I work with a Marine Corps Master Sergeant whose desk is adorned with a sign that says: Don’t lift with your back, lift with your Lance Corporals.
The Marines certainly have all sorts of snappy slogans:
I must thank America’s Sergeant Major for the tip. Despite the very personal fact that he just started his latest post with We are pretty hard on new Lieutenants. . .
America’s Sergeant Major visited an Arizona training center to practice the real world application of a weapon and the human combative behaviors which drive it. In this case, it was Western style swordsmanship:
America’s Sergeant Major
Go here to read of ASM’s battles at the Spartan Training Center.
Promotion is a fact of life in the military. I’ve seen some Sailors stagnate at a rank because they like and enjoy its duties. And they do not desire to take on more leadership roles. Compare this with the British military who allow for terminal Corporals and Sergeants.
Still, there are certain ranks that immediately confer respect. Among those is Sergeant Major. And a fellow blogger just pinned it on. Congratulations America’s Sergeant Major:
- America’s 1st Sergeant Becomes America’s Sergeant Major
Us here in the Navy salute you, SGM, and stand ready to ferry you and your boys around. As usual. All we ask for is five hots and an extra-long cot.
I guess my days of joking about the Gilmore Girls are over. . .