Lesson 28: NCOs have the solution to any problem

The chain of command in the military, for the most part, is rigid.  There is not much room for interpretation.  It is designed that way for a reason and the reason is a pretty good one.  There is enough stress on the battlefield already.  Adding the stress of who is in charge is unwelcome.  Everyone …

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Lesson 24: Any warning label, rule, or regulation that exists is the result of an idiot

Time to tear off the band aid known as the human ego.  Are you ready for it?  Here it goes.  We have all done something so stupid that every time you look back and think about it, you get chills.  You shiver a little at the thought that you could ever have been absent minded …

Lesson 23: It is better to ask for forgiveness than permission, most of the time

There are many principles that this lesson will tie into.  There are times in life when you must take a risk, roll the dice, and hope that they land in your favor.  Things don’t always go according to plan.  There will come many times where you are put into a position to make choices where …

Lesson 22: Few things will EVER cause you more grief than a reflective belt

Where do I even start with this one?  If you know, you know.  If you don’t, you might not believe me by the end.  The United States Armed Forces is considered by many to be one of the most powerful military organizations in world history.  Our weapons and technology are second to none, our entire …

Lesson 19: If you’re going to use public showers, wear shower shoes

I am not saying this specifically for your benefit, although you are the one who has the most to gain from this practice.  Have you ever looked at the floor of a public bathroom?  Disgusting right?  Now take that mixture of all the nastiness coming from people’s lower half and add all the nastiness from …