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Military personnel share amazing one-liners from drill instructors

Military personnel share amazing one-liners from drill instructors
Photo: Cpl. Caitlin Brink/USMC


Members of the military bonded over their service and took time to reminisce about harsh words from their drill instructors in an entertaining Reddit Military thread.

The thread started with the simple question, “What are some of the most memorable things your drill instructors have said?”

We’ve collected some of the most interesting responses below. If you served in the military, feel free to add your own drill instructor line in the comments below.

One Marine was compared to a sugar cookie for being sweaty and covered in sand.

Military personnel share amazing one-liners from drill instructors

Another instructor accused a Marine of being part of a plot to destroy the Corps.

Reddit user nickcorvus remembers how a drill instructor yelled:

“You’re a communist plot to f— up my Marine Corps.”

At times, drill instructors could barely contain their rage …

Military personnel share amazing one-liners from drill instructors

… or their disdain.

Military personnel share amazing one-liners from drill instructors

Some lines might not have had the intended effect.

Military personnel share amazing one-liners from drill instructors

In this case, a drill instructor had a more serious impact, when he handed this Marine an Eagle Globe and Anchor (EGA) that signifies the end of new-recruit training.

Military personnel share amazing one-liners from drill instructors

Ultimately, drill instructors always left their mark.

Military personnel share amazing one-liners from drill instructors

Even decades later. 

Military personnel share amazing one-liners from drill instructors

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