*Before the hysterical comments of those mouth breathers, who get triggered and offended by everything and will comment without reading past the lede, start pouring read on, as this has nothing to do with anyone’s sex, self-identification, nor anything else that overpopulates our news today.*

The troops in the military love to dig at each other especially when they’re talking about the difference between grunts and POGs. Some of the slurs can get downright hilarious as testified by the number of memes and gifs on social media. 

Unless you’ve never been in the military, everyone has heard of the term POG (Personnel Other than Grunts). If you are in the infantry in either the Army or Marines, everyone else is a POG. 

Under the POG system, this Marine is considered a POG
Under the POG system, this Marine is considered a POG. However, he could be a former action guy (F.A.G.). (DoD)

Origins of the POGs and Grunts


Like everyone else, I have always wondered where the terms grunt and POG originated from.