Let’s face it, the military has a lot of rules and regulations that they expect everyone to follow to the letter. For the most part, servicemembers abide by the guidelines their commands set for them, though there are some that push the boundaries any chance they get.
Even the most squared-away troop has violated a military statute at one time or another because many of them are
bull sh*t less important to the mission than others.
Check out our list of regulations that servicemembers violate every day.
1. Hands in Pockets
As crazy as it sounds, having your hands stuffed inside your warm pockets on a cold day isn’t allowed; it’s the military way — but we still do it.
Sleeping with someone who isn’t your spouse is just a d*ck move. But just because it’s not cool doesn’t mean it never happens.
4. Wearing White Socks
Although they’re more comfortable than wearing black socks with combat boots, don’t let the higher-ups see you sporting the out-of-reg look.
Most servicemembers prefer the term “hardcore training” — but for those enduring the tough discipline, it’s seen as a negative thing.
6. Contract Marriages
Getting married strictly for monetary gain or medical benefits happens frequently, especially right before a deployment — it can turn south real quick.
7. Walking & Talking on a Cell Phone
For millennials, this is the biggest hurdle to jump over when they first enter military service.
Bonus: Showing up to Work Drunk
Because servicemembers like to drink.
Can you think of any more? Leave a comment below!
This article was written by Tim Kirkpatrick and originally published on WE ARE THE MIGHTY.
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