Monday, August 1, 2011

The term "Civilian Marine"

I was stationed in a place where the majority of the DoD workforce was DoD civilians a few years ago, and for the first time came into contact with the phrase "Civilian Marine." This was obviously dreamed up by a general who wears his ass as a hat, and whose own Marine status is highly questionable. If it was up to me, I would have a bunch of Marines track this clown down, publicly humiliate him by removing all of his service insignia from his uniform and strip him of his own title of Marine, he obviously has no freaking clue what that word means. Did these "Civilian Marines" go through Marine Corps boot camp? Did they go through OCS and TBS? Did they bury any of their brother Marines? Did they march through freezing cold and blistering hot weather, eat crappy chow that would make a pig puke, and carry back-crushing loads for miles and miles? Do they have vital parts of their bodies, like their backs and knees missing due to service to their country? Did they go from the yellow footprints to seeing the best and worst of what human beings can accomplish. No, they did not. They are not Marines.

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