When I saw this over at MDP, I laughed my ass off. An ExCon Felon “.Mil wanna be” talking about what .Mil Vets “remember” and the kinds of jobs Vets get when they are done their service is ridiculously funny considering he wouldn’t have a clue about “Vet thoughts” and a “Real job”. “Little cliques”..? Maybe in non combat arms there were cliques, but in the Infantry your “clique” was your Fire Team or your Squad. “Basic proficiency” is what you have at the end of Basic Training (you’d know if you finished “K”eester, but did you really start, I guess we’ll see huh?), hence the term “Basic”. “Never put in a smidge of work that wasn’t required”, yeah, that’s what enlisted men do (BUT THERE IS A LOT REQUIRED ANYWAY, ASSHAT!), and that’s why they have NCO’s to “give them direction with extreme prejudice.” and work on the METL. The guys who “Always looked for ways to cut corners” were those of the rank of “Specialist”, and there’s a reason it’s called a “Sham Shield”. As far as guys who “had a lot to say about the guys and gals who achieved and advanced on merit versus time-in.”. I didn’t serve with women because I was always in “Combat Arms” and women weren’t allowed (then). Depending on the Service, and what type of unit you were in, there is a minimum TIS-TIG needed to be promoted. “Time-in”? Which “Time-in” Kernal? Obviously Scambo hasn’t done enough research to know the difference between “Time in Service”, and “Time in Grade”, and their relationship to promotion, and duty positions.
Serious .mil vets all remember the little cliques of their fellow soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines – ‘that group’ who never achieved anything more than basic proficiency, never put in a smidge of work that wasn’t required, always looked for ways to cut corners, and always had a lot to say about the guys and gals who achieved and advanced on merit versus time-in.