The armed services are drowning in ink

If the armed services didn’t allow tattoos, they’d probably have to cut the forces in half. In recent years, they’ve relaxed rules on allowable tattoos, responding to the fact that ink has become a cultural norm. It’s also become a recruitment and retention issue. The Government Accountability Office surveyed the armed forces’ policies and came up with a few recommendations. For the details, Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with GAO’s director of defense capabilities and management issues, Brenda Farell.