10 Life lessons the army has taught me

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by modernmajorgeneral, Aug 13, 2007.

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  1. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/09/AR2007080900677_pf.html

    In summary:

    1. Always have a notepad, pen, watch, knife, and flashlight on hand.

    2. Have a copy of everything. If its important have two copies.

    3. Make friends wherever you go.

    4. Make an SOP. Know the SOP. Work the SOP.

    5. Sleep.

    6. Don't go cheap.

    7. Find humor everywhere

    8. Don't tolerate oppression.

    9. Tell your Story.

    10. Never forget.
     
  2. Don't post crap on ARRSE?
     
  3. what a plonker
     
  4. What!, and get anally reamed by the MODKGB though police!
     
  5. Who? me or him? :D :D
     
  6. Always use soap on a rope?
     
  7. Flashlight? You a septic, then? I think you mean torch!
     
  8. Not septic, the article is from the Washington Post though.
     
  9. believe it or not i've heard of a geek calling it a "handheld illumination device" while instructing on a course.
     
  10. Here are another five much more important lessons.

    1. Always look in your respirator before putting it on.
    2. Froth in your coffee doesn't always mean that it's cappuccino.
    3. Honesty is seldom the best policy.
    4. Floor buffer Rodeo should be an Olympic event.
    5. Nowhere is safe when you are wnaking.
     
  11. Incoming fire has right of way
    No matter how bad things get, they can always get worse
    Your weapon was made by the lowest bidder
    Automatic weapons aren't
    Suppressing fire won't
    Never share a gunpit with someone braver than you
    Try to look unimportant-they may be low on ammo
    If your attack is going really well, it's actually an ambush
    If you make it hard enough for the enemy to get in, you won't be able to get out
    If the enemy is within range, so are you
     
  12. Never volunteer!
    Never allow the RSM to learn your name!

    Litotes
     
  13. I'm very impressed with this, did you make it up yourself?
     
  14. Err, no, T_T. There was a T-shirt going the rounds here a few years back-"Murphy's Laws of Battle" or some such, with that kind of thing on the front.
    No, I didn't have one of my own :wink:
     
  15. Eat when you can't sleep, sleep when you can't eat.