USAF Heathen Beard Accommodation
Guidelines for requesting a religious accommodation for a Heathen beard in the U.S. Air Force
By Clayton Helm
This is the paperwork I submitted to the Air Force requesting a religious accommodation to grow a beard in observance of our faith. I trust it will assist other Airmen in their endeavors to secure religious expression.
The Word document attached is the electronic Staff Summary Sheet (eSSS) routed beyond the squadron commander. In order to secure his concurrence, the eSSS would be attached to a squadron routing sheet and routed through the immediate chain of command to the squadron commander. Since there is no standardized squadron routing sheet, I have not included that.
On the eSSS itself, you can see four Tabs at the bottom: