It looks like the list for the Army's senior enlisted promotions got pushed out — which is fantastic news for everyone who got picked up. Congratulations! You worked hard and it's paying off.

To the rest of you, my condolences. But let me be clear here: I'm not pitying the NCOs — oh no, they'll get their time to shine (or get RCPed for staying in at the same rank, whichever comes first). My heart aches for the soldiers beneath the NCOs that didn't make the list. Get ready for a world of hurt because your platoon sergeant is about to take their frustrations out on you.

Let these memes help soothe the pain.


1. "Oh, you partied pretty hard back in your college days? That's cute."

(Meme via Lock & Load)

2. Enlisted Coastguardsmen are cool in my book and could easily hang with most of the other troops if given a shot. The officers? Not so much...

(Meme via Coast Guard Memes)

3. The "BGW" also stands for "Big Green Weenie." You may not see it there, but no one ever sees it coming...

(Meme via Air Force amn/nco/snco)

4. "I did things in a 120-degree porta-john that would make grandma blush for your freedom. You're welcome."

(Meme via Call for Fire)

5. That's right! I went 25 mph all across this open road and there's not a damn thing you can catch me on. 

(Meme via Shammers United)

6. Ever notice how someone will occasionally stop you when you send a private on a snipe hunt, but not a damn soul will interfere when you send a boot-tenant out for a day?

(Meme via Valhalla Wear)

7. When''s the right time to consider someone a veteran? From the moment they raise their right hand? When they finish basic/boot camp? After they deploy? 

(Meme via PNN)

8. Can confirm. This is exactly how the Italian Campaign went down. 

(Meme via WWII Pattonposting)

9. There is still goodness in this world. 

(Meme via Army as F*ck)

10. I repeat, do not make direct eye contact.

(Meme via The Salty Soldier)

11. "I mean, I'm not turning down the ETS award, but, uh — Why?"

(Meme via Pop Smoke)

12. "And by leaving early, we mean at 1659."

(Meme via Decelerate Your Life)

13. Listen here, you salty son of a b*tch. I would f*cking love some Danger Zone.

(Meme by Ranger Up)