Stay alert & stay alive
I wanted to join the military out of high-school to serve my country and see the world, but I opted for college instead – here is a great Facebook post I saw from Joel Extine who served as a Marine
All I need to know about life I learned in the military
- If the enemy is in range, so are you.
- Incoming fire has the right of way.
- Don’t look conspicuous, it draws fire.
- There is always a way.
- The easy way is always mined.
- Try to look unimportant, they may be low on ammo.
- Professionals are predictable; it’s the amateurs that are dangerous.
- The enemy invariably attacks on two occasions:
- when you are ready for them
- when you are not ready for them
- Teamwork is essential; it gives them someone else to shoot at.
- If you can’t remember, then the claymore is pointed at you.
- The enemy diversion you have been ignoring will be the main attack.
- A “sucking chest wound” is nature’s way of telling you to slow down.
- If your attack is going well, you have walked into an ambush.
- Never draw fire, it irritates everyone around you.
- Anything you do can get you shot, including nothing.
- Make it tough enough for the enemy to get in and you won’t be able to get out.
- Never share a foxhole with anyone braver than yourself.
- If you’re short of everything but the enemy, you’re in a combat zone.
- When you have secured an area, don’t forget to tell the enemy.
- Never forget that your weapon is made by the lowest bidder.
- If it’s stupid but it works, it isn’t stupid.
Posted on August 11, 2012, in Home and tagged A People's History of American Empire, New York Times, Right-of-way (transportation), September 11 2001, Teamwork, United States Department of State, War on Terrorism, Warfare and Conflict. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.