We all secretly know that non-commissioned officer, AKA NCOs, are the ones who really run the military and command the grunt work.
The military has its fair share of good NCOs and bad ones, but you don’t have to be a bad one to occasionally bend the rules to your benefit.
Although NCOs have a lot of power — sometimes like to brag about it — there are a few things most will never admit to.
So, check out these seven things that NCOs have done but will never admit:
1. Leading from the rear
The truth is, many NCOs have no idea how to get a group of people to work together or follow their lead — but they pretend they do.
2. Showing off in front of their spouses
Everyone wants to look important and if that means telling a boot worthless information to look cool, then so be it.
3. Gundecking important paperwork
Gundecking is mainly a Navy term which means, “reporting fraudulent information for personal gain, satisfaction, or to cut corners.”
4. Renting out government space or equipment to make extra cash
If you have the keys to a large, party-friendly space or have access to a cool satellite system to watch football, what better way to make extra cash than to rent that sucker out?
5. Singling out troops that don’t like to stand duty
Some service members think standing duty is more of a punishment than it is their duty. We hear you — it can totally feel like a punishment.
6. Keeping their troops late even when they don’t need to
Some NCOs just want to feel powerful after their higher-ups belittle them, so they take it out on their troops.
7. Getting a boot to snitch on another boot
Some call it good leadership while others calling it just plain old snitching. Most NCOs are not on the side of their junior enlisted troops.
Can you think of any others? Comment below.