Shark attacks might be a thing of the past, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be forgotten.
The decades-old practice of screaming at trainees as they disembarked the bus on Day 1 of infantry training, a tactic used to establish “psychological dominance,” has indeed been replaced by a new strategy intended to emphasize teamwork and trust, Army Times previously reported.
But before officially bidding farewell to the crowning event for infantry training, soldiers took to Twitter to share some of the best one-liners used by past drill sergeants.
Command Sgt. Maj. Rocky Carr, of Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, put out a tweet asking soldiers to share some of their favorite (PG) drill sergeant sayings. The responses did not disappoint.
“You better run like you stole something!” wrote Maj. Gen. Tammy Smith.
A tried and true cliché, other drill sergeants offered more nonsensical words of wisdom.
“Keep your mouth shut when you’re talking to me,” replied @StevenBeynon.