One of my favorite stupid Army rules was the ECP at Camp Arifjan, (Arifjail), Kuwait. I had to remove my shirt, carry a cell phone and an M9 in a shoulder holster. 3rd Army policy believed this ''disguise'' made me blend in with the locals while driving to and from duty locations in country. Trying to get off Arifjail was quite the nut drill compared to getting back on after traveling to one of the other posts in Kuwait. Just a CAC to get on but to get off one had to be led by an O-5, CW-5, E-9, GS-15, or a WG-9 with TDY travel orders, not 2 pages, had to be a front and back copy signed by any one of the fore mentioned ranks. I remember the 2nd shift guard mount relief being turned back because they forgot their ''memo'' authorizing them to replace the day shift at the SPOD (Shipping Port of Debarkation) a couple of exits north on KT 30. I don't miss it.