I recently retired from the Army. I used to let my facial hair grow on the days I was off and on leave with no problem. I would get a full beard over time. Now when my hair grows on my face I have bald spots. I have them on both sides of my side burns, on my left check, and on the mid part of my lower right neck. I have not shaved for about 2 weeks but the bald spots are still present. I am a 38 yr old caucasion male. Thanks for your time.
You may have alopecia areata, which appears as bald spots over different parts of the body, including the beard. See a good dermatologist to make the diagnosis, as I am only guessing from what you wrote and without seeing you myself, I can not really tell.