Monday, February 12, 2018

Millennial Military Monday

Waste fraud & abuse: Your children are screwing everything the hell up because they're entitled shits.
The new program of instruction is the result of surveys taken from thousands of leaders who have observed a trend of new soldiers fresh out of training displaying a lack of obedience and poor work ethic as well as being careless with equipment, uniform and appearance, Maj. Gen. Malcolm Frost, commanding general of the U.S. Army Center of Initial Military Training, told defense reporters on Friday.

"What leaders have observed in general is they believe that there is too much of a sense of entitlement, questioning of lawful orders, not listening to instruction, too much of a buddy mentality with NCOs and officers and a lot of tardiness being late to formation and duties," Frost said. "These are trends that they see as increasing that they think are part of the discipline aspect that is missing and that they would like to see in the trainees that become soldiers that come to them as their first unit of assignment."
Sweet Blood of Jesus, the sensitive little snowflakes can't even throw. (Or read a map, note where the sun is, yada? Objective proof today's youth are the worst yet, & an excellent indication of the decline of the Murkin empire. Après moi, le déluge, suckers!)
The new BCT [Basic Combat Training] does, however, do away with hand grenade qualification and land navigation course qualification as graduation requirements.

"What we have found is it is taking far, far too much time. It's taking three to four times as much time ... just to qualify folks on the hand grenade course than we had designated so what is happening is it is taking away from other aspects of training," Frost said.

"We are finding that there are a large number of trainees that come in that quite frankly just physically don't have the capacity to throw a hand grenade 20 to 25 to 30 meters. In 10 weeks, we are on a 48-hour period; you are just not going to be able to teach someone how to throw if they haven't thrown growing up."

Recruits will still receive the same amount of training in these areas, Frost said.
Why even bother, General? Beat the rush, surrender now.


JWL said...

The late, great Dick Shawn performed a stand-up comedy bit in which he spoke as an army recruiter right around the time Saigon fell: "You don't even have to march to war- we'll drive you".

Feline Mama said...

These snowflakes can always go in to politics.. We have one now that is our "Pretend President" & he's a fat, mentally unfit, lazy & all he can do is lift a golf club & wing at a little ball. Oh, & he's a gifted twitterer. See, all's good!!

M. Bouffant said...

Dick Shawn, great indeed, even w/o dying w/ his boots on!

The military will all be pretend-soldier gamers remote-controlling drones soon enough: [Whining] "Sarge, make me a sammich; I'm too busy killin' gooks to get up."

Anonymous said...

So much for our SoCal streetlamp heroes.