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The colonel had one First Lieutenant slot available, but three Second Lieutenants eligible for promotion. He called the first candidate into his office and said, “If I told you that I wanted a flag pole erected in front of Headquarters by 1700, what would you do?” The Lieutenant thought a moment and then responded, “Sir! [...]
Back in the days of the military draft, a young man vowed to fail his induction physical. When the doctor ordered him to read the eye chart, he answered, “What eye chart?” “The one on the wall!” said the doctor. “What wall?” Sensing a deadbeat when he saw one, the doctor ordered his beautiful young [...]
The young ensign asked the crusty old chief about the origin of the commissioned officer insignias. “Well, ensign, it’s history and tradition. First, we give you a gold bar representing that you’re valuable but malleable. A Lieutenant Junior Grade silver bar represents value, but less malleable. When you make Lieutenant, you’re twice as valuable, so [...]