“And while it’s true that a drill sergeant’s larger-than-life persona and “motivational style” may incorporate some, or all, of those panic-inducing, gut-checking, strength-building forces, you might not know one other important thing . . . drill sergeants are some of the FUNNIEST people on” the planet!”
This compilation book by Dan Caddy lives up to its title, Awesome Sh*t My Drill Sergeant Said: Wit and Wisdom from America’s Finest. This is not one for the kiddies, but it is chock full of life lessons and hilarity. I’ve not been in the military, but my confirmed sense is that drill sergeants differentiate themselves from officers and it’s out of pride in what they do. They transform a mishmash of raw recruits into decent fighting units in just a matter of weeks. Oh, they seem to yell a lot too.
“The goal of Basic Training is to go as long as possible before the drill sergeants know your name. Private Takeu***chit failed at that on DAY ONE. All throughout Basic Training, Private Takeu***chit from that point on was known as Private Take-A-Shit!”