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[–]Petty-Tendergrass 257 points258 points  (6 children)

2nd Lt. The rich man’s private... or even middle-class.

[–]Maximum__Effort 40 points41 points  (1 child)

The officer corps is a middle class welfare program

[–]FaptionBronsonUnited States Army 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I tell people I wanted active duty for the lifestyle, camraderie, unique experiences, etc. In reality I chose active instead of the guard so I didn't have to look for a civilian job.

[–]cheese8904 20 points21 points  (3 children)

Difference between a 2nd Lt. and a PFC?

Pfc has at least 2 years of experience.

[–]MarinTaranu 14 points15 points  (1 child)

If you've been a PFC for two years, then, nope, not a good thing. Besides, you are assuming that all LT are non-prior service.

[–]sicinprincipioUnited States Army 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Eh... I've seen PFCs and SPC who've only seen basic and AIT

[–]jacxyRoyal Canadian Air Force 253 points254 points  (3 children)

Not all who wander are lost...

[–]BenadictTenderBuns 197 points198 points  (2 children)

One of my favorite short comics of all time.

[–]Geoff_Uckersilfdirty civilian 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Check out Perry bible comics for some great comics.

Too many faves there and good time killer.

[–]Seabee1893 98 points99 points  (10 children)

Also applies to Boot Ensigns.

[–]MikeNew513Marine Veteran 60 points61 points  (7 children)

I love Seabee's you guys are amazing and fucked in the head in a good way. I would love to see all the fucked up things you guys can pull of on boot officers and dickheads.

[–]Seabee1893 46 points47 points  (6 children)

Our affections for Marines makes it mutual.

Edit: Clarity.

[–]MikeNew513Marine Veteran 14 points15 points  (5 children)

Awwww, somebody loves us, sometimes it felt like our own COC sure didn't love us. In fact there were times it seemed like they hated us.

[–]chaun2 9 points10 points  (4 children)

Not a SEABEE or Marine, Nuke here. I have no doubt the CO, and OOB HATED everyone in their command

[–]MikeNew513Marine Veteran 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Reactor officers seem to hate life period.

[–]SpotOnTheRugNavy Veteran 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Everyone in reactor hated life, from what I saw. Super glad I didn't enlist nuke, lol.

[–]MikeNew513Marine Veteran 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Whitest teeth in the Navy

[–]chaun2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well not all of it, just the parts that involve the reactor :)

[–]MAK-15United States Navy 45 points46 points  (1 child)

There are two types of ensigns. The one who shows up thinking he’s the shit (often from the academy) and those who show up and quietly exist for a few months till they are qualified and know what they’re doing.

[–]MikeNew513Marine Veteran 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Not all academy grads are bad, the ones that are bad though seem to be really bad.

[–][deleted] 286 points287 points  (16 children)

The best part about being staff corps. It’s not freezing behind a desk.

[–]DriveByStoningArmy Veteran 142 points143 points  (10 children)

The best part of being motor pool is impounding the LT's vehicle so he had to walk everywhere or hitch a ride.

Just following the WO3's orders. "His speedo cable is broken, you all understand that hooah?"

[–]Brian175 132 points133 points  (6 children)

The fuck LT do to you guys?

[–]brainiac3397civilian 54 points55 points  (0 children)

He wandered.

[–]MikeNew513Marine Veteran 43 points44 points  (0 children)

Listen to the good idea fairy sitting on his shoulder.

[–]No-Coast-Punk 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Believed the things online training told him.

[–]WlkngAlive 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I'm not sure but I heard of a LT in the grunt battalion that I RIPed with overseas who made stupid tactical decisions that kept getting his guys fucked up. So they got tired of it and he wound up "misplacing" his M9. He lost his command of his platoon after having to report losing his weapon. I heard rumors that his misplaced pistol wound up underneath a FOB generator.

[–]alandizzleArmy Veteran 21 points22 points  (0 children)


[–]MikeNew513Marine Veteran 15 points16 points  (0 children)


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[–]artbird309United States Army[🍰] 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Not in my last office. The average temperature in my office was about 60F, had to get a space heater. But downstairs it was averaging about 78F.

[–]KalimaMilitary Brat 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Sounds like hell

[–]MikeNew513Marine Veteran 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Nobody likes a braggart

[–][deleted] 28 points29 points  (1 child)

But I’m a WARM braggart.

[–]MikeNew513Marine Veteran 9 points10 points  (0 children)

This is true

[–]Klaus_Goldfish 131 points132 points  (2 children)

I've always had a more liberal clothing policy: Wear whatever the fuck you like, as long as it's proper camo and no man/woman parts are hanging out of it. If you break it and it's not issue, don't even think about getting it replaced on our dime.

[–]redwormSECRET//NOPORN 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Are you replying in the wrong thread?

[–]SheeEttinEx-Military 28 points29 points  (0 children)

I've always had a more liberal LT policy: Dress your LTs in whatever the fuck you like, as long as it's proper camo and no man/woman/LT parts are hanging out of it. If you break him and he's not issue, don't even think about getting him replaced on our dime.

[–]spainmedman 69 points70 points  (3 children)

I never saw my Lt when it was cold out

[–]TopShelfWrister 41 points42 points  (2 children)


I'm a LT. What is "cold"?

[–]spainmedman 18 points19 points  (0 children)


[–]Theodt 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Now LT, you've stumbled on a weird part of the English language. It's actually 'an LT'!

[–]rbevansCSS Linguist 29 points30 points  (1 child)

A repost I don't ever get tired of seeing.

[–]hobblingcontractorArmy Veteran 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Motherfucker I at least put it in when it became seasonal as opposed to just waiting. This is Kinny karma whoring on an alt!

[–]MikeNew513Marine Veteran 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Damn it sir, it's obvious you didn't pay attention during land nav at OCS.

[–]L0d0vic0_Settembr1n1 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I'm tired and read "buttbarber" and was honestly confused.

[–]wgrody87 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Those lenses are tragic. Women love tragedy. Watch out ladies!

[–]geordiesvisor 5 points6 points  (0 children)

*bitches love tragedy


[–]dm129 12 points13 points  (0 children)

The inserts really sell the “butter bar” aspect of this photo

If only he was also wearing DAPS

[–]PM_ME_LEGAL_PAPERS 26 points27 points  (0 children)






[–]aazav 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Last time I checked, it's summer in Aussieville.

[–]Mike9601Australian Army 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Why are you trying to fob your LTs to Australia?

[–]gofor3 32 points33 points  (2 children)


[–]MikeNew513Marine Veteran 11 points12 points  (1 child)

But it's a good shitpost

[–]we_are_compromised 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No it's not. The LT is always inside the fucking CP sitting next to a radio and a potbelly stove. He watches the SI when the commander and 1SG are outside the tent.

[–]rastleyArmy Veteran 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Just point him North.

[–]MikeNew513Marine Veteran 7 points8 points  (0 children)

He still might need a DAGR to find his way

[–]baphometsayshi 4 points5 points  (1 child)

can someone explain the lt meme. is he retarded or just unlucky?

[–]ratcaperRoyal Danish Army 16 points17 points  (0 children)

2nd lt's fresh out of the academy tend to have.. ideas...

[–]swingsetmafiaArmy Veteran 9 points10 points  (1 child)

lol this is 1-501 out of alaska right? do we get a ribbon for the being turned into a meme?

[–]stupidstupidreddit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You haven't heard of the great battalion riverdance of 2013 (Maybe it was 2014, I can't remember) across Malamute Drop Zone?

[–]KA1N3Rcivilian 5 points6 points  (2 children)

non-military person here: Why does everyone hate CO's?

[–]PhoneticJustice 16 points17 points  (0 children)

For the Army and Marine Corps, 2nd Lieutenant is the lowest officer rank, yet just because it's an officer rank, it technically outranks every enlisted person (every private, corporal and sergeant).

There are ways to join the military immediately as a lieutenant, the military academies being one of them. So typically 2nd Lieutenants will be 22 year old “kids" who are suddenly in charge of 20 or so enlisted personnel, even though 90% of those enlisted will have more years of service than the 2nd Lieutenant. But hey, the 2nd Lt has a college degree, so I guess he's in charge.

Just because the system isn't “fair" doesn't mean it fails every time. Some LT's turn out fine, and some are total morons. So it's fun to make memes out of them.

[–]AaFen 10 points11 points  (0 children)

An LT isn't a CO, just a lowly platoon commander. It's fun to give them shit because they have the experience of a no-hook private, but give legally binding orders and make lots of money.

[–]Patternsix 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Nope, damn Lt made that choice the damn Lt can figure it out themselves, damn butter bars!

[–]IKnowImSmartSlashS 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No, it's not our fault he can't navigate himself to the door.