The military is a pretty unusual lifestyle choice, so it's natural for civilians to have questions about it.
Some of those questions can just be ridiculous, though.
So we decided to have a little bit of fun with it. We
forced asked our intern, Jak, to compile some of the best ones and then we guilted invited our veteran buddies to provide some answers.
The results are fantastic:
Watch the video:
The video starts off strong: "What's a Navy SEAL's greatest weakness?"
Now, I had the honor of interviewing U.S. Navy SEAL Remi Adeleke when he released his memoir Transformed. This is a hero with an incredibly moving back story that began with upheaval in Africa, then migrated to the streets of New York followed by honorable military service, and finally found him helping underprivileged children here in the States.
He is polished, professional, and inspiring. So his answer was so blunt and surprising and purrrrfect that I spit out my drink when I heard it:
Ah Remi, thank you for getting this ball rolling.
Next question! "Could the entire U.S. military take on a full regiment of Imperial Storm Troopers?"
Fun fact, the Mon Calamari species were named after 'Star Wars' creature artist Phil Tippett's calamari salad he was eating for lunch.
This is where we reveal that we're all just a bunch of nerds.
Green Berets Chase Millsap and Terry Schappert immediately provide in-depth critiques about insurgency strategies within the Star Wars canon and lay out a plan of attack. Benioff and Weiss might want to reach out when they approach military tactics in their forthcoming scripts...
The video gets interesting with the question "If each military branch had an honest slogan, what would they be?"
U.S. Navy veteran August Dannehl is the MVP of this section:
Navy: The closest you can get to combat and still be a p****.
Meanwhile, I actually had flashbacks when Schappert shared the funniest thing a drill sergeant ever said.
It wasn't what he said so much as how he said it.
Other questions addressed:
"What piece of military equipment is the most fun to use?"
"Do special operations carry gold coins as a universal currency?"
"What are Marines afraid of?"
Adeleke swoops in for the win again — I'd watch this guy give vets sh** all day.
Watch the video above to see the full line-up of questions and their answers!
Then make sure you check out the rest of the videos right here:
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