel stubble, and think, "good haircut."
I feel better going to training looking the part. It sets the tone and expectations for the rest of the unit. Once I get into Iraq I'll look like this most of the time.