21 photos of US military legends with their hands in their pockets

There’s one rule that every branch knows of: keep your hands out of your pockets while you’re in uniform.

And yet, here we are. Every branch of the military’s historical leadership has been caught on camera casually chilling with their hands in their pockets.

Makes one wonder when putting your hands in your pockets became unprofessional…

1. General Curtis LeMay

hands in pockets

I don’t think the guy who firebombed Tokyo cares much about rules like that.

2. General of the Armies John J. “Black Jack” Pershing

hands in pockets

Someone tell the General of the Armies he looks unprofessional.

3. Major General Carl Spaatz

hands in pockets

That guy down the street is just a taken aback by this as anyone else.

4. Supreme Allied Commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower

hands in pockets

It’s D-Day, let him have this one.

5. Lieutenant General Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller

hands in pockets

It actually really was that cold in North Korea.

6. Lieutenant Colonel James “Jimmy” Stewart

hands in pockets

Mr. Stewart went to Germany. And bombed it.

7. Supreme Allied Commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower…Again.

hands in pockets

Patton just brought gloves. Like it says IN THE REGS, IKE.

8. Chesty Puller again.

hands in pockets

C’mon now, that’s jungle. No way is it cold.

9. And again.

hands in pockets

Welp. Chesty does what he wants.

10. General Martin Dempsey

hands in pockets

Dempsey back on the block. Apparently.

11. Supreme Allied Commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower needs hand warmers.

hands in pockets

If that were anyone else, Patton probably would be losing his mind.

12. Sergeant Elvis Presley

hands in pockets

King of Rock n’ Roll outranks Army Sergeant. Sorry.

13. General of the Army Douglas MacArthur

I think MacArthur earned this one.

14. Brigadier General Chesty Puller

hands in pockets

We get it, Chesty. You do what you want. Fine.

15. Brigadier General Richard Clarke

hands in pockets

Good thing he’s not a Marine, I guess.

16. Rear Admiral John L. Hall.

hands in pockets

Patton is just trying not to look right at it.

17. Lieutenant Audie Murphy.

hands in pockets

Europe was pretty cold in 1944. Everyone else was fine, but Lt. Murphy is special.

18. General Billy Mitchell

hands in pockets

The Father of the Air Force knows best.

19. General Raymond Odierno

hands in pockets

Must be super cold there, sir.

20. Chesty Puller does what he wants.

hands in pockets

But we’d better see your hands, guy behind Chesty.

21. Major General Smedley Butler

hands in pockets

Two Medals of Honor, two hands in his pockets, zero f*cks.

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