I'm not an expert.
But personally, I don't think it's a good idea to cut a person's face right in the centre into 2. Other than it seems quite disrespectful to the person, it's also aesthetically not nice and it conveys a feel of brutality.
Either you frame on the badges on the hat (which focuses attention on the badges) or shoot a shoulder/neck upwards portrait (which probably fits your title more) :
Last edited by Clockunder; 27th October 2006 at 03:27 PM.