Shouldn't the end result be how well the person with the ponytail or short hair performs the job? I'm not particularly fussed over whether someone meets the perfect caricature of the epitome of the desired CAF personage, I have dealt with chubby folks who were amazing at their jobs, bags of shyte who delivered (and sucked) , and super soldiers who folded under pressure. At the end of the day, I looked at them to do their job. Full stop.
The tangent this thread has taken is ridiculous. Look around you, measure the effect of what your folks deliver, (notwithstanding their dress/deportment/appearance) and then determine what really matters.