These military memes may increase retention rates

Ruddy Cano
Mar 5, 2024 5:58 AM PST
2 minute read


Memes make everything better.

Sometimes, people just need to learn the hard way and their rank does not protect them from the hard facts of life. Those moments when the power-tripping senior is obliviously heading toward disaster, confidently incorrect in their assumption, is unceremoniously humbled, are those once-in-an-enlistment moment that are the chef's kiss of life. Sing it with me, Kelly Clarkson: For a moment like this, some people wait a lifetime.

Here are our favorite memes of the week to help retention:

Seek cover. Keep a low profile. Avoid all working parties. Take no initiative. Evade all higher ups. This is the lance corporal creed that has been the life blood of the Corps for generations. The only thing higher than uniform standards are promotion cutting scores in the infantry.

Me: Admiring the left and right lateral limit from post 2 in my PTSD dream that does not end in a fire fight.

It's still missing the aroma of stale Bud Light and broken dreams.

You can't recruit someone telling them they're going to do the stuff they see in the movies and then stick them in garrison not expending them to walk on grass. We're literally made to play in the mud. Aye, gunny, I guess.

Instead of respect and a decent place to live, we got the National Defense Ribbon and we're afraid of fireworks. Yay.

Good. Now elaborate.


Someone is about to earn a meritorious a** beating.

They got all four of the Ninja Turtles, but no raptors.

My innocent mind at first thought they had an alcohol serving bar to keep people from going out in town. The meme got way darker after that.

So, is adapt and overcome like just a slogan or can we implement that every now and then, SSGT?


Well, answer the MFing question.

When you gain weight but still in regs.

On a serious note, does anyone else thing the Marine CFT is just something that was invented to keep garrison Marine busy?

Someone is about to learn some lessons the hard way.

Here's a radical idea: how about we treat the enlisted like people and approve their leave to visit loved ones from time to time? Wait, wait. How about, we approve leave no matter what, from time to time?

This is why some people do not wear any moto gear.

I require assistance, which is why I'm here in the first place.

What about your meal card? You sold it!? FOR GAS!?


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